Tube is a WIP display typeface that explores the architecture of Vietnam, the tube houses in particular. The typeface captures the signature tall yet narrow houses shape with various heights.

Software: Illustrator, After Effect, Cinema4D


Calligraphace is a modular display typeface that questioning the typography rules and trying to make my own rules that challenging the legibility in design. By setting up a list of rules to follow strictly, 2 different typefaces have been created.

Software: Illustrator, After Effect


Bamboo SG is a custom typeface created based on Classique Saigon. The first version is an English alphabet (uppercase only) and a type specimen website on Figma. The English version later expanded to lowercase and adapted to the Vietnamese alphabet taking inspiration from the Vietnamese architecture.

Deliveries: english/vietnamese uppercase and lowercase alphabet, type specimen website.

Design prompt: create a new typeface by adding something about myself to an existing typeface
of choice.

Mentor: Hayelin Choi

Software: Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effect, InDesign

original typeface

(photo from Manh Nguyen)

initial alphabet for English version

The typeface has a bamboo-like structure combined with the shape of a bamboo leaf for the letters “G” and “Q.”

typeface system ​(Vietnamese version)

The Vietnamese alphabet contains 29 letters, including seven letters using four diacritics. It uses the Latin script based on Romance languages. In addition, the language has five additional diacritics to designate tone. Most of the elements used to build the typeface repeat to create a cohesive alphabet.



type specimen

All photos using above are taken by Marina Denisova on Anniversary Magazine.

Design prompt: collect objects around the house during quarantine to create a found object alphabet, create an ABC primer list that each letter related to me personally and make posters using those two tools.

Mentor: Hayelin Choi

Software: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign

found object alphabet + abc primer list

See if you can regconize any of these objects!

first draft

The first drafts are in black and white. I learn that our design should not depend on the colors. They should work in black and white first, then color later. I love these letters so much, and it affects my way of creating these posters:

1. The first poster simply uses the letter J as an image for the background.

2. The second poster is playful with a questionable phrase, “why is for yogurt.” I’m playing words with “Y” and “why” as they share the same pronunciation. I’d love to see the audience trying to figure out what is going on, and also just because I wanted to use more of my beautiful found object alphabet.

3. The third poster is when I realize there is no way I can use every single letter in my alphabet. So I used the classic English-language pangram “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” to showcase all of my alphabet.