Is It Me You're Looking For?
My name is Sonja Dutra and helping businesses succeed
through clever design is what really excites me about my career.
As an experienced designer I know what works, but I’m also not afraid
to push the envelope.
There are two contradicting statements that are the foundation for much of my work:
“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”
“If you want something you’ve never had,
then do something you’ve never done.”
I have always been intrigued and challenged by the many hats I wear as an interior designer. It is finding the perfect balance of creativity and feasibility, while being forced to think, inside the box.
I am a teacher and a student, a coordinator and an improviser, a
creator and an implementer.
But mostly I do the best job of just being me.
If you want someone who is easy to work with, passionate about helping you
achieve your project goals and having a great time while doing it, I’m your girl.
My Design Cred
AAA - Alberta Association of Architects, Intern Interior Designer
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, University of Nebraska
Interior Design Technology Diploma, NAIT
LEED Green Associate - Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design
NCIDQ Certified Professional- National Council for Interior Design Qualification
IDA Member - Interior Designers of Alberta
IDC Member - Interior Designers of Canada
Known for my professional, yet lighthearted and vibrant approach to design, I have established a strong portfolio that includes diverse retail spaces, large scale office designs, high-end residential as well as restaurants and fitness studios. My experience includes over a decade working with a large international firm as well as independently contracting with developers and small business owners.
My philosophy is simple.
Create functional, fun and innovative spaces
that improve the way you do business.
“If it looks great but doesn’t function well, I still haven’t done my job”
- Sonja Dutra