Meet our team!

CARA SUMPTON

HEAD DESIGNER, CREATIVE LEAD, FOUNDER

Cara may be a petite woman but what she brings to the table is a major reason why clients continue to flock to her around the globe. Having held senior positions in Lululemon during her 8 year career in the company Cara has recently launched Apparelmark which allows her to bring her unique design talents & creative services to start-ups and larger brands alike. With ongoing projects from Australia, Asia & North America in the works Cara is quickly becoming  a recognized and respected name in the apparel industry.


Andrew Drigola

Operations Director, Co-Founder

Andrew is co-founder and a key contributor to the progressive success of Apparelmark and has helped elevate the company from a solo design operation into a full development strategy room. He is responsible for handling day to day business operations, working with clients to identify issues and offer on-going updates on your Project Status, Manufacturing Details, Logistics, Financing & Operations. He brings a wealth of business management experience with him after graduating from business school and spending the past 8 years in the global manufacturing world.  He prides himself on putting customer first, and going the extra mile to ensure full satisfaction.


CHRISTY CAZA

ACCESSORIES DESIGN LEAD

When it comes to the world of bags & accessories Christy Caza is a talent like no other. Commanding a strong awareness of current accessory trends backed by a decade of design experience Christy works diligently with our clients to ensure total satisfaction in her work. Her motto is to keep things simple yet practical, engaging with clients on a personal level to fully embrace their vision in every project.


SARAH SOLSeNG

SENIOR APPAREL DESIGNER/Developer

With an impressive portfolio spanning 15+ years in the apparel industry Sarah posses a rare fusion of technical ability coupled with extraordinary vision that time and again proves to be a winning combination for our clients. Having held various positions in the apparel industry, Sarah is able to function in a variety of capacities from product design, to product development, to project management, etc. With a strong focus on designing for function and purpose Sarah is a prized designer and is highly sought after in the industry.


LUCY WILD

OUTERWEAR/TECHNICAL Apparel DESIGNER

Having worked at top level design roles at Lululemon and Arc'teryx has made Lucy as a natural fit for our team as a technical outerwear designer + seamless specialist. Lucy is also an avid skier and adventure seeker, which means she not afraid to put her products to the ultimate test!  Lucy's designs aesthetic revolves around designing for function, and with an ear on the pulse of street, she is always pushing boundaries with her design ideas which makes her a truly one of a kind talent.


NADINE NEVITT

ART WORK DESIGNER, GRAPHIC DESIGN LEAD

When it comes to create custom artwork for Apparel Textiles or Labels,  Nadine is our girl. She is experienced in both hand drawn & digital techniques, and has tremendous knowledgeable in a variety of production printing processes  She has worked at top brands across multiple fabrications making her versatile for anything that comes her way. She is passionate about photography, and she’s an absolute gem to work with.


MARIE KAUL-RAHIMAN

PATTERN MAKER, STRATEGIST

From a young age Marie developed a unique talent in the drafting and sewing of garments which led her to a 30 year career as a pattern maker. Her expertise have allowed her to work on any type of garment under the sun including technical apparel, specialized occupation needs, swimwear and street wear to name a few. Her experience and detail focused approach allows for a smooth transition from the design concept to the production floor which makes her an invaluable member of our team.


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