Meet David, Design Intern

NAME: David Luong ROLE: Design Intern

Meet David Luong, a 4th year at YSDN student (York Sheridan Design) and LOI Design Intern. David is passionate about entrepreneurship and has his own side hustle, a clothing line called Legacy Apparel. This summer, he will be constructing the digital program platform for LOI LABS. Read the feature below to learn more about David, and his work with the LOI team this summer.

1) The three words describing your role are…

Creator, Detailed, Coffee

2) What brought you to LOI? What makes you stay?

I was looking for summer internships to complete my design degree and stumbled upon LOI! What makes me stay is of course the people, but more importantly, the purpose that we are working towards. Helping young minds achieve entrepreneurship is something that I have always wanted to do in any shape or form.

3) Got any passion projects?

I think I’d say that I have a passion for business and creating. I love the idea that anything that you create can become a fully running business. My current passion project is my own clothing business called Legacy Apparel. It is still in its early phases but I definitely don’t see myself ever going away from it.

4) What does success mean to you?

To me, success is about self-fulfilment and how many people can you impact. Because the only number that you should ever be worried about is the number of people you impact. Everything else is secondary. If you can make yourself happy doing what you love while inspiring others, that is success.

5) If you could have one superpower?

If I could have one superpower… To be able to clone myself!

6) One piece of advice for young entrepreneurs?

Being one myself, a piece of advice that I have for young entrepreneurs is to never lose sight on your vision. In my personal opinion, it is the absolute foundation to any entrepreneur. What are you envisioning, how are you going to do it, and what are you going to do about it. Be absolutely laser focused on your vision and everything else will follow naturally.

7) What accomplishment are you most proud of?

I think my proudest accomplishment was taking it upon myself and deciding to switch to a design program at a completely different university. I was 2.5 years into my original degree and was not feeling confident about it. Everyone I spoke to was telling me not to do it, even my own parents. However, regardless of what anyone said I still decided to take that leap of faith and make the switch. It was a hard decision but I am proud that I believed in my own intuition and could not be any happier with where I am today.

8) What is your life goal and how will you reach it?  

I think my life goal is to inspire and empower as many people as I can. I want to be a representation of possibilities. How will I do that? By continuing to live a life of no regrets and limitations. If there is something that I want to do, I will go out and do it. As cliche as it sounds, anything is possible if you really set your mind to it.

9) What are you most afraid of?

I am probably most afraid of regret. I do not want to regret anything I do in life. I try to say “yes” to as many opportunities as possible and make the most out of every experience, good or bad.