Good design is effective when it reveals and facilitates access to complex systems, thereby increasing equity for all.

Good design is effective when it reveals and facilitates access to complex systems, thereby increasing equity for all.

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About

I’m a digital designer interested in making meaningful experiences that are enjoyable, easy-to-understand, and prompt reflection.

Work

Currently, I am a designer and researcher at Nava PBC, an agency that aims to improve government services.

Previously, I designed e-commerce at Moda Operandi, and enterprise software at Microsoft (PowerApps). I’ve also spent time at Amazon, startups, and various consulting companies.

Interests

• Identity (Vietnamese-American and Asian-American)
• Feminism and emotionality
• Labor and community governance
• Mentorship
• Technology (accessibility, societal impact, and infrastructure)

Creative Practice

I write a newsletter called tinatalk in which I explore life, photography, collages, and introspection. I also explore painting, photography, and drawing.

Info

Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA
Psychology and Global Studies @ UCLA

Email: kristien.nguyen@gmail.com
LinkedIn for my job and education history
Twitter for my favorite social media
Are.na for connections
Pocket for recommended articles
Instagram for occasional photography