By Emily FishelToronto — A Canadian interior designer is making headlines for being the first woman to earn a contract as an interior designer at a major Canadian interior design firm.
The 34-year-old, whose full name is Rachel A. Smith, is the second woman to take a job as a principal in the firm, after two years as a senior associate.
Smith’s experience includes the design of more than 40 homes, according to the firm.
She is also a freelance designer and illustrator.
Smith started at Cintra in 2005 and worked in the retail and real estate departments, before taking a job at Pivot Design in 2011.
She later joined the company as an associate principal.
The company, which has about 100 employees in Toronto, has more than 3,000 offices in 50 countries.
Smith also manages the home design and design projects for the Cintras’ Vancouver office, which also includes the home and office design of several other clients.
Smith is the first Canadian interior designers to be hired at a large-scale, global firm.
Her previous jobs included at the Pivot offices in Vancouver and Toronto, and at a smaller company in Calgary.
She was also the head of the home styling department at the Cinestudio in Toronto from 2013 to 2015.
The Canadian agency, which specializes in house and condo design, said in a statement that Smith is “unique in her ability to adapt to the unique needs of different client groups.”
Smith has a bachelor’s degree in interior design from York University and an M.
Sc. in architecture from McMaster University.
She worked in Vancouver as a home designer for more than 10 years, she told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in an interview in August.
Smith said her role at Cinesta is “very much a collaborative one.”
“There are no two roles,” she said.
“One is as an assistant principal, and I am the assistant principal.
The other is as the principal.
I do the design, I do my clients’ work.
It’s all about collaboration.”
She said that at Pivotal Design, she is more involved in the process and more involved with the client’s overall goals.
“It’s not just me doing design and then my client doing design.
I’m also there as a co-lead,” she explained.”
I’m always there in the loop.”
Smith said she plans to continue her education in Canada.
“If I don’t want to go back, I’ll be looking at opportunities elsewhere.
Canada has been an amazing place to be and a great place to work,” she added.
Smith will continue to work at Cinetra, the company said in its statement.
The firm said it has more senior and mid-level positions opening.
Smith was born in Toronto and moved to Ontario with her family when she was six.
She graduated from York’s Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and politics.
Smith now lives in Hamilton, Ont.