About me

My name is John Nguyen. I’m a ux designer and front-end developer at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and happily living in Chicago, IL.

I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012 with a Master of Architecture. Shortly after a month of transitioning, I moved to Chicago to explore the Mid-West. When not in my creative meditation, I'm striving to be the next Iron Chef in my home kitchen (I'm up for a good cook off and some fun any time!).

Currently, I am accepting work for April 2014. If you are interested in learning more about hiring me, collaborating with me, or just getting in touch with me, please feel free to drop a line.

Approach

Designing and living are my passions. They are my lifestyle. Anything that I encounter—whether it's the space I live or work in, the tools I use, the books I read—I think of ways either to improve it or how it can improve me. To others this way of thinking may come as being overly obsessive, but to me it is normal. At the end of the day, my encounters with the world affect me.

I believe design needs to be honest in intention and truthful in capability, all while not praising itself nor making itself known.

Work

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

CMAP is the official regional planning organization for northeastern Illinois. Website content is categorized to reflect the agency’s work plan and allows visitors and staff to access and share information more freely.

Collaborators

Features

  • IA
  • UX
  • Development
  • Mobile
  • Liferay
  • IE8+

Work

Rebel Documentary

Iguana FIlms’ first online presence, this documentary film’s site aims to educate visitors about the Civil War and the brave Loretta Velazquez.

Collaborators

  • Iguana Films

Features

  • IA
  • UX
  • Design
  • Development
  • Mobile
  • WordPress

Work

Hands On! A Musical Experience

With increasing attendance and growing dynamic curriculum, this school needs a platform to facilitate parent engagement.

Collaborators

  • Hands On! A Musical Experience

Features

  • IA
  • UX
  • Development
  • WordPress