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Missie Ma

Missie Ma

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Growing up in a retail oriented city - Hong Kong, I have been learning about branding at a very young age. The similarities the brands share in their retail stores and the differences they have in between always capture my attention. I am very attracted to different brands and I always want to know about their brand history and characteristics. As I was earning my degree in Art Center, there were a lot of great chances for me to practice interior architecture with brands. For me, each project is a good chance to learn; learning both about the brand and myself.

Besides branded spaces, I also enjoy hospitality design where I design comfort in a home outside of home for people who are getting away from the real world. I believe vacations are  a preparation of a longer journey ahead, and nothing beats a well-designed environment in giving peace at heart. 

My favorite parts in designing a space are researching, concept developing and the process of coming up with the final design. I believe that, without a solid concept based on in-depth research, the design would have no meaning, no matter how beautiful it is. I enjoy designing spaces by branding them and letting the space tell the story of the brand. Illumination and graphics also play big roles in my designs. 

I explore different designs using various methods: sketch models, drawings and playing around in Rhinoceros. After that, I will apply materials, render in V-Ray and produce technical drawings in Revit or AutoCAD. 

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Employment 

Gensler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Jr. Interior Designer

worked on different phases of stadium/area designs, mainly did interior designs of all types of clubs, suites and hospitality spaces.
worked on a few projects at the same time under a very fast paced environment, etc.

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
 

Liquid Inteirors, Hong Kong, Intern

Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
 

Education 

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

Studied interior architecture / spatial design with branding practices, lighting design, furniture, materials and textiles.

Aug 2009 - Dec 2013
 

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