With over ten years of agency experience in Chicago, in late 2017 I migrated over to the organization-side and joined Mango Languages, a Michigan-based SaaS language-learning company. Currently, I’m the Creative Manager on the Marketing team and collaborate, communicate and facilitate a variety of creative output for the team.
On creative executional side:
Design: I have senior-level experience and understanding on brand design, building and maintaining design systems and collaborating with other creatives. From digital + print campaigns, landing pages, documents + brochures, tradeshow events + experiential + environmental, logos to illustrations. I also work with designers of varying levels of experience, from entry to senior level.
Copy : I’m not a copywriter but design + copy goes hand-in-hand. I have senior-level experience collaborating with copywriters to ensure programs, campaigns, documents, etc. work synchronously.
Video + Motion : I have mid-level principal understanding of working in video in Adobe After Effects and Premiere and also work with a multimedia specialist on content creation.
Development : I have basic HTML & CSS understanding and collaborate with a full stack developer on front-end styling for templating from emails to landing pages.
On an administrative side:
Project management : I project manage with external vendors, partners, contractors and track budget spend.
Team management : I maintain weekly 1:1’s with my direct report team members and to delegate tasks.
Communication : I collaborate and communicate with my marketing managers & department director to ensure we work in unison and not in silos.
Facilitating : I facilitate and work on projects with other departments such as Linguist, Product Development, Customer Service, Sales, Finance and Human Resources.
For creativity and collaboration, I use:
Adobe Creative Cloud libraries : to manage our brand asset library
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects : to design, build & produce assets
Figma : for design & prototyping
For productivity and communication, I use:
G Suite : for storage, documentation and collaboration
Slack : for messaging and app integrations
Asana : for project management
Hubspot : for CRM
Mailchimp : for email marketing
Dropbox + Paper : for storage and notes
Random things about me if it tickles your fancy.
I’m bilingual and am a native Hmong speaker. “Kuv lub npe hu ua Meng.”
Currently, I’m learning how to listen, read and speak in French.
“Je m’appelle Meng.”
International countries I’ve traveled to: Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, French Guiana, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam
I’ve road-tripped across the United States quite a few times and have visited roughly 30 states and multiple cities.
awards & Recognition
Renegade Craft Fair (2011-14)
BaconFest Chicago (2012-15)
Small Manufacturing Alliance (2013)
Chicago Urban Art Society (2011)
TypeForce 2 (2011)