*Stuff I’ve done on the side

superman_reports


I made an instagram account called Superman_Reports which was actual news from around the world but from the viewpoint and voice of Superman.

mommy belly buttons


A public service project I made to help pregnant women find a seat on the train. Simply place a button on your belly and let your baby do the talking.

Below are some shots from conception to production. They were Made In Brooklyn... which basically means by my wife and I inside our kitchen. Mommy Belly Buttons were a big hit on many parenting blogs online.

... and then it went retail. Sold in baby stores in New York City.

leave it on the printer


Ever wanted to prank a colleague in a discreet manner? Leave It On The Printer is for you. Simply choose from a list of embarrassing document forms from a pubic lice treatment company, a dog meat distribution plant, or even a toe fetish website... and then enter the victim’s name and press print.


Simply leave it on the printer and let someone else discover it.

it’s pronounced “nguyen”


My last name is hard to pronounce, and frankly, for a gazillion other Vietnamese people too. So I made these tshirts as an unhelpful guide to help people pronounce it.

love never fails


This was a project done for my church where we literally helped our neighbors by being a listening ear to them. For one month we stood in front of this poster at 8am to pray for those in need.

the blind project


Last and not least, this is a subject very close to me... The Blind Project is a nonprofit organization I cofounded to raise awareness and help victims of sex trafficking in Southeast Asia. I left advertising for a brief while to do this and it was one of the most enriching times of my life.


Below are some of the stuff we’ve done.

We wanted to connect with teens and young adults so we created a website that was a little more visually engaging than most websites that deal with the issue. We spread very quickly and people from all over the world began to unite with our movement.

We also opened a screen printing facility in Southeast Asia which provided jobs for some of the rescued women. This provided them a means of income as they began to rebuild their lives.

We curated benefit galleries and united artists from around the world to rally around the cause. The artwork was sold and all the funds were used to help many of the women.

My wife is an optometrist, so we provided vision-care for the orphanages and aftercare facilities in

Southeast Asia.