Shed and shelter design

About us

SMOL Design: who are we and what do we do?

We are Sue and Manny of SMOL Design and we adore beautiful things.

We love art, architecture, trees, sculpture, I could go on (and on), but I won’t… We find inspiration and beauty all around us.

We love experimenting with new ideas, designs and mediums. We work hard to develop unique and interesting items and hope that you will love them as much as we do. If you see something that you love, or you have an idea that you would like to bring to life – email us, we would love to work with you!

SMOL Design passionately believe in:

•    Always being up for a challenge
•    Seeing change positively
•    Learning from set-backs and quickly moving on
•    Collaborating – listening to people and sharing new ideas
•    Passion – art, architecture, landscapes, music
•    Innovation – create a strictly “No Boredom” zone
•    Determination – never, ever, EVER give up

The team

S is for Sue – Owner, designer and operations

She has a degree in Modern European Cultural Studies (yes really) which fed and developed her interest in art, design, architecture and literature. She is currently undertaking an MSc in psychology.  Sue provides customer service and figures out the best way to get things done.

M is for Manny – Owner, designer/maker and artisan

He has a BA in Fine Art, BLA (Landscape Architecture) and an MA in Public Art. He enjoys experimenting with different mediums and ideas, and finds inspiration in everything he sees. Manny also teaches the Shed course at Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) in Calgary.

O is for Oscar – Thing One
L is for Louis – Thing Two

These are our wonderful sons who attend junior high; play hockey, basketball, soccer, football and various games on the Xbox. They provide honest feedback, design tips and most importantly keep us laughing!