Local Business Profiles
Lindsey Johnson Design
Wednesday, June 20th 2012
A faded velvet couch sits in the back. An elegant chandelier dangles while beautiful gold frames showcase works of art. In this impeccably designed studio, Lindsey Johnson of Lindsey Johnson Design Co creates stunning spaces, both architectural and interior. Studying interior design at Mount Royal College, Lindsey realized the value of architectural design and quickly enveloped that into her skill base. Lindsey is an experienced designer; however, she's an entrepreneurial newbie, starting her business in June 2012. She cites that it is her passion for all types of design that drives her to do what she does. "I love beautiful spaces. I am forever looking at spaces and wondering what can be made better." A self-proclaimed "softie" for older residential neighborhoods, her choice projects would include older home renovations and additions.
Lindsey opened her business doors in Red Deer's downtown in the Scott Block Heritage building. Downtown seems to fit Lindsey's goals and vision, as well as her personality. She loves the atmosphere and the revitalization of downtown.
Creativity Thrives at Alberta Art&Design
Thursday, June 7th 2012
Since October 1993, Alberta Art and Drafting Supplies Ltd. has provided Central Alberta with the most complete array of art supplies. It is located at 4711 49th Ave, kitty corner to the Millennium Center. Karen Walls built and expanded the business with a desire to fill a need in the community for art and drafting supplies and her passion for art. During her student years, she worked for Walsh Galleries in downtown Red Deer who at that time carried a small supply of art materials. This was the catalyst to start Alberta Art & Drafting Supplies Ltd.
From 1993 to now, the goal remains the same: to support and inspire the art and drafting community. From Red Deer College students, academic artists, and tattoo artists to architects, engineers, and street performers, many people will come in to the store and after a conversation with the staff, leave with great confidence and seeds of inspiration. This great customer experience can be attributed to the wonderful staff, who are knowledgeable and passionate about art. "[The staff] are amazingly creative. Everybody has their own little special gift that they bring to the store and to the customers. We are all working artists and we are passionate about art and all that it encompasses," says Lorette, Manager.