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jean marilla

Principal Designer

jean.marilla@twentyoneseven.com

jean graduated with a mass communication degree, major in broadcasting, then studied at the fashion institute of design & merchandising (fidm) in los angeles, california. she completed an associate of arts professional designation degree in interior design and graduated with a 3.74 gpa and cum laude honor.

her career in interior design began with an internship at hba/hirsch bedner associates and worked as a designer at barry design associates, mentored by robert barry himself, who taught her to be ultra careful with details as she does ff&e selection and specification work for hospitality/commercial projects. she then worked under the wings of anthony agriam, founder of bishop pass, where he trained her to build and develop design concepts for restaurants, and learned how to properly execute a project while coordinating with clients, consultants, and vendors.

 
 
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christian marilla

Operations Manager

christian.marilla@twentyoneseven.com

christian took up computer programing in college and immediately got the opportunity to work in the car industry. from sales manager, he was able to work his way up to the finance department. he is still a part of subraru of glendale team as finance director for thirteen years, while he concurrently attends to the needs and demands of his interior design business.

coming from a different work background, christian was able to learn the ins and outs of the interior design business through the help of his wife, jean, and through his interest in designing furniture and curating interior spaces. he directly coordinated with clients, vendors, and fabricators for all the custom design projects, as well as for any accesories/decors sold by his design studio. he also constructed, organized, and established the system and policy of the company.

 
 
 
 
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huma siraj

Associate Designer

huma.siraj@twentyoneseven.com

huma graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architecture and later expanded her scope in the professional field when she graduated with honors (3.7 gpa) in M.A. interior design from national college of arts in pakistan.

her journey as a designer started when she worked for adc architecture firm in pakistan as a junior designer. later on she joined mma firm in pakistan also, where she was hired as an architect for a hyatt hotel project. then she relocated to los angeles, california and joined twenty/one/seven. she started to focus her work on hospitality design and high-end residential projects. mentored by jean, she was trained to be detail attentive so she can navigate well in the world of interior design. and with her experience and knowledge in architecture, she is adept in providing insight on technical aspects like project schematics, millwork drawings, and construction sets.