Profile: Miki Shi & Jackie Lai

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About Miki Shi & Jackie Lai : I have been running design businesses for the past sixteen years and for every single day, I am thinking how design can help me change the way I do business and to create an impact for my personal development – which is to be open to learning and trying new things out. I have been working in teams where most of the time I am the only designer. It is not easy but I learned to deal with others’ perspectives. I have to communicate my ideas more simply and to see much more clearly what I can uniquely contribute as a designer. I am glad I have evolved to become a mentor to many designers whom I groomed and started their own practice.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Design for me is about adding value to life. Good design makes you think: why did I not think of that? There is just too much poor designs out there - for me, to add the little details here and there in life by redesigning helps reduces stress and enables me to be more intuitive while absorbing rules and logic. Design Thinking and Innovation is essential now. Design is an equal partner with many enterprises including technology, business, urban planning, science, medicine and education. Design is collaborative.

ORGANIZATION:
Copper Design Associates Pte Ltd

EDUCATION:
2005, Interior Designer, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
1997, Marine Engineer, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore

EXPERIENCE:
2014, Founder of Jia Studios & Copper Design, Singapore
2012, Creative Director, Forms ID Pte Ltd, Singapore
2008, Director of Operations, Effulgent Designworkz, Singapore
2004, Interior COnsultant, Homepage Interior, Singapore
2002, Interior Designer, Spaceathome, Singapore

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2002, Booth Design, Singapore Expo, Singapore

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2016, “The Evolution & Alliance: the beginning of diversity ”, Wonkwang University LINC Gallery, D.Nomade, SOUTH KOREA.

EVENTS:
2016, Designer's Hangout, Copper Design Gallery, Singapore
2017, Design Chamber Singapore, Honorary Auditor, Singapore

AWARDS:
2017, Merit Award for Honourable Mention, Singapore Interior Design Awards, Singapore
2016, Best of Houzz Award in Service, Singapore
2012, Promising SME 500 Award, Singapore

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2016, "Modern & Bold" , Design & Architecture (D+A), Design Magazine, Issue 091, pages 80-81, Singapore
2016, "Click, drag, decorate" , The Straits Time, Life Section, Newspaper, pages 1-2, August 13, Singapore

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (Near Native)
Mandarin (Native)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Autocad, Advanced
3D Studio Max, Advanced
Adobe Photoshop, Advanced
Adobe Illustrator, Intermediate

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2016, "Rendering & Portfolio", Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2017, Professional Member, Interior Design Confederation (Singapore)
2016, Professional Member, Design Chambers Singapore
2016, Professional Member, Society of Interior Designers Singapore

HOBBIES:
Swimming, Soccer, Movies

CLIENTELE:
2017, National Day Parade, Infrastructure Planning
2016, Christmas Wonderland, Alpine House
2015, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Cafeteria

WEB SITE:
www.copperda.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-02-24 09:16:08

COUNTRY:
Singapore

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Start-Up

Awards received by Miki Shi & Jackie Lai


Oriental Charm Residential House

A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2016
Copper Design Associates for Copper Design Associates Pte Ltd

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