ALUM SPOTLIGHT : ANNIE NGUYEN
After attaining her BFA at UHM Annie Nguyen moved her talent to Los Angeles where she is currently the art director at Machine Shop, a creative art studio that started in 2011. The company has taken off in the past two years, working with top musical artists such as Linkin Park.
Nguyen has had an interest in music and design from a young age. While she was at UHM she was involved with KTUH and launched Space&Sound with fellow art students Travis Tokuyama, Joe Gosalvez, and Alika Pfaltzgraff. Nguyen remains the creative director of this Honolulu-based Space&Sound despite her current Los Angeles residence.
Nguyen has been able to blend her two passions together at Machine Shop. Recent projects include design of Linkin Park’s new LP, as well as the design covers of some of the band’s singles. She has also worked with Music for Relief, which is a charity organization that provides aide to environmental programs and disaster relief programs. Nguyen has also applied her talents to 686 Technical Apparel, a high-tech clothing company specializing in cold weather environments. Nguyen worked with her creative director, Rickey Kim, and artist, producer, rapper Mike Shinoda to design a jacket for 686. Take a look at Annie Nguyen’s blog for more samples of her work.