Graduating with an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design. I have always had a creative flair for styling and an interest in interiors. It was during my year last year of college when my mum was doing renovations to our home that I realised that I could incorporate this passion into designing and styling interiors.My design style consists of a neutral palette, simplistic minimalism with a hint of textural elements.My design concept is to create balanced spaces that enrich, harmonise and stimulate the senses.
As an arts major in South Korea, my interest originally centred around theatre and film, which included the design and construction of stages and film sets. This allowed me to discover a passion for creating designs that challenge and push the boundaries of built environments. Upon completing my studies, I spent time abroad and found an outlet for my new passion here in Canberra.
I have always been fascinated with how a conceptual artist communicates with an audience and how in response, the viewers' perception, emotion and/or mental understanding can change within that fraction of a moment. It was this beauty and intrigue of a greater unspoken dialogue that lead me to Interior design.
I found my passion in interior design after working in the hospitality industry and wanting to have the input into the spatial planning of the different areas. . I have studied in Newcastle, Sydney now Canberra and feel I have gained strong contacts and knowledge throughout this process. I see myself in a hands on creative environment in the future.
I am curious and passionate and always embrace new ideas and design solutions. I approach my work with enthusiastic commitment and dedication. My design philosophy is a user-centric with consideration for sustainability. Coming from a background in furniture design, I see interior design as a harmonious platform for integrating creativity and aesthetics into everyday life. It is a celebration of what I truly love. I believe in passion, compassion, dedication, commitment, and details.
I am interested in a broad range of commercial, hospitality, retail, and residential design. I can't wait to learn more each and every day and keep growing in the industry.
I have always been interested in what happens behind the scenes of designing a space. Where the inspiration came from? How was it manipulated into a design? and How the design achieves the goals set from the very start? I like how the design of a space can have a strong impact on someone’s mood within a few minutes. A good design will be unforgettable but also practical and comfortable as it serves a purpose.
My design philosophy has always been from the core belief of modernism - “Form follows function”. Creating something that is beautiful, efficient, effective and would stand the test of time. After completing a degree in Architecture back in 2014 and getting registered a year after in the Philippines, instead of diving into Architecture I started exploring the world of Interior Design. Being involved in several international and local projects has opened my eyes that design is cultural and cultivated and how big of an impact it gives to people and how much it can improve someone’s way of living.
I started formally learning about interior design later in life compared to other students. However, I have always been interested in interior design, especially arranging spaces and matching colours. I also enjoy pairing objects together, following the latest marketing trends and coming up with new ideas. I believe it is never too late for someone to follow their dreams and start studying.
I love that design has the ability to completely transform and elevate a space. It has provided me with the perfect opportunity to express my creativity in a functional and practical way. Through the course of the two years at CIT I have learnt so much about the industry and I am excited to continue to challenge myself and expand my knowledge in the world of design.