Getting Ink

A brief mention of yours truly in Tu Ngan Ka’s “Vietnamese website designers with tourists, kites in mind” written in Thanh Nien:

There are many people who share Ngon’s passion and experience, including Vietnamese American web designer Donny Truong.

In 2006, Donny set up www.visualgui.com/motion/BonjourVietnam.html, a website where people can enjoy beautiful images of Vietnam and a lovely song called “Bonjour Vietnam” written by French songwriter Marc Lavoine and performed by Pham Quynh Anh, a Vietnamese Belgian.

Donny completed a course in digital arts and multimedia design in 2001 at La Salle University in Philadelphia in the US He is now working at Vassar College in New York.

Designing websites allows him to work and improve his creativity.

Passionate about designing websites and fond of folk songs about Vietnamese villages, he set up www.visualgui.com in the hope of sharing his knowledge of website design as well as reviews of Vietnamese songs written in Vietnam and abroad.

“Bonjour Vietnam” is just one of the slideshows that Donny has compiled.

He’s amazed how popular his sites are amongst young people.

“Perhaps, we have a shared idea and deep love for Vietnam,” he said. “It is a process of sharing.”