JULIE DUNCAN, BAID
After achieving a Bachelor of Applied Design in Interior Design from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2001, Julie has worked in the design community ever since and has never looked back. Before starting J2 Design in the Fall of 2010, Julie worked at one of Vancouver’s well known design firms Maxam Design International Inc. In 2004 she passed the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) and satisfied the eligibility requirements to become a Registered Interior Designer with the Interior Designer Institute of British Columbia.
In order to create effective designs, Julie must gain a full understanding of the client’s needs, wants, and goals for each individual project. She then uses that information as the foundation for developing a great design concept. A successful design includes taking all the necessary steps to ensure the client’s vision achieves the desired results. Julie has been fortunate to have created many wonderful partnerships with clients and contractors over the years and those relationships have served to enhance her love and desire to grow and evolve as an Interior Designer.
- Gain a thorough understanding of the client’s vision and goals for the end user, and any special requirements that must be accommodated for each project.
- Work within the existing space and budget requirements to create a look and feel that is unique to each client’s needs.
- Apply design principles, knowledge, and skills to help define client’s brand image within their space.
- Solve design problems and redefine spaces into positive environments.
Bricar Industries Ltd. has had the pleasure of partnering with J2 Design on many projects, such as: Mattu’s Coffee & Tea, Pure Form Physio, Miracle Ear and IHOP. We first worked together in 2004 when Julie was with Maxam Design International, on a Gourmet Cheese Shop in Park Royal Shopping Centre. Eight years later we reconnected when she started her own company and designed some beautiful custom millwork for our family home. As a General Contractor, I have a high level of appreciation for design and Bricar insists on a high level of quality with all our projects; that is why we have enjoyed working with J2 Design on multiple projects in the past. Julie provides an exceptional amount of detail in her Construction Drawings which makes pricing and execution of projects much more effective and efficient. I would recommend her without hesitation and look forward to working with her again in the near future.
Julie has been a pleasure to work with on our home renovation. She helped pull all of our wishes together and gave us a vision to work toward.. She has great design instinct and is open to new ideas and listens to your needs and wants and can pull it all together. Julie is flexible and easy to communicate with..I would recommend her to anyone who wants to work with a professional!
Julie Duncan is a talented visionary when it comes to commercial retail design. J2 designed our 5th store, and proved how critical it is to hire a skilled designer - her work is functional, beautiful and brand promoting. We receive continual compliments from impressed customers. J2 will continue to be our designer of choice for our future locations.