Hello! My name is Liam Phan and I am a web developer based in Portland, Oregon. I discovered blogging since 2010 on Tumblr, but since then have decided to be more intentional with what I create, write, and post online. I'm working towards creating more of my own content that others will find interesting or even inspiring!


About 8 years ago I started a Tumblr blog under a very similar handle called "The Refined" that was based around men's fashion and lifestyle which still exists today. Check it out! It has since then turned into "MadeRefined" and has expanded into a website of it's own (this!) and an Instagram in which I focus more on productivity, positivity, and well-being which is a core message to myself that me or anyone else can constantly be improved on in many aspects of life; living a better life, is perhaps the greatest project you will ever work on.

Since then, I have actively attended multiple vocational schools in technology to boost my career, traveled to Europe, started picking up German, attended leadership classes, and I am on the move to learn as much as I can and experience more than ever before.

I knew from that moment on that I wasn't born refined, but that I could be made refined.


· Where are you from?
I'm a Portland, Oregon native, but home to me is where ever I can surround myself with positivity, good food, and company.

· What equipment do you use?
I'm using an iPhone 7 Plus for my everyday needs. I shoot on a Canon 70D and a bulk of my work is done on a 2015 15" MacBook Pro! 👨🏻‍💻