INTERNATIONAL DESIGN POWERHOUSE

INSPIRING MINDS


Nina Magon Studio’s internationally diverse team of talented and experienced professionals are some of the best in the industry. They have an extensive knowledge of working seamlessly with highly skilled architects, contractors and builders. Staying conversant on the latest trends, products and technologies builds a wealth of knowledge, which in turn informs their designs, and brings the overall vision to life. Nina Magon Studio tailors each unique design to its client’s budget and prides itself on delivering a bespoke service.
Mamerhi was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. She was always fascinated with design and art and the many forms it comes in. However, first, she pursued a legal career. At 17, she moved to England and studied Law, next an MSC in International Management. Only then did she set out to fulfill her design dreams and enrolled in KLC School of Design. There she was mentored by wonderful interior designers. After KLC, she obtained an MA in Interior Design at Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture, & Design. She then moved back home to Lagos. She loves learning, and she had an African and European sense of design but was always fascinated with other cultures' design languages. In Houston on holiday, she enrolled in HCC's Interior Design Program. She graduated with honors and “Best in Show” at the Portfolio Show. In her off time, you can find Mamerhi either designing jewelry, looking at real​ ​estate, planning trips to architecturally stunning locations or spending time with family. She is an avid knowledge seeker and believes you should constantly be learning and doing.

Mamerhi Akpoduado

Managing Director | Lagos, Nigeria


"You can't go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending" - C. S Lewis

Originally from Colombia, Nataly Montoya, is a fashion-forward designer with a passion for creating spaces that mix elements of contemporary and minimalistic design. She loves to design new spaces to fit a client’s taste, need and personality. As a teenager, she moved to the United States to be closer to her immediate family. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Houston. Additionally, she attended the Istituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona to obtain an IED certification in contemporary spaces. Multi-faceted in her skills, Nataly leads various projects from concept to completion by drafting floor plans, developing project schedules and everything in between. In her free time, she loves traveling around the world, exploring new cultures, biking, wine tasting and volunteering her time to help underprivileged children in villages in Colombia.

Nataly Montoya

Creative Director | Medellin, Colombia


"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." - Gandhi

Elyse is a Houston native that found her knack for interior design at the age of 14. Her love for creating distinctive environments led her to study design at the University of Texas San Antonio and receive a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design in 2011. Over the years she has become a versatile designer and has gained extensive knowledge of design. From overseeing studio operations to conceptualizing design details, she has a comprehensive understanding of all things business and design. In addition to her contributions to the business side of the company, her unparalleled attention to detail, project management skills and creativity level makes her a true asset to the design team.

Elyse Reuter

Operations Director | Houston, USA


"Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live." - Johnny Depp

Zhun has been an enthusiastic interior designer who earned his Bachelors degree from the Art Institute of Houston where he graduated with honors in interior design. Born in China and completed his primary education in the U.S. has provided Zhun with the unique ability to design cross-culturally and has enabled him to create one of a kind designs for his clientele. Zhun believes that in order for a designer to be successful, the space he or she creates should contain harmony between the architecture and nature of the design. The key to great designing is to capture the spirit of the client and the life of the space.Working in his family business enabled him to understand the importance of being customer centric, creative and envision details outside of defined lines. Due to his unique skill set, Zhun was awarded an opportunity to intern and is now a level 2 Associate Designer at Nina Magon Studio. In his down time, Zhun likes to explore nature, sing karaoke, travel, exercise and go for wine tastings. You may even simply find him walking his German shepherd “WyWy” in the park.

Zhun Yang

Senior Designer | Fuzhou, China


"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." - Confucius

Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Rebeca is particularly influenced by the European exposure from the neoclassical architecture to the most modern and avant-garde design combinations. Since she was a child, she has always loved architecture and design, so her career path came naturally to her. Upon receiving her Bachelor in Architectural Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, she decided to follow her passion and attended the Imadde Design School of Madrid and in 2015, moved to Houston where she graduated with honors in the Interior Design program at Houston Community College.Rebeca loves the challenges that present themselves in design projects because she believes she can effectively overcome them to present a finished product that the customer will love. One of her great passions is exploring the outdoors. She enjoys traveling worldwide which has certainly given her a lot of inspiration when it comes to design.

Rebeca Munoz

Senior Designer | Madrid, Spain


“Your success will not be determined by your gender or your ethnicity, but only on the scope of your dreams and your hard work to achieve them.” - Zaha Hadid

Originally from Brazil, Amanda has lived in a range of countries like the United States, China, and South Korea growing up. Due to her father’s work, she had the opportunity to travel the world with her family. Her culturally diverse background and her pulsating creativity since a young age led her to pursue architecture. She graduated from Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning in 2016. She relocated to Houston to be closer to her immediate family. When outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling the world, cooking, and beer tasting. Her attention to detail and strong technical skills, aligned with her passion for fashion, art, and design, makes her a great asset to the team.

Amanda Faria

Associate II Designer | Niteroi, Brazil


"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston S. Churchill

Passion has always been a word that best describes Paola. Born in Veracruz, Mexico, Paola developed an interest in art and design at an early age. This devotion to the arts led Paola to pursue and complete her first degree with high honors in Architecture in 2016. Architecture created an outlet to which Paola could express her passion for art and design while learning from diverse cultures. However, architecture alone could not fulfill the longing she had to gain more knowledge of design. Paola moved to Houston, Texas in the same year to pursue a second degree in Interior Design where she graduated with the highest honors and received the Critics’ Choice Medallion Award for having the best portfolio at the graduation ceremony. Paola's passion for art and design has developed her into a distinguished designer with a keen eye for design details. Her creativity and originality makes her a valuable team member at Nina Magon Studio.

