design services

Design is so much more than just making things look pretty or on trend. It's fine-tuned creation that feels like an extension of who you are. It's an art form that reflects your values and makes a statement. When you're in the presence of good design, it feels like you've stumbled upon an otherworldly sanctuary that supports you in reaching your highest potential. I'm happy to help you experience this with my wide ranging design services that are supported by my varied background in the arts. My focus is on helping others aesthetically define who they are and visually express themselves.

The best designs are created when passion and purpose come together.

I believe that when we live in alignment with our authentic selves, we are able to create lives that are not only successful, but also deeply fulfilling. I'm here to show you how art and design play a part in that. Whether your home or business has a room that needs its energy fine tuned, or you're a photographer who has a project in need of the right vibe being set - if you're ready to create something that feels like a raw and true expression, I would be honoured to help you achieve it.

-Nora Salem

Creative Director & Owner

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creative direction

Creative direction is the process of taking an idea and turning it into reality. Creative directors most commonly deal with photoshoots, brand identities, and creative projects.

After assessing the client's needs, the creative director is the one who comes up with the initial concept and oversees the entire creative process from start to finish.

They put together the right team members to execute the work required, scout locations, design sets, direct models, and oversee all aesthetic decisions including styling and photo editing.

In short, they're responsible for ensuring that the finished product is true to the client's original vision and meets all of the necessary requirements.

Creative direction can take a project from good to exceptional and is an essential part of any creative endeavour.

If you're:

  • Struggling to come up with new & exciting ideas for your brand

  • Looking to take your photography to the next level

  • Wanting to target a specific demographic in your marketing campaign
     

Creative Direction is likely the service you're looking for. Consultations are $300 and include a one hour meeting, a defined objective and design brief, and a project proposal.

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styling

Styling is all about creating a certain look or feel for a photoshoot, brand, or space. It's not just putting together the right outfits or curating the right decor and accessories, it's being able to visually  convey a client's desired message.

Styling can elevate your project by making it more visually appealing and engaging. It can also help to create a more professional look with a defined style that sets you apart. When done well, styling can make a massive difference in the feel of a home or business and the success of a photoshoot or marketing campaign.

If you:

  • Have a space that feels stale and is in need of a refresh

  • Don't enjoy styling your photography clients

  • Need help making your brand visually interesting

Styling is a valuable investment to consider. Consultations are $150 and include a half hour meeting, project proposal, and mood board.

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set design

As any professional photographer knows, getting that perfect shot takes more than having a great camera - it requires having a great setting. That's where set design comes in.

A good photography set can make all the difference in a photoshoot. It gives the subjects a place to feel comfortable and provides a backdrop that complements the style of the photographer.

 

We love working with photographers to create custom sets that are interesting, exciting, and unique to their personal brands. We start by getting to know the photographer's style and what they're looking for in a set, and then we curate everything that's needed to create magic.

We also ensure that our photographers don't just end up with something aesthetically pleasing, but functional and easy to work in so that they can focus on doing what they do best: taking amazing photos!

 

When everything is taken care of with our full-service set design, photographers can sleep easy knowing that their next shoot will undoubtedly be picture perfect.

Consultations are $150 and include a half hour meeting, mockup with two edits, and a project proposal. Sets can be designed in studios or on location.

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interiors

A well-designed space can elevate your mood, inspire creativity, or create a sense of peace and calm. When you walk into a room that has been carefully designed, you can feel the positive energy that has been put into it. Similarly, when you walk into a room that has been slapped together, you can feel like you just want to walk right back out.

Many people see interior design services as a luxury, something that is only worth the investment if you have money to burn. But the truth is that interior design can be a very spiritual experience. It's about creating a space that reflects your innermost self or what's core to your business. It's a beautiful dance where the designer finds a balance between form and function, aesthetic appeal and practicality. 

 

Following suit with our other design services, our interior services are tailored to your unique needs and style. Since this is our newest offering, we are happy to provide free consultations and introductory portfolio pricing  until January 2023 as availability allows.

IIf you have a space that makes you feel like walking out every time you're in it - now is the perfect time to transform it into something truly special. 

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custom installations

The beauty of flowers is that they can be enjoyed in so many ways. They can grace a dining room table, add colour to a wedding ceremony, or simply brighten up a desk at work. But for those who want to take their love of flowers to the next level, floral installations are the way to go.

 

Floral installation is the art of creating temporary floral displays in homes, businesses, and other public spaces. Designs can be as simple or as elaborate as the client desires, using fresh, dried, or a little bit of both materials. No matter what you have in mind or where a piece is going, installs are guaranteed to create that 'wow' factor you're looking for.

 

This service is for those who deeply appreciate the beauty of flowers and love having a one of a kind statement piece.

Consultations are $150 and include a half hour meeting, mockup with two edits, and a project proposal.