Tell us about yourself!
Hiya! My name is An Vuong. I’m going to be in my 4th year of studying graphic design at the University of Florida. I became an Adobe Ambassador in fall 2018. When I was a second-year, my friend Jessica mentioned that Adobe had contacted her to assemble a team of students who were passionate about the software at the University of Florida. Interest in the application was high so I had no choice. I battled to the death for the position, or at least it felt that way. Truthfully, I just sat in my room while it was pouring outside and frantically filled out the form with attached work samples. I barely made the 5 o’clock deadline and I nervous sweated a lot that day.
My passions include protecting the environment, storytelling, and K-pop. Because I spent a large part of my life denying my artistic tendencies, I am now focusing on finding my voice as a creative and exploring the world to make up for the lost time. In the future, I would like to become a creative director for K-pop music videos or a designer for K-pop merchandise. The music videos for K-pop groups are always jam packed with visuals and an intricate hidden storyline. You can come to purely enjoy the aesthetics or have the conspiracy theorist inside of you satisfied. The package design for K-pop albums always shock me. I could rave for days about things like paper quality, holographic embossing, and other visual elements. The K-pop fandom allows for lots of creativity when it comes to merch production and design.
This upcoming school year, I am the Fundraising Chair for the on-campus graphic design club, Vox Graphis. Art students make up 1% of the student body population and our buildings are always tucked away in a corner of campus. I once met someone who did not pursue graphic design because they were unaware that UF had an accredited graphic design program. My goal is to raise over $1000 for Vox while promoting the School of Art and Art History by selling student work. At the moment, I’m knee deep in finishing a stop motion animation that I started last year but never finished. If I don’t finish it again this summer…. I swear I’m going to just delete my own kneecaps.