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Thong Minh Hong Tran

Fashion -Tech Professional

Visual / Product Designer 


Profile: Skills

Product (UX / UI), User-testing, Visual Design, Typography, Digital Photography / Editing, Motion Graphics, digital video, sound editing, Layout Publishing design, illustration design, character design (vector artwork/drawing), Mood-board researching, Identity Branding, Motion Graphics Management, Project Coordination, Office Administration, Customer Relations, Sales/Public Relations Fashion Trend Analysis / Trend Forecaster Tools: Adobe CC 2020 (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Xd, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Lightroom) Sketch Cinema 4D Final Cut Pro X Figma Sublime Text (HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, JQuery) Logic Pro Soundtrack Pro Terminal usage .php / WordPress / WebFlow




I'm a visual and product designer who specializes in dynamic and organic designs. I enjoy innovating in the creative realm of design for various companies and agencies throughout the United States. Experimenting and exploring new design and illustration ideas excites me, and working with teams of all types inspires me. Being the youngest Vietnamese-American production founder for at-risk youths in San Francisco, I've learned to think differently when involving design and innovation for catering to different demographics. I have a passion for visual and performing arts; I also love to incorporate photography and fashion design in my spare time.


Employment History

BayStyle Magazine, LLC

Freelance Senior Web, Visual & Layout Designer (2020- Present)


Lead image retoucher, layout, and web content creator. Using HTML and CSS language to design and populate the company's online website. Utilizing Search engine optimization (SEO) features to show top results for certain keyword searches to increase exposure and generate internal sales. Helped execute creative direction by creating visual elements and copy in InDesign for their Omi channels distribution. Design the digital dummy and physical print copy of the magazine issues.

Visual/Graphic Designer (2014 - Present)


Provide marketing materials and designs, including logos, visual graphics, branding, and package design for various companies. Clients include, San Francisco Muni Ads Commission,, BayStyle Magazine, and Asian Week Magazine. Collaborated with Fiverr owners to develop a Macintosh environment and create original motion graphics for advertisements.


Fresh for LVMH 

Key-Holder and Admin (2015-2016)


Contributed to graphic designs and layouts for promotional materials. Led store in daily quotas and sales projections as key-holder Managed additional administrative responsibilities, including customer email management, promotional digital advertising, and client relations.


Muni Ads Commission / Asian Week Magazine

Freelance Visual Designer / Graphics, San Francisco (2011- 2014)


Designed posters and promotional materials for billboards and banners throughout San Francisco. Reached an audience of 1 million customers throughout the Bay Area Experimented with new and innovative design techniques Worked with a team of 2 designers in the realm of visual design and communications




MFA, Fashion Courses Taken

Academy of Art University, San Francisco / 2017


BFA, Web Design & New Media

Academy of Art University, San Francisco / 2014




Skills: Project Coordination, Office Administration, Customer Relations, Sales/Public Relations Fashion Trend Analysis / Trend Forecaster Award.


Key Accomplishments and Return on Investments:

Fashion Trend Forecaster (Press team), Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (NYC) (2012- 2013)

Academy of Art University: Club - President / Visual Creative for Beyond the Front Row fashion club (2011-2013)

Creative Director at FashionClyp (ClypMedia, Inc.) (2013-2014)

Creative Illustration Nominee – "Anni-mal, a Vector story" (2009)

Designed published via SFMTA billboards & banners, Asian Week, Voice of America

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