our team

Mr. Duong Ho Tan


VDAS Design Association

HCMC Vietnam

Interior Designer, Innovator, Educator, and Business Owner with more than 27 years of experience.

Is most well-known with his successful launching of the ADS Vietnam Design Institute associated with the Asian Institute of Technology for post-graduate programming Vietnam from 2010-present. 

Then again, it would not be easy to found and develop such a famous school during the global economic crisis and political changes. ADS Institute was built up solely from his passion for design & art after some accomplishment he got from his career as the CEO of an interior design firm. ADS Institute is also the leading professional school of design in Vietnam, specializing in providing an international design education program that is approved by BTEC UK and recognized internationally. 

With a strong foundation of design knowledge and local market understanding, Duong is an active member of the International Design Forum and has attended various events in which he got invited exclusively as the representative of the Vietnamese community in countries such as Japan, Korea, Singapore, EU, China, etc.

Graduated with a major in Interior Design from the National University of Industrial Design, from 2016 to 2017, Duong held the position of Dean of the Design Department at Hong Bang International University.

Later on, he joined the boarding team for VDAS to run all activities for the community with a broader vision and philosophy.

Ms. Danh Tran Ngoc

Vice President 

VDAS Design Association

HCMC Vietnam

​Founder - CEO

VMARK Vietnam Design Hub

VMARK Vietnam Design Week

VMARK Vietnam Design Awards

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.