Myan Duong is a user interface and experience designer that designs apps by day and designs jewelry and accessories by night. She was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota and currently lives in Austin, Texas with her college sweetheart. In her spare time, Myan can be found taking photos, doing home improvement projects, trying new restaurants, and “wasting her life away” collecting the best GIFs the internet has to offer. She’s also dreams of owning a frenchie. Myan’s love for accessories, beautiful images, and design has earned her over 365K Pinterest followers!
When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?
I believe I started using Pinterest in early 2010 and it was like the clouds of heaven opened when I realized how useful it was to me. I could finally have a place to save all the amazing internet obsessions I had in one place. Generally, I have a folder on my desktop of all kinds of crazy things I discover online, but there was never an efficient way to figure out where they came from. At that point, I was pushing it on everyone I knew like a regular Pinterest evangelist. Once it caught on, I was secretly patting myself on the back like I had something to do with it.
Why do you like Pinterest?
Pinterest allows me to take a really good look at the things I’m drawn to. After you pin for a while, you start to see your tendencies and things that move you. It’s pretty cool to have something tangible like that show you something so intangible. For a designer, I think it’s really important to define what kind of maker you are and how to hone in on that. Not to mention, I’ve met more people through Pinterest than I have any other social media which I think is totally unexpected, but really nice.
You have gained over 364K followers! Fantastic! So what makes your Pinterest unique?
I’m pretty much just as flabbergasted by that number as the next person. I’m not sure what makes it unique, my only hunch is that it might be the OCD I have when it comes to what and how I choose what goes on the boards. I like to think it’s really clear what each board is about when you arrive and causes a visceral response.
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