Alex Conibear is a Toronto-based designer who brings to you project passion, and creative skills backed by experience with a variety of multi-cultural styles of art and architecture. Growing up and studying on the West Coast in Vancouver and San Francisco, respectively, and having traveled extensively, enables Alex to bring to her design work a special talent for practical space planning, a focus on special materials of construction and welcome use of color and light.
Specialties include interior design using natural products - wood, stone and glass, and durable metals and other materials to provide functional, cost effective designs. She has extensive experience making the most efficient use of space whether for your home or recreational property, transforming your space into a new, stimulating environment. She is a graduate of the renowned Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Interior Architecture and Design in their intensive five-year design program. While there, Alex achieved a showcase position for her fabric designs at the Academy of Art Wintershow 2012. Experience gained while at the Academy of Art University and related practicums included textile design, sewing, stain glass making, lighting construction, construction contracts, construction drawing drafting and building codes, giving a practical basis for choosing materials of construction, interior design accessory selection and successful execution of final designs.
Subsequent to graduation she was a designer at Binns Custom Kitchen and Bath Design in Yorkville, Toronto until recently, when she branched out with her own design business. In early 2016, she was the recipient of two Awards at the National Kitchen and Bath Association Design Competition, winning First Place for best kitchen design Promotional Display, and Second Place for Best Small Kitchen. In addition, two of her design projects were published in the 2016 Kitchen Edition of Toronto Home Magazine. Volume 6, Number 1.
Alex is officially bilingual in French and English, gained through education in a French Immersion program. She was an honor roll student and studied painting intensively in the Advanced Placement program. In 2007, her work was published in the Fine Arts Advanced Placement Catalogue.
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