Interior Design Training with Sketchup and Layout

Hi my name is

Joanne S.

$100 / Hour

Joanne has been deep in the world of interiors for over 15 years in Toronto and internationally. She has worked on high end commercial and residential projects.

My Special Offer

I offer a free 15 minute consultation!

Call or send me a message, and I'd be happy to discuss your project.​


  • Interior Design
  • Sketchup Training
  • Layout Training
  • Interior Modeling
  • New Construction
  • Renovation
  • Decor

New Construction

f you have already met with an architect, we begin by reviewing the building plans that have been established, and discussing the style and aesthetic you are hoping to create in the space. We do this typically through concept photos you bring to us, or vice versa. With this, we can establish the design direction for the house, and begin moving through room-by-room, detail by detail. The end goal is a complete design package for the builder, including all plans, millwork and tile elevations, fixtures, finishes and paint selections. We are in close communication with the builder throughout the entire construction process throughout completion, ensuring that every design detail has been understood and implemented.

Every project is unique and whether all services are required, from interior architecture to decorating, or only a select few in between, we can create a proposal that’s specific to your project and be sure you’re getting exactly what you need.


We begin by taking a look at your current space, discussing your concerns on the likes, dislikes and what your hopes and needs are for the future. This might include a few bathrooms and a kitchen, or an entire gut and reno. We would help in creating an existing set of drawings for the house, and proceed with the re-design according to your particular aesthetic. You may require our services only on a consultation basis, or you may require a full design package which includes new partitions, electrical and finishes plans, millwork, tile and stone drawings, selection of all finishes (tiles, hardwood, stone, etc) and fixtures (hardware, plumbing, electrical), furniture selection and purchasing.

The designer doesn’t stop once the design is done. We are skilled at ensuring the intended design be realized as accurately and smoothly as possible with clear and diligent project coordination services throughout the renovation. This includes constant communication between yourself, the builder, vendors, suppliers and trades through to completion.


e begin by discussing in detail the scope of work you have in mind, as well as your design aesthetic and budget. We then take measurements of your space and create a furniture plan for layout discussion purposes. This layout may include some pieces you already have, or a fresh start altogether. We will propose the new pieces, their placement, cost, finish and delivery times.

We can be as involved as you like, taking care of payment processing, shipment and styling on site. Conversely, we can work on a consultation basis only, leaving the rest to you. Every project is unique and requires a slightly different approach. Our only true aim is to make sure that at the end of the day, you’re happy with the product and service you have received.

3 Types of Service


Customized 1-on-1 tutoring sessions. Don’t waste time & money in class. Learn only what you need for your specific projects, and nothing more!


Share screens with me to cut costs and learn along the way. More communication increases my understanding of your project


Hourly rate or fixed price for agreed upon deliverables and deadlines.



My schedule is flexible, I can meet whenever is best for you.


I help students worldwide via Zoom Screenshare.


$100 / Hour
$1.67 / Minute
No Minimums. Please call even if you have 1 simple question.

About Me

Joanne has been deep in the world of interiors for over 15 years in Toronto and internationally. She has worked on high end commercial and residential projects that have pushed the bounds of innovation and creativity, always striving to achieve the best final product while using the most current and efficient methods.

She believes that good design is invaluable, not only to your space, but to your life. Whichever four walls you find yourself standing between are shaping your experiences and your memories. They should be the best.

Joanne has been using a full SketchUp and LayOut workflow for her business for the past 3 years. You can take a look at some of her examples here – SketchUp Portfolio (

Next to design, artwork that is entirely customized to your space is something that Joanne specializes in. Her team is aware of the impact a painting can have on a room, and have this at the forefront of their minds every time a space is being designed. Art should not be an afterthought, or something that matches what you’ve already designed. It needs to be the heart that powers the rest of the space and is vital to its existence.


My wife and I were very nervous about renovating our home, but Joanne was a total life saver. She made the whole process so clear, presented us with beautiful 3d designs and worked with our budget. She created an incredibly organized package for the builder, took care of every order and managed every hiccup like it wasn’t even a blip on the radar. She was also awesome when it came to dealing with the builder and all of his tradespeople. Would recommend her to anyone and everyone!

Kevin M

Joanne was incredibly easy to work with. She has an uncanny ability to tackle stressful situations with such calm and ease, which can be very difficult when renovating a home!!! My partner and I had a bad experience with a designer in the past, and working with Joanne was like night and day. Couldn’t recommend her enough! And our home is SO gorgeous, we get showered with compliments every time someone comes over!”

Wahed F

We thought our home was condemned to have a terrible layout for all of eternity. We talked to many designers that made helpful suggestions, but nothing was hitting home. We thought we would try one last time and invited Joanne over to discuss our issues. One week later, she sent us a plan and we couldn’t believe it. It was a layout that was so simple, clever and perfect. Some people have a true talent for seeing a space for what it CAN be, rather than getting stuck on what it already is. She is one of those people. We love our home now, and we have her to thank for it.

Laura C

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Google Rating
Based on 198 reviews
The whole experience with Geoff from first phone call to receiving the deliverables he created in SketchUp and Layout was great. I highly recommend their services.
Ben M.
Ben M.
19:32 22 Nov 22
I Highly Recommend these guys!Austin is a great person to work with.I would not consider anyone else!
Ron W.
Ron W.
00:28 13 Nov 22
My name is Quinn and Juan is an awesome teacher and I'm learning so much so quickly on the Sketchup program, much faster than on youtube. Well worth his services.
Quinn F.
Quinn F.
20:31 03 Nov 22
Mr. Juan Carols was an excellent tutor, he explained SketchUp in a very good way and I'm Looking Forward to do more lessons with him.
Frank L.
Frank L.
21:00 18 Oct 22
Sorry my frustration leaked your way. I just might have it right this time. Got both my machines printing well. With Sketchup, I used Cleanup 3 and Solid Inspector 2.I might just have it right this time. Printing now, but the first couple of layers are looking great! Boy, its been a slow learning curve, but you are a great teacher!
Richard S.
Richard S.
20:10 12 Oct 22
One of the best Tutor's I've ever had the pleasure to work with!
Bill M.
Bill M.
18:18 04 Oct 22
Excellent job. I'm finally getting the hang of Blender.
Brian F.
Brian F.
15:36 03 Oct 22
Harry in NYC tutored me on Blender and I learned so much! He is clear, encouraging and patient.
Kathleen B.
Kathleen B.
15:03 16 Sep 22
Excellent job. Juan is very patient and accommodating
22:55 31 Aug 22

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I offer a free 15 minute consultation!

Call or send me a message, and I'd be happy to discuss your project.​