Angelina Ip

Angelina Ip

Los Angeles, CA, US

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I practice design to make a difference.

A native born and raised in Macau S.A.R., then became an Interior Architecture undergraduate alumnus at Woodbury University in Burbank, California.  In the past 15 years of professional practice, ups and downs in every step of the way train myself to be a more confident, empathetic and collaborative designer. To always think differently one day after another.  I feel a deep sense of responsibility as a creative mind.  Therefore, I must progress myself and my skills, old and new.  In return, I give back to my works and their inhabitants.  A cycle of giving.

Start with a vision; develop it with right holistic solutions through thoughtful planning and communications;  then materialize it with appropriate methods.  I believe this holds the key to a successful project.

By 2020, I am going for NCIDQ.  To further my study, I have plans for a Master of Interior Architecture.

But as of equal importance, I raise my child;  travel to unfamiliarities, for these spark curiosities; practice zero waste to a better marine world, a better Earth.  

For all these nurture my soul perpetually.  


Polanco Designs, Redondo Beach, CA, US, Freelance interior designer

Schematic design role
- conducted space planning options
- selected material/ FF&E palettes
- prepared finish/ plumbing/ equipment schedules

Design/ construction development role
- prepared DD/ CD documentation for permit/ bid

Feb 2016 - Oct 2018

Westar Architects International Limited, Macau, MO, Senior FF&E designer

Conceptual design role
- reviewed project brief with clients’ teams
- conducted researches
- created interior design directives
- created furniture/ lighting/ carpet concepts
- produced sketches by hand/ AutoCAD/ Photoshop

Schematic design role
- set/ prepared presentation deliverables
- coordinated with graphic designers/ 3D renderers
- collaborated design with senior interior designer
- sourced material samples
- sourced new materials for specialized design elements
- worked out design intents of carpet patterns/ palettes
- coordinated design intents with carpet manufacturers
- created material presentation boards
- presented to clients

Design & construction development role
- met documentation deliverables
- sketched and coordinated further construction details with team
- prepared material/ FF&E/ sanitary specification packages
- redlined drawing sets
- coordinated with MEP engineering teams

Construction administration role
- met with general/ sub contractors/ suppliers/ manufacturers
- made decisions on alternative material submittals
- conducted material/ FF&E/ sanitary submittals
- sourced options of material/ fabrics/ sanitary
- redlined FF&E shop drawing submittals
- addressed RFIs
- coordinated with MEP engineering teams
- conducted material/ FF&E inspections such as GRG moldings/ stone slabs/ decorative lighting

Associate role
- sourced new products internationally
- mentored junior staff

Featured Projects
Macau Theme Park & Resort Main Gaming & VIP Junket, Macau S.A.R., China
MGM Guangdong & Suncity Junket Remodel, Macau S.A.R., China
Grand Lisboa Palace Main Gaming & Retail Arcade, Macau S.A.R., China
Altira Casino & Resort Heart of House, Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Nov 2016 - Aug 2018

[Studio Collective], Venice, CA, US, Freelance interior designer

Construction administration role
- redlined FF&E shop drawings
- addressed FF&E conflicts
- provided drawings/ details for FF&E options
- approved finishes/ COM fabrics/ carpet strike-offs
- determined fabric orientations and seams
- reviewed and inspected seating prototypes
- provided alternative control samples/ COM fabrics
- updated specification books
- managed deadlines, daily and weekly
- addressed daily RFIs via emails and calls
- coordinated with client’s project managers/ procurement agent weekly
- Coordinated with foremen, project architects and design principals

Featured Projects
East Hotel - Quinto Restaurant, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
East Hotel - Sugar Outdoor Rooftop Lounge, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
East Hotel - Tea Indoor Rooftop Lounge, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

Jul 2015 - Feb 2016

JULIA WONG DESIGNS, INC., Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior design consultant

- conducted schematic design concepts
- conducted FF&E sourcing

May 2010 - Jan 2015

JULIA WONG DESIGNS, INC., Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior designer

Conceptual design role
- met clients with design principal
- prepared clients’ agreements
- collaborated ideas with design principal
- conducted research
- provided inspirational materials

Schematic design role
- conducted field measures
- provided space plans/ elevations/ sections
- prepared presentation deliverables
- selected palettes/ interior finishes/ plumbing/ FF&E
- prepared preliminary budgets/ quotations
- prepared drapery presentations/ quotations
- prepared finish/ equipment/ plumbing schedules
- presented to clients with/ without design principal

Design development role
- finalized space plans/ elevations/ sections/ details
- submitted drawings for client’s approval
- prepared presentation deliverables
- set schedules with contractors/ fabricators/ installers
- coordinated with architects/ installers/ contractors
- coordinated field measures with fabricators/ installers
- produced specifications/ schedules
- finalized quotations for deposits/ payments

Construction administration role
- prepared/ processed purchase orders
- set schedules with contractors/ fabricators/ installers
- provided construction drawings/ details for RFIs
- addressed RFIs on and off sites
- conducted invoicing with clients
- coordinated order shipping/ receiving/ deliveries
- conducted fabrication visits at factories/ shops
- supervised/ inspected installations

Associate role
- represented company’s brand aesthetics
- liaised with magazine publishers/ vendors/ builders
- sourced new products locally/ at trade shows
- mentored junior staff

Featured Projects
Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., published in Traditional Home
Hidden Hills Residence, Hidden Hills, California, U.S.A., published in Luxe Interiors + Design

May 2006 - May 2010

DESIGNWORKPLACE, INC., Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior design associate

Schematic design role
- space planned under design principal’s directives
- provided elevations/ sections
- selected material/ textile palettes for review
- participated in clients’ meetings/ presentations
- conducted field measures and site surveys

Design development role
- produced drawing sets for permits/ bids
- coordinated with architects/ MEP engineers
- produced schedules
- implemented compliant building codes/ ADA standards
- conducted building permit visits

Construction administration role
- redlined systems furniture plans/ millwork shop drawings
- addressed RFIs
- conducted field visits
- coordinated with architects/ general contractors/ installers
- coordinated procurements with in-house purchasing division
- supervised installations

Associate role
- researched new products at trade shows
- maintained resource library
- mentored junior staff

Featured Projects
Tenant Improvements
specializing in local private banks/ offices

Mar 2004 - May 2006

Kravet, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

- restructured sample department
- conducted daily sample department agendas
- oriented interior designers to suitable textile selections
- managed sample inventory

Jun 2003 - Feb 2004


Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, Bachelors, Accredited Interior Architecture CIDA

Sep 1999 - May 2003

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