About Me, Cheryl Lee:
Thank you for taking an interest in me, my novels, and my design portfolio & services.
I consider myself a “Jill of All Trades”, having a broad range of experience with different types of mediums, jobs, and projects.
After achieving my Master Design Certificate from SAIT in 2004, I entered into Visual Design at the University of Calgary which courses span MANY aspects of design, including interior design and decorating, photography, and graphic design. Because learning is so important to me, I keep up with trends by continuously improving my design skills.
My second (but equal) passion is writing, and I have taken numerous college and university English courses such as creative writing, intensive grammar, copy-writing, and more. I have one self published novel (currently selling on Amazon) and another on its way.
In 2010, I worked as the lead designer for Vayyda Homes & Design Inc, a home renovation company that specializes in flipping houses. I managed the interior design for each project and staged the properties for re-sale. I also provided interior decorating consultations, sourced materials, and completed design sample boards for clients.
Helping with Vayyda’s investment properties is what got me into the real estate aspect of my career. Now working as a realtor assistant, my duties include social media, advertising & marketing, web design, graphic/print design, copy-writing, shopping/searching the Matrix system, staging vacant homes for re-sale, and enhanced HDR real estate photography. I plan on getting licensed by March 2017.
On the side, I also run a small free-lance design company, Mary-Eva Decor, that I started in 2012 and named after my two wonderful grandmothers. Over the years, I have accepted various projects such as web design (HTML and WordPress sites), graphic design (print ads, book covers, vector art), photo restoration, real estate photography, and pet photography.
My experience has given me an understanding of the needs of a broad range of clients. Whatever the project, I am committed to ensuring clients are happy with the end result. I view the design process as a partnership and encourage each client to participate so I can craft a project that is right for their personal style.
I am currently available for Real Estate Photography & Interior Design/Staging Consultations & Projects. For more information, please check out my webpages to the left, or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Rates can be flat rate or hourly, depending on what is needed. Please contact for price.
With over 10 years experience with interior design & decorating, I assist sellers and real estate agents with staging properties for resale. Although I can usually use the owner’s own furniture and art work to stage the home, I can also assist with shopping and sourcing new furniture or accessories if that is preferred. I give excellent advice on what needs to be painted or repaired before selling, help to arrange furniture, and give tips on what to pack away or hide for showings. I meet with sellers/agents in the home to lay out a plan of action to make it look fabulous and am available throughout the entire listing process — an added benefit in making a home stand out from the competition!
*If needed I also have access to a 16ft covered moving trailer. Delivery charges may apply.
For more information, please contact me at: email@example.com.
All images and content Copyright ©Cheryl Lee Petro 2003
Thank you for checking out my website & portfolios. I am currently available for Real Estate Photography or Interior Design Home Staging Consultations/Projects in Calgary AB & surrounding areas. For more information, please check out my pages (above). Contact me by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org