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Claire Somerville

Interior Designer, Carpenter & Professional Organizer

778-858-5198

Nanoose Bay, BC

Education:

Diploma in Interior Design (96% Average)

Certificate in Carpentry (96% Average)

Skills, Training, Experience & Awards

  • Women In Trades Sampler Program learning basic plumbing, electrical, cabinetry, welding & sheet metal

  • 5 years as a Professional Buyer for Film & Television working for large companies like Warner Brothers, ABC, 

  • 4 Years of Fine Arts training at ECUAD pursuing the crafts of ceramics, sculpture, textiles and painting

  • 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur with a business in Custom Costumes, Clothing, jewelry & Leatherwork

  • Received the MIWG Woodworkers award for 2022/2023

  • Received a scholarship to complete a Certificate in Carpentry

A Bit About Me

Aligned Designs is founded by local Designer & Artist Claire Somerville. Included in her professional training is a Diploma in Interior Design, a Certificate in Carpentry, 4 years at Emily Carr University of Art & Design, and 5 years as a Props Buyer for Film & Television. Other skills she brings to her work are an aptitude in building and upcycling furniture, a passion for functional organization, a dedication to sustainable design, and an empathetic intuitive nature. 

 

This small business is humbled and grateful to operate on the beautiful treaty lands of the Snaw-naw-as and Snuneymuxw people, otherwise known as Parksville/Nanaimo. 

Work Experience

April 2022 - June 2022

December 2016 - January 2022

December 2006 - December 2016

April 2010 - January 2022

September 2006 - April 2010

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Worked as a Professional Buyer for the Props Department of major production companies such as Warner Brothers, ABC, etc. Fully permitted member of IATSE

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