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Designer Spotlight with Nam Huynh

Get to know designer Nam Huynh as he shares his inspiration, musings, and creative path

Tell us about yourself.


My name is Nam Huynh, I am 36 years old and currently based in Stuttgart, Germany as a graphic designer.


Which design topics are you most passionate about?


I started with print design but I have always been attracted to new technologies. Nowadays I’m into motion design, 3D design, UX, augmented and virtual reality. I’ve been trying to get into AI, but haven’t found my entry point yet.



Do you have any special hobbies / things you like to do in your free time?  


Yes, I do. A good friend of mine taught me how to bake bread during the lockdown. You can accelerate creativity by the reduction of your tools. It’s amazing how many things you can develop, when all you have is flour, water and time.


Share a project / exhibition / creative person / anything that you found recently and sparked your imagination 


Last year I had the pleasure to meet the artist and game developer, Guillaume Roux. His work inhales fashion, music and a lot of youth culture and spits everything out in a mesmerizing way. Looking at his instagram feed, makes me feel like I’m in a toy-store being unable to decide what to play with first.



Who would you love to collaborate with?


His name is Mark Bohle. We studied together at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. After he moved to Barcelona we started to collaborate on many poster projects. In 2022 we started a studio together, called N&MS. We offer anything from Visual identities, web and app applications and motion design.


Describe your dream project.  


I love to do projection mapping and turn big surfaces into screens. My dream project would be to art direct and perform a VJ-set for a big band or a DJ at a big festival with a lot of expensive hardware involved!




What's the best advice your received (and from whom)?


I think good advice is the one that you keep hearing (even from different people), because you haven’t been able to follow them yet. Mine is "Take care of yourself".



What do you do when you feel stuck and uninspired?


That’s easy. Anytime I feel stuck I just do something else or I chat with someone to get a new perspective.


Recommend a book / movie / TV series / podcast / playlist to our readers


If you’re into video games I recommend you to play “Return of the Obra Dinn”. You slip into the role of an investigator at the beginning of the 18th century. Your task is to identify every deceased member of the merchant ship “Obra Dinn” and file a report for the East India Company. Lucas Pope, the game designer, created  a puzzle game with very simple game mechanics. But each approach works only once. The player needs to stay inventive in order to find out what happened.



Thank you Nam!

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