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PROpel is a national competition created exclusively for emerging leaders, providing the opportunity for engagement in discussions and connections with influential representatives in the interior design community.

Emerging leaders will have the opportunity to hear an inspiring keynote presentation and network with their peers, industry professionals, and the IDC board at the PROpel Emerging Leaders Program and Mixer during the virtual 2021 IDC Design Symposium this fall.

In addition, each participant will be announced as part of a promotional series on a weekly basis with a short profile published across IDC’s social media platforms, newsletters and honoured at the IDC Awards Celebration on Oct. 13, 2021.

Congratulations to all 2021 PROpel Emerging Leaders Program participants – Anna Walker, Leanna Cheung, Kayley MullingsJade CrabbeJesse Wyman, and Kayla Lindgren

Leanna Cheung


Learning about the physical and psychological factors of design really reinforces that designers are a vessel of knowledge and lifelong students.


Create a great space; create a great experience. The ability to evoke an emotional connection with spaces is what drives Leanna as an interior designer. She believes a designer’s responsibility is to provide a positive and memorable solution; one that leaves clients feeling moved and understood. Through her professional growth, she reminds herself of these values to inspire connection through an innovative, imaginative and informed design process.

As a Registered Interior Designer and IDIBC member, Leanna’s commitment to professional growth and the design community is evident. Leanna was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. by her Chinese immigrant parents. This experience has allowed her to be surrounded by diversity and multiculturalism; facets that allow her to bring a different perspective to design. An enthusiast of all things design, art, and travel, Leanna derives inspiration from these elements, recognizing travel as the greatest contributor to the growth of her interpersonal skills.

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