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Hi! I'm Ngan.

Just in case you're wondering, it's pronounced naan, like the bread. I'm a designer who loves code, puns and donuts.

I'm currently taking on freelance art & design projects with various clients. My most recent contract was with Automattic, creating promotional and interactive display ads for their WordPress brand redesign.

Previously, I led the design efforts for Prefect's Cloud application and user interface in my role as Principal/Lead Product Designer. My responsibilities mainly consisted of planning and conducting usability research tests, building useful and accessible user experiences through strategic content creation and thoughtful information architecture, developing and maintaining a consistent design system and style guide, and producing data visualizations. Before that, I was a Senior UI/UX Designer at New Target and a Senior Front-End Designer on the Revenue Ad Products & Branded Content Team at Vox Media.

In 2016, I was selected as one of 28 women out of over 400 applicants to attend the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. DCFemTech also named me one of DC's Most Powerful Women Designers in 2016 and 2017.

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from George Mason University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art & Visual Technology and a concentration in Graphic Design.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, traveling and making puns. You can e-mail me at ngan@smol.design or find me on social media: github, twitter, instagram, dribbble.