Doris Hager is the founder and Principal of Hager Design International Inc. located in Vancouver, BC. She has been involved in the Interior Design business for over 30 years, founding Hager & Associates Inc, evolving the firm’s identity to Hager Design International Inc. (HDI) in 2014. She has gained invaluable experience working with international hospitality clients, handling roll-outs and developing ever evolving innovative design concepts.
Her extensive background has developed an impressive portfolio of projects across North America. Through experience, continuity and longstanding commitment to her clients, Doris has earned tremendous respect within the field and built long-lasting personal and professional relationships.
HDI specializes in hospitality, retail and senior living projects completing over 1100 projects since its inception. Many of the projects Doris has worked on have been recognized by the industry. The historic renovation at the 445 room Allerton Hotel in Chicago was an award winner and Vancouver’s iconic 49th Parallel Coffee location brought recognition to the firm from the IDIBC awards., as well as won NEWH 5 years in a row. Doris is a registered member of ARIDO, IDC, ASID, NEWH, IDIBC and is BCIN accredited.
ASSOCIATE & DIRECTOR OF U.S. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Andrea Depew is our Director of U.S. Business Development. In her prior position, Andrea directed sales for Refresh Glass, a sustainable manufacturing company that turns used wine bottles into drinking glasses. She served as Director of Marketing for YHI, Inc., growing the frozen yogurt franchise, Yogurtini, from 3 to 30 stores in two years. Andrea also opened the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago as an integral part of the Sales & Marketing team. With over 20 years of experience in the travel & hospitality industry, Andrea drives her focus on understanding of all aspects of the development world and regularly attends industry events.
She was raised in Tempe, AZ. After living several years in Chicago and Atlanta, she returned home to raise her two daughters who are slaying their teen years. Her favorite season is football season, but Andrea also enjoys watching sports of all kinds. You’ll find her enjoying a nice glass of wine or Scotch and laughing with friends and family. She is continually growing her network and likely knows someone that you need to meet, so don’t hesitate to reach out to her at email@example.com or connect with her at linkedin.com/in/andreadepew.
PARTNER & DESIGN DIRECTOR
Zandro is the Design Director overseeing project scheduling, team management and design for all of our projects. With over 25 years of professional experience, he is a Senior Interior Designer capable of balancing the continuous demand for creative solutions, with the challenging realities imposed by time, budget and corporate objectives and identities. Zandro is a graduate of Technological Institute of the Philippines and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture.
Zandro travels every chance he gets, and never leaves home without his sketchbook. He is responsible for other team members having songs from The Beatles and Star Wars stuck in their heads, and he doesn't feel the slightest bit guilty about it.
PARTNER & SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER
Karl has over 18 years of design experience, is a graduate of Algonquin College in Ottawa and has a Diploma of Interior Design. He is also a 2010 inductee of his alma mater Hall of Fame for the School of Media and Design. Karl’s background is in hospitality which included partnership in a restaurant located in Whistler, BC, Canada. Karl is NCIDQ qualified, holds a LEED Green Associate designation and is registered with the Interior Designer Institute of BC and Interior Designers of Canada.
When he isn't leading our restaurant division, Karl will most likely be watching soccer or playing beach volleyball with his family. His passion for fine wines is equal to that of his passion for building code (seriously).
ASSOCIATE & SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER
Janine has a passion for the creative arts and maths which she brings together in her love of Interior Design. She embraces the challenge of creating highly functional interior spaces that are engaging and inspiring. She started her design career in Toronto, and then moved on to Sydney Australia where she specialized in cafe design. At Hager Design International, she has continued to hone her creative and detail–oriented design skills specializing in both hotel and restaurant design. She has been the lead designer/project manager on a few of our more high profile projects such as Hotel Saskatchewan and Lift YVR.
Supported by a great team of other Senior, Intermediate and Junior Interior Designers, Architectural Technologists and Administration staff.