Hello, I’m Vu Nguyen!
I’m based in
Oslo, Norway 🇳🇴,
currently at Ducky AS

I’m Interested and experienced in both consumer and enterprise-facing products. Enjoys problem-solving from different perspectives to embrace challenges. In the past 10+ years, I worked with dozen of startups. Most of them are truly successful.

ABOUT

11+

Years of experience

My primary focus is product design for iOS, Android and Web. I’m best at screen designs in the form of UI and UX; and creating, maintaining and growing design systems.

15+

fantastic CUSTOMERS I’VE HAD the privilege of working with

I follow a lean, iterative approach to design centred around empathy, constant learning and ideation; consisting of end-to-end visual design, prototyping, testing and measuring success of products and design systems.

“Thank you very much for commitment to project success, keep up the good work”

– Loic (CTO) & Seb (CEO), TechFirm SA.

TOOLS

My design tool of choice for anything is typically Figma – it’s brilliant at handling the wireframing, ideating, designing and collaboration aspects of my process. Plus, since FigJam came out, it’s been handy for brainstorming and workshops too! I previously used Sketch, Photoshop and Adobe XD.

For prototyping and animating, I typically opt for Principle due to it’s simplicity. Keynote works pretty well too in a pinch.

“Hi Vu, the project we worked together will be developed. Thanks to your good work and design.”

– Side, UX Architect, Sioux China.

RECENT WORK

SELECTED WORKS

2013 – 2021

WUNDERPLANT.APP

Wunderplant will help you keep your house plants alive and healthy. From sending you reminders to giving you actual advice, this app helps any plant enthusiast with their garden home.

Position:

Co-Founder

Platform:

iPhone, Android

Tools:


Figma, Prototyping,
Balsamiq, Interaction Design.

Status:

Under-development 🏗

Year:

2021

UMBALENA

UMBALENA, the most popular online bookstore is home to 1,000 books for young children in Vietnamese and English languages. Stories on the app feature attractive content, eye-catching images, expressive voices, and engaging questions that provoke curiosity and a sense of exploration.

Umbalena has been garnered 100,000 downloads on both Apple App Store and Google Play Store and won the first prize at Startup Wheel 2020.

Position:

Product Designer

Platform:

iPhone, Android, Web app

Tools:


Figma, Prototyping,
Balsamiq, Interaction Design.

Status:

Released 🚀

Year:

2019

OTOBOOK

OTOBOOK is suitable for auto repair servics, automobile mechanics, independent technicians, and even auto dealers. The app also alerts users when it’s time for any scheduled maintenance, including oil changes, tire rotations, and routine service.

Users can add and track service for vehicles by searching their VIN, making it a very simple auto maintenance reminder apps to use. And when it’s time to visit a mechanic or service center, the application can point you toward your car dealer or the closest auto repair shop near you.

VIEW CASE STUDY

Position:

UIUX Designer

Platform:

iPhone, Android

Tools:


Figma, Prototyping,
Balsamiq, Interaction Design.

Status:

Under-development 🏗

Year:

2021

KOLEDA SOLUS+

SOLUS+ delivers a new standard of electric infrared heating backed by a powerful smart home app that helps you save money and live more sustainably.

Solos+ is now FOVI app.

VIEW CASE STUDY

Position:

UI/UX Designer

Platform:

iPhone, Android

Tools:


Figma, Sketch, Prototyping,
Interaction Design.

Status:

Released 🚀

Year:

2019

ONLINE2STUDY

Online2Study is an online education platform that is beneficial for both students and teachers based in the Netherlands. Instructors can easily create classes through the step-by-step guidelines provided by the platform.

Currently, the platform serves 1,000 educational institutions in many countries, and thousands of teachers, experts are participating in teaching.

VIEW CASE STUDY

Position:

Product Designer

Platform:

iPhone, Android, Web App, Admin Dashboard

Tools:


Figma, Sketch, Prototyping,
Interaction Design.

Status:

Released 🚀

Year:

2019

THE GIOI GAS

TheGioiGas is a mobile app with a smart device that help you that provides LPG users with a cheaper, safer and convenient way to order LPG, monitor level of gas in their cylinders and detect leakages.

With TheGioiGas you don’t have to worry about running of gas whilst cooking. Just stay calm and cook.

Position:

UI/UX Designer

Platform:

iPhone, Android, Web App, Admin Dashboard

Tools:


Figma, Sketch, Prototyping, Miro, NPS, Balsamiq
Interaction Design.

Status:

Released 🚀

Year:

2020

NORDUI.com

NordUI help designers, developers, agencies and startups to get their works done quicker, better and more efficient.

Position:

Founder

Platform:

Web

Tools:

HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, JS, .NET CORE, Sketch, Figma

Status:

Released 🚀

Year:

2020

PCS Mobile WALLET

PCS mobile Wallet is a safe, fast and easy way to manage and shop with your PCS MasterCards®

Position:

UI/UX Designer

Platform:

iOS/Android

Tools:

Photoshop, Sketch, Marvelapp, Zeplin, JIRA

Status:

Released 🚀

Year:

2013 – 2016

WANNA SAY HEI?

For work inquires feel free to get in touch with me hello@activecog.com

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📍 Currently based: OSLO and The Internet

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