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Catherine Maroussis

Design + Creative Direction

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
A skilled artist and creative leader, alongside extensive experience in leading design strategy for complex global brands such as Cirque du Soleil. Passionate about building brands across countries and cultures by leveraging the creative process.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jun 2011Present
CATHERINE MAROUSSIS DESIGN
DESIGN + CREATIVE DIRECTION CONSULTANT
Deliver fully integrated projects: from trend research, to strategy into concepts towards final design of fashion retail products. Services include brand development, corporate identity, presentations, illustration, and digital design. Consult with clients to establish flexible design processes for delivering products that surpass customer expectations.
Canada
Nov 1999Dec 2010
Cirque du Soleil
DESIGN + CREATIVE DIRECTOR | MERCHANDISING AND HOSPITALITY | MARKETING
As the Design Director of a newly formed division, I was responsible for creating an 'Artful Living' product image that aligned with the ever evolving and complex brand pillars of Cirque du Soleil. To support the growth and influence of design in the retail business development, I built a confident design team, and promoted a culture of excellence. Aside from managing seasonal direction and long-term vision for multiple internal/external projects, I became 'La Vigie' of the retail brand and responsible for external product development by international partners, licensees, and suppliers. With the collaboration of senior executives and cross-functional teams, I developed identity systems and partnership guides for Merchandising that upheld the brand image and supported intellectual property protection for expanding Cirque du Soleil trademarks.
Languages
 
English (Fluent), French (Fluent), Greek (Fluent)
Skills
 
Design + Creative Direction, Global Brand Strategy, Illustration, Product + Graphic Design, Strategic Partnerships, Team Leadership, Visual Presentation