Owner / Principal designer
Nyla Free is the Principal Designer and CIO (Chief Inspiration Officer) of Nyla Free Designs Inc., a company proudly built on relationships with both clients and suppliers, cultivated over the last 25 years. A graduate of the Mount Royal College Interior Design program, Nyla brings extensive knowledge, experience and integrity to each project. Her design approach is always one with a high level of respect for clients needs and budget. With travel an immense source of inspiration, Nyla’s bags are always packed and ready for any adventure however the majority of her “extra” time is spent tag teaming with her husband between the pool and dance studio for their two daughters.
Jackie Reid began her career at Nyla Free Designs Inc. as an intern during her studies at Mount Royal University and immediately immersed herself into the team. A graduate of SAIT’s Administrative Information Management diploma program and a graduate of MRU’s Bachelor of Applied Interior Design, Jackie's role has evolved to Intermediate Designer. With a high attention to detail and client collaboration, she is taking on the world of interiors one room at a time. Jackie is French speaking, outdoor loving, rather witty and quite punny.
Ana Pena brings 20 years of executive administration to her role of office manager at Nyla Free Designs Inc. Client care is her top priority in the areas of communication, organization and facilitating a smooth project from start to finish. Her thoughtful approach to project management is what makes Ana an integral part of the design process. Ana has a new love of interiors, is a native Chilean, an avid soccer player (as is her husband!) and cheerleader for their two daughters, who are also on the field.
Our newest member, and also a graduate of Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Applied Interior Design, Alex Ollenberger joins the team as a junior designer with a fresh and youthful approach to our designs. Alex is experienced in cabinet design, has an eye for colour, pattern and loves the art of the mix, bringing "tension" to a room in the best possible way. She recently purchased her first home, is newly engaged and has welcomed a new addition to her family, a French Bulldog named Sonny Boy.