Hi there, I’m Vy (like the letter!).


By day, I work in account management for an advertising agency and by night (or at least after 5 o’clock) I’m a contributor and Instagrammer at Design Milk  (and newly launched, Design Milk Everyday!) where I write about all things design-related. In 2015, I also became a freelancer where I produce original creative content for various brands. I’m still figuring that last one out but it’s been a lot fun, to say the least!

It’s After Five is a humble space I created in for myself in 2014 to write/style/photograph the all things that make me happy, whether it’s a pair of shoes, a new #vandjvacay trip, or a corner of my home. I’m happiest behind the camera or writing for this space where hours turns into minutes (literally writing this at 3:39AM).

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ll stick around! Is it 5 o’clock yet?


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– Bay Area raised, Orange County living
– A family of three with her fiance Johnny and goldendoodle Conan (aka #conandoodle)
– Prefers juice to coffee but have been known to order the latte for that Instagram shot
– Favorite place in the world: Arezzo, Italy; specially in this plaza where I eat un gelato piccolo by myself on those steps and people watch Italians do the passeggiata
– I dabble in photography, writing, styling, hand-lettering, and web design.
– I’m a green-yellow personality type.

Over the past year I’ve collaborated and have been featured with brands like: Madewell, Jcrew, Everlane, Apolis, Buzzfeed News, Peach & Lily, and more.

I was featured on Cladwell’s 10 Minimalist Women To Follow On Instagram.

For a directory of all my work at Design Milk, click here.
For a submission to be featured on the Design Milk site or Instagram, read this tweet then send us an email at info@design-milk.com.

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PS: Feel free to drop me a line at itsafterfive@gmail.com!