After graduating from the University of Victoria with a double major in Fine Arts and Art History, Stephanie decided to jump out into the world and see what it had to offer. Travelling and living abroad provided her with a wider perspective on the world and its different customs, traditions, art forms and uses of space. She observed how each culture handles space differently and how tradition and art form overlap in an interesting fusion. This world exposure is where Stephanie continues to draw her inspiration from.
After returning from her travels, Stephanie wanted to find a field where she could focus her creativity and work with people. She found her way to Interior Design program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and thoroughly enjoyed the technical aspects of design as it balanced her creative side. The projects she worked on were a way to channel her inspiration in a creative way that allowed her to enhance interior spaces. She discovered that she had a passion for improving the functionality and practicality of spaces while giving clients what they have been dreaming of. After graduating with Distinction, she started working for SGDI creating innovative, functional, unique, and beautiful spaces for clients to live in.
At SGDI, Stephanie is an integral office personality, her experience finds her leading projects with variety in style and size that enable her to push her boundaries and be innovative in people’s homes. She finds a great sense of achievement from working alongside clients to channel their vision and wishes for their home into reality and then watching them settle into their new homes and enjoy life. Since joining SGDI in 2010, Stephanie has helped many clients create their dream home, which has resulted in many award-winning projects.
Stephanie is a member of the Interior Designers Institute of BC and has passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and holds the title of Registered Interior Designer (RID).
‘Recognizing the need is the primary condition of Design’ – Charles Eames