Hello, I'm Vi

UI/UX Designer | Front-end Developer

 

About Me

My name is Vi Nguyen, and through my studies and work experience, I have cultivated my skills in both computer science and design — experiencing and bridging together the best of both worlds. My aspiration is to work in app development. I am currently seeking a full-time position in order to utilize my skills in front-end development, user interface and user experience design to create enjoyable, immersive and unique journeys.

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA

Master of Science in Digital Media

Fall 2017 - Spring 2019

GPA - 4.0 / 4.0

 

Bachelor of Science in Computational Media  

Interaction Design & Experimental Media Concentration 

Fall 2014 - Spring 2018 

GPA - 3.64 / 4.0 

Notable Skills

Coding

Languages Java, HTML/CSS, Javascript, React, C, Python, JavaFX, XML, YAML

Dev. Environments - Processing, Android Studio, IntelliJ

Beginner proficiency - Unity 

Frameworks - Spring 

 

Design

Wireframing - Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Axure, Balsamiq 

Prototyping - Adobe Experience Design, Invision, Microsoft Powerpoint 

Graphic Design - Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign 

Other - Technical drafting, Photography, Filmography

Notable Accomplishments

UI Software Teacher Assistant - Aug 2018 to Present 

Georgia Institute of Technology 

        Tutored students in Java Swing and interfacing principles

Campus Brand Ambassador - Jan 2018 to April 2018

Grubhub 

Responsible for projecting a positive image of Grubhub on Georgia Tech campus and building brand awareness

Secretary - Aug 2016 to May 2017 

Asian American Student Association

Aided in the organization's event-planning, and documented meetings

Publicity Chair Aug 2015 to May 2016

Asian American Student Association  

Designed the organization's various promotional material including

flyers, banners, posters, logos and apparel

 

 

Work Experience

Throughout my academic career, I have been fortunate enough to have different work opportunities which has allowed me to exercise and diversify my abilities. The following section provides a snippet into the responsibilities that I had at each workplace.

May 2010 - August 2010

Gemologist Assistant

Barron's Fine Jewelry

During my time at Barron's, I gained experience in categorizing different gems & metals and digitally rendering 3-D jewelry designs. 

June 2012 - July 2012

Graphic Design Intern

Hodges Ward Elliott

As part of my high school Junior Capstone experience, I worked at HWE to design retail booklets, business cards, cover letters and logos.

May 2016 - August 2016

UX/UI Design Intern

Anthem Innovation Studio 

At the Innovation Studio, I was able to gain valuable experience collaborating in a real Agile environment. Some of my contributions to the company include:  

- Designing screensavers, iconography and company email newsletters
- Creating wireframes and high-fidelity click-through prototypes for real company projects
- Prototyping user journeys within a time-sensitive environment

May 2017 - July 2017

Software Developer Intern

Bridge2 Solutions

At Bridge2, I was able to further improve my abilities to work in an Agile environment as well as contribute to company projects. Some of my responsibilities include:

- Utilizing Spring framework, Spring Boot, Spring Data JPA, and Spring REST Template to create an Android shopping experience. I designed the user interface for the application using Adobe Illustrator, and developed a majority of the front-end UI using XML

- Taking on the role of Scrum Master to plan out project sprints and managing projects via Jira

- Creating wireframes for one of the nation’s top banking companies

- Collaborating in design sprints and creating concept sketches for proposed ideas

June 2018 - August 2018

UX/UI Design Intern

Verizon Connect

At Verizon Connect (VZC), I worked in a cross-functional agile team to create a project that will increase user engagement within VZC's Hum product. The final solution was presented to the executive board of VZC and will potentially be made into production. Some of my contributions to the company include:  

- Creating high-fidelity wireframes and clickable prototypes using Sketch 

- Developing the frontend of the redesign in Android using Java and XML - Conducting user testing using treejack and chalkmark concepts

- Multi-tasking between the main internship project with various UI prototyping side projects

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Portfolio

Please take your time to browse through the various projects that I've worked on throughout my academic career. I hope you enjoy! 

 

Contact Me

Thank you for visiting! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, collaboration opportunities or even just a hello.

vnguyen.ux@gmail.com

770. 330. 9064

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