Designer profile: Khoi Vinh

Khoi Vinh biography:

By Abdulkarem Alyahya

Khoi Vinh was born on Dec, 03 1971 in Saigon, Vietnam.  After three and a half years, he moved to the United States with his family.  He grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland where he attended Gaithersburg High School and graduated in 1989.  Shortly, He moved to Orange County, California, where he attended Otis College of Art and Design and majored in communication design with a focus on illustration.

Khoi Vinh Success Career:

  • In 2006, Khoi Vinh became the Design Director for the New York Times (Vinh, Subtraction, 2000). Khoi Vinh and his team improved and changed the concept of how design is performed today.
  • In 2010, Khoi Vinh published his first book titled “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design”, which explain how grid can be powerful to build enjoyable and attractive website’s design (Vinh, Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design, 2010).
  • In 2011, the co-founder of Lascaux Co, Khoi Vinh and Scott Ostler launched the first application in the apple store titled as “Mixel” for the iPad.  The app’s goal is to give people a chance to show their talents and have fun.

How Comic Books Inspired Khoi Vinh:

(PAVLUS, 2012)

What is Mixel ?

Mixel is an iPad application that gives people a chance to edit photos in a fast and easy way, so they can share with family and friends (Mixel, 2011). Mixel is easy to use because it contains only three tasks, which are pick, crop, and share photo. Mixel has many templates to use as background for photos. Mixel gives people the option to share privately or publicly. People can share photos privately with only people the user picks. They can also share publicly with the community, where people can remix and reedit the photo. Mixel was created for people who have basic or no knowledge about design, so they cooperate and have fun

Thank you for reading my post

Useful links: 

Most of the information found in this post about Khoi Vinh  is from his own website

To buy Khoi Vinh book:

YouTube clip about Khoi Vinh’s Design :

Khoi Vinh sample design:


Mixel. (2011). mixel. Retrieved May 29, 2012, from

PAVLUS, J. (Director). (2012). How Comic Books Taught Khoi Vinh About Designing With Grids [Motion Picture].

Vinh, K. (2010). Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design. New Riders Press.

Vinh, K. (2000). Subtraction. Retrieved May 29, 2012, from



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