Hi, my name is Andy Nguyen and am currently living in Houston, Texas. I am a visual and user experience designer who is passionate about designing beautiful, user-friendly web applications and mobile apps. I have extensive knowledge and experience in creating clean web standard designs and great looking, functional applications.
I have been working in the design industry for over 9 years, and obtained my Human Factors Certified Usability Analyst Certification in Fall 2012. I'm currently pursuing my Certified User Experience Analyst Certification.
For the past several years, I’ve practiced and gained a lot of knowledge in the following key areas below:
User Experience Design
I have help guide and shape the development of products and services based on what the user understands and requires. I love paper sketching and whiteboarding with a collaborative team to talk and think through problems. I produced insightful documents that successfully communicates the needs of the user to the business through: persona development, mental models, user workflows, sitemaps, wireframes, and prototyping.
I have coded numerous responsive websites using HTML5 & CSS3. I take great care and effort to make sure websites are cross-browser and mobile-device friendly. I have tons of experience with integrating frameworks like Twitter Bootstrap and Zurb Foundation. I’ve been responsible for taking a website from start to finish. Lastly, WordPress is my favorite CMS platform, and Github is my favorite collaboration and revision control system.
I have worked on numerous projects that involve complex back-end systems including ASP.net, PHP, and Ruby on Rails. I have a wide range of experience in developing web applications for all kinds of industries including oil and gas, medical, financial, and non-profit. I work side-by-side with designers and developers to help ensure that applications adhere to proper usage of web standards and optimized for great user experience.
Mobile App Design
I have designed a variety of mobile apps on iOS and Android. I can brainstorm and prototype very quickly by using agile methodologies. When designing for mobile, I make it easy for users to find information quickly and efficiently. I embrace the constraints of a smaller screen and design for the best user experience. Also, I make sure that the app can be developed for cross-platform and multiple devices (including retina screens).
- Paper Prototypes
- Interactive Prototypes
- High-fidelity Mockups
- Front-End Development
Roles & Experiences
- Lead UX Designer
- Lead UI Designer
- Front-End Designer
- Mobile App Designer
- Adobe CS Suite
- Balsamiq / Omnigraffle / Axure
- SASS / Compass
- Atom / Sublime Text 2 / Textmate