Professional Profile: Gala Magriñá 2020

Gala Magriñá

Name: Gala Magriñá

Title: Principal + Founder

Company: Gala Magriñá Design

Location: Long Island City, NY

Birthplace: Rochester, MN

Education: BA New York University, Holistic Interior Design Certification, Feng Shui Ceritification

First job: Window dresser at Diesel

First job in real estate or allied field: Creative Services, Diesel

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? GMD is a commercial interior design agency specializing in retail, pop-ups, offices, hospitality and wellness spaces. With wellness becoming a $4.3 trillion industry we are putting a huge focus on building the holistic interior design part of the business. 

How do you unwind from a busy day? I practice Vedic meditation and as part of the practice, we meditate twice daily. This has done wonders for my stress levels!

Favorite book or author: “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle

Favorite movie: “Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” by Pedro Almodovar

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? Dua Lipa

One word to describe your work environment: Cool.

Rules to live by in business: Work hard, play hard.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? An ancient Indian Guru called Guru Deva. I’d sit somewhere in nature with him and just listen to him speak.

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) A rock star. I love performing. Right now I’m living that dream on Tik Tok