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 Daisy was born and raised in San Francisco, California.

 

On a typical foggy San Francisco school day, Daisy was building her model for the Architectural Foundation San Francisco Architectural Design Competition for High School students. Since placing second in the Best Model category, she decided to continue her passion for architecture. Although the classes were cut the following school year, she applied to a scholarship that fully-funded the school fees for an intensive 6-week experience in architecture for high school students at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. 

Daisy's goal as a designer is to create meaningful experiences for our future – with considerations of different systems, conditions, and our planet. What separates Daisy from other designers is her drive, passion, and approach. She is able to adapt quickly to change. She is able to take her existing knowledge of certain functions and use that process to adapt to new conditions. 

 

As seen in the "sketch gallery" of this website portfolio, sketching is her favorite medium to communicate ideas as it breaks barriers and limitations to what technology can do. Technology is used as a tool and our creativity is the engine that solves the solution.

Aside from Interior Design, Daisy has been interested in women empowerment since her senior year in high school. In a team of 13 diverse high school students, she helped create a summit for 300 young women in San Francisco High Schools to educate women on rape culture. She was actively involved as a Public Relations Officer for She's the First, a non-profit organization that raises money and awareness to send girls to school in third world countries.

She is currently a Designer at MarJang Architecture (formerly known as YamaMar Architecture) in San Francisco, California. In her day-to-day, she is involved in life-changing designs for residential clients and public commercial projects designed and made available to you.


 

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 “Design thinking is the iterative process in which knowledge is constantly being questioned or acquired so it can help us redefine a problem in an attempt to identify alternative strategies and solutions that might not be instantly apparent without initial level of understanding”

Don Norman


 

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 I’m also human. That also means that I'm an avid iPhone picture-taker, aspiring lattè artist, and friendly earthling.

Here are some things I enjoy (during quarantine).


 

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Let's grab lattès! Feel free to send over a letter on an owl or to my e-mail to schedule a time to talk!


 

Daisy Ma studied Interior Design and Psychology at San Jose State University while interning at local and global architecture firms in the Bay Area. She has won numerous awards and scholarships that span from architecture and interior design projects, student charettes and portfolio. 

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