Monica Nguyen

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Art and Design | Illustrations | Videos | Sequential Art


Autodesk: Sketchbook Pro
Paint Tool Sai
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Indesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Xd
Traditional Craft
Video Editing


Independent Projects

Freelance Work

Raleigh, NC · July 2017 – Present

• Worked as a character designer artist using Adobe Photoshop and Paint Tool Sai for a small start-up game company.
• Researched and produced book trailers using Adobe Premiere Pro, for a local book publishing company, Pulse LLC.
• Illustrated and designed a rebranded logo for a client’s cooking channel using Adobe Illustrator, Tony2Ton.
• Worked with a client to create an instructional nursing video to demonstrate Duke Hospital training.

Australian Safari


Raleigh, NC · April 2017 – May 2017

Worked in a team to produce an interactive learning application that teaches users about Australian animals. Illustrated the African and Australian Lungfish.

100 Miles Music Video

Co-Director & Video Editor

Raleigh, NC · March 2017 – May 2017

Illustrated and video produced the music video “100 Miles” for the band Exploding Math Lab. Film was featured in NCSU film and animation festival.

Paper Town VR

Illustrator & Craft Assistant

Raleigh, NC · February 2017 – April 2017

Worked in a team to create a visual handcrafted town immersing the user in the space with a 360 degree moving camera and VR headset. Designed buildings and background assets.

Project was submitted to various contests/showcases

(April 2017) Code + Art Student Visualization Contest:
Contestants were invited to create visual and interactive ways to give information. Won 3rd place prize and showcased in North Carolina State University s James B. Hunt Library Student 2017 Showcase.

(March 2017) ACM SIGGRAPH: Immersive Expressions:
Contestants had to create a web based VR project that 'immerses' users with a virtual reality experience. Paper Town VR was accepted to be showcased in the SIGGRAPH virtual exhibition.


Unity Applicator & UI Design Assistant

Raleigh, NC · November 2016 – December 2016

Developed the beta visual application that reminds users to take their pills and rewards them with coupons. Assembled the assets provided by my team members to create a visual interactive application.

Critter Crossings

Production Assistant & Video Documenter

Raleigh, NC · August 2016 – September 2016

Developed collaborative team board game for 6 – 9 year olds that teaches the concept of sustainability. Documented process work and assembled a video documentary about how to play the game and the importance of balancing resources.


North Carolina State University

Master's in Art and Design: Experimental Media

Raleigh, NC · August 2018 – May 2020

North Carolina State University

Bachelor's in Art and Design: Sequential Imaging

Raleigh, NC · August 2014 – December 2017

Raleigh Nail Academy

Nail Technician License

Raleigh, NC · May 2015 – August 2015

Wake Technical Community College

Associate in Art

Raleigh, NC · August 2012 – May 2014

Arts Instruction Schools

Minneapolis, MN · 2011 – 2013