Phuong Nguyen


Michel Spano

BSc (Hons) Business Economics

Nigel Makina

BA (Hons) International Management

Hua Qian (Cheryl)

LLM International Business Law

Fraser Cullen

CRIC College Services Intern

Sultanath Chowdhury

BA (Hons) Business Management

Melina Mesfun

BA (Hons) Media Studies

Md Rakib Hossain

BA (Hons) International Business Strategy

Cassey Alexander

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Emmanuel Onimowo

BSc (Hons) Architecture

Jason Kwong

BOptom (Hons) Optometry

Kim Van Yen


BSc Accounting and Finance

Timothy Morris

United Kingdom

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Tuaha Sultan


BSc (Hons) International
Business Management

Grace Oga


BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering

Phuong Nguyen


BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation

Neuza D'Almeida


BA (Hons) Photography

Arianna Piras


BSc (Hons) Business and Human Resources Management

Phuong Nguyen, Vietnam, BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation

I had the pleasure of studying BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation through the CRIC Art and Design foundation pathway. The foundation allowed me to create a future in a field I had great passion for and have now made it into a career.

Throughout my time studying at ARU, I have always wanted to return back home to Vietnam at the same time having anxiety of finding a job after. I found it was a great platform to establish myself and constantly looked out for opportunities. As the illustration and animation industry is fairly premature, I was also worried it would be difficult to gain the kick start to my career and experience.

Whilst at ARU, I pitched a project to a famous band in Hanoi which was chosen and it was great learning experience. It was motivating that they liked my work as we all as getting paid for the job was rewarding. I even got an internship with Tofu Games as a concept artist and animator in my second year which made me understand the work undertaken in the production pipeline.

These experiences improved my CV and after graduating I finally returned home to Hanoi and since then my career has definitely set off. I have worked on several commissions varying from visual effects for commercials, concept arts for commercials, concept arts for children's books to series of illustrations. In January, I was commissioned to make two animated short films for a TV channel (for the lunar New Year) and a Buddhist restaurant (for its opening). I have worked on a series of key visuals for Coca-Cola new year 2017 TV advertisement which was a great experience working on an internationally known brand. Currently, I am working on a flipbook for a Vietnamese comic series called Long Than Tuong and I am also working on another animated music video for a young Vietnamese folk singer.

I hope to encourage other students to join CRIC’s Art and Design pathway.

You can view Phuong’s public projects on her website here: