Tan Nguyen brings two decades of experience in design, art direction, and event production from New York and Washington, DC to the Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures. She works on communication, design, strategy, event planning and social media for the language departments and the Department of Comparative Studies.
Fittingly, it was as a study abroad student in Tokyo that Tan discovered a talent for producing events. After graduating with B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University, she travelled abroad until given the chance to hone her creative and marketing skills as an Art Director at JWT Advertising and Parsons School for Design. Prior to joining the CLLC she was a longtime design and marketing consultant who also realized a long-time dream of designing and running her own food truck in 2010. Relying solely on social media to spread the word, Rebel Heroes (tagline: "Revolutionizing the Sub") garnered the support of local bloggers and editorial interest from numerous print and online publications, including The Washington Post and was featured on the Food Network show, Eat Street. They were the number one food truck in the DC area according to a Washington Post survey, beating out many others.
She has lived abroad in Tokyo, Japan as well as Stockholm, Sweden and has travelled extensively internationally. She minored in Japanese at GW and spent her junior year abroad at Sophia University as part of a Georgetown University exchange program. She treasures many of the brilliant moments and lifelong friends she made while living abroad and feels it has profoundly shaped her world, professional and personal view in immeasurable ways for the better.
A portfolio of select work for the CLLC can be found on her u.osu.edu blog.