Vietnamese is a tonal language. The meaning of words can be distinguished by the specific tones in which they are pronounced and the marks used. When my name is fully written out with the proper accent marks, it looks like this:
This low, glottal tone is defined with a dot below the baseline.
The "squiggle tone" creates a high and then falling pitch start, like a question in tone.
When combined with other accents, like the Tilde, it creates a whole new tone.
Experimenting with placement and slightly varying weights was fun!
In the end, I wanted to maintain the abstraction of the logomark not so much a vague representation of a mustached man, or a Japanese winking emoticon 😉