About Carina


My name is Carina and I’m based in the Philippines. I have a fondness for mountains and One Direction, unabashedly. Okay, maybe a little abashedly.

I’m kind of all over the place with work stuff, but for art and design, here is my portfolio.
I write a column for The Philippine Star’s Young Star called Quiet Company and am currently working at CNN Philippines Life as an art director of sorts.
This is kind of where I live.


About Nothing Spaces

Nothing Spaces started as a place to do more long-form blogging (vs. Tumblr reblogs/Twitter vomit) and a place to document my process as I was working on my senior thesis for my undergraduate degree in 2009. It has evolved a lot from that, and I don’t actually end up writing about my thesis very much.

To be honest, this blog isn’t about anything in particular. I guess you could call it my grossly revealing outlet. Anyway, hi. Feel free to send me an email or tweet me @presidents.

Selected Press, or stuff that makes me look like I’m important, probably:

Reindeer Games by Bea Ledesma for YStyle, 2011
Lost at E Minor, by Erin Emocling, 2012
— Chalk Magazine Bright Young Manila, 2012
Preview Creative It List, 2012
Lomography, by Mayee Gonzales, 2013
Badass Lady Creatives, 2014
Young Folks, New Strokes by Nash Tysmans for Young Star, 2014

Nothing Spaces press and mentions, or people still read blogs?!:

— “Most Well-Rounded Blog,” Candy Magazine (March 2011)
Plus63.net (May 2011)
26 People You Might Not Be Following But Probably Should, Young Star (July 2012)
15 Blogs Worth Following, SPOT.ph (Jan 2013)
— Finalist, “Future Perfect Blog Award,” Globe #TattAwards (2013)

Other Projects

: some of the work I do
The Yard: small online store with my sister
Softly Sometimes: a beauty blog