• Ina Magda G
  • Interior Designer
  • Last/current workplace: Gallagher & Associates Asia (Singapore)
  • 35 years old from Sydney, NSW

Introduction

I am a passionate design professional with diverse experience in the field of interior and creative design practiced and developed for more than 8 years. I started my career in the Philippines as a licensed interior designer, where I had the opportunity to work on residential and recreational projects. Expanding my expertise in Singapore, I become immersed in commercial and retail projects both locally and across Asia. Furthermore, I also engaged myself in doing creative design where I fostered and became an asset to an organization. I have worked with various museums and exhibitions in Singapore, India, China, Hong Kong and UAE that I greatly enjoyed and completed with client satisfaction. As a designer, I have gained practical experience and great knowledge through my expeditions. Throughout my learning and lifework journey, I have embraced receptivity at the same time instilling excellence on whatever I do.

Employment History

  • Gallagher & Associates Asia (Singapore)

    • Sep 2017 - May 2019
    Responsibilities: - Initially liaised with clients to discuss the brief (themes or ideas) - Based designs on the interpretation of the client’s ideas and requirements; provided ideas in relation to the concept of the museum or exhibition - Provided hand sketches, bubble diagrams, content and space allocation study for the exhibit planning - Worked closely with the Graphic Design team in the preparation of Design Presentation starting from Schematic Phase until the Design Development Phase - Worked closely with the Technical Design Team and Project Management team during the Construction Design Phase until the project completion Achievements: - Led a team of designers which made way for a successful on-time project completion - Well-versed in conceptual design and technical detailing which gained the company to have lesser manpower - An amazing and positive attitude which greatly contributed to the success of the company
  • Inprodec Associates Pte Ltd (Singapore)

    • Apr 2016 - Jul 2017
    Responsibilities: - Design engagement with clients concerning project requirements and concept design - Initiated project planning and materials selection. - Conducted presentations, construction specifications and detailing - Conducted site inspection prior to the preparation of plans and other drawings - Liaised with the Project Manager and Fabricator to manage the design Achievements: - Able to meet very tight to almost impossible deadlines which enabled the company to acquire more projects - Able to produce quick conceptual ideas & design sketches for past-paced projects - Great site coordination with Project Managers which prompted the projects to finish on schedule
  • YM Projects Pte Ltd (Singapore)

    • May 2014 - Dec 2015
    Responsibilities: - Created drawings based on the specifications and requirements of the client - Assisted in the conceptualization and planning process - Visited the construction site to do an actual site analysis - Developed mechanical, electrical and lighting designs - Prepared technical drawings - Prepared 3D drawings for presentations - Coordinated with suppliers - Prepared the material list and/or material board  - Liaised with the Project Manager to ensure that the construction of the project is in accordance with the specifications - Prepared as-built drawings upon completion of the project. Achievements: - Able to close design tenders which gained profit in the company - Able to work in a fast-paced environment which resulted in smooth turnover of projects - A great attitude which greatly contributed to the success of the design team
  • Mañosa & Company Inc. (Philippines)

    • Mar 2010 - Mar 2014
    Responsibilities: - Produced interior drawings using AutoCAD, 3Ds Max, and Sketching - Coordinated with clients during the initial design phase - Assisted in the furniture selection and design - Prepared interior mood boards and interior finishes material board - Coordinated with suppliers and subcontractors - Checked and approved samples of materials and shop drawings - Engaged in periodic site visits and coordination - Manages the construction to verify that works are executed generally according to contract Achievements: - Led young designers in working out a final submission - Managed and completed projects in remote regions - Engaged in extracurricular events of the company

Skills

  • 3D Studio Max
  • AutoCAD
  • Interior Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Exhibitions
  • Conceptual Design

Education History

  • St. Scholastica's College, Manila current

    Bachelor of Science degree Major in Interior Design