8 Questions with Sandra Akl, VP of Merchandising at Camelot

“If there is anything I learned in all my years of experience is that roles are never etched in stone and flexibility is a necessity. But asked to put it in words, I will say that my role is to inspire and motivate our team and clients alike whilst growing Camelot’s capabilities. I match projects with curated talent for results that not only fulfill objectives but excite our consumers alike. I strive to build strong relationships with clients and instill positive energy into everybody that I work with. Ultimately, it’s about ensuring this creative journey we are on is a pleasure for all involved and we hope you all join us!”

Sandra Akl

 

What’s the best part about Camelot?

Having an unlimited creative outlet and being constantly challenged.

 

 

Where do you draw inspiration from?

My people! By that I mean everyone at Camelot, our amazing talented artists, great licenses as well as family and friends.  They inspire me with their style, their clothes, hobbies, stories.. everything I see or hear is converted into colours and images.

 

 

Your favorite Camelot project?

Strange but it feels like every project is like one of my babies. I simply cannot choose. But if I did, and the other ones found out... well, I shudder to think of the consequences.

 

 

 

If you woke up one morning to find out that you were an expert sewer, what would be the first thing you’d make?

Hands down a