If your one of the guys in the early days of design and visualization for sure you will remember him and we would like to welcome you  our next featured Artist no other than….

Mr. Edward Domingo A. Castro
Sr. Interior Designer
a.k.a Ortzak

If your into design, we recommend you to check out our Q&A below and grab the informative tips from one of the experienced person we have on-board.

” The Interview”

1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself, like how long are you working in this industry?

I’m Edward Domingo A. Castro aka Ortzak on CGPinoy and 3DPinoy, a 40ish dude, studied Architecture in Mapua Institute of Technology and currently a Sr. Interior Designer here in Cambodia.

I’ve spent the last 12 years working full-time as an Interior Designer and Visualization Artist that specializes in Architectural Design for Retail,Commercial, Residential and Hospitality sectors.
I traveled a lot, meeting different cultures, from Dubai, China, Hong Kong and now here in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

What I like most about my current job is that it gives me the opportunity to learn and be creative and a the same time discovering new frontiers in arts, design and technology.

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2. Please share the basic process of the work you will share to us?

Meeting personally with clients wherein the initial design concepts were made. Small details were important to grasp the design so pay attention to that.

Making a design presentation on mood boards were the best way to convey your approach. Design sketches manually and using Autocadd to draw the plans. Approved sketches and plans can be accurately visualized using Sketchup software and it can do a little magic on sudden design meetings.( I was hired 2x abroad due to my Sketchup abilities). Importing the Sketchup files and rendering then on 3ds Max with Vray plug-ins help me mostly on the Final Process. Finishing it on Photoshop was a bit fun.

You can check my workflow here. From Sketchup to 3ds Max rendering.

It was a bit old but i do use it up to now.”


3. What are the difficulties you encounter in working this project and the solution you can suggest to our readers?

Generally, most of the problem were the budget and mood. It was hard sometimes to design but the budget was minimal.

REVISIONS =) was the number one problem…we must educate our clients about the real purpose of a revision.

Lastly.. put all in black and white.. means in contract form.

another this was to ““Delegate”“. Sometimes we do have many projects..be kind and delegate to others..so many projects so little time…so many good viz in Pinas=)

4. What tips do you share to the community in working this kind of projects?

After the client revised the design, dont just dive in and revise….give them time to think hahaha..

Put the revision in black and white..i always put 3 minor revisions and the next revision will have additional charges.

Be extremely patient!!


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5. Do you have anything to add that will help inspire others. Please feel free to let us know.’

Keep your clients informed about the updates and what currently you are doing. Sometimes they always want to be updated.

Establish trust and always tell the truth.
Sometimes the truth hurts.
Clients disapproves and life sucks.

Put a stop on endless revisions,Life is good. Move on haha..unless you are an employee and its another story.
Be Professional and dont waste time on wrong clients.
Just do your best within your capabilities.”


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As always we are very honored to feature anyone in our blog especially to the person we feature today. We sincerely thank him for sharing his experience and for helping the community move forward for everyone to succeed.


* No matter which corner of earth you are…don’t forget to teach back what you’ve learned to where you came from… United CGP&3DP operation tokhang will hunt you down…hahaha just kidding…

Please stay tuned for the next featured Artist…

-All the best –


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