Digital Designer in Atlanta, GA

Focused in UI/UX and visual design of digital products and the consumption of chicken wings and *Boom Chicka popcorn.

Things I've worked on

Hihat

#UXDesign
#UIDesign
#MobileDesign

A mobile app that helps those who have food allergies find restaurants, cafes, and other eating locations that will cater or accommodate to their specific diets and needs.

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TeachX

#UXDesign
#MobileDesign
#Hackathon

TeachX is a mobile app that connects teachers and thought leaders in a variety of fields and disciplines. The app allows teachers to bring about different experience and opportunities they can offer their students.

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1HUDDLE

#GraphicDesign

A collection of design projects for a company that enables employers to train/upskill their employees using mobile technology instead of old and outdated methods.

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Bed & Breakfast Homepage Redesign

#WebDesign
#Branding
#UXDesign

Sharpen.Design released a new feature today by adding filters to the challenges given. As someone who is interested in product (UX/UI), I flipped on that filter and got challenged to “Design a homepage for a bed and breakfast”.

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🔒 The Q'Niverse

#WebDesign
#HTML
#CSS
#Branding

An internal online resource which centralizes the brand guidelines and assets for LifeQ. LifeQ and HealthQ employees can access a variety of assets (i.e., icons, templates, images) while reviewing any guidelines and the proper implementation of these assets.

*Due to NDA policies, for more information on the project, please contact me.

Hello there! 👋

I'm Tien-Tien (pronounced tea-an twice)! I’ve always been a tinkerer. Making to create and creating to make. I began in video production and mass communication because I valued the ability to create worlds and tell stories for others to experience. The initial interaction that brought me to design was when I began dabbling with Adobe Illustrator due to school projects and pure curiosity.  It gave way to investigating other forms of design and fell upon user experience design. That’s when I realized that UX design was how I wanted to tell stories.

My biggest influences have been YouTube and food (yes food). YouTube because it was what had me pursue experience creation by crafting worlds that connect people through stories. As for food, (I have a whole spiel on it), the main point is, I’ve never seen food as only a source of fuel. Food has always been a medium to learn about people. It's just another platform to empathize with others and a way to show hospitality. The energy and experience that food enables us to bring people together is what draws me to it most.

As I continue to grow as a designer, my understanding of design has evolved to associate it as a form of storytelling and hospitality because of my influences. I aim to craft engaging media that communicates the intended voices for brands. I hope to solve complex problems that support human connection. I strive to design experiences that empathize with humans and their stories so that they can build more mindful experiences with technology.

i enjoy...

Listening to this Spotify playlist 90% of the time or making cover art for my other playlists

Taking care of Harry, Kyle, and Sabrina. See their progress here.

Reading Solving Product Design Exercises by Artiom Dashinsky

My Design Process

Understand

I aim to understand the problem at hand by gathering stakeholders' input through surveys, performing interviews, and reviewing current trends and competitors in the marketplace.

explore

Based on the research gathered, I'll begin to create a variety of possible solutions by establishing the architecture, flows, stories, and mockups.

design

From lo-fidelity wireframes to high-fidelity wireframes, I'll begin to implement these solutions and test the wireframes among users and adjust accordingly to feedback.

build

The wireframes are turned into functional prototypes that can be handed off to development or implementing it myself through front-end development.

Repeat

Products are continually evolving, and after each round, the process begins all over again or new features are explored and added.

Get in touch!

Connect with me by sending an email or find me through my social media links!