Maja (pronounced Maya) is the passionate and quirky principal designer at Maja Kozel Designs. A UAE-based spatial design studio. Maja, who is of Dutch origins, has a degree in spatial design from the prestigious Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam the Netherlands.
Maja worked in the Netherlands after graduating and then moved to Hongkong. As an architectural designer, she worked in a boutique design called WDA design in Hong Kong for three years on commercial, residential, retail and transportation projects. Since 2008 Dubai has been Maja’s home and she worked at P&T Architects and Engineer, Gemaco Interiors, and Outcast Interiors. Dubai gave Maja a unique opportunity to interact with people of different cultures and, be a part of this fast-paced world and she soon fell in love with the city.
In 2014 Maja did what everyone else thought was daring (even slightly crazy) and courageous; she started on her own as a Spatial designer in Dubai and was one of the first who was licensed with the Dubai Design District.