VisionFwd
"Innovate to Scale. Serving humanity and the planet responsibly."

About

Responsible. Relevant. Profitable.

Background

It has come to the foreground humanity and the planet needs more of our attention. What better way to leave a positive outcome than the business that you practice? Regardless if you are a producer or a consumer, a voice of one or collective chorus of many, you, I, we have an impact. VisionFwd champions business to be both profitable and sustainable through an interdisciplinary human-centric design led practice including: design research, design-thinking workshops, service design, interaction/user experience design, and storytelling.

To innovate is to self disrupt. That requires true seeing, understanding the root-cause or the problem to be solved. Nga brings an exceptional level of enthusiasm, empathy, dedication, and nuanced perspective to achieve holistic solution for clients across industry sectors for both public and private institutions.

 

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VisionFwd understand that you may not have all the answers to your big vision. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Human-Centered Design Led Practitioner

 
 
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Principal

Nga Nguyen

15 yrs cumulative professional experience working with executives and director levels on strategic planning and leading design in trend/future-casting, R&D, design/prototype, and liaison to marketing and communications to ensure brand integrity. Nga has embodied a full experience of what it takes from vision to completion in projects at multimillion dollar national retail brands such as INC Macy’s, Eileen Fisher Inc, Jockey Int’l to name a few. Upon returning for a masters in Interaction Design from the School of Visual Arts Nga has broaden the scope as an industry agnostic driven by an interdisciplinary, human-centered design led practice. Currently, servicing the beauty/wellness, healthcare, IoT connected devices, art/media and entertainment sector at the intersection of business, design, and technology. Having undergone the process what it takes to launch product at scale is to appreciate the coordination of a multitude of people, business intricacy, and technology feasibility behind that movement. Seeing the organization in its entirety is to see it as a dynamic living system and how it interact, engage, and respond to competition and environmental changes. This understanding has led Nga to launch VisionFwd to help business leaders deliver the best solution for sustainable business practice.

 

A holistic thinker by nature with unwavering mindset towards designing, innovating a more humanistic and compassionate future Nga is a World-Bridger for unlikely happenings in the global tech ecosystem.

  • Nga has been involved with the New York City startup ecosystem as an entrepreneur in residence at NYDesigns via Kauffman Foundation (2015-16), a design incubator + HW Tech maker space.

  • Has contributed her expertise as an advisor for startups at Founders Institute (2016-17), an immersive accelerator program to help founders fast track the launch of their business.

  • And most recently has been selected as an Ecosystem Builder delegate (2018) as part of the 2020 EU initiative to spur growth in innovation on a global scale working with startup Hubs in Netherlands, France, Lithuania, Germany, India, and United States.

  • Initiated/seeded the growth of Hardware Massive (2017) New York City Chapter through orchestrating dynamic conversations between corporate partners, startups, makers, designers, engineers, and academia.

  • Is an on-going advisor/mentor to select startups with focus on brand/mission development, user experience design, and growth strategy.

With all the combined work in Design, Technology, Business/Entrepreneurship, and mindfulness Nga has launched innercompass.io sharing topics on health and wellness dedicated to aligning inner self to outer work. By invitation or when inspired Nga leads yoga/body movement workshop with an aspect of inner reflection and self development for the modern age. 

Education

School of Visual Arts Masters, Interaction Design 2015

University of Delaware
B.S., Fashion Design & Merchandising, Art Minor, Surface Design 1999

Activities & Affiliations

• Association for Transformational Leadership of NYC
• Startup delegate/advisor/mentor: Soft Landing EU, Kauffman Foundation, Founders Institute, NYMedia Lab
• Speaker: AIShow.Biz, AIWorld.com, 360Fashion, NYDesigns

 

 
Innovate to Scale. Serving humanity and the planet responsibly.
— VisionFwd