Hello! My name is Duyen Tran. (My first name is pronounced U.N like the United Nations.) In Vietnamese culture, kids celebrate their first birthday with their family who displays a tray of objects representing jobs the little ones will get in the future. On my first birthday, I knew I would one day be an artist. I treasure art and its ability to communicate without language barriers and to bring people together. I am in love with peaceful, soft colors and tiny objects. My dream is to illustrate children’s books, toys, and collectables with whimsical, light-hearted style of illustrations.