Mike’s interest in architecture and design began early when he was introduced to the world of Lego. This unassuming object and a strong passion for drafting lead him to pursue a career in interior designer when he went on to study at Kwantlen Polyethnic University.
While completing his Interior Design degree, Mike began working for a residential design and build company. Working in the field and studying design at the same time was an invaluable experience. After receiving his degree and working in residential design, Mike pursued other opportunities in furniture, hospitality, commercial, and office design. Gaining experience in other design sectors reinforced Mike’s passion for residential, appreciating the diversity and impact design can have brought him to Sarah Gallop Design.
Throughout his experiences, Mike’s philosophy on design and life has been that less is more. This idea stems from his experiences living in Poland, Japan, Canada and traveling the globe. Experiencing how different cultures interpret design for their specific geography and culture constantly serve as inspiration.
Mike’s opinion states that good design should be modest and in the background… Design should not detract but be a catalyst in positively influencing and benefiting the user, setting the tone for their unique lifestyle.
“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication” – Leonardo da Vinci