What does a day in the life of Jimena look like?
Some days there are client-consultant meetings to attend or site works to supervise...if not, you can find me at the GSM office trying my best to make things happen. I'm used to work on several projects concurrently, usually two: one at the conception stage and the other at production/fabrication/installation phase. It is challenging and fun because you may jump from one discussion to another with different kind of experts - from biologists, archaeologists, museum curators, celebrity chefs, engineers, contractors,...- who have very different ways to look at things and to communicate.
The first time's always special. What was your first GSM project? Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum was my first project in GSM and such an eye opening experience. It gave me the chance to contribute my skills to the team and at the same time I learnt so much about Museum design and natural history. The passion of the design and content teams was truly contagious!
Let's say you could trade jobs with anyone at GSM. Who would it be and why?
I'd trade jobs with one of our Design Directors like Laura Miotto. As Designers we are to propose conducive spaces where people engage, learn, enjoy but as design Directors they are also really good at reading what the clients need, stirring the team in a good direction and selling the ideas back to clients. They are always ahead of events.
You're alone on a desert island with one GSM project. Which one, and why?
I would probably choose Star Wars™ Identities. I am a fan and have not seen the exhibition yet. A Jedi Master, as Yoda, might survive on any desert island.