In August 2002, Vassar College scooped him up to be part of the exemplary web team in College Relations. In January 2008, he relocated to D.C. area and joined the School of Business at George Washington University as a web developer.
He designs simple and accessible sites using web standards. He believes that a good design should not only be usable, but should also be visually attractive. He appreciates the art of coding as much as the aesthetic of designing. He updates his blog on a regular basis to stay abreast with design and technology.
Xin Cho Toi
A dedication to the children of Agent Orange. Since the short clip was created to raise awareness of the affects and donation for the victims, please feel free to use it if your intention meets those two purposes.
Tinh Hoai Huong
This piece inspired by Duc Tri’s orchestration for Pham Duy’s “Tinh Hoai Huong” performed by Duc Tuan. Although I had the music in mind, I didn’t have any photo to work with until Ao Trang’s 2008 calendar came out. Many thanks to Hoai Nam for allowing me to use his breathtaking photography.
Ao Dai Trang A Oi
I was approached by the folks at Ao Trang to create a slideshow to showcase their ao dai (Vietnamese traditional dress) photography. After going through their work, Thuy Tien’s simple, folksy “A Oi” came to mind. The two turned out to be a perfect complement to one another.
I had no idea that this piece was a mega hit until my server exceeded its limit. The simple slideshow was viewed by millions of Vietnamese people around the world and in Viet Nam.
I thought it would be cool to show off Vassar’s beautiful campus with some techno beats. Tomoyasu Hotei’s “Battle w/o Honor or Humanity” did bring a fresh, exciting vibe to the photos.
Tinh Khuc Buon
Ngoc Lan’s emotional rendition of Ngo Thuy Mien’s “Tinh Khuc Buon” is incomparable. She had that melancholy touch in her delivery that I wanted to capture that with her nostalgic eyes.
Nhu Mot Loi Chia Tay
This piece is a tribute to Trinh Cong Son, one of my personal favorite Vietnamese songwriters. The slideshow is inspired by Tuan Ngoc’s mournful performance of “Nhu Mot Loi Chia Tay” arranged by Duy Cuong.
This is a special tribute to Ngoc Lan inspired by a poem written by one of Ngoc Lan’s fans.
Life is a Traffic Jam
This piece is inspired by the thumping electric bass in Tupac Shakur’s “Life is a Traffic Jam” from Gridlock’d‘s soundtrack.
This is an animated comic strip I collaborated with my classmates from La Salle University for WePlaySoccer.com, an online start up that closed its door during the web bubbles busted.
Ve Day Em
“Ve Day Em”, written by Trinh Nam Son, is a tribute to Ngoc Lan after I found out that Multiple Sclerosis claimed her life.