'The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention --Unknown'




California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; BS in Graphic Communications

Languages Spoken:

English, some Vietnamese


Vanessa spent most of her life in Ventura County, near the beach and marine air. Although she never really went to the beach much, she did enjoy playing around with computer graphics at a young age, namely customizing xanga blog layouts. In the present day, she spends most of her time with her family, crocheting or doing calligraphy.

My vision of the www & design:

As technology advances further each day, the line between virtual and reality is getting more blurred. Ideally, I still need the tangibility of the real world. I believe that the web and technology should be the bridge but not a replacement.


Washi tape, yarn, fountain pens, vintage coffee mugs, thrift stores


Traffic, super artificial cheese flavoring, hot weather

Favorite Website:

Issuu, Instagram, Raverly

Favorite Music:

Modest Mouse, Phil Collins, Jens Lekman, Kings of Convenience, Say Hi, Metronomy, Talking Heads

Favorite Movies:

Kubo, Rover, Roman Holiday, The Peanuts Movie

Favorite Books:

The Phantom Tollbooth, The Giver, My Antonia

Favorite Ready Artwork Project:


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