During the summer of 2022, we had the pleasure of having Alex Nguyen join our team as an intern, bringing passion and an eye for detail.
Q: QUICK WORD ASSOCIATION, WHAT WORDS DESCRIBE YOU?
A: Obsessive, obsessive, and obsessive. Why, you wonder? Well, it is just my way of being productive. I can become obsessed with the projects I work on and never stop until the final decision is made or I find a viable solution.
Q: WHERE ARE YOU CURRENTLY STUDYING GRAPHIC DESIGN?
A: I’m currently studying graphic design at Capilano University under the IDEA School of Design program.
Q: WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES AND PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
A: It is in my dreams that I will one day become a founder of a digital design agency in Vietnam, where I was born and raised. For this reason, I hope to complete my bachelor’s program, gain as much experience as possible, and learn whatever it takes until I am confident to execute my dream. After all, I’m a persistent person, and I won’t stop until I achieve my goals.
Q: WORKING IN THE GASTOWN OFFICE OFFERS GREAT PLACES TO EAT, WHICH WAS YOUR FAVOURITE?
A: Absolutely, I cannot tell you enough about the variety of restaurants around Gastown. Hmm..let me think, for days that I feel like I want something a bit fancy, I’d go to Di Beppe for some pasta, and for days that I feel like I just want a humble chicken sandwich, I’d go to Local.
Q: WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU LEARNED WHILE WORKING AT HANGAR?
A: Ah, interesting question. My most essential learnings from Hangar were the importance of understanding the needs and wants of the customer, the ability to communicate, and the core values of the creative work we create.
Q: YOUR FAVOURITE PROJECT YOU WORKED ON AT HANGAR?
A: I think all projects are interesting on different levels, which has helped me to gain new experiences and insights. As a designer, I found the logo exploration projects the most rewarding simply because they allowed me to see the gap between my perspective as a designer and the client’s perspective as someone who works in business.
Q: WHAT DO YOU SEE AS YOUR BIGGEST SUCCESS DURING YOUR INTERNSHIP?
A: Definitely having a logo chosen by NOC!
Q: ANYTHING YOU WANT US TO KNOW?
A: Yeah.. just a little tip. Sometimes, if you are having a hard time finding a solution, it might be because you haven’t been obsessed about it enough.
All the best in the future Alex!