Siphilele Magagula

Siphilele Magagula

New York, NY, US



I go by the name Siphilele Magagula and I hail from the beautiful Kingdom of Swaziland. After four arduous, yet rewarding years I have recently graduated with honors from Ringling College of Art & Design's Interior Design programme and am currently living in New York, searching for the next big thing-a start to my career! Interior Design is my concentration, but I would like to be seen as a daughter of design, nurtured by a broad spectrum of design, as my interests go beyond interiors, venturing into architecture, fashion design, graphic design and more recently into experience design.

I decided to delve into the world of Interior Design due to its ability to change one's state of being and create an experience for an individual through its careful attention to the needs of the user and how the physical environment interacts with the individual. I would love to pursue a career in experiential design, focusing on how to create spaces that will not only wow people, but provide them with experiences that will in turn create long lasting memories.


I invite you to explore my body of work, which will tell a tale of a young woman enthralled by design concepts, capable of expressing a client’s brand identity, providing a design that meets aesthetic as well as functional needs. My design philosophy is that interior spaces should not only serve to be aesthetically pleasing, but to appeal to the senses and be a catalyst to positive behavioural change.


Building Design Group, Mbabane, SZ, Space Planning consultant intern

Worked as a business consultant and efficiently hand-drafted schematic space
planning for entire floor of new SIPA Corporate offices.

Jun 2013 - Jun 2013

Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, US, Materials Library Assistant-Florida

Responsible for making contact with sales reps and securing materials to update library

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

Swazi Married Couple, Mbabane, SZ, Residential Renovation Freelance consultant

Conceptualized designs and produced SketchUp renderings of bathroom,
living room and dressing room areas. Worked alongside contractors and
designers to project completion.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

Swaziland Health Ministry Chief Nursing Officer, Mbabane, SZ, Freelance Graphic Designer

Designed logo and business cards for Swaziland’s Former Deputy Chief Nursing Officer

May 2012 - May 2012


Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, US, BArch, Interior Design

Aug 2010 - May 2014


Cirque Du Soleil 2020 Concept Development Team Competition, 1st Place

Conceptualized visuals of team’s vision for Cirque Du Soleil’s year 2020
brand identity


Cirque Du Soleil Customer Experience Design Team Competition, 1st Place

Concept design for a mobile application that creates a connection between
Cirque Du Soleil and its customers, further increasing customer interest in the
brand beyond the show experience.


Best of Ringling - Best of Sophomore Work, 1st Place

Designed and built a successful 3D Concept model of a prototype Apple Kiosk


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