About Dragana Maznic, Award Winning Luxury Interior Designer

BIO

Dragana Maznic is a Toronto-based, multidisciplinary Interior Designer with over 20 years of experience who's work has been featured in publications worldwide. Her extensive, award-winning portfolio includes Retail, Corporate, Hospitality and Recreational Spaces, as well as Private Yachts and Private Estates. 
 
Dragana's work manifests a high level of design consciousness and is an act of absolute passion and unquenchable enthusiasm. Dragana recognizes that successful urban architecture and design satisfy more than just a pragmatic concern, they provoke civic delight, pride and excitement. This is why Dragana had dedicated a decade of her career to a relentless drive for innovation and perfection, advancing design, architecture and art awareness in Toronto. 
 
She joined the real estate development company, Great Gulf, as a Design Director, with a mission to generate, advance and nurture the creative spark, creative sensitivity and excitement. This compelled the company to break away from the conventional, traditional, commodity and create ground breaking architectural statements, setting new standards in development industry. Her mission was to establish 'My Design', unique to each building and proprietary to a specific project, developing an identity that would set the company apart and position them as a leader in the industry. She recognized that collaboration and blending different facets of design, such as architecture, landscaping, design and art, is essential to achieving remarkable results. Dragana has aligned herself with wildly creative visionaries, who share her passion, create significant statements, and would lead a cultural change in the city.
 
Amongst other work Dragana was on the jury for several successful Public Art commissions in Toronto, collaborating with world renowned artists Ron Arad, Vinicio Momoli and Shane Dark  She led a creative vision for ‘One Bloor’ voted ́The most outstanding high rise building in Toronto 2015”, and was awarded 1st Prize at the 2015 International Yacht & Aviation Awards in Venice, in the Power Yacht Design category over 40m.
 
Quest of Beautifying urban landscape and facilitating advancement of 'better living experience through better design' continues to inspire her career.

PROJECTS AND EXPERIENCE

2010 – PRESENT
GREAT GULF, DIRECTOR OF DESIGN, TORONTO, CANADA
 
2000 – 2010
GREAT GULF HOMES, EXCLUSIVE DESIGN CONSULTANT, TORONTO, CANADA

• YONGE + RICH, RESIDENTIAL CONDO
• ACTIVE HOUSE, SUSTAINABLE HOUSING PROJECTS
• X2., RESIDENTIAL CONDO
• ONE BLOOR, RESIDENTIAL CONDO
• PARKSIDE, WATERFRONT CONDO
• PACE, RESIDENTIAL CONDO
• GREAT GULF NEW GENERATION HOME DEVELOPMENT
• GREAT GULF NEW BRANDING & LOGO DEVELOPMENT
• CHARLIE, RESIDENTIAL CONDO
• 18 YORKVILLE, RESIDENTIAL CONDO PENTHOUSE SUITES
• BRAMPTON & AJAX MODEL HOMES
• GREAT GULF HOMES HEAD OFFICE RENOVATION
• TABOO HOTEL / PLATINUM SUITES, MUSKOKA
• TABOO GOLF COURSE CLUB HOUSE, MUSKOKA
• MUSKOKA SANDS HOTEL,TWO STOREY CONDOS

INDEPENDENT PROJECTS

• ENTOURAGE, MAXIMA 47m SUPERYACHT POWERBOAT
• LAKE SIMCOE PRIVATE RESIDENCE
• AFIF SALON, RENOVATION
• THE AVENUE, CONDO RESIDENCE
• THE RENAISSANCE PLAZA, PRIVATE RESIDENCE
• 92 CITATION, RESIDENCE, TORONTO
• 89 MONTRESSOR, RESIDENCE, TORONTO
• 365 WOBURN, RESIDENCE, TORONTO
• CARYL BAKER VISAGE SALONS FRANCHISE, THROUGHOUT CANADA
• RIVERSTONE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB / CLUBHOUSE
• GRAD COTTAGE / MUSKOKA
• 12 MADISON AVENUE INC INVESTMENTS HEAD OFFICES, TORONTO
• MAPLE DOWNS GOLF COURSE CLUB HOUSE, RICHMOND HILL
• CST CORPORATION HEAD OFFICE, WESTIN BUILDING, TORONTO
• VISAGE COSMETICS HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO

1998 – 2000
VASSEX DESIGN CONSULTING, DESIGN ASSOCIATE

• SALON AFIF - YONGE STREET, TORONTO, ANNUAL KUCA STIL MAGAZINE SILVER AWARD
• YOU SALON & SPA - RICHMOND HILL, CONTESSA AWARD - SALON OF THE YEAR
• SILVANA’S HAIR DESIGN - HAMILTON, ARIDO SILVER AWARD - RETAIL CATEGORY

1992 – 1998
ADLER & ASSOCIATES DESIGN
, SENIOR DESIGNER

• HIGH END RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS

FAMOUS PLAYERS THEATRES, SENIOR DESIGNER

• THEATRE DESIGN THROUGHOUT CANADA

DI DESIGN, TORONTO, CANADA

• SHOPPING MALLS ACROSS CANADA AND UK

Profile

DRAGANA MAZNIC: Top High End Condo Interior Designer, Toronto.

Dragana Maznic: Winner of the Interior Design Award – Power Yacht - 2015.

OVER 20 YEARS OF INTERIOR DESIGN EXPERIENCE.

LEADS OVERALL DESIGN DIRECTION FOR ONE OF NORTH AMERICA’S PREMIER REAL ESTATE ORGANIZATIONS.

DESIGN EXCHANGE (DX) - CANADA'S DESIGN MUSEUM, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, MEMBER.

EXPERIENCE RANGING FROM HIGH END RESIDENTIAL TO LARGE SCALE COMMERCIAL PROJECTS.

QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATION

NCIDQ CERTIFIED (NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR INTERIOR DESIGN QUALIFICATION).

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, IN COLLABORATION WITH BEAUX ARTS, INTERIOR DESIGN PROGRAM, PARIS, FRANCE.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN, TORONTO, CANADA.

RYERSON UNIVERSITY, AUTO CAD FOR ARCHITECTS.

RYERSON UNIVERSITY, ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN, TORONTO, CANADA.

ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS

WINNER of BEST INTERIOR DESIGN FOR A MODEL HOME OVER 5000 sq. ft. AT THE NATIONALS 2017, ORLANDO, USA.

2015 INTERNATIONAL YACHT & AVIATION AWARDS WINNER.

INERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR MERCHANDISING AND DESIGN, ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN DESIGN.

ARIDO (ASSOCIATION OF REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNERS OF ONTARIO) SILVER DESIGN AWARD, RETAIL CATEGORY.

Winner of Best Interior Design for a Model Home over 5000 sq. ft. at The Nationals 2017, Orlando, USA.

Dragana Maznic: Winner of the Interior Design Award – Power Yacht - 2015.