Jordana Maisie Design Studio creates innovative design solutions with a dedication to artistic thinking, craftsmanship, the latent potential of materials and technology. Above all else, JMDS is profoundly committed to user experience across architecture, installation, furniture and lighting design.
The studio founder, Maisie, began her career as an installation-based Artist, she holds a BFA in Photography and a Masters in video production and sound engineering. Her works have been shown in galleries, museums and festivals throughout Australia, Asia and Europe, for which she won the ANZ Private Bank and Art & Australia Contemporary Art award. About her practice, Art & Australia Magazine wrote, "Maisie consciously allows her audience and inventions to influence the form, she heralds a fresh relationship between interface and viewer - one that is intuitive, unlimited and, above all, equal.”
Maisie earned a Master of Architecture and MFA in Lighting Design from the Parsons School of Design during which time she combined her expertise as an installation-based artist with the tools of architecture. Out of this synthesis Jordana Maisie Design Studio was born.
After graduation Maisie brought her unique approach to the office of world-renowned architecture studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
JMDS has gone on to design and execute critically acclaimed residential and commercial builds such as the Feit stores at the Prince Street Nolita and Greenwich Ave West Village locations, for the Contra Restaurant Group on Orchard Street LES, and Wardrobe.NYC’s inaugural SoHo retail location.
JMDS is currently completing a number of residential projects on both the East and West Coasts, and a multi-family social housing project in Nevada City CA, in collaboration with Jo Garst Design.