Charmaine Mendoza

Charmaine Mendoza

New York, NY, US

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I'm an interior designer with 5 years of experience in corporate, commercial and residential interior design and have handled over 15 projects under ASYA, the Philippines’ leading architecture firm. Within 8 months of receiving my bachelor’s degree and 1 month of earning my Philippine professional design license, I was trusted to handle large projects such as malls and corporate offices and have dealt with actual design problems.  I learned on-the-job through collaborations with fellow professionals.

My aspiration to grow as a designer dovetailed with my desire to improve people's quality of life has led me to my master’s degree in Sustainable Interior Environments at the New York School of Interior Design. Juggling school work and remote freelance design consultancy service for clients in Manila, I remained active in my profession while working to take my skills to the next level. My perseverance paid off when I was chosen as the sole recipient of the Chairman’s Award in MPS-Sustainable Interior Environments Class of 2019.

My goal is to become a part of this growing industry of designers that value the built environment, and its ability to provide comfort and safety for all.


United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer / Space Planner

May 2020 - current

Meshberg Group, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intermediate Interior Designer

Part of a team that designed a high-rise residential building in Coles St, New Jersey.

Was assigned to propose design schemes for the amenities area and fitness center. Accomplished proposals and 3D presentations in 5 days with positive feedback from clients.

(Furloughed due to financial crisis brought by the COVID pandemic)

Mar 2020 - May 2020

Currimbhoy & Co., New York, Interior Designer

Assisted lead designer in FF&E Specifications, sourcing and purchasing.

Set new company presentation standards and visuals: introduced 3D modeling and rendering and standardized presentation graphics and layout.

Produced interior construction drawings.

Conducted site visits and surveys: measured and reviewed existing lighting, structural, electrical and mechanical systems in residential projects prior to renovation in order to provide accurate design proposals.

Conducted detailed FF&E inventory of corporate projects and produced plans based on reused furniture to provide cost-efficient design solutions to clients

Nov 2019 - Mar 2020

Freelancer, Interior Designer

Commissioned and designed commercial and residential interiors

Jul 2017 - Nov 2017

ASYA DESIGN PARTNERS, Pasay City, PH, Senior Interior Designer

Between my projects I was involved in the design and construction process - from conceptualization, to 3D renderings, material specifications, and construction drawings, I received hands-on experience and learned on-the-job from clients, suppliers, partner engineers, and my fellow designers.

Projects Handled:

- Concentrix Biopolis (Filipino-themed canteen, Presentation)
- Concentrix Spark (Industrial-themed Floor Gaming Area, Circles-themed Floor Reception Area)
- Cyberpark Tower 2 (Office Lobby, Retail, Toilets, Material Specifications, Bathroom Fixtures Reference, Working Drawings, Presentations, Swatchboards)
- Estancia Offices (Grand Lobby, Lift Lobbies, Toilets, Material Specifications, Bathroom Fixtures Specification, Working Drawings, Presentations, Swatchboards, Client Meetings)
- Double Dragon Headquarters (Material Reference, Toilets, 11th Floor Waiting Area)
- Double Dragon Plaza Mall (Food Court Layout, Mall Hallways)
- Eperformax Scape (Typical Production Floors, 6th Floor Admin Office & Lounge, Furniture Details, Material Reference, Lighting Reference)
- Fluffy Snow, Bom Bom & Healthy Pat Kiosk design at Mall of Asia PUV terminal
- Glas (Grand Lobby, Mezzanine Lobby, Grand Lift Lobby, BPO Lobby, Law Firm Test Fit)
- Mets Place (Living & Dining Area)
- Philflex (Grand Lobby, Chairman's Office, Landscape, Material Specifications, Bathroom Fixtures Specification, Presentation, Swatchboards)
- Robinsons Tacloban (Atrium, Design Concept)
- Starmall Las Piñas (Mall Hallways, Al Fresco, Driveway, Food Court, BPO Reception & Lift Lobby, Office Toilets, Material Specifications, Bathroom Fixtures Specifications, Working Drawings, Site Visits, Client Meetings)
- Vistamall Taguig Phase 2 (Atrium, Cinemas, Food Court, Al Fresco, Driveway, Toilets, Breast feeding Station, Clinic, Kiosks, Material Specifications, Bathroom Fixtures Specification, Some Working Drawings, Presentations, Swatchboards, Site Visits, Client Meetings)

Nov 2014 - Jul 2017


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), Masters, Sustainable Interior Environments

Gained in-depth knowledge on sustainable interior design - from product and material life cycle analysis to sourcing and composition, to responsible design application guided by LEED and Well standards.

Sep 2018 - Aug 2019

De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, Manila / School of Design and Arts, Bachelors, Interior Design

Jun 2009 - Mar 2014


MPS-S Chairman's Award, Award

Recognition of outstanding creative achievements made by a graduating student in the Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Interior Environments program


Magna cum laude, Award

Graduated top of the class, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design


Areas of Specialization