Our Team


Julie Okamura is the founder and inspiring leader of pop design group. For 24 years, Julie has led talented teams on design projects from Calgary to Los Angeles. Julie’s effervescence and outstanding ability to oversee and inspire a variety of design projects has enriched her perspective and attracted a host of talented designers and specialists. Her sophisticated taste and fashion forward approach also drives the branding for pdg. A passionate leader, Julie is directly involved with clients, ensuring their projects are streamlined, stunning and on budget. Her creative teams are filled with innovative thinkers who are dedicated to delivering inspired design ideas that make each project truly pop.


Gord has been working in the interior design field for over 17 years with an additional background in fashion and furniture design. He has worked with pop design group for 13 years and has been our creative director and project coordinator on many projects from restaurants and hospitality, seniors’ facilities, residential and multi-family projects as well as corporate office and recreational projects. Gord has a unique eye for colour and design and is extremely detail orientated. He will ensure your project is completed on time and will ensure you are happy with the end result.


Michelle has 15 years of experience since the start of her career, including receiving her NCIDQ designation. She is extremely proficient at assembling her technical drawings and details and with her creative skills she is excellent at seeing the big picture and knows how to get there.


Maki is the heart of our team and has had 5 years of experience with ‘pdg’. She is efficient, creative and maintains great contact with all the current and upcoming trends within the design ‘world’. Her organizational abilities and follow-up on all our projects with Clients, Contractors and Reps with our finish specifications ensures our Clients’ projects stay on schedule and she ensures the design intent stays intact to completion.