We at Design HQ are passionate about creating spaces reflecting the individuality of our client. While we design predominantly in the modern and eclectic styles, we recognize each client is unique in style preference and functionality requirement. We continually strive for a fresh look injected with design savvy and an eye for detail while balancing the practical needs of the space. Working together with an emphasis on listening, the result is truly a collaboration between Design HQ and the client.
Frenjick draws from 15 years of interior design experience and 6 years of corporate finance and business consultancy as a Certified Public Accountant with Sycip, Gorres and Velayo (SGV), Procter and Gamble. Clients welcome his perspective that balances creativity with business and financial aspects of a project. He apprenticed for Naomi “Shoko” Matsumoto, a world renowned theater lighting designer and interior lighting expert. He enjoys sharing his experiences with the design community through speaking in events organized by the Ayala Museum, the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers and the University of the Philippines among others. Recently, he was part of the board of judges for the 2015 Philippine Katha Awards.
Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Hisako, or Chako as she is known, received her degree in Interior Design from the Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID). Having worked as a producer in the field of theater & performing arts for several years in Tokyo prior to her move to the Philippines in 1997, her background in the arts has provided a natural transition to the world of interior design. Since co-founding Design HQ with Frenjick, she has designed both residential and commercial spaces in a variety of styles, from modern to transitional to eclectic. She has a particular interest in lighting design, and has attended French lighting guru Louis Clair’s workshop in Manila, among others.
Jobs graduated from UST with a BS Interior Design degree. She likes the number “2” and loves anything dark chocolate. Some things she would love to cross off her bucket list include watching U2 live in concert, having her own letterpress studio and riding the tallest, fastest, oldest, most looped roller coasters in the world.
Lejeune graduated from UP Diliman with a degree in Interior design. In the future, he plans to study architecture. During his free time, he enjoys watching various TV series and movies. He also loves listening to rock and heavy metal music. Recently, he has started to listen to audio books to compensate for his lack of enthusiasm when it comes to reading. His ultimate goal is to live a lifestyle similar to those of food/lifestyle TV hosts—to travel while eating the best food the world has to offer.
“Genius? Nothing – we just worked harder.” This line by Charles Eames inspired Archie to deeply love Interior Design. Archie is an Interior Design graduate from PUP Sta.Mesa. He loves listening to indie music and Sunday morning blues. He likes to feed his mind by reading books, watching movies and traveling with friends. His early training through experience in all aspects of the design process helped make him the designer he is today.
Rod graduated from UP Diliman with a degree in Interior Design. Aside from his interest in the field, he is also into events planning having executed lots of events from high school and college days. He enjoys going out with friends to try new restaurants, particularly Japanese, around the metro or simply having a catch-up session with them. In his free time at home, he keeps himself busy with random activities from playing with their pet dog to sketching to rearranging clutter in the house.
Yuri started Civil Engineering at Mapua Institute of Technology and then shifted to Architecture to pursue her dreams since a child. Her inspirations comes from these Iconic Architects, Kenzo Tange, Tadao Ando and Zaha Hadid. Aside from her passion in Architecture, she enjoys hiking and travelling across the Philippines to find and explore different wonders of nature.
Angie is an Interior Design graduate from the University of San Carlos in Cebu. She enjoys experiencing design through hands-on experiences with the hopes to be a multi-faceted sustainable designer in the future. She loves being in the outdoors and would love to travel when she could. On top of her bucket-list is to do a cross-country backpacking trip and experience paragliding for the first time.
Doanne is an architect from UP Diliman. She has been involved in both interior design and architecture since she started working. Bauhaus Architecture is her favorite design style and lives by the words of it’s famous architect, Mies Van der Rohe: Less is more. Her days off are spent quenching her wanderlust in some deserted island, either with travel buddies or a group of strangers-turned-friends. People call her weird but she doesn’t mind; after all, “weird” is so much better than “boring”.
Pauline is an Interior Design graduate from UST. She’s a free-spirit who’s always down for anything spontaneous – from walking the streets of Dangwa at night for fresh flowers to a beach trip within a few hours notice. She has a penchant for old films and musicals – a few of her favorites are Funny Face and Singin’ in the Rain. She’d be equally happy staying in at home, just as much as when she’s walking down an off the beaten path.
Den graduated from UP Diliman with a degree in Interior Design. Motivated by her passion for constant learning, she likes venturing on new challenges and different experiences especially in the creative fields. During her free time, she enjoys reading books, watching TV series, attending art workshops and experimenting in digital art. Her future plans include touring or backpacking around Europe, and visiting the Hobbit house in NZ. She has a fascination for all things matcha-flavored.
Jhoanne is an Interior Design graduate of UP. Other than her passion for design, she is a film enthusiast, a dog lover and a spontaneous traveller. She has 3 dogs – one of which is Atlas, a 7-year old Siberian Husky she adopted at a shelter. During her free time, she likes to drive out-of-town with her friends, visit remote beaches and camp under the stars. She has a deep obsession with Japanese and Korean food. She also dreams of becoming an animator for Pixar one day.
Kasmir is an Interior Design graduate from UP Diliman. She has been drawing since she was little to fulfill the voids of reality. Exploring the arts through drawing on different canvases later introduced her to the interior design world where she found a 3D canvas for her to delve into. She is also interested in other forms of crafts like sewing and welding because she likes creating things with her own hands. Her ultimate dream is to design a very grand chapel.
Carmela likes hanging with her friends and would love to live a completely happy, passionate, corny and weird life. Armed with a bucket of curiosity and plans from A-Z, she goes on adventures and seeks inspiration. Music, arts and culture are particular things she enjoys. Keeping in mind that design is a process and knowledge is power, Carmela strives to create effective and timeless design.
Nat is taking up Interior Design at EARIST. Whenever he has a chance, you will see him glued to his camera or playing video games. His love for photography was piqued after watching “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. He often opts for something unique, may it be design or music. Music and movies helps him get through everything, especially deadlines.
Carlos is the company driver at Design HQ.
Joluz is a graduate of Bachelor in Library and Information Science from University of Northern Philippines (Vigan City, Ilocos Sur). Her favorite color is green and she is most fond of leopard print. She’s very adventurous when it comes to cooking which she does in her spare time. She’s deeply passionate about creating things and this brings her peace and relaxation. Her hobbies include sewing and crafting a variety of knick knacks that she either keeps or gives as gifts to people she cares about. She dreams of owning a craft store someday, selling her creations and sharing it to the world.