396964_10150453872515028_28031585027_8796241_2026036921_nNamanh Vu Hoang

Namanh has over a decade of design experience and spent the last 10 years as Creative Director for CRISP+YHFK. For the last 8 years he focused primarily on business & brand strategy. Namanh has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and graduated with departmental honors and swept nearly every conceivable award and distinguished honor in both his class and department. These included Order of Merit Scholar Excellence Recipient 2007, Robin Williams Paper Award for the best empirical undergraduate research paper 2007, Social Science Alumni Award & Scholarship for Outstanding Honors Thesis 2007, among others.

For over the past decade, he has amassed an extensive list of experiences in the creative field having been the Product Manager for Linksys, Associate Designer at Rare Medium Inc, and as a freelance designer. As creative director at Crisp Branding, he oversaw and was involved in a majority of all creative aspects of the firm. He has provided critical brand and business strategy to global clients including short-term and long-term business developments and brand direction. Namanh has also extended his experience into the fields of broadcast media direction; strategy and production having created two successful web cast broadcast shows. His specialization is primarily focused on the interactive entertainment industry, which includes videogames and online interaction.

Namanh is also the co-founder of numerous start-ups including Baduku, the online opinion engine with a patented algorithm for sentiment analysis. Society of the Spectacle Clothing which was featured in WWD, Details, Nylon and worn by celebrities from Anne Hathaway to Selena Gomez. Lollimobile.com which is an online retailer for mobile accessories design for women and lastly Confessions of a Brandaholic which is a blog dedicated to branding.

Namanh is also an active consultant for numerous brand and startups including First and Company, Anna Belen, AViiQ and Forge 54.