Howdy friends,

Welcome to Project Horizn, a blog for all designers who are interested in creative entrepreneurship.

My name is Ninh. I am a designer currently based in munich.
I consider myself as a guinea pig operating at the intersection of design and entrepreneurship.

My Mission


My mission is to help other designers achieve more freedom by building lifestyle businesses.

This blog is my personal diary on my journey to financial freedom, where I share all my learnings and resources that you can take to build your own freedom empire.

My Mission


My mission is to help other designers achieve more freedom by building lifestyle businesses.

This blog is my personal diary on my journey to financial freedom, where I share all my learnings and resources that you can take to build your own freedom empire.

This Blog is For


1. …Designers with an urge for freedom

Freedom means to have a choice. The choice to work on projects you want. The choice to work from any place you want. The choice to spent your time on things that matter to you. The choice to say No. The choice to change direction whenever you want. Start to take control if your own life.

 

2. …Designers with a strong entrepreneurial spirit

Open minded people who don’t only see problems but rather opportunities. Curious people who continuously question the status quo. Visionary people who think about the big picture rather than nitty gritty details.

 

3. …Designers with a passion for launching products

Isn’t it annoying to design stuff that lands in the trash bin? This is for everyone who is serious about bringing products to the market no matter what it costs. Everyone who is eager to ship products before they’re perfect. Everyone with the urge to build a business before even having the product.

The Dude behind it


Here are some little insights about myself. If you are curious to find out what makes you tick, checkout the 16 Personalities Test.

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Hai Ninh Nguyen - Malaysia

Random facts about me


  • Yes I am asian, and as a proper asian I am doing martial arts:
  • I started karate when I was 10
  • and I am still rockin it xD
  • No, I can't kill people with 1 Finger
  • I practice a couple of times week...
  • to counteract my food love
  • especially asian food
  • I consider myself as a flexitarian
  • living off a plant-based diet 95% of the time...
  • but being flexible enough when going out with others
  • this helps me to improve my health
  • because great health is the foundation of everything you do
  • I lived in 5 countries so far, Vietnam, Germany, Japan, Australia and London
  • I love traveling and exploring the world
  • I especially like to go to Japan, because I love Sushi
  • I stopped growing at 1.69cm
  • I love to take action
  • and hate to be caught up in nonsense conversations
  • I love designing products
  • it doesn't matter whether digital or physical
  • I studied architecture
  • moved to industrial design
  • and finally became a digital product designer, working at a global design firm called frog design
  • and now I'm on my way to build my own lifestyle businesses and help designers to do the same

Why You should care


Designers love to design and not build a business. I know. I’ve been there. Yet, building a business doesn’t mean you have to give up your craft. It also doesn’t mean you have to quit your job. You can as well start a side hustle and design products you always wanted to design. And maybe it turns out into something bigger?

But here are a couple of reasons why you would like to build your own business:

  • you want to earn more money
  • you want to live a life not worrying about money
  • you want to pay off your depth
  • you want to use the money and travel the world
  • you want to use the money and help other people
  • you want to support your parents
  • you want to escape the Rat Race

Checkout the following articles to get started:

Why Designers Should Become Entrepreneurs – Here Are 5 Reasons

I remember when I started out my career as a designer I never had the intention to follow the path…

Entrepreneurship

The 4 Different Levels Of Entrepreneurship

If you think about entrepreneurship, what is the first thing that pops into your mind?…

My Hustles

Besides many smaller things, these are the projects I’ve been working on so far.

One Sketch Online Shop

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My first Online Shop - One Sketch

tUnfortunately this shop lasted only for 4 months because I realised that I haven’t had much passion in creating sketches every day and therefore moved on to my next venture. If you are curios what I’ve learned from this first experiment, check out this blogpost: Why My First Online Shop Failed And Lessons For Beginners

VinaBrew Coffee Set

VinaBrew Coffee Set
A rendering that helped me to promote my product before going into mass production

This is my current project that I started it 2016. It is a coffee filter designed for vietnamese coffee. I designed the entire product from scratch and currently looking for manufacturers to make the product real. Checkout the website and the process

Get in touch


I am always happy to connect with likeminded people.

 

 

You can also get in touch with me through Instagram or Linkedin.

Join today


Project Horizn is my journey to a future of financial freedom, a Level-10 life and 100% ownership of my time. I will share my latest experiments, ideas and how-to’s so you can start your journey to build your own Level-10 life with less effort.

Join today


Project Horizn is my journey to a future of financial freedom, a Level-10 life and 100% ownership of my time. I will share my latest experiments, ideas and how-to’s so you can start your journey to build your own Level-10 life with less effort.