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

FREELANCE SERVICES:

I am currently available to hire for Residential and Small Commercial Design Projects (from new builds to partial renovations to in-home consultations) in Calgary AB & surrounding areas. For rates & more information, please check out my MaryEva Decor page or contact me by email at: cherylleepetro@gmail.com

I am also currently available for Real Estate Photography. Please inquire for prices.


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/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 2013, I  have worked as the lead designer and selection specialist for Vayda Homes & Design Inc, a Real Estate Investment & Home Renovation company that specializes in flipping houses and complete home renovations. I worked alongside builders and site managers (such as Canterra Custom Homes) helping to manage the interior/exterior design aspects of the builds. This included: sourcing materials, making selections, completing drawings and summaries, acquiring quotes, completing progress reports, and staging the properties for re-sale. My duties for Vayda Homes also included the position 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.

On the side, I also run a small free-lance design company, Mary-Eva Decor, that I started in 2012. Projects mainly include: interior decorating consultations, sourcing materials for renovations, 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 process as a partnership and encourage each client to participate so I can create a space that is right for their personal style.

For more information, please email me at: cherylleepetro@gmail.com