Thai Nguyen

Thai Nguyen

Washington, DC, US



"Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future." - one of my favorite quotes by designer Robert L. Peters. At its most basic, interior architecture is a response to fundamental needs of human being. At its most illustrious, on the other hand, interior architecture put emphasis on a way of life. I find limitless amusement in design motifs that reflect each culture in its own uniqueness. My goal is to synthesize these two perspectives, to create designs that perform as well as inspire, buildings that serve as well as reminisce. In my point of view, functional designs with evocative sense married to the modern aesthetic are what will determine the future.



Carlyn & Company, Great Falls, MD, US, Interior Designer

_ Carried out on-site installation supervision, system specification, and design conceptualization
_ Developed attention to details through wise selections in textiles, furniture and accessories that fulfill
client’s vision

Oct 2013 - current

OTJ Architects, Washington, DC, US, Designer/Architect

_ Collaborated with the design team to come up with design solutions for clients
_ Played key role on team delivering brainstorm ideas and designs within tight time constraints

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013

X-Factory, Lazer Tag Arena, Hanoi, VN, Branding/Design Director

_ Conceptualized the identity and image for X-Factor, a new business on family entertainment industry
_ Assigned tasks and mentored team members through design development process

Apr 2012 - Dec 2012

Architectural Ceramics, Alexandria, VA, US, Design Consultant

_ Maintained timelines for multiple projects and client meetings
_ Built strong customer relationships
_ Accomplished multiple sales and participated to achieve team’s monthly goal

Jul 2011 - May 2012

Victoria Sanchez Interiors, Alexandria, VA, US, Short-term contractual worker

_ Assisted Victoria in presenting plans and concept board to the client
_ Took the responsibility for accessorizing the entire project

Sep 2011 - Feb 2012


Marymount University, Arlington, VA, US, BArch, Interior Design

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013


Best Project of Interior Design Senior Class 2013, 1st Place

The Project exemplifies excellence on all levels.


Sherwin-Williams Student Design Contest 2012, Award


Areas of Specialization