TRULY A RISING STAR!
"Truly a rising star! From the moment Huy opened his portfolio and presented his work with the skillfulness of a seasoned professional, I knew there was something remarkable about him, and that I absolutely needed to hire him; no question. Within a mere month of joining the Creative team, he transcended from "the new kid on the block" to the Designer that everyone wanted to work with; and I couldn’t have been more proud.
Huy approaches every project from a strategic point of view. He’s intensely focused on understanding the why of a design problem by thoroughly researching, garnering data and compiling valuable insights that drive his design solutions. His work is as much informed as it is attractive and polished. Huy is an innovator, consistently thinking out of the box, looking for unique ways to affect consumer behavior and improve results, while influencing fellow team members to push themselves.
Talent aside, Huy is a terrific person. Always the optimist, his amiable personality and positive energy is infectious. I’ve enjoyed watching him develop and look forward to seeing him evolve into a strong Creative leader. His future is exceptionally bright and it truly has been a pleasure not only working with him, but getting to know him personally."
– Stephanie Spencer
Director of Creative & UX at Rewards Network
HE'S BEEN CREATING PIXEL-PERFECT GRAPHICS FOR YEARS
"Huy is one of the most exceptional designers I've ever had the pleasure of working with. There’s really no other way of putting it.
Let’s start with the facts: Huy knows design. He’s been creating pixel-perfect graphics for years—when I worked alongside him at Rewards Network, he was charged with shaping the look of dining rewards programs for Hilton Worldwide, Orbitz, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), among other huge names. I was continually impressed with his ability to “get it right” the first time, and his quick approval ratings by these worldwide clients was a testament to that.
Not only does Huy know design, but he knows how to design with strategy. There was always a smart reason behind his visual choices, which he could articulate with clarity and precision. Many designers can make something look “pretty”, but far fewer can create beautiful aesthetics that achieve real-world results. Huy did that daily.
Incredible technical skills aside, Huy is a truly exceptional human being. He’s humble, kind-hearted, positive, funny, and a worthy ping-pong adversary. He was the first person to make me feel at home when I joined the company, and I was happy to learn that his warm embrace was not a facade, but an outward expression of a beautiful soul. Over the few months that I knew him, he grew to be much more than a great coworker—he became a valued friend.
I consider myself extremely fortunate for having worked alongside Huy. If you’re lucky enough to have him on your team, I’m certain you’ll feel that way, too."
– Sterling Crain
Graphic Designer at Rewards Network
HE'S A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH!
"One thing I admire more than anything in a team member is passion. It also happens to be the one thing that comes to mind when I think of Huy. His passion for design and the work he produces is contagious. As a content professional it's a true pleasure to work with someone who makes your messages and vision come to life and who clearly has put everything he has into the task at hand.
Huy never designs anything just for the sake of designing something. His concepts are thoroughly researched and strategy is built into everything he completes. As a result you always end up learning something new when working with him. His focus not simply on the what but the WHY, in my opinion, set him apart from his peers. I can attribute a lot of my own growth as a creative professional to working with him at Rewards Network.
He is a force to be reckoned with! Expect to learn and grow a lot while working with him."
– Meredith Gonsalves
Social Content Strategist at Rewards Network
FULL OF FRESH IDEAS AND EAGER TO SOLICIT FEEDBACK
"If I have to name one quality that I most admire about Huy, it would have to be his enthusiasm for user experience. His passion for creating the best work possible is not only contagious among his fellow designers, it also feeds the motivation of any team member involved.
I’ve only had the pleasure of working alongside Huy on digital marketing initiatives for a few months, but I’ve really enjoyed it. He is full of fresh ideas and eager to solicit feedback. Criticism is taken in stride and is harnessed as a means to learn and refine his craft.
In creating designs for the web, Huy is keenly focused on how our shoppers will perceive our brand. He considers our website to be an extension not just of our product catalog, but also our unique culture and genuine desire to connect with customers. Ease of use is key and at the forefront of every project.
I am excited to see where Huy’s career takes him. His talent will only continue to grow and I look forward to collaborating with him for many years to come."
– David Dedden
Web Designer at Road Runner Sports
OFFERED FRESH AND FORWARD-THINKING VIEWS
"Huy started as a part-time contractor with our team, and it was quickly realized that he added so much value that we really needed him full time. He very successfully filled a gap between design and development of the digital channels, and offered fresh and forward-thinking views of where seasonal campaigns, and the corporate brand as a whole, could progress. He works above and beyond expectations to make sure that projects are on time and the best that they can be, and is always welcoming and easy to work with.
Huy has an exceptional eye for design, multi-channel expertise, and the ability to work seamlessly and concurrently on collaborative and independent projects. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any team or individual looking for someone they can trust with their brand’s successful visual communication."
