Nga Nguyen has a combined Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising with an Art minor in Surface Design from the University of Delaware (1999) and an MFA in Interaction Design from the school of Visual Arts (2015).
As a UX Design Technologist, Nga strives to understand human behavior, emotions along with best practice of design process and system thinking to bring a holistic approach to create delightful products and services for our ever-changing world. Nga is a current Entrepreneur in Residence supported by the Kauffman Grant at NYDesigns, an incubator and accelerator Design + Tech maker space that helps startups and entrepreneurs grow their business through mentorship, workshops, networking, and business strategy. Along with support from the executive director, Nga currently works with General Vibration, a startup with 11 issued patents on its haptic technology with its potential impact in the automobile, audio, virtual/augmented reality, wearable, and wellness market.
Until the Spring of 2014, Nga has been a women’s RTW collection designer always thinking how a woman dynamically presents herself through the power of style using clothing as her medium as she navigates her life through a change of her wardrobe. This point of view to designing clothes has successfully launched her career with brands such as Eileen Fisher Inc., Chico's FAS, Macy's Merchandising Group, and Jockey International Inc. to name a few. Along the way, she was approached to collaborate and co-founded two clothing labels: Baby Lady, Ltd. launched in 2001 and was sold in 24 boutiques nationwide and in 2009 created rock+moss, a small run, unisex, modern, hand knit sweater line with each piece signed promoting craft from a small group of Artisans; intentful to encourage the aspect of human connection and bringing meaning into the products we buy. On the side, Nga practices Aikido and teaches yoga in New York City to complement her creativity. Her work can be found at www.nganycdesign.com