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Women's Fashion Design

Susan Marquise
1527 Rivermead, Toronto, ON, M3J 1Z4
Cel. (xxx) 718-5285 -- Net:


Fashion Designer position with a dynamic fashion-forward company where I can apply my unique combination of fashion design training and retail market knowledge and experience to produce collections of fresh, beautiful, and marketable women's wear. As a result of a decade studying and working in the fashion industry, I am now ready to apply my formal education in design and fashion.

  • Excellent understanding of the garment design and manufacturing process; from the garment conceptualization stage, through the pattern drafting phase, to final garment assembly.
  • Strong fashion and color sense with the ability to create and adapt designs to changing market conditions.
  • Significant ability to interpret client requirements and create designs that pinpoint their target market.
  • Good knowledge of fabrics, and the ability to choose the best match between garment design and fabric.
  • Proven ability to translate client garment design requirements into design illustrations using leading design software such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Equally adept at performing as a project team member or working independently, depending on the nature of the project at hand.


Sales and Design Consultant, Montauk Sofas Inc., Toronto (2012-2015)
Responsibilities include: helping clients design their living space, consulting with interior designers, working with buyers and suppliers in selecting fabrics and colors, developing print media ad campaigns, participating with team in developing design ideas, and performing client sales and service.

Specialist Advisor, Designer Womenswear, Holts Ltd., Toronto (2010-2011)
Responsible for direct client sales, organizing promotional events and merchandizing high-end designer collections including: Miu Miu, Philosophy, Alberta Ferretti, Strenesse, Gucci, Calvin Klein.

Sales Consultant, Designer Womenswear, Holts Ltd., Toronto (2008-2009)
Assessed client lifestyle and personality and made direct sales of designer lines including: Prada, Jil Sander, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Issey Miyake, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Sonia Rykiel.

Retail Sales Consultant, Various Fashion Retailers, Toronto (2006-2008)
Learned the basics of the retail merchandise business by performing direct client sales and service of high-end merchandise for various brand name retailers including: Gianni Versace, Sisley, and La Senza.

  • Fashion Design Certification (A.E.C.), Lasalle College, Toronto (2011-2013).
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design), York University, Toronto (1999-2001).
  • Languages: Fluent in English and French. Working knowledge of Italian.


Interests outside of the fashion design world include: cooking, restaurants, fitness, reading, dogs, antiques, old books, museums, dancing, and people watching.

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