As both a designer and stylist, Interior Designer Mark Steven Perez has always been interested in designing and being creative. Prior to pursuing his current profession, he excelled and graduated with a degree in Management Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2003, tried his hand at publishing with a fashion and lifestyle magazine, but eventually returned to school for interior design. Mark graduated with honors from the Philippine School of Interior Design in 2008.
As one of the partners at Empire Designs (Añonuevo.Perez.Arcega), Mark’s design aesthetic leans toward the modern, chic, and contemporary, and favors function over form. Although, known for breaking the rules on occasion, Mark also enjoys combining different elements and working with various styles.
In addition to his design practice, Mark is currently an interior design professor at PSID, and is also the Internal Vice-President of the Philippine School of Interior Design Alumni Association (PSID-AA).
Passionate about traveling, Mark finds that exploring museums helps him gain inspiration from both the past and present. Though he currently lives in Manila, Philippines, he is also open to relocating to places where his love for art will lead him.