Paola Rubio

Associate II Designer | Veracruz, Mexico


“Don't limit your challenges; challenge your limits." - Jerry Dunn

Paulina was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. She is very passionate about art and design and her detail-oriented personality has always made her excel in what she does. Her drive for design was accentuated after living in Paris and being exposed to French architecture, design, art, and culture.After graduating with honors from a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) with additional certification from L’IPAG Business School in Paris, Paulina moved to Houston and started her Interior Design career. She graduated from an AAS in Interior Design at the Houston Community College and has plans to continue her studies to graduate from her second bachelor’s degree in Interior Design at Stephen F. Austin University.Paulina is inclined to modern and contemporary design and believes every design must be two things: functional and aesthetically pleasing. She also believes simplicity is elegant and timeless. Aside from design, she enjoys traveling, photography, cooking, painting, and running.Paulina is currently running the San Francisco office for both design and business development under the direction of Nina Magon.

Paulina Gomez

Associate II Designer | Monterrey, Mexico


“The magic always lies in the details." - Theodore Fontane

Kylie was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where her father was instrumental in developing her fascination with interiors. Being an engineer, working in the hospitality industry, her father took her to many of the beautiful and classic hotels he serviced within the L.A. area, igniting her interest in design. Kylie graduated from California State University Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, with one clear objective: To enter the design industry and create holistic spaces that facilitate happiness, comfort, functionality, and sustainability. After graduation, she had the opportunity of working with renowned interior design firms, one of them being the prestigious Soho House West Coast. In her free time, Kylie enjoys painting, playing the piano, exploring museums, getting lost in the wonders of nature, watching movies, and attending plays. Her innate creativity, curiosity, attention to detail, and well-cultured views, allow her to create concepts that are new, fresh, and innovative.

Kylie Sibulo

Junior Designer | Los Angeles, USA


"You miss 100% of the shots you dont take." - Wayne Gretzky

Chance was born and raised in Texas, and whilst growing up, he inherited a deep interest in interior design from his talented mother. He grew up consistently assisting her with her interior design projects and was heavily influenced by her love for design. After High School, Chance Graduated from Texas State University with a major in advertising and business and had always planned on enhancing his education and reverting back to school to obtain a major in interior design, but took a break from school to follow his passion and work with special education children for a year. Following this, Chance attended HCC's Interior Design program, where he graduated with honors. Chance believes good design is a necessity for the utmost success of the person or company. He longs for all interiors to be as diverse as the purposes and people that are inside of them.

Chance Brown

Junior Designer | Houston, USA


"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jenifer was born in Michoacan, Mexico, but raised in Houston, Texas. She was introduced to the world of design at an early age by her father who is a carpenter. From scribbling on important cabinetry sections with crayons to accompanying her father to construction job sites in high school, Jenifer's curiosity for the industry grew over the years. She went on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design at Sam Houston State University, and in 2021 she graduated Magna Cum Laude. As a person who is always eager to learn, Jenifer feels very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to absorb the innovative style Nina Magon has introduced to the Industry. Aside from Interior Design, Jenifer enjoys designing and hand-making statement clay earrings and is always looking for creative outlets that will allow her to connect with people and other cultures, in and out of the industry.

Jenifer Moreno

Junior Designer | Houston, USA


“Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own”. – Bruce Lee

Elena was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she discovered her passion for design at a young age. She has always had a very strong fascination with geometry and interior architecture which led her to pursue a career in Interior Design. Elena received an A.S. in Interior Design and an A.S. in Kitchen and Bath Design from Mount San Antonio College located in Southern California. She then decided to continue her studies and relocate to the Bay Area where she attended San Francisco State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. As someone who is creative, technically minded, and has great attention to detail, Elena is eager to learn and fortunate to have been given the opportunity to grow with Nina Magon Studio.

Elena Lopez

San Francisco Intern | Los Angeles, California, USA


"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt

Junhee was born in South Korea. She graduated from California College of the Arts in San Francisco with a bachelor’s degree in interior design. She always explores the interaction between humans and space in a changing situation to broaden her perspectives. She has an ambition to always do her best and achieve great results in her studies and career. As can be shown by her academic achievements, she has an exceptional eye for details and prides herself on the ability to create and match aesthetic specifications all the while assisting with the creation of design concepts. From past experiences, she has learned that designers must collaborate with team members on project goals, assist with design concepts, and interfacing with the clients to ensure needs are being met in a timely fashion.

Junhee Koh

San Francisco Intern | Seoul, South Korea


"Look at usual thing with unusual eyes.” - Vico Magistretti

Tanner is a born and raised Texan who found a love for interior design at an early age. Growing up, he constantly found himself rearranging, space planning and decorating his family’s home. He realized his passion and knew then, that interior design was the career path he would take. After high school, he moved to Houston to pursue his interior design degree. Taking a break for a few years to work, he found himself missing the creative outlet he had in design. Tanner returned to school and is currently finishing his interior design degree with a Bachelors of Interior Design from Stephen F. Austin. Tanner feels fortunate he has been given the opportunity to join Nina Magon Studio and become Nina Magon’s Executive Assistant due to his vast experience in managing and multitasking daily tasks. His detail oriented personality and organization landed him a seat next to the CEO. Outside of the office, Tanner enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, watching movies and traveling.

Tanner Doggett

Executive Assistant to Nina Magon | Houston, USA


"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney

Justin is a Houston transplant who prior to joining the team spent the previous five years working globally in thirty-five countries. This exposure allowed him to refine his ability to interact and achieve results with any person or challenge he encounters. Currently studying accounting he works alongside the Operations Director, gaining invaluable experience. Outside of the office, Justin enjoys spending time with friends, exploring culture through food, and learning about real estate.

Justin Boeker

Assistant Project Coordinator | St. Louis, USA


"I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you're not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again." - F. Scott Fitzgerald