Mandisa Gosa is an interior designer and associate at Bialosky + Partners Architects, working from their Cleveland offices. Mandisa and the Bialosky team research every project relentlessly, looking at every possibility in order to drive their work forward in the best way. Their team work with a pool of extremely talented designers, artisans, craftsmen and architects. Overall they have expertise in planning and management, as well as design, renovation and historical restoration. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Mandisa Gosa.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
Modern with Global Funk. I gravitate towards environments that are overall quiet and modern but have layered elements of vivid color and playful moments. A style of self-expression.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I like to establish a working relationship with a client that is built on trust. From that point it’s a matter of narrowing in on their aesthetic, likes and dislikes; bouncing ideas off fellow designers and looking for inspiration for design development.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
I work with many extremely talented people each with their own unique design aesthetic. I respect and admire all who are able to express themselves through a positive outlet.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
Inspiration comes from everywhere: books, magazines, art, and nature. A lot of inspiration comes from my children, nieces and nephews. They have the natural ability to be fearless and unbound when it comes to creative expression.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
I am at this point in my career due to determination, self-confidence with an approachable leadership style, and grace. My piece of advice would be to follow the path that brings you the most joy; but be open to to the guidance and knowledge that others have to share.