Thai graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in 2002. Following graduation, he earned the title of Associate Designer for BCBG Max Azria, which he held through 2004. Since then, Thai has become the designer of choice for prominent Vietnamese entertainment production companies, Asia Entertainment, Van Son Entertainment and Thuy Nga. In 2008, Thai and his partner, Helen Nguyen, opened showroom and storefront, Thai Nguyen Couture, in Westminster, California. Thai's professional motto is "Live for FASHION. Set the TREND."