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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 Mullings, Jade Crabbe, Jesse Wyman, and Kayla Lindgren. 

Kayla Lindgren


To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the occupants, we must ensure the building is safe, healthy, and accessible where required. Though the design is important, so is the client experience.


Kayla Lindgren has been involved in the interior design industry for over three years. After completing an online diploma in interior design, she quickly realized it was not an accredited program. She identified the importance of becoming qualified at the national level and writing the NCIDQ exam, which is when she enrolled in the bachelor of interior design program at Yorkville University in Toronto, Ont.

Residing in Regina, Sask., she has been actively taking her degree full time, while also working for 1080 Architecture, Planning & Interiors. She recently joined 1080 after running her own interior design business for three years focusing on residential design, and realized she had a passion and purpose for more. Her vision for what design means to her pulled her towards commercial design, where she could collaborate and work as a team to create amazing spaces. Kayla values learning, building relationships, collaborating, and being the best you can possibly be in the industry. There is no challenge too big.

Kayla is a mother to a 13 year-old daughter, a dog mom to two fur babies, and a loving spouse. In her limited free time, she enjoys fitness, the lake, and socializing. She loves to engage in networking opportunities, and takes every chance to expand her knowledge in the industry.

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