Paule Bourbonnais

Founder of Reference design

Born in Canada from separated parents, I was led by my mother to be self-reliant and independent. The thought of becoming an entrepreneur, therefore, came to me very early on. In turn, I am now passing down these values to my daughters, allowing them to fulfill all their dreams. I chose a man who is also inventive and an entrepreneur to become my life partner and the father of my children. My practical studies in Environmental Design at the Université du Québec à Montréal have expanded my horizons and deepened my sensitivity.

Creative, unique and genuine, I enjoy mastery and teamwork and feel inspired by my environment. I am attentive to the needs of the people around me to the extent that I feel compelled to meet those needs with aesthetic and utilitarian objects. To me, that is the true nature of DESIGN.

At the age of 23, when I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree, I already felt strongly compelled to meet people‘s specific needs through their environment or objects.

I have since launched “Reference design”, a creative business mainly focussed on interior design and video production. This work experience drives me to develop and market some of my ideas and to improve and enhance people’s lives by satisfying their needs through objects.

Not only is this a way of life, but it is also what I live for.