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Board of Founder & Director


VDAS Design Association
HCMC Vietnam

Interior Designer, Innovator, Educator, and Business Owner with more than 30 years of experience.

Mr. Ho Tan Duong is a designer and founder of an Interior & Product design business with more than 30 years in the industry. In addition, he also succeeded when he founded ADS International Design Institute in association with British organization BTEC to train International Diploma  Program in Vietnam since 2010.


He has also created and implemented many design projects in Vietnam as well as assisted and consulted young designers to further their chances of success in the future. With a solid background of specific knowledge and understanding of the market, Mr. Duong has been invited to become a core member of many International Design Associations and as a Guest and Judge for many events around the world in the role of representing the Vietnamese design community in countries such as Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, etc...


Mr. Duong is also the founder campaigner and President of VDAS Design Association in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with the mission of connecting and building programs and projects for sustainable development of the Creative Design community in Vietnam integrating into the world.


Vice President 
VDAS Design Association
HCMC Vietnam

​Founder - CEO
VMARK Vietnam Design 
Week and Award

Graphic Designer, Innovator, Keynote Speaker, and Business Owner with more than 28 years of experience.

Ms. Danh Tran is the Vice President of VDAS Vietnam Design Association | Hochiminh city. She is also the Founder & CEO of VMARK VIETNAM DESIGN AWARD, the anchor event of VDAS Association celebrated in VMARK VIETNAM DESIGN WEEK annually. Its main mission is to build a connection between Designers, Entrepreneurs, and International Organizations. It redefines the local Design Community identity with a fresher look to the world.

With over 20 years of management experience in the design industry and the diverse activities related to the design field, she knows all of the aspects of her job. The process from concept to production, strategic planning, to customer contact. Her understanding of the local, international market and potential of the creative industries in Vietnam has connected her with international business partners and multinational companies.

Her vast knowledge in the creative industry, plus great leadership skills has landed the Association multiple supports and collaborations from the creative community in the world. Ms. Danh Tran has strong Creative Entrepreneur skills. She has in-depth knowledge of the different creative segments and is able to communicate effectively. She has the opportunity to learn and participate in international training courses and conferences in different countries.

Some of these collaborations with international organizations have raised notable awareness for the Vietnamese Design Industry. She was also a keynote speaker for many prestigious design conferences in Vietnam and overseas. She hosts frequent design workshops to train the new generation of Vietnamese designers.

Ms. Danh’s goal is to grow and nurture this generation of new Vietnamese designers through education, awareness, and work experience. She works with the Association to build a solid identity for the Vietnamese Design and Creative Community to be recognized globally. 

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