Gioi Tran is a creative force working both as an artist and an acclaimed designer. He received a B.S. in Interior Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and in 1999, with Vernon Applegate, established Applegate Tran Interiors, a San Francisco based firm specializing in residential design with projects in France, New York, Hawaii, Panama City and Vietnam. In 2007 Tran launched a furniture line that is now represented in San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles. Tran's paintings have been featured in numerous exhibitions.