Nice to Meet You!
I'm a UI/UX designer with a focus on product design. I'm currently a UI/UX Design Associate at Cargill with previous experience in UI design at DMC Engineering.
I have a strong passion for systems thinking, collaboration, and research. I LOVE delving into the nitty-gritty of a problem to create an ideal product for users that is easy to use, digest, and fazes into their every day.
I graduate in the spring of 2023 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design and a minor in informatics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Okay, but Who is Cindy Phung?
🐉 A Proud Vietnamese-American
One of the biggest things about me is that I'm incredibly proud of my heritage. I'm a proud daughter of two Vietnamese immigrants and I'm constantly learning more about myself and my family's culture.
During my time at UIUC, I joined the Vietnamese Student Association where I learned what it means to be Vietnamese American, the perfect mix of two cultures. I've made incredible friends, created a loving and warm community, and made memories that I will cherish for a lifetime. I was lucky enough to serve as Co-President and watch the community I loved become the community that others love as well.
🎥 Avid Consumer of Media
Movies and shows are a huge part of my free time. Any chance I get, I'll be watching something new.
I have no favorite genre in particular because I enjoy watching movies of all kinds. I'll even attempt to sit through a horror movie or two if I hear it has an incredible storyline.
My love for shows and movies also extends beyond languages. I love watching Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese movies and shows. I've been trying to expand my cultural knowledge due to quarantine so movies and shows have been my gateway.
🎮 Casual Gamer
I'm a big fan of games ranging from casual to strategic and even down to horror, though you'll never see me playing those for long. My favorites are ones that I can play with my friends so that includes Monster Hunter World, League of Legends, Valorant, and Don't Starve Together.
But I also enjoy single-player games like Sims4, Cooking Simulator, Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem, and mobile rhythm games. I was an avid player of Genshin Impact and similar MMORPGs.
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