Dung Hoang’s rich textural illustrations have graced the pages of numerous publications. Like many illustrators, he began drawing at an early age. But it wasn’t until a few years ago that he decided to illustrate professionally. Trained as a graphic designer and art director for over a decade, Dung’s work has been recognized by various organizations, including AIGA, Communication Arts, The One Show, The Addys, Graphis, Print, CASE, and theSociety of Publications. His work is also in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress.
With a penchant for all things discarded, such as old textbooks, thrown-away ephemera, and wood type, Dung will often combine them into his work. He uses printmaking and traditional fine arts techniques seamlessly with digital processes to give his work a worn, weathered look.
"Human Papillomavirus" - For the upcoming issue of Johns Hopkins Public Health magazine on Human Papillomavirus (more commonly known as HPV), the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. It’s a sensitive and difficult subject to illustrate. The article highlights several leading researchers on the subject, including Dr. Keerti Shah, a Johns Hopkins virologist, who had been studying HPV and cervical cancer for more than 20 years, as well as Patti Gravitt, a first generation Shah protégé. For this assignment, I decided to explore a more gritty, painterly process to communicate the nature of the subject. Client: Johns Hopkins University. Publication: Johns Hopkins Public Health. Art Director: Robert H. Ollinger. ©Dung Hoang
"Mind Heart Connection" - Cover illustration for a feature about the heart and brain connection. It has been discovered that the heart and brain share a very strong connection neurologically. Client: Tufts University. Art Director: Paul DiMattia. ©Dung Hoang
"The Sex Issue" - One of the most common of human activities, sex is also one of the most uncomfortable topics of discussion. These illustrations explore various themes involving sex and health. Client: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Art Director: Robert Ollinger. ©Dung Hoang
"The Mind and the Brain" - Book jacket for “The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and Power of Mental Force” by Jeffrey M. Schwartz. M.D., and Sharon Begley. The illustration is an expanded version of the spot illustration originally commissioned for Red Herring magazine on smart networks. Client: HarperCollins/Regan Books. Art Director: Dan Taylor. ©Dung Hoang
"Chronic Kidney Disease" - For an article on Chronic Kidney Disease. Client: IE Design + Communications. Art Director: Nicole Lehmann. ©Dung Hoang
“Human Genome” – For an article about man’s achievement of mapping of the human genome. Client: The Chicago Tribune. Art Director: Michael Solita. ©Dung Hoang
"Schizophrenia" - For an article about Asians with schizophrenia. Client: Inside Asian America. Art Director: John Tan. ©Dung Hoang
"Forensic" - For an article about forensic psychology. Client: Marymount Manhattan College. Art Director: Megan Youngblood. ©Dung Hoang
"Spinal Cord" - For the July cover of Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening on spinal cord injury. Client: The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association. Art Director: Emma Dalby. ©Dung Hoang
A multi-disciplinary talent and the recipient of numerous awards, Dung has been recognized for excellence in graphic design from various organizations, including AIGA, Communication Arts, Graphis, the Addys, and Print. His work has spanned both ends of the spectrum from edgy design for Hollywood studios such as Dreamworks SKG, Nickelodeon and Warner Bros. to award-winning Web design for corporate giants Intel and Kodak. Dung has taught at the University of Utah as adjunct instructor in design and illustration and served two consecutive terms on the AIGA SLC board first as Education Chair and later as Web Chair. His interactive work for the AIGA Salt Lake City chapter's Website was recognized as Best Design in the organization in 2002-03. In 1999, Dung took a leap of faith and dived into his first love, illustration. Ten years later and going strong, his client roster of advertising, brand and editorial illustration includes Converse, Elektra Records, Playboy, GQ, Esquire, Best Life, and The New York Times. Dung is also a regular contributor to various trade and academic publications including work for Johns Hopkins University, Tufts, UCLA and The Norwegian Medical Association, In early 2011, after years of dabbling in photography, Dung decided to pick up his first DSLR and has since produced a plethora of photographic work ranging from portraits, landscapes to food and street photography.