I recently moved to back to the Pacific Northwest from Los Angeles, where I worked as a product designer at DogVacay. There, I was focused on creating better experiences for pet owners and pet sitters. On the side, I designed and hand-coded a travel blog, www.wanderingaway.com, as a way of refining my front-end web development skills. Prior to moving to LA, I lived in Seattle for 11 years- most recently working as Facebook's first product designer in their Seattle office. I was formerly the Principal User Experience Designer at Hulu, where I was also hired as Seattle's first designer. While at Hulu, I led interaction and visual design efforts for the Hulu.com refresh in Summer 2012 and helped craft the design foundation for Hulu experiences across mobile, web, and tv platforms. Prior to joining Hulu, I started my own design practice, SAMUEL HOANG LLC, and embedded myself within the design groups at HTC and HP/Palm. I was also an Interaction Design Manager at Teague, where I worked 5-1/2 years on dozens of next generation consumer electronics products. I got my start as an Interaction Designer at Philips Design and also worked as a Senior Designer at Fitch before moving to Seattle in 2004.
2013 Webby Awards, 2010 iF Award, 2009 IDSA NW Design Invitational, 2009 Red Dot, 2007 IDSA/IDEA, 2007 Good Design Award, 2006 Red Dot, 2006 IDSA NW Design Invitational, 2004 CES Best Innovation
IxDA, AIGA, IDSA