About the Founder
Founder, Liem M. Nguyen, is a 16-year-old student at Alameda High School. Ever since he was a child, he's had a deep passion for creating. Growing up, he was always tinkering: making duct tape wallets and accessories, modifying and making air guns, and constantly taking things apart. His dream job was to be “an inventor!” But since then, he never even considered that being an "inventor" could be remotely feasible.
Liem has a constant hankering for knowledge and growth. The summer after his freshman year, Liem found a job as a photographer at a small product design company in San Francisco. Here, he was exposed to the world of small business ownership and fell in love with the art of design. Liem then spent every moment not taking photos learning. He read, listened, and watched countless tutorials ranging from how to create technical drawings, to digital marketing strategies, to even networking as a small time entrepreneur.
In 2016, he started Specter Company, an industrial design company with the goal of creating luxury products with timeless, yet innovative design. In July, we launched our first product - Specter Oligospheres: a modern redesign to ancient stress balls - a piece of desk art to increase productivity and relieve stress throughout the busy work day. We raised $46,696 in our 60 day Kickstarter campaign, and are currently setting up wholesale and amazon orders.
Since then, Liem has been continuing to build Specter Co., exploring other business opportunities, and furthering his educational and extracurricular career. Although much of his time is spent building his company, Liem is committed to getting a good education. Moving through his junior year of high school, Liem takes 1 Honor and 3 AP Classes and participates in multiple club activities. Liem served as Alameda High Interact Club's President in his freshman and sophomore year in which he grew the club from 20 to 100 members and organized events totaling $5000+ in profit for various 501(c) international projects. He now serves as the club's advising board member and oversees its continued growth.