Falling in love with the beautiful natural setting of British Columbia (and with my husband Stephen!) brought me to the West Coast of Canada over a decade ago. Since relocating to BC from NYC (it had to be love to get this girl out of New York!) I have had the pleasure to branch out from commercial interiors into residential design, working on various scales of projects.
I feel lucky to have worked within a wealth of recognized commercial architecture and design firms in Toronto, St. John’s and Vancouver in Canada, as well as within the retail design divisions of the New York head offices for the world’s largest cosmetic corporations.
I believe a diverse background in design, planning and project management experience have enriched my vocabulary as a designer… and allow me to approach design from various viewpoints: whether it be a retail branded environment, a corporate office, a ward in a children’s hospital or a waterfront vacation residence: each have specific end user needs that are integral to the overall design process.
Any project’s success depends on great communication and organization, which I pride myself on! It truly is a team effort, and it is a pleasure to work with a variety of clients, skilled tradespeople and professionals. I love that I always learn something new with each experience.
I completed my Bachelor Degree in Interior Design from Ryerson University in Toronto and have been working professionally in the world of interior design for over 23 years. As a Registered Interior Designer I am certified with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification and am a professional member of the Institute of Interior Designers of British Columbia and the Interior Designers of Canada. (I am also a past professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers as well as the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario.) I have also recently become a Certified Age-In-Place Specialist throughout the NAHB. Websites for these associations are below and provide a wealth of information about the profession.
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Jodi McKeown Foster, RID
BID IDC IDIBC VHBA CAPS NCIDQ Certified