ena Yang

ena Yang

Jersey City, NJ, US



I want to create design that has a purpose which not only serves a function but touches ones sense of spirit and soul. 

My design sensibility matured over the years working under Stephen H. Kanner whose sleek modernist style with elegant restraint and compelling whim is engraved in my style of design.  It is at Gilmore Group, an experiential branding agency, where my approach to design went beyond the traditional architectural approach.  In-depth research analysis, strategy development has become major key steps in developing designs that provide a solid connection between the user and the environment.  With this unique combination of experience, working under two very different design studios has molded me into the designer that I am. 

I am here to inspire you by opening the doors to endless possibilities of design and be the filter to ensure that the end product embodies the character and spirit of your vision.  I am a believer in listening intently and building a strong team when working with clients. I truly believe that this is the key to successful designs that feature the individuality of each client.  



Enarchi Studio, Jersey City, NJ, US, Owner

Independent designer / Freelancer

Feb 2015 - current

Gilmore Group, New York, NY, US, Design Director

- Lead internal and external multidisciplinary teams by scheduling,delegating, mentoring, and defining the creative process from start to finish.
- Conduct information compilation and analysis of different aspects; vision, trends, competition, site parameters and program requirements.
- Develop and define new business model, brand, visual communications style and environment design that is shaping the new concept across all touch points through opportunity modeling workshop and strategy development.
- Oversee all phases of project documentation from concept presentation to DI and/or CD, brand standards and guidelines.
- Oversee brand guideline implementation and construction administration in co-ordination with AOR and/or GC.

Jan 2008 - Jan 2015

Kanner Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Project Manager

Responsible for client and design team management, lead concept and design development, scheduling, budgeting, vendor coordination, construction documentation and administration.

Jun 2003 - Oct 2007


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Interior Design

Jan 2001 - May 2003

LASALLE College of the Arts, Montreal, QC, CA, Interior Design

Jan 1997 - Jan 1999

McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, Bachelors, Music Performance

Sep 1994 - May 1998

Areas of Specialization