The Designer

Thuong Nguyen


Seattle, WA


UX, Visual Design, IoT and Smart Home


Vietnamese Coffee, RTS Games, Cars

About the Designer


Experienced with product design and analytic dashboard solutions through information architecture. Interests in Smart Home and Automation IoT.

Software Knowledge

Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Balsamiq, Sketch, Invision and WordPress. Mac and PC.

Other Skills

Working knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3. Other skills include low-fidelity sketches, prototypes, mockups to pixel-perfect comps.

Fact #1

My career started after learning to do page layouts on MySpace. Decided to be self-taught CSS and HTML to do complex trendy layouts.

Fact #2

In my spare time, love to mentor recent designer graduates and welcome them to the industry. Giving back to the UX community.

Fact #3

I'm also a loving parent to my Pomeranian, husband, PC gamer with a Silver Rank in Overwatch and into Smart Home stuff.


June 2017 - Present

UX Designer
AWS Internet of Things

Design various device onboarding UX flows for Core IoT to include machine learning, device certificates, subscriptions, code signing, integration of third party services and datastore types. Designing prioritization of one-to-many alerts, states and notifications for IoT devices. Design lead for Greengrass ML Connectors product launch to allow devices at the edge to connect with third-party applications interchangeably. Served as a visual designer for the IoT team to create proper identity for zero-state illustrations and animations. UX consulting at team workshops and provide Smart Home/Automation talks.

June 2013 - November 2016

UX Designer II (Contract)
Microsoft - Business Intelligence

Took complex business challenges and creating simple interfaces through qualitative and quantitative data. Produced analytic dashboard designs with big data. Worked with several internal departments, managed projects to meet different financial, law and business objectives. This position required whiteboarding to creating Invision prototypes to high-fidelity mock-ups suitable for Business Intelligence.

2010 - 2012

Visual Designer
Senhoa - Huntington Beach, CA

Designed and developed branding including but not limited to identity, stationery, marketing materials (brochures, flyers, banner ads, etc.) and website. Assisted in other roles as well such as strategic planning to increase sales, project and client account management and sales.


Lead Designer
Highline Community College

Worked within a team of designers and independently to design and produce printed promotional collateral for on-campus associations, events and more.

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