Mr. Duong Ho Tan
VDAS Design Association
Interior Designer, Innovator, Educator, Business Owner with 27-year experience.
Was most well-known with his successful launching of the ADS Vietnam Design Institute associated with Asian Institute of Technology for post graduate programing vietnam from 2010- present.
Then again, it would not be that easy to found and develop such a famous school during the global economic crisis and political change. ADS Institute was built up solely from his passion with design & art after some accomplishment he got from his career as the CEO of Interior Design Firm. ADS Institute is also the leading professional school of design in Vietnam , specialized in providing International design education program that is approved by BTEC UK and recognized internationally.
With strong foundation of design knowledge and local market understanding, Duong was an active member of International Design Forum and has attended various events which he got invited exclusively as the pioneer of Vietnamese - an emerging economy to represent Interior design community from Japan, Korea, Singapore, EU, China, etc.
Based on Interior Design background, the ministry of education assigned Duong to be the Dean of Art & Design Department in Hong Bang International University 2016-2018.
Later on, he joint the boarding team for VDAS to run all activities for the community with a broader vision and philosophy.
Ms. Danh Tran Ngoc
Founder - Managing Director
VMARK Vietnam Design Hub
VDAS Design Association
VMARK Design Week
VMARK Design Award
Graphic Designer, Innovator, KeyNote Speaker, Business Owner with 28-year experience.
Was the first Vietnamese female designer working in the applied design sector in Vietnam from the economic revolution 1986. Danh was 1 of the first 7 graduated from National Design University of Vietnam in 1992 with honor degree.
Ms. Danh Tran founded her first Design companies in 1992 when Vietnam just opened the trading market for FDI sectors to enter. By that time, 40% of the B2B market in Branding, POP, Interior design and Commercial Decoration Concept and Production was under her leadership and creative team.
After the M&A deal with POD in 1999, Danh took a good timing for her postgraduate study in Denmark then returned to Vietnam and took the role as managing partner for the one of the earliest event planning businesses in Indochina region.
As the matching route of the innovative designers from Asia under the roof of Nordic Design & Art nest, Ms. Danh met up with Mr. Duong Ho Tan (as her co-founder of VDAS and business partner in the international design institutes that Danh plays the role of a shareholder).
After 20 years working in design production sector, Danh joint funding the first Art and Design school of Vietnam in 2008 in order to raise the fresh young talented design generation for Vietnam and nurture them toward International standard. Later on, the school was invested enormously from AIT and other foreign private partners to expand its recruitment and operation to ASEAN scale.
Danh is a popular speaker to represent Vietnamese Sustainable Design, Creative Economic Development expert in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, London Design event annually.