Vian Nguyen

Born in Texas

Currently studying in Baltimore, MD


Vian is a Vietnamese-American multi-disciplinary artist who creates interactive empathetic experiences. They center healing, care, and education through play and meaningful interaction.
They are specifically interested in game design as a means to facilitate spaces of feeling, understanding, and self-reflection.

Poetry and prose can be found at:

More games can be found at:

Feel free to contact Vian with any questions or comments:



Maryland College of Art (2016 - now)

Bachelor of Fine Arts Candidate in Interactive Art with a Concentration in Game Arts.

Relevant Coursework:

  • 3D Game Design: Unity 3D, 3D modeling

  • Interactive Fiction:Twine and creative writing

  • Level Design: Unity 2D and 3D

  • Installation Games: Arduino, rapid prototyping, robotics, and public games

  • Intermedia Studio: Arduino IO, IFTTT, Glitch

  • Robotics: circuitry, Rhino CAD, Arduino IDE

  • 2D Game Design: Unity 2D, level design

  • Creative Coding: P5.js, Processing, Arduino

  • Smart Textiles: soft circuitry and robotics


Grants & Awards 

Dean's List (2017 - 2020)

MICA Competitive Scholarship (2017 - 2019)

MICA Emerging Leadership Award (2018)

Faculty and Staff Queer Alliance Award (2016)


Program Specialist - Digital Harbor Foundation (2019)

Teaching Assistant - Game/Play (2019)

Diversity Coordinator - MICA Center of Identity and Inclusion (2017 - 2019)

Student Orientation Director - MICA Orientation (2018)

Scripting Intern - Midboss LLC (2016)

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