Casa Magda, my short term rental home in the Catskills. Been loving designing the brand, at home/in person experience, interior, renovation, architecture, DIY projects.
Shopify in marketing design, previously at Instagram/Meta doing campaign videos
inner an, my spiritual practice around energy healing, TCM, healing, etc.
My biggest passion project is Cassa Magda, my short term rental home in the Catskills. The goal was to create a unique, short term rental experience for people that enjoy a unique designed space that would spark their creativity and be able to connect with nature.
I have been in New York City for 13 years now and during my time living here I’ve been going upstate a lot for hiking, camping, swimming, and to spend time in nature. The Catskills are so special because of its mountains, waterfalls, swimming holes, etc. In 2019, I decided to buy a fixer upper home in the Catskills Mountain region. From 2019–2021, I learned to renovate the entire home with my boyfriend. Of course as a designer, I created a brand for the house together, named it Casa Magda (because it’s located on Magda road) and now I rent it on AirBnb today. The project received a lot of press and was featured on Dwell Magazine, Escape Brooklyn, BluDot Furniture, and is currently featured on the design home page of AirBnb itself.
For my job, I’ve been working as a marketing designer at Shopify. Previously I was at Meta and instagram doing campaign videos for the past five years helping small to large businesses create campaigns videos to serve on the social media platforms.
The pandemic took a toll on my mental health, so I invested a lot of my time in trying to find ways to relieve my anxiety, stress, and depression. I practice yoga, pilates, meditation and breathwork and incorporate these practices into my daily routine. This began as a personal thing at the start of the pandemic after going through a lot of grief and loss. I started an Instagram account recently named “inner an” to share my skills and knowledge around healing. During this time, I sought mentors, and teachers in the self-healing, acupuncture, breathwork and meditation space to guide me. I also offer a service that’s called “energy healing”, which is similar to the japanese practice “reiki”. In short, it’s a technique in healing a person’s blocked energy to help with whatever they’re going through–physical or emotional– and facilitate the healing for that person.