Team

Ruth M'rav-Jankelowitz

Principal and founder.

With over 20 years of experience developing and implementing interior design and conceptual commercial environments across Canada and Internationally, Ruth is instrumental in setting strategic design and developing interiors that sell. Ruth has been pivotal to the success of dozens of Hospitality , Retail and Commercial projects. As the founding principal of our team, her experience in environmental design has fostered her ability to develop interior concepts that best showcase a product or service . She has a keen sense of spatial arrangement and the ability to provide illustrative recommendations to ensure understanding of environmental concepts. Ruth graduated with Honours from Bellevue College in the Interior Design program , Worked in Seattle, Israel and Canada and has designed over 100 restaurants, 200 retail stores, 25 medical offices, 2 dozen homes and much more…..In her spare time Ruth loves to spend time with her boys, exploring, traveling, movies, cooking ,entertaining, long walks on the beachfront or in the forest, and being a hockey mom.

Liz Garcia

Graduated from Universities Rafael Urdaneta, in Venezuela with an Architectural degree . She worked locally in a Governmental environment where she managed to gained much experience in the field of architecture and design. Liz immigrated with her husband to Canada in 1995 and has called it home ever since. Over the years Liz has obtained vast experience in the design field and worked on many projects. She especially enjoys challenging spaces and works well in both 3D and 2D environments. She is a whiz at building computerized models and brings a great sense of aesthetic to her work. She has kept us all entertained at Janks design since 2007.She thrives off being busy in all aspects of her life. She especially likes drawing, music, exploring new places and spending time with family and friends . She is an extremely devoted mother and wife.

Gustavo Avendano

Gustavo graduated from the School of Architecture of the Universidad Marista, Mexico City in 2008.He has extensive experience in the Architectural environment and has been working in the field for the past 10 years. Gustavo has been involved in a variety of Retail, Corporate, Hospitality and Residential projects, as well as Heritage buildings. His role includes everything from conceptual design, detailed design and preparation of construction plans and through to construction implementation.Some of his previous projects include Walmart, Soriana Group, AM Resorts ( Cancun, Los Cabos) . Gus also worked with the National Institute of Arts ( INBAL) on several heritage projects. His previous employer was FREL group in Mexico city, where he worked for the past 3 years until he and his wife, recently relocated to Vancouver and are planning on being here for a while.In his spare time Gustavo enjoys photography, 3D modelling, Technology and his passion for Architecture. He is a citizen of the world and his basic philosophy is to live with a smile !

Carla Lupul

Carla’s affinity for design first emerged at a young age growing up in Alberta. Many weekends were spent travelling through the prairies looking for unique treasures at antique stores and shows. She developed an appreciation for furniture design which quickly grew into designing innovated spaces to house them. Now she lives in Vancouver, BC where she graduated with honours from the Visual College of Art and Design. Previously a cook by profession and through her education, she found her true fulfilment in Commercial Design.At Janks Design Group, Carla supports the team by offering a balance of creativity and collaboration with a structured, organized and detailed mentality into every project. She thrives on creating spaces that exceed clients’ expectations and that will have a positive impact on their lives as well as their customers. Outside of design, she revels in cooking, live music, travelling, riding her bike, swimming and being on the open ocean.