Thank you for taking an interest in my novels, and my design portfolio & services.

I am currently available to hire for Real Estate Photography & Interior Design Projects in Calgary AB & surrounding areas. For rates & more information, please check out my pages or contact me by email at: cherylleepetro@gmail.com


About Me:

I consider myself a “Jill of All Trades”, having a broad range of experience with different types of mediums, specialties, and projects.

Education:

After achieving my Master Design Certificate from SAIT in 2004, I entered into Visual Design Program at the University of Calgary offering courses that 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.

Design Experience:

Since 2010, I  have worked as the lead designer for Vayda Homes & Design Inc, a Real Estate Investment & Home Renovation company that specializes in flipping houses and complete home renovations. (I also recently worked on two new builds with Canterra Custom Homes). For every interior design project, I manage all interior/exterior design aspects, source materials, and stage the properties for re-sale. My duties for Vayda Homes also include the job of real estate assistant spanning all aspects of social media, advertising & marketing, web design (HTML and WordPress sites), graphic/print design, copy-writing,  and enhanced HDR real estate photography. I plan on getting my Real Estate License by April 2018.

Along with this, I also run a small free-lance design company, Mary-Eva Decor, that I started in 2012. Over the past 6 years, I have accepted various projects that included: decorating consultations, sourcing materials, shopping for furniture, and completing design sample boards for clients.

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 create a space that is right for their personal style.

Freelance Services:

I am currently available for Real Estate Photography (including Image Retouch) & Interior Design Projects (from new builds to home consultations). For more information on both, please check out my webpages or email me at: cherylleepetro@gmail.com