In pursuit of magic


Studio Roslyn is a full-service interior design and creative consulting studio co-founded by principals Jessica MacDonald and Kate Snyder in Vancouver, British Columbia. We specialize in developing considered design solutions for built environments across the milieu of commercial, institutional and residential space.

We hold dear our core belief that true creativity is not to be in conflict with commerce, and that our work should not be bound by the divisions between art, design, fashion and architecture. We work closely with our clients to establish a strong understanding of their businesses, from finance and operations to aesthetics and brand, to form the foundation of each commission that we engage in. From this understanding, we create spaces that are at times unapologetically bold, sumptuously elegant or charming and playful. Each project is its own ecosystem—but we are constantly placing our client’s needs and desire for success at the forefront of our process. We listen well, research hard, think big and execute strong.

The muse of Roslyn personified provides a conceptual focal point of our studio and our aspiration as designers. She is fearless, provocative and highly intelligent. She knows how to ask the tough questions and make the hard decisions, but she also has a steady hand and a warm heart. She is at the core of what defines our spirit, ethos and aesthetic.

Studio Roslyn Co-Founders Kate Snyder and Jessica MacDonald, 2023 by Lauren D. Zbarsky
Studio Roslyn Co-Founders Kate Snyder and Jessica MacDonald, 2023 by Lauren D. Zbarsky

Clients —

  • Sumibiyaki Arashi
  • Alabaster Homes
  • Human Studio
  • Century Group
  • Just Another Cafe + Bar
  • Stz'uminus First Nation
  • Shape Properties
  • Superflux
  • Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
  • Bricklayer Brewing
  • Olive + Piper
  • Stay Fresh
  • Qali Hair Studio
  • Studio Sashiko
  • Zensa Skin | Alera
  • Aryze Developments
  • Westbank
  • Mosaic Homes
  • University of British Columbia
  • Whistle Buoy Brewing
  • Superbaba
  • Kingdom Jewelry
  • Fernwood Coffee Company
  • Gray Magazine
  • Circle Productions

Services —

  • Interior Design

    Residential Interiors
    Bar, Restaurant + Retail Design
    Commercial + Workplace Interiors
    Real Estate Interiors
    Business Metrics Planning
    Budget Planning
    Modelling + Renderings
    Permit + Construction Drawings
    Custom Millwork + Furniture Design
    Furniture Packages + Procurement
    Art Curation
    Interior Styling
  • Concept + Brand Design

    Creative Direction
    Design Research
    Name Consultation + Naming
    Marketing Direction
    Logo Design
    Custom Typography
    Visual Identity System Design
    Brand Guidelines
    Print + Digital Design
    Packaging Design
  • Building Design

    Homes + Cabins
    Small Builds, Alterations + Additions
    Consultant Organization + Lead
    Feasibility Studies

Team —

  • Kate Snyder Principal + Co-Creative Director
  • Jessica MacDonald Principal + Co-Creative Director
  • Zafirah Bacchus Creative + Project Lead
  • Courtney Hundseth Senior Designer
  • Joshua Kupsch Senior Designer
  • Ellereigh Rogerson Intermediate Designer
  • Megan Bridge Studio Manager
  • Hannah Braun Concept Direction + Graphic Designer
Studio Roslyn Portraits by Lauren D. Zbarsky

Awards —

Gray Magazine


GRAY Magazine Awards 2022 Finalists

Western Living


Robert Ledingham Memorial Award for Emerging Interior Design of the Year

Gray Magazine

Dec. 2021

GRAY Magazine Awards 2021 Editors' Pick for Crane Loft


Aug. 2021

Longlisted: Small Retail Interior

Western Living

July 2021

Robert Ledingham Memorial Award Finalist

Gray Magazine

Jan. 2021

GRAY Magazine Awards 2020 Editors Choice for QALI

The Globe & Mail Designing Canada

Jan. 12, 2020

Canada's Top Three Interior Designer Firms

Gray Magazine

Jan. 2020

GRAY Magazine Awards 2019 Finalist - Seaside

Gray Magazine

Jan. 2019

GRAY Magazine Awards 2018 Editors Choice - Parsonage Cafe

Restaurant & Bar Design Awards



Gray Magazine

Jan. 2018

Best Use of Colour, Best Interior Design - Commercial Finalists

Press —

Goodlife - Wohn Design

September 2023

Magie Im Blut

House & Home

May 2022

Style Files Q&A: Design Duo

Softer Volumes - Café

Nov. 2021

The Parsonage Cafe and Fernwood Coffee Company

Eat Magazine

Nov./Dec. 2021

Superflux {Cabana}

Modern Home Magazine

May 4, 2021

Interview with Kate Snyder from Studio Roslyn