– Chris Vine
Senior Graphic Designer at Road Runner Sports
ABILITY TO WORK QUICKLY AND STRATEGICALLY
"I loved working with Huy at Road Runner Sports. He has an amazing work ethic and a great “can-do” attitude! He resolved most of my design issues and whenever I had a problem, he was always eager to help. Even under pressure, he remains calm and self-assured. He is definitely one of the best designers I have ever worked with. I appreciate his openness and promptness when it comes to questions and I believe his strengths lie in his ability to work quickly and strategically.
I highly recommend Huy. Not only is he an extremely talented designer, he is an effective communicator, who has the ability to talk to anyone regardless of rank. Huy will make a great asset to any company. He has an incredible design aesthetic and goes above & beyond to deliver fun & engaging design solutions."
– Gabriella Jaya
Graphic Designer at Road Runner Sports
HECK! EVEN HIS PRESENTATIONS WERE CREATIVE!
"Working with Huy for nearly a year at Rewards Network has been a fantastic experience. As someone who earned his bread translating creative mocks into live websites, I'd easily place Huy among the top 10% of Creative Designers I've come across in my career. Huy ensured that his designs were highly creative (Heck! Even his presentations were creative!), yet never impeding the user experience nor creating massive code overheads. He was equally adept at Web, email and print media designs. But his biggest asset was his flexibility. He was always willing to work with developers to reach a happy medium between 'pixel perfect' and 'easy to maintain'. As the leader among interactive designers at Rewards Network, he has shown and proven his ability to either lead a group, or be 'one of the boys'. In short – Hire him while you still can."
– Deepanjan Datta
Front-End Developer at Rewards Network
HE ALWAYS PUTS 110% TOWARD PROJECTS
"From the time that I began working with Huy at Rewards Network he has been a positive influence and solid asset to our creative team. He is always willing to step in and help where he can and is full of great new ideas and ways of executing them. The variety of work that he has produced really shows his level of flexibility. He always puts 110% toward the projects that he is working on and is open to criticism in an effort to improve the work and himself. I know he will do the same in the future as he grows and expands in his abilities and knowledge!"
– Cayce Owens-Thrush
Production Designer at Rewards Network
HE IS A BIG THINKER, ALWAYS GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND
"It's not often that you encounter a designer like Huy. I had the pleasure of working with him at Rewards Network. Although I was in the position to art direct and manage, I always enjoyed collaborating and brainstorming ideas with him. He is a big thinker, always going above and beyond what is being asked. Even in tight timelines, his attention to detail and solid reasoning behind every decision impressed everyone involved in the projects. He truly earned our trust and respect. And quite frankly, he is the nicest person. Anyone would be lucky to have Huy."
– Hwa Kim
Art Director at Rewards Network
A TEAM PLAYER, READY TO JUMP INTO ANY BRAINSTORM
"I met with Huy during his interview process at Rewards Network and was immediately impressed by his design skills and engaging, conversational approach. He not only came prepared with a presentation of his past work, but he had also done impressive research about Rewards Network and our creative team.
During my time working with Huy at Rewards Network, he was always a team player, ready to jump into any brainstorm with innovative ideas and suggestions. When he received an assignment, he always asked the right questions to ensure his finished product was as close to perfect as possible. He definitely prides himself on working closely with the client and providing them with excellent work.
I would absolutely recommend Huy to anyone looking for a passionate, talented, enthusiastic designer. He would be a great asset to any company!"
– Lauren Shapiro Mandel
Editorial Content Manager at Rewards Network
SOMEONE YOU'D WANT ON YOUR TEAM TO MAKE THINGS GO
"Huy is a very creative and talented designer. I worked with Huy on the marketing team at Rewards Network and was always impressed with his ideas, skills, creativity and understanding of all things digital. His positive and upbeat attitude always stood out to me. To put it simply, Huy is someone you'd want on your team to make things go."
– Terry Fadz
Front-End Developer at Rewards Network
HE IS ALWAYS SEEKING A NEW CHALLENGE
"Huy has been my co-worker for almost two years and I can honestly say he has been a joy to work with! He has amazing design skills and a positive can-do attitude. He is always seeking a new challenge and is looking for ways to improve. He is able to take feedback and work well with our partners brands which isn't always easy to do. He will be missed around here, that is for sure! Wishing him nothing but success and happiness on his future endeavors."
– Erin Boydell
Senior Consumer Marketing Specialist at Rewards Network
CREATIVE, INTELLIGENT & THOUGHTFUL
"I worked with Huy for almost a year, executing digital marketing strategies and tactics to help grow the business. Huy was always a pleasure to work with; creative, intelligent and thoughtful – always bringing the most polished creative presentations to our meetings and consistently exceeding my expectations. As a support to the marketing team, Huy possessed excellent communication skills, his follow through was outstanding and always ensured that all details were covered. Huy would be a major asset to any organization/team and has my highest recommendation."
