Frenjick draws from over 18 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) and Procter & Gamble. Clients welcome his perspective that balances creativity with business aspects of a project. He apprenticed for Naomi “Shoko” Matsumoto, a world renowned theater and interior lighting designer. He enjoys sharing his experiences with the design community through speaking engagements. These include talks by the Ayala Museum, the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers and the University of the Philippines among others. In 2015 Philippine Katha Awards, he was part of the board of judges.
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.
“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.
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.
Terence is a graduate of the Philippine School of Interior Design. He is someone who finds all facets of design fascinating. A true car nut, his hobby is collecting die-cast automobiles. He can also always be found reading articles about cars or playing car-related games. He also loves to sleep, which he finds makes him very creative, with ideas emerging as he wakes up.
Tina is a graduate of the University of San Agustin-Iloilo. She has an aptitude for manual and technical drawing with a good color sense and an eye for detail. She is an outgoing person and likes to express herself through mural and portrait art. Her design mantra revolves around modern contemporary design but is open to expanding her aesthetics.
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.
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.
Kyle is a graduate of UST where she earned her degree in Interior Design. She takes inspiration in forms of art such as fashion and music. She enjoys listening to The 1975, Phoenix and The xx to name a few and indulges herself to podcast during her free time. She dreams to speak Spanish fluently, have her own coffee shop and a shared beach house with her childhood friends.
Nat is a graduate of Interior Design from 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 help him get through everything, especially deadlines.
Macon is an Interior Design graduate from UP Diliman. She takes inspiration from human experiences, culture, and the human psyche and strives to translate them into well-designed spaces. Her thought process is always paired with a fresh glass of iced coffee or milk tea, and some of her brightest ideas can come from a good stretch during yoga.
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.
Roxy is from Mapúa University. It’s not surprising she has taken up Interior Design considering her favorite pastimes require staying indoors where you can find her binge watching or reading her impulsively bought graphic novel like there’s no tomorrow. She is also fond of petting random dogs she sees during walks.
Sheda is an Interior Design graduate from College of the Holy Spirit Manila. She loves reading everything about history, philosophy, cats and zodiac signs. Shes also a fast learner, competitive, and best at solving problems. When it comes to design, she likes to tackle space saving solutions, planning small spaces and incorporating bold ideas.
Paul is an Interior Design Graduate from PUP Sta. Mesa. He loves to draw in his spare time, sometimes entering competitions in the field of the arts. Covered entirely with wit and quirkiness, he can quickly adapt to any environment. He loves food, music, games and movies, but dogs, most of all. If he hadn’t been in the design field, he may have been a vet.
Kim is an Interior Design graduate from UST. Her passion for interior design is fueled by the opportunity it gives her to curate meaningful and memorable experiences for people. She tries to live life as adventurously as it can be by dancing to good music, watching documentaries, traveling to see the world, and petting dogs; lots of dogs.
Alyssa is a graduate of Interior Design from De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde. Inspired by her architect brother and design magazines she poured over, she pursued Interior Design as her field. She looks up to architects and designers like Kengo Kuma, Budji Layug and Francisco Mañosa. Her ultimate dream is to create her own unique furniture line, like Kenneth Cobonpue and Vito Selma.
Iya is an Interior Design graduate of De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde. She is a lover of the arts who uses anything under the sun as inspiration to give life to her concepts and vision. She was a fashion design student before heeding the call of interior design, which led her to Design HQ. Aside from art and design, she adores cute dogs, loves good music, and likes indulging in funny memes.
Athena, born in Manila and raised in Cebu, is an Interior Design graduate from the University of San Carlos. She enjoys working and creating as part of a strong team. Her dreams involve traveling the world, eventually putting up her own office and building a beautiful home for her happy and healthy family.
After working as a visual merchandiser for several years, Norris decided to pursue his degree in interior design at the Philippine Women’s College of Davao. Born and raised in Davao, his dream is to fuse Mindanaoan culture into interior spaces he creates. He is passionate about dogs and shoes.
Cha was born in the Philippine rainforest and was raised in the desert of Doha. She is an interior design graduate of St. Scholastica’s College Manila. Aside from design, painting, writing poems, and singing have always been in her heart. She loves the concept of home and how it is built. She has learned that everything takes time — to heal, to grow, to lose color but never her shine.
Laurence, a graduate of University of San Carlos in Cebu, believes that spontaneity is his game and music is his name. He is an avid believer of juxtaposition – that all things are meant to fit somewhere, somehow, in this world like your mix-matched outfit. He is a blank canvass ready to get painted.
Mark is a graduate of UST. He is principled and passionate. He loves to eat, sleep, and play computer games. He is also a music enthusiast and plays in a band as a hobby and stress-reliever. He wishes to be a professor someday and to be able to inspire young learners to innovate and set future design standards.
Julia is an interior design graduate from the University of Santo Tomas. She is also a self-taught artist and calligrapher. One thing notable about Julia is her goal-oriented personality. She takes her dreams seriously and she strives hard to achieve them. When not at work, she stays all day in bed, takes care of her five dogs, or goes to a coffee shop to write or read a book.
Joluz has a Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science from University of Northern Philippines (Vigan City). Her favorite color is green and she is most fond of leopard print. Aside from being an adventurous cook, her hobbies include sewing and crafting knick-knacks to give as gifts to people she cares about. She dreams of owning a craft store someday.
Carlos is the company driver and all-around, go-to man of the team. He is quick to make friends at every project site and factory he goes to and is known far and wide as “Kuya Caloy.” His hobby is to work on DIY projects when at home. He is a busy father of three growing boys.