Hi, I'm Van.
I'm a self-taught product designer currently based out of San Jose, California.
I first developed the appetite for design and business back in school, while I was studying to become a 3D Character Animator.
After graduation, I noticed a spike in demand for web design and product design, so instead of finding a job, I started my own design studio to work directly with clients to create high converting marketing visuals and beautiful websites that reflects the value of their companies.
I spent the next 6 years traveling in Asia while working with remote clients online and local companies like TutorABC and DCBP offline.
Eventually, my journey led me back to the bay area, where I wish to surround myself with more opportunities to further scale the impact of my design.
I believe product design is a never ending process that evolves with the relationship between people and technology. Thus, it is my job to constantly stretch my thinking and experiment with new ideas, in order to understand and fight for the evolving needs of my customers.
I think of design as a battle:
1. For the truth - validating our assumptions and testing our hypotheses to understand and execute on what actually works.
2. Against chaos - maintaining alignment with our principals and goals to consistently maintain our efficiency and effectiveness.
3. To embrace diversity - embracing our differences to give us the humility we need to solve problems much bigger than ourselves.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my god-daughter, traveling, playing basketball, working out, and binging on Netflix.
Feel free to email me at email@example.com.