– Lisa Matznick
Director of Consumer Marketing at Rewards Network
I GET EXCITED TO SEE WHAT'S COMING NEXT FROM HIM
"When working directly and indirectly with Huy I have come to see that he is truly a talented designer, he embodies true focus, hard work, and an overall understanding of brand standards. He does a great job of explaining his thought process in our creative reviews and has brought a lot of new and exciting ideas to the table with him. I get excited to see what’s coming next from him and my external partners have raved about his work!
He is a true asset to a team and overall success of the company! I can’t wait to see where Huy is in 3 years because I expect nothing but success for this creative genius!"
– Christine Brockman
Loyalty Development Manager at Rewards Network
AND HE DOES IT ALL WITH A SMILE!
"It is a joy working with Huy – he is a fantastic designer who is attentive to us developers, and understands what it takes to provide the best user experience out there. He's behind some of the finest designs that have been sent out at our company, and he does it all with a smile!"
– Dan Gleason
Email Developer at Rewards Network
ONE FINELY TUNED PRODUCTIVITY MACHINE
"Someone once said there are two types of people in this world; thinkers and doers. A third category exists in which these two characteristics coalesce into one finely tuned productivity machine. That is Huy. Technically, I was his manager. From the time I stepped foot in the club he has guided me through the minutiae of not only the front desk at Equinox but also through some substantial career hurdles that were interfering with my progress. He is driven, confident, articulate, honest, consistent, and his integrity is north on his moral compass. His creativity is inspirational. His lack of complacency is infectious. Most importantly, the content of his character is what makes you want to work with him and work like him. There is only upside with this man on your team. Period."
– Nathan Senter
Assistant General Manager at Equinox Fitness Clubs
A REAL EYE FOR AESTHETICS
"Huy's work speaks for itself. He is extremely talented with a real eye for aesthetics. His creativity and talent were unmatched. Moreover, Huy was always professional, reliable, and delivered his work in a timely manner. It was a pleasure working with him."
– Anne Cannon
Manager of Talent Training at Equinox Fitness Clubs
ELEVATED THE SOPHISTICATION AND QUALITY OF THE SPORT
"During our time on the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) Soccer Board, Huy had elevated the sophistication and quality of the sport via professional and creative marketing material. During our tenure, we received many compliments on the posters, shirt designs, etc. Any business–non-profit or otherwise–would only be so lucky to have him."
– Christopher Lyon
Event Planner at Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association
HE IS NOT JUST A DESIGNER, HE IS STRATEGIC
"I had the pleasure of on-boarding Huy to cover for my maternity leave, in which he was completing my graphic design duties for that time. Huy started 4 weeks before I was due to be out and hit the ground running. He was completely engrained in the brand within 2 days and by the end of the first week had helped to complete about 8 projects. He was the perfect selection for our team because of his creative abilities, personality, and passion for health and fitness.
Huy is not just a designer. He is strategic. He takes time, and researches the project at hand in order to put together the best creative piece. His design style is bold and eye-catching. He assisted me in completing a creative re-direct for the company in that four weeks, and maintained those high standards for the weeks to follow.
I would definitely recommend Huy and hope that sometime in the future our paths cross again on a more permanent basis."
– Julie Hrdlicka
Brand Manager at Athletico Physical Therapy
HUY WOULD BE TOPS ON THAT LIST
"Huy exceeded my expectations and I was very impressed with the vast amount of work he did while employed with us during a staff maternity leave. Everyone in the department was sad to see Huy's 3 month work come to an end and if we had the opportunity to hire another graphic designer Huy would be tops on that list. Huy does a great job looking at all elements that go into a project to best understand what is needed for that project to be a success. He does his homework on the audience and objectives and delivers a targeted message/advertisement every time. He would be a a great asset to any employer needing a highly skilled graphic designer with strengths in brand strategy and development. He helped take our social media and website graphics to the next level as well and we were appreciative of his support."
– Carol Czaplicki
Vice President of Marketing at Athletico Physical Therapy
GRACEFULLY ACCEPTED NEW CHALLENGES WITH A SMILE
"Huy was a stellar creative partner during his time at FTD. He worked closely with me to understand seasonal business goals and pain points in the purchase funnel and translated those insights into beautiful designs that elevated the look/feel of the Shari's Berries website while helping us convert new visitors into happy customers. He came in at a busy time with many new brand initiatives to support all while preparing for the holiday peak and gracefully accepted new challenges with a smile. As business needs changed, he was able to quickly respond and support our needs without compromising on quality. I believe his greatest contribution was helping us create a cohesive brand and site experience across touch points and I highly recommend him for his talent, attention to detail, and dedication to meeting the needs of his business partners."
– Kirsten Wallace
Site Experience Manager at FTD Companies, Inc.
