#ilovemycareer Conversation with Ineza Ng – Assistant Art Director at 21MOONSTONE

Name: Ineza Ng
Role: Assistant Art Director
Company: 21MOONSTONE

How did you end up as an art director?

I was invited to a Chanel event by Narelle Kheng, and I ended up meeting my director, Yang, at the event. After we both talked, we realised we had a lot of chemistry and she ended up inviting me to her office for an official introduction. That’s when I started taking on different projects with her as her assistant.

What about your job do you love so much?

I love being able to meet new people from different fields. I get to make connections and make friends with people I would have never met before. On top of that, I get to face challenges and learn to adapt to different personalities and environments for work. The best thing about work is the sense of accomplishment when I get to see my projects featured on company websites or anywhere in public.

What is a typical day at 21MOONSTONE like?

Most of my work days are spent running around and completing errands for the next project, or meeting new clients and collaborators. On the days where I am in the studio, it’s usually to brainstorm and plan ideas with Yang. Overall, my schedule is extremely relaxed and I get to plan out how I want to do things.

What are some words you would use to describe the environment in the studio?

Productive, low-pressure, and diverse. In the studio, everyone is friends with everyone, and we see each other as equal because we’re all freelancers who work on different projects that require different skills, and we all respect each other for our specialised fields.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Continuing my work in 21MOONSTONE, working on new projects and continuing the hustle with Yang. And maybe finishing up the new and major project we have going on right now.

Any words of advice to those who are looking to pursue a career in your field?

Be out there, and don’t be nervous. Whether you’re introverted or extroverted, it’s important to know that you can and should feel free to express yourself because you never know who you’re inspiring. You never know what you can achieve and do if you don’t try.

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