NICALA HICKS DESIGN
*Design and Management for New Builds, Major Renovations, Interior Refreshes and Small Additions
*Contractor Referral and Support
* Project Management - Developing and Implementing Successful Renovation Strategies
* Custom Millwork Concepts, Development, Management and Execution
* Comprehensive Specification Guide for Specific Budget Parameters
* Comprehensive Mixture of Both Hand Drafted and AutoCAD Renderings including Virtual 3D Tours
* Diverse Material & Finish Selections with Accompanying Builder Specification Guide
* Vendor Referrals, Discounts & Management
* Trade Communication & Specifications
* Full Builder Integration & Support for New Build, Renovation & Light Upgrade
I was born to very creative and entrepreneurial parents. They raised me in beautiful British Colombia and through them, I learned the ins and outs of inventing, building, creating, managing and how to turn big dreams into reality.
In 2002 on the East Coast of Canada, I started my first company creating custom glass, metal, wood and stone feature walls for boutique hotels, restaurants, and hospitality industry organizations.
In 2006 on the lush North Shore of Vancouver BC, I joined a start up and spent 6 years conceptualizing, developing, designing, creating and marketing an award winning and industry defining line of connectable glass tiles sold internationally as Edgewater Studio (www.edgewaterstudio.com).
In 2010, back in world- class Victoria BC, I started my pursuit in a career in design – something that had been at the center of many of my previous endeavours – but had never been my main focus, until now.
I delved headlong into kitchen, bath and architectural element design (mill work) and began to design for high-end builders. In so doing, I was able to learn this industry inside and out. All the while continuing my love affair with stone, tile, wood, glass and custom woodwork.
By 2012, I was completely in love with kitchen and bath design and, using the NKBA standard design guidelines, started taking on clients building new homes, starting large renovations or simply wanting to update a portion of their space.
Today, my client list and portfolio continues to successfully grow on Vancouver Island. I started a Design & Build company with designer Danielle Keogan and together, we are Maven Design & Build (www.mavendesignbuild.com).