WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS
Meade Design Group studio’s neutral scheme creates the perfect backdrop for design concept presentations but has been layered with a myriad of innovative ideas and details working together to create an inspiring work and meeting place. A showcase for the Ivan Meade fabric line, design finds, graphic wall treatments and integrated signage, the studio is the perfect culmination of the services Meade Design Group has available to its clients. Clients are welcomed by appointment to explore design possibilities, products and concepts.
Principal Designer C.G.D
As principal designer and founder of Meade Design Group, Iván Meade has received international and critical acclaim for his work in graphic, interior and industrial design. Even after 20 years of experience, Iván loves his career because no two days are the same, and that he is able to work creatively with different mediums on a daily basis. Design has always been his passion. He takes pride in enhancing clients businesses and homes so they can live their best life. With the inception of Meade Design Group – the blog in 2007, Iván was at the forefront of the design blogging world. Connections with several contacts within the realm of publishing, art and design that have given him the ability to interview some of the foremost names in the design industry. Born in Mexico, Iván has been working and living in Victoria BC, Canada since 1998. He enjoys travelling, visiting art exhibitions, painting, reading, cooking and practicing the ancient art of “willy nilly”.
Interior Designer D.I.D.
Born and raised in Victoria, Echo grew up in the world of renovation and general contracting; she received her Diploma in Interior Design from Vancouver Island University’s Interior Design program and graduated with an award in art history in 2006. Interacting with clients, problem-solving, the wonderful team at Meade Design Group, and the ever-changing array of beautiful and inspiring new products are just some of the reasons Echo loves her career. Echo assists in the conceptual development, sketching, drafting, material and furnishing selections and creative aspects of Meade Design Group’s interior design projects for the last 10 years. In her spare time, Echo enjoys entertaining and spending time with friends, painting, photography projects, volunteering, travelling, reading rock biographies and adventures with her husband, Nic, daughter Aurora and dogs, Maximus and Sailor.
This isn’t the first time Jordan has worked alongside Iván Meade. In April of 2014, Jordan had the privilege of interning at Meade Design Group for four months where he gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about the design industry. Two years later, Jordan received his diploma in graphic design from Pacific Design Academy, and is excited to be joining Meade Design Group’s team. Jordan’s previous work experience includes creating logos and brand identities, print production, and web design. In his spare time, Jordan likes to go to Dallas Road with his dog Malik, hike Mount Doug, and enjoy a drink on an outdoor patio downtown.
Meade Design Group is proud to have Anna join the team as an interior designer. Anna has lived on Vancouver Island for 16 years. She grew up in Australia and moved to Victoria with her family and now calls Canada her home. Anna graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from Vancouver Island University in 2014. Since then, she has worked in the industry and traveled around Europe, where she fell in love with the different cultures and Architecture. Anna loves every aspect of design; from the problem solving, to the creativity, and the relationships that are developed with clients. Her abilities include drafting, 3D rendering, material and furniture selections, conceptual thinking and a bit of graphic design here and there. In her spare time, Anna enjoys going on hikes with her dog Scout, spending time with family, travelling, cooking, and catching up with friends over a tasty glass of wine.
Jeff has always had a love for technology and has been coding since the web began. He moved from his hometown in Ontario to enroll in UVic’s Software Engineering program. He now holds two degrees in computer science and is equipped with a broad set of skills and over 15 years of experience in developing web sites and web applications. Jeff finds his work to be both fascinating and creative. Though he is not with Meade Design Group on a daily basis, Jeff is Meade Design Group’s original web developer and is still a valuable part of the team. Jeff continues to help on large scale projects as an IT consultant; assisting in complex custom-coding and keeping the studio ahead of the curve with the latest technologies. In his spare time, Jeff likes to run, read books, play Ultimate-Frisbee with friends, and saving the odd princess through the power of video games.
Jan has lived on Vancouver Island more than 17 years and moved to Victoria from Ucluelet with his fiancee to further his career in web development. He has over 14 years of experience in both front-end and back-end web development. Jan assists in all aspects of Meade Design Group’s web development projects including UI/UX, programming, accessibility & cross-browser testing, integration, migrations, e-commerce, deployment and system administration. He is very detail oriented and enjoys the challenge of looking for the best solution to unique requests. In his spare time Jan enjoys keeping up with the latest in web technologies, PC gaming, and likes to treat himself with the occasional cigar and glass of scotch.