Joyce ManYu Pun

Joyce ManYu Pun

New York, NY, US



All elements within a space have a narrative of its own, weaved together, it becomes a grander story. Everyone and everything has a story, and this, is my story:

I was born and raised in Hong Kong. In 2007, I gave up my place in Hong Kong Shue Yan University for BFA in Journalism and came to New York City to pursue my design dream. In 2012, I graduated from the New York School of Interior Design with a BFA in Interior Design. I strongly believe in the importance of curiosity for all designers; the exploration of all opportunities that widen our horizons and expand our knowledge in different and interconnected fields.

I am goal and detail-oriented, enjoy challenges and thrive in undertaking out-of-the-ordinary tasks. This is reflected in my design projects for both school and at work. I am extremely responsible, a quick learner and a good team player. Despite the intense school curriculum, I tutored, worked as an intern and undertook freelancing projects in computer modeling, rendering and branding, in order to hone my skills and prepare for future options. These experiences offered me some very
exciting opportunities, for example, prototyping furniture in a factory in China. It was fascinating to learn how furniture is fabricated and how a factory functions. I believe that all fields are interlaced; the more I understand all the parts and pieces, the more I understand the facets of my field. Alexander McQueen, the late fashion designer, expressed a similar idea -

"I spent a long time learning how to construct clothes, which is important to do before you can deconstruct them.”

This reinforces my belief that in order to keep improving, designers should not be limited to sources from their own specialties. Growing up and living in two of the world’s largest cultural hubs,
Hong Kong and New York, has contributed to my multi-cultural background and acceptance of all new and unknown things. Travelling is my biggest passion. I seek exposure to new ideas and have always been inspired and motivated by different cultures and traditions. I love literature and the arts, especially photography, music and film.

I look forward to all the incredible challenges awaiting me!


BG Studio International, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

- Design/ Concept research,
- Design development, FFE
- Construction documents
- Presentation graphics

Sep 2013 - current

QUB² Design Studio/ DDG Design Studio, New York, NY, US, Freelance Designer - Furniture & Branding

- 3D modeling/ renderings
- Marketing/Branding materials
- Presentation graphics
- Translation/Communication with factory in China
- Construction documents, detail drawings
- Furniture Prototyping

Jul 2011 - current

Private Tutoring, New York, NY, US, Private Tutor

- Teaching various 2D and 3D computer drafting and graphic software
- Hand drafting/ rendering
- Presentation preparation, skills and graphics
- Research

Apr 2009 - current

Environetics, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

- Design/ Concept research, project program
- Space planning, fit studies, space allocation
- Design development, FFE research/specification
- Samples/materials coordination, presentation boards
- 3D modeling/ renderings, presentation graphics
- Construction documents
- Working drawings, specifications
- Assist project management (follow ups, submittals, punch lists)
- Review shop drawings, pricing
- Vendors/ Manufactures coordinations
- In charge of resource library, vendor contacts

May 2011 - Jul 2013

Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern/ Librarian

- Resource library organization/ product info update
- Vendor relationship
- Space studies
- Design/ FFE research
- Construction documents/ detail drawings
- Presentation boards and graphics

Oct 2009 - Dec 2010


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, BFA in Interior Design

Thesis Fall 2011 - Common Ground Wine Gallery

Animation walk through link:!
Common Ground Wine Gallery Space Walk Through created with
3D AutoCad, 3Ds Max and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Mission Statement:
"Common Ground brings a whole new concept to wine as exicting as the city it is located in - New York City. Common Ground aims at making wine less intimating and more accessible to everyone in a clean, complex and captivating interior. Whether you are an expert or know absolutely nothing, picking and enjoying wine is no longer a hassle; all you have to worry about is when and whom with you feel like celebrating life and creating new amazing memories right here at Common Ground Wine Gallery.
Toast to you and the fabulous memories to come. Cheers!"

Ground floor - wine store/info center, self-service wine tasting area
1st mezzanine - gallery (stairway), communal wine tasting area
2nd mezzanine - gallery (stairway), bar
Second floor - dinning room

Goal: Clean Complex Captivating

Concept: Memories
- Layering of space to create complex but functional spaces with views to various levels.
- Clarity through out the space vertically and horizontally in order to create a confined and refined interior without being closed off and unwelcoming.
- Use of various lighting solutions/technology to create and accentuate the perfect mood in specific ares.
- Using technology to make wine more approachable to the general public (touch screen kiosk through out store and gallery)

Jan 2008 - Dec 2011

Areas of Specialization