TACKLED THE PROJECT WITH ENTHUSIASM
"Along with Huy's design skills, he is also best in strategic thinking as well as being detail oriented. I've collaborated with Huy in a number of projects and he was able to quickly identify the best approach and tackled the project with enthusiasm. Not only is he a good designer, he's a great addition to any team as he's personable and professional."
– Jessie Lu
Graphic Designer at Evans Hotels
ABILITY TO MULTITASK IS EXCEPTIONAL
"Huy is an extremely talented designer. During his time at Evans Hotels, Huy created a number of well designed pieces for email campaigns, display ads, and website graphics to name a few. His strategic design process, efficiency and ability to multitask is exceptional. Huy is dependable, a team player, and a pleasure to work with."
– Ian D'andrade
E-Marketing Manager at Evans Hotels
CAN'T SPEAK HIGHLY ENOUGH OF HIM!
"Huy is just plain rad. He possesses a stellar combination of Graphic and Web Design skills to go along with a keen approach to Marketing strategy. Additionally, he is constantly improving his portfolio, and in my opinion, only top notch designers are so intent upon learning new skills from each and every design challenge accepted. I'm consistently impressed with his work ethic, creative aesthetic, and interpersonal skills; I'm as comfortable discussing details of a job with Huy as I am having him interact directly with my top clients about design project specifications, which is a rare breed of trust. Huy is a proven professional, and I can't speak highly enough of him!"
– Kristin Barger
Talent Agent at Vitamin T
HARD-WORKING INDIVIDUAL THAT STRIVES FOR PERFECTION
"Huy is intuitive in his ability to know a customer's needs; I imagine this skill transfers to most customer service industries. He is sensitive to the the delicate balance between the needs of the business and the needs of the customer. Huy is a hard-working individual that strives for perfection and is a true pleasure to work along side."
– Annie Vincic
General Manager at Equinox Fitness Clubs
HUY IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
"Huy is a breath of fresh air – he is always positive and looks for the best in every situation. He continually makes those around him feel energetic and uplifted. I admire his commitment to every undertaking he takes on. He is all about follow-thru and detail and I look forward to partnering with him many times in future."
– Michael Abrahams
Member at Equinox Fitness Clubs
WHAT A SHARP, TACTFUL LITTLE MAN WITH BIG CAPABILITY!
"What a sharp, tactful little man with big capability! Within a week of beginning his position at Equinox, Huy had already begun setting the bar high for his co-workers by providing superior customer service, maintaining the image of Equinox standards (which, for those of you that are familiar, are already impossibly high), and networking with current members and future prospects to build revenues. Clearly, his work proved worthy as Equinox hit sales goals for the first time in months shortly after Huy's induction.
Huy's professional demeanor, quick wit and tact make him a delight to work with and bounce ideas off of! I would highly recommend hiring him for anything relating to style."
– Jen Nicosia
Membership Advisor at Equinox Fitness Clubs
PRODUCED STRONG GRAPHIC WORK UNDER MINIMAL SUPERVISION
"Working with Huy while at Playboy Enterprises, Inc. was always a pleasure. It was a collaborative environment and Huy demonstrated his ability to work well with others. He consistently produced strong graphic work under minimal supervision and volunteered to assist with projects outside of his assigned work. I value his feedback and desire to contribute and would highly recommend him."
– Kayce Carter
Graphic Designer at Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
CREATIVITY SHINES AND IS REFLECTED IN THE WORK HE PRODUCES
"Knowing Huy on a personal and professional level throughout college and to this day, I can confidently speak of him with the highest of regards. Not only is he dedicated to completing any task that arises, but he exerts himself above and beyond what is required. His creativity also shines and is reflected in the work he produces. I have worked closely with him during individual projects, allowing me to observe the prior skill sets, as well as cooperatively during numerous team-orientated situations. Not only is Huy a pleasure to work with, but he also helps to keep group work on task, organized and fairly balanced among members.
Whatever the situation, Huy has always been willing to do more than asked and gives creative insight wherever it may deem beneficial. His positive and confident attitude resonates with those he works with, helping to get things done in a cohesive, timely, productive and qualitative manner."
– Patrick Finn
Architecture Student at The University of Illinois at Chicago
DILIGENT, INNOVATIVE & EASY TO WORK WITH
"Huy was an excellent resource on our creative team working for artist, Miroslaw Rogala. He was eager and helpful with his vast knowledge in graphic design. He is an extremely talented designer who is diligent, innovative, and easy to work with as a team member. It was a pleasure working with Huy."
– Kristen Kasper
Creative Assistant at Miroslaw Rogala Studio
“That’s What He Said, That’s What She Said”
I’ve been very fortunate to have worked with many creative, talented and extraordinary AF individuals over the years. As survivors of our creative chaos, we stand united and choose to be harmless, creative geniuses working together to unleash an avalanche of destruction; taking over the world one design solution at a time.
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