Born in postwar Viet Nam, Hung had a challenging childhood. From surviving political turmoil to enduring food shortages and ultimately attempting to escape the new communist regime by boat twice—one of which resulted in prison time at the age of 9 — Hung prides himself on having very diverse perspectives on life. Once his family settled in Texas, he earned a Bachelor of Arts at University of Houston, in one of the best graphic communications programs in the state.
Feeling like a big fish in a little pond, he jumped into the freelance world where he worked as a storyboard artist, motion designer and compositor on commercials and film titles.
He learned from the best working onsite and remotely with various companies like Digital Kitchen, Elastic, Brand New School, Leviathan, WeAreRoyale, WoodShop, Yu+Co, and others.
He then jumped into the biggest pond of them all—New York City. Aside from working at some of the most well-known design studios, he also started to work directly with agencies like 50,000feet, Weber Shandwick, and R/GA. Over time, he began collaborating with direct clients both commercial and non-profit like Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, The World Bank, The Inter-Development Bank, The Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago and others. After 5 years in NYC, Hung moved to LA, looking for new challenges, and of course, the weather.
Founding Bien with Ricardo is an accumulation of everything Hung wants to accomplish with his career—finding great international clients to collaborate with on new challenges and doing work for a good cause.