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Nhi Tran – The Artsy Girl of Designveloper [NSFW]

August 30 ,2019

It’s been 6 years since Designveloper’s very first code was written but rarely did we tell you about our hard-working and wonderful guys and girls here. So in an attempt to serve you a better look at DSV-ers’ working life, here’s a little series named “Stars At Designveloper”. On the other hand, it is also dedicated to praising our enthusiastic members.

Today’s episode will be a lovely interview between me and Nhi Tran. She is the design lead of Designveloper at the moment.

Could you introduce a bit about yourself?

Alone dancer / bathroom singer / toxic gamer / yogurt addict / lazy cat / UI/UX Designer ˚✧₊⁎( ˘ω˘ )⁎⁺˳✧༚

How did you become a DSV-er?

Thanks to the introduction of my high school best friend – Thai Nguyen Xuan. I believed that his choice of the working environment is just as cool as his circle of friends. (∗ᵕ̴᷄ ◡ ᵕ̴᷅ ∗)՞


Let’s talk about your path to become a senior designer, first, what are the good things?

That time, I was forced to learn to code, so I swore that I would never do anything related to websites or apps. (ノಥДಥ)ノ︵┻━┻・/

When thinking about that, maybe karma got back at me, because now, I ended up with what I hate. ٩(。•ω•。)و Luckily, I’ve got many kind friends by my side who always help and trust me. I am really grateful for every chance and opportunity Designveloper has offered so that I could develop myself and gain so much experience.

At the moment, I hate that I’ve earned a lot of money, I can travel anywhere in the world and I can eat everything but don’t gain any weight. \(@ ̄∇ ̄@)/

How about the challenges?

There are many like ヽ(●゚´Д`゚●)ノ゚
1/ It must be some ghosts haunting me so at the moment I joined in, all the members of the design team resigned altogether. And I was all alone to try hard.
2/ I’ve got to start everything out of thin air because my major was not graphic or web design. Therefore, I went to almost every design class in Saigon to gain missing knowledge. I loved to study, but I hated to do the homework.  (▰˘︹˘▰)
3/ I’ve gained about 8 kg since the time I joined the team because… bubble tea.  (ノಥДಥ)ノ︵┻━┻・/


How was the experience?

Shortly said: “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs.

Besides, I am no more a bubble tea addict, now yogurt becomes my favorite. Well, it’s a never-ending story of fat food addiction.


So, how about your experience at the position?

At the moment, I am the design lead ( •̀ᄇ• ́)ﻭ✧ My main responsibilities are recruiting, training, and managing the working process of the design team. Besides, I am also responsible for checking the design outcome of several projects.

What did you learn from your job?

Back in those days, I only focused on developing myself and made sure everything was done nicely. But now, in another position, I know how to listen to obstacles and opinions of my team members, how to communicate, instruct and assign tasks to them. This is not a simple role to perform at all, especially when every member has a personality which is different from the others. However, I am still learning things every single day, not just from the senior members of the company but also those junior co-workers. And I am really grateful because my teammates are always by my side and trust me. I’ll try harder and harder. (♥ω♥*)


Let’s talk about a specific project that you’ve joined, what is your favorite?

Joynit, Walrus and Lumin – Forever in my heart babes ヾ(。・ω・)シ


How about obstacles? How did you solve those issues?

There are not many to tell. The biggest problem is from me myself: when the project comes to a certain stage, I just get bored and lose my interest in the task (๑•́ ₃ •̀๑). If this issue happens, I have to remind myself to separate my duty with my emotions. I use an egg-shaped timer to improve my concentration as well as get in the flow easier.

What did you learn from the project?

I learned to work as many different roles like client, product owner, developer, QC, QA, BA, etc. Respecting, trusting and listening to others are the keys. (っ´▽`)っ


What is your first impression of DSV?

( ´థ,_‥థ`) Shorts, flip-flops, swearing, wacky, dirty, bubble tea, uno, always having some music to jam… however, everyone is so pretty/handsome as if this is on of our recruitment criteria.

What do you think about the time working at Designveloper?

No regret. ◕‿↼


Who do you admire the most?

Every member of the design team (๑♡3♡๑).

What is the most memorable moment when working here? Why?

I love the time when we still worked in the old office( ´థ౪థ)That room was really small that we had to sit next to each other, so we could yell at our neighbors, read their flirting messages, no nap but play uno-drinking game. (っ´ω`c) those are the memories I can never forget.


Advice for others?

Design is like prostitution, being an artist is like masturbating. It’s important to make your clients happy because we can masturbate later.


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