AMA: Khoi Vinh

almost 7 years ago from Khoi Vinh, Subtraction.com, Principal Designer at Adobe

  • Min TranMin Tran, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    Hi Khôi,

    Hope you're doing well. I'm glad that you're open to share with us.

    I've got two questions for you:

    1. How did you start your career as a designer?

    2. When and how did you make your transition from graphic design to web design?

    Thanks,

    Min

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    • Khoi Vinh, almost 7 years ago

      @Min: Great to hear from you. Thanks for the questions.

      1. Well as a kid I was always into art and thought I wanted to be a painter or illustrator, so I went to art school with that goal in mind. But while I was there I tripped into graphic design and realized those were the problems that interested me the most, and that led me to doing design professionally.

      2. I'm very passionate about doing graphic design but I really didn't like doing print design. So the web was the perfect alternative; I could use (most of) the tools of traditional graphic design but in an environment that was much more immediate, and a lot more forgiving in terms of mistakes. As the web matured and designing things became not just about layout but about behavior and making systems, I just got more and more engaged. I consider myself really lucky that I found the right calling!

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