OUR TEAM

JULIE OKAMURA – PRINCIPAL

Is the founder of pop design group inc since 2004 with 28 years interior design experience and having her NCIDQ designation.  Prior to starting her own company, Julie worked for a large architectural firm in Calgary as their senior interior designer for several years.   Julie has led her talented team on a multitude of projects across Western Canada, Western USA and Central America.  A passionate leader, Julie is directly involved with her clients, ensuring their projects are streamlined, stunning and on budget.  Her vast knowledge and creativity has been noticed on many projects including hospitality, restaurants, corporate and medical offices, recreational projects, multi-family projects, residential and seniors housing.  She believes each project should be unique and is dedicated to turn each Client’s dream into a reality.  Julie is extremely creative with her designs and space planning and works hard to keep projects on budget.

GORD HILL – CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Gord has been working in the interior design field for over 22 years with an additional background in fashion and furniture design.  He has worked with pop design group for 16 years and has been our creative director and project coordinator on many multi-million dollar projects from restaurant 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 on budget and will ensure you are happy with the end result.  Gord is fluent in AutoCAD.

RON BUTARAN – SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

Ron was a licensed architect and interior designer in the Philippines.  He has over 14 years of experience in both architecture and interior design.  We were fortunate to have Ron join our team several years ago.  His love for design shows in every project he works on as he takes pride in his drawings and details as well as finishes and furniture design.  Ron is extremely creative and easily portrays the design intent with beautiful 3D renderings.  He is also extremely proficient in AutoCAD and REVIT for both commercial and residential projects.  Ron is a definite asset to the company.

JOSHUA BERUBE – SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST

Joshua has over 24 years of experience working with numerous architects in both BC and Alberta.  His vast architectural knowledge, attention to detail and artistic creativity is a definite asset to all our projects.  Joshua is an expert draftsman and designer and is proficient in AutoCAD.  He is also very hands on during our construction management phase and ensuring the project stays on course.

DANI HURTADO – INTERMEDIATE INTERIOR DESIGNER

Dani has been an amazing asset since joining our team! Her design, strong technical abilities and her 3D renderings are exceptional.  She is extremely efficient and very creative and maintains great contact with all the current and upcoming trends within the design ‘world’.  Dani is always learning and eager to hone her skills.  Dani excels in REVIT.

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