We are lucky to report exciting changes happening this fall at Catherine Alison Interiors! Today we would like to focus on saying thank you and farewell to our Catherine Alison Interiors “Graduates”. Extremely fortunate is putting it mildly when I think about the two amazing Bachelor of Design students working with us during their summer break. As part of our team, Dalia Elkhatib and Megan Dougherty shared their ideas, enthusiasm and talents with us. We have benefitted so much from their passion and we miss them every day! Creating a culture that embraces challenge, fosters fresh ideas, and is involved in supporting our interior design community is in our blood. So while we are already missing seeing Megan and Dalia’s smiling faces in our studio, we are so excited to see what heights these talented young designers reach in the future. Their passion has contributed to our success, and for that we thank them and say “well done”! Read on to meet these amazing young women as they describe in their own words their experience working with the CAI team.
“Upon completion of the Interior Decorating program at Sheridan College, I was fortunate to be approached by Catherine Alison Interiors to join their team in 2012. I could not have asked for a better experience and opportunity that what I have had during the three summers that I was employed by the firm. The openness, teamwork and collaboration are elements that I strongly admire within Catherine Alison Interiors and will take with me to reflect upon in my future. The experience and confidence I attained from working for this firm is something that cannot be taught in any college, but only through great opportunities such as this. I always felt that my opinion and passion was heard, and even pushed me to better myself as a designer. I grew strongly in independence and problem solving skills, by the variation of projects and as per the needs required for each. I truly got a taste of multiple different scenarios such as residential living and dining rooms, kitchens and baths, and also designs for commercial spaces. I have now returned to Sheridan College to complete my Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design. I am constantly reflecting back during my schooling, on principles I experienced while in the field and the vast knowledge I gained from Catherine Alison Interiors.”
“Every day at Catherine Alison Interiors was filled with excitement! I enjoy designing residential and retail spaces, and while working at CAI I was able to work on many varied residential projects. During my internship at CAI, I learned what school does not teach you by having a complete, hands on experience and being able to put what I had learned into practice. I was glad to have the opportunity to attend and participate in planning meetings, to be able to apply my strengths to projects, but mostly to feel a part of the CAI team! I am now completing my Bachelor of Interior Design at Humber College, and I look forward to what the future holds for me.”
Stay tuned for my next post when I’ll introduce our newest team members.