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The perfect fit – Part I

February 14, 2017

The perfect fit – Part I

This year for Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating friendship at work! We spend so much time together that we’re bound to establish close ties with our colleagues. We identified six pairs that work especially close with one another, and asked them fun questions about their one-of-a-kind relationship.

Keep reading for a closer look at two of GD’s successful work duos!

Meet Sophie and Caroline

Sophie is a Senior Designer and Caroline is a Product Manager, both for the Dynamite banner. Together, they develop, design, and manage merchandise to drive a product line that meets the brand’s vision.

Describe each other in one word.

Sophie: Caroline is positive!

Caroline: Sophie is inspiring!

What’s your colleague’s morning drink of choice?

Both: We drink the same thing!! Long, double espresso in a cup, made by Renée at the Atrium.

What makes your colleague such a good partner?

Both: We’ve cultivated a good team spirit; we have the same vision of our client, as well as the same sense of aesthetics. We laugh often, and we are open to comments, criticisms and suggestions from each other.

What’s your colleague’s bad work habit?

Sophie: Caroline always forgets something somewhere!! Her calculator, her notes, her water bottle!

Caroline: Sophie gets stressed… easily! Her stress reliever: chips and coke!

What was your favourite project that you worked on together recently?

Both: Putting together the new collection with our team was definitely the project that kept us on our toes and was most challenging.

What’s the secret behind your successful collaboration?

Sophie: We show the same love and dedication with regard to offering the best product, all while maintaining a vision that merges the idea of who our client is and how we want her to evolve.

Caroline: We re-evaluate ourselves often and we are detail-oriented.


Meet Safae and Natia

Natia is a Knitwear Designer and Safae is a Pre-production Manager, both for the Garage banner. While Natia’s role is to imagine and design Garage’s knitwear collection, Safae creates the patterns for the new silhouettes and coordinates their creation, from establishing the standard measurements to distributing the workload in the sewing room.

Describe each other in one word.

Safae: Natia is respectful.

Natia: Safae is very kind-hearted.

What’s your colleague’s morning drink of choice?

Safae: She likes cappuccinos.

Natia: She has a black coffee with brown sugar.

What makes your colleague such a good partner?

Safae: Natia takes the time to listen and understand.

Natia: She listens to my point of view and helps, with her expertise, to execute ideas to their greatest potential.

What’s your colleague’s bad work habit?

Both: Honestly? We can’t think of any. 😉

What was your favourite project that you worked on together recently?

Both: Reworking and perfecting the swimwear collection!

What’s the secret behind your successful collaboration?

Safae: She understands the added value of acquiring knowledge from all functional departments.

Natia: We have respect for each other’s ideas and suggestions.