Creative director + strategist innovating emotionally engaging and savvy solutions for brands worldwide. Founder Atelier Six. Ex circus freak (Consumer product innovator for Cirque du Soleil).
20+ years experience in consumer product design and development and retail for small businesses and corporations.
15+ years experience for product design + development for international markets.
Specialty in entertainment merchandising, licensed goods and fine art + craft.
Companies I've worked with: Cirque du Soleil, MGM Resorts International, Apple Corps Ltd. (The Beatles), Michael Jackson Estate, Madison Square Garden, Oriental Land Co., Fuji Television Network Inc., United Daily News, Mast Media, Sands China, CIE/T4F, Newport Art Museum, Stratford Festival, Burton Snowboards, Cornell Trading.
After one concept meeting with Suzanne, she came back to us with awesome merchandising ideas. She absolutely understood the aesthetic of the show, and flew with it. I would absolutely recommend her in product development, and I really enjoyed the brief time that we worked together.
Suzanne is one of the most collaborative colleagues that I worked with while at Cirque du Soleil. She is a great listener, loves to exchange creative ideas and truly wants your opinion - whether it be positive or otherwise. Suzanne is very versatile and has accomplished various creative ventures, all with her known flair and great interpersonal skills. I enjoyed every minute spent in her presence, she is truly inspirational.
Suzanne is a creative and innovative speaker who strives to match her knowledge to the informational needs of the audience. She has a presence at the podium that draws people to her. In other words, Suzanne is a perfectly delightful, honest smart person who has the satisfied audience buzzing favorably at the end of her talks.
Suzanne’s creative foundation comes from working extensively in many fields of design, and has worked for me several years as a Design Project manager at Cirque du Soleil. Highy organized, I watched her talents grow immensely as a creative lead on many brand product projects, taking on bigger and bigger challenges with well thought out and beautifully designed solutions.
With a depth of creative expression that was second to none and over a diverse range of target audiences she repeatedly hit the right tone with her concepts and direction. She consistently demonstrated strong conceptual and artistic skills in both fine arts and product design. She is also a great partner for client management related to strategic branding and design challenges.
In summary, her talent, thoroughness, dedication, and pleasant demeanor showed her to be a true professional.
I would highly recommend her for all facets of Art Direction and Design Direction.
Suzanne filled several positions while at Cirque du Soleil.
Her creativity, product development instincts, brand sensitivity, analysis skills and her easy communication style made her successful at all of them. She was equally at home as a buyer, a product developer and a project manager.
Suzanne's attention to detail and measured approach makes working with her such a pleasure. She is fair, committed and hard working. She has great people and management skills. She always took the time to ensure that any issues I had with the Cirque du Soleil online boutique inventory or promotion were dealt with fully and swiftly. I would love to work with her again and I sincerely recommend her.
Suzanne Paquette was instrumental in getting my work to circulate with a traveling circus show as part of fine art works for sale. She is very warm and engaging and dedicated to her work as well as helping artists navigate through the business side of the circus world.
I worked with Suzanne when she was at Cirque de Soleil and at Six Degrees. I was very happy with her creativity, her amazing quality and her ability to deliver unique value. I would highly recommend her services.
Suzanne has a unique mix of creative talent, business acumen, interpersonal skills and drive that ensure her success as an entrepreneur and businesswoman. I had the pleasure of working with Suzanne as she successfully managed all aspects of her business, enabling it to grow and change, proving her intelligence and perseverance to succeed.
Suzanne has the ability to create designs that can speak volumes about your product. She takes her time to get to know your business needs so those needs can be incorporated into the end product. I'm amazed at the detailed nature of her work and the high-end professional results. I've worked with designers for years and have never found anyone with such skill. Saying I highly recommend her is an understatement.
In her business and later work I have watched Suzanne deploy the sharp problem solving acumen of a designer and the luminous, deep inspiration of a fine artist. She is both, plus a level-headed manager. She's a value-creator and a down to earth, easy person to deal with.