How has Topcoder changed your life?
Before joining Topcoder, I was a civil engineer. And now I spend all my time doing UI design.
Do you have a favorite Topcoder customer or project? If so, which customer or project?
I love every project that I competed, so it is very hard to tell who is my favorite customer. If I have to choose, my favorite customer is Dinnaco, John Hancock.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you within the Topcoder community?
Win a trip to USA and this is the first time as TCO17 UI finalist.
Tell us about an achievement that you are most proud of.
Being among the top 3 designers in stage 3.
Best music album to design to?
Songs of inspiration – ALABAMA
What books do you recommend?
Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within – OSHO
Who is your favorite copilot and why (and you can't pick yourself!)?
Mahestro (Luis Milan) – he always supports me when I need it.
Do you have a favorite designer/artist or other inspiration?
Bui Xuan Phai – He was one of the most remarkable, most charming and most unusual figures of Vietnamese modern art.
As a designer, what is your biggest pet peeve?
Snooze alarm sound.
What are the top 3 applications that you use when you design?
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and sometime Autocad as I am a civil engineer.
If you could design one world - renown item such as the Olympics logo, a new country flag, or redo a massive brand logo such as Coca Cola, what would you want to design and why?
As a designer, I want to design as many fields as I can. Designing a world-renown item is also my big dream.
We asked the Finalists to use emojis in response to the following questions.
How do you feel about the TCO17 Finals?
How do you feel when you win a Topcoder challenge?
What is your spirit animal?
What's the weather like at your house right now?
What are your hobbies?