There’s so much creativity percolating in Anna’s brain, it seeps into every aspect of her life and her work. Anna sees every project as an experience to be discovered so it’s no wonder her career path led her back to FORREC for the third time. She an entertainment design ace who’s taking her team to new heights.
Anna came to FORREC the first time just a year after graduating with a Bachelor of Interior Design from the University of Manitoba. She helped develop several international projects including high concept interiors for the Hard Rock Café and LEGOLAND Deutschland. But beautiful British Columbia lured her away and Anna made her mark on Vancouver’s interior design world with numerous award-winning restaurants and retail projects to her credit. She became the creative director leading a 50-member team at one design firm before becoming director of design at Joey Restaurants. And that’s when FORREC tempted her back as leader of the Interiors studio. Not only did Anna design the Wuhan Indoor Movie Park in China and the Little Big Club in Malaysia, she designed our head office, too. Vancouver snatched her back for another stint before Anna boomeranged back to FORREC in 2018 to head up Creative Services. In between all the design and leadership, Anna has travelled to some 20 countries, always gathering inspiration from every place she visits.
HOW SHE RELAXES:Exploring the great outdoors, loitering in art galleries, and playing with one of her rescue animals.
"Nothing excites me more than a blank piece of paper. Creating something out of nothing is essentially what we do as designers. But the real satisfaction comes in the end when watching people enjoy the spaces we’ve created. "
– Anna Szczepaniak