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Mr VanB Jung

Career Path: Design director, Service design group, Sampartners
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My career had been centered around the industrial design for about 9 years before I met MDI people. Why I tried some changes on my career is that I had a hunger for designing things by the real needs especially when I worked as mobile phone designer in the global consumer electronics company. Basically it was also the reason to make me move toward MDI that I was finding an answer of what is designers' roles for the next generation.

What are you doing now?

I am working on service design field related in both of public design and brad experience. Our team uses the knowledge of service design for various ways including creating design strategy, future scenario, brand experience and developing business model.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals / give your career an edge?

I could have many opportunities to work with talented people and global firms, and they gave me inspirations which influenced the big change of my career.

What was the best thing about your course?

The learning was very practical enough, and classmates from a variety of culture and backgrounds were helpful to broaden my horizons.

Who inspired you the most, and why?

My classmates. We brought our knowledge from our professional fields such as marketing, engineering, industrial design, interaction design and fine art, and worked as a team without any barriers. This experience inspired me much and I am trying to translate this into my team for creating innovative solutions.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now/throughout your career?

Be open-minded, listen first, work together, think differently, and lastly be multidisciplinary professional.

What advice would you give somebody who is thinking of studying at Northumbria?

My experiences in MDI of Northumbria was valuable enough on my career, and I am sure you will experience more than your expectation at Northumbria.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in 3 words?

Practical learning, inspirational experience, unforgettable memory.

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