We are Tracy, Carrie, Elaina and Janine.

We are colleagues, collaborators, & teammates.

We are friends.

We are designers.

We are creative souls who like to have fun.

We are part of the community.

We are responsible stewards of the environment.

We are passionate in our beliefs.

We are S3 Interior Design.

Tracy Dyck

Professional Interior Designer, Principal


Tracy’s love for analyzing space and ‘figuring out the puzzle’ led her to a career in design. She received her Bachelor’s of Interior Design from Louisiana State University and is NCIDQ certified.

Tracy began S3 Interior Design in 2003 with the goal to grow a company that would make a difference in the industry by focusing on environmental friendliness, smart & functional design as well as giving back to the community.

One of Tracy’s favourite projects was the design of her own straw bale home, where she resides with her husband Kevin, daughters Camille & Peyton and dog, Jezebel.

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“I believe in a purpose bigger than myself. I believe in a God that provides us with gifts and opportunities to use them.”

Carrie Robson

B.Env.D. (Interior Environment)


Carrie found her passion for interior design at a young age. She moved to Winnipeg in 2001 to start pursuing a career in design. With a Bachelor of Environmental design (specializing in interior environments); Carrie graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2005.

Before joining the S3 team, Carrie worked for a large retail design chain, a commercial design firm, and a retail design store. Carrie joined the S3 team in 2009 with a working knowledge of both residential & commercial design. She currently leads the S3 residential department and loves to create spaces that are unique with a little bit of funk.

Besides design, Carrie resides in her vintage/modern home with her long term fiance Travis, Luna (their puggle puppy), and Nem (the cat). Her passions outside of work include traveling, painting, and sports.

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”I believe we are the designers of our own happiness.”

Elaina Samardzija

Lighting Designer
B.Env.D. (Interior Environment), Associate IALD, MIES


Elaina comes to the S3 team with a wealth of knowledge in Lighting Design. She graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Environmental Design program in 2003, with a focus on Interior Environments. Since then she has worked within the lighting industry learning many techniques and applications.  Before joining the S3 Team in January 2012, Elaina has spent time in London, England working for international lighting design firms. Elaina has taught Architectural Lighting Design at the U of M, teaching the next generation of designers the importance of lighting in the built environment.  Elaina has developed a Lighting Design Department within S3, elevating commercial and residential projects to a new level.

Elaina is currently studying for her Master’s Degree in Architectural Lighting Design in a distance program from the University of Wismar in Germany. She is an active member of the IES and sits on the Executive Board of Winnipeg’s local chapter. She is also an Associate Member of the IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers), adding to the small, prestigious group of lighting design members of Canada.

When Elaina is not focusing on design, she spends her time with her other passions; photography, food & wine, yoga, running and of course, her very playful & energetic dog, Oliver.


”I believe in the beauty of dreams, in the curiosity of the mind and in the health of the soul.”

Janine Shwaluk

Professional Interior Designer


Janine is an experienced interior designer, with a diverse portfolio in a wide range of commercial sectors. These include corporate office, sport, government, healthcare, education, and community wellness. She brings a vast knowledge of space planning, detailing, and accessible design to the S3 Interior Design team and currently leads S3’s commercial design department.

Janine is a NCIDQ-certified interior designer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a graduate of the Masters of Interior Design program from the University of Manitoba. She has a passion for designing sustainable interior spaces that are not only functional, but also enhance the health & wellbeing of both her clients and the local community.

Aside from design, Janine enjoys spending her free time with her husband Jay, her two young children Aubree & Bryden, and their dog, Rosco.

Janine S3 Staff member

“I believe the most successful interior spaces bring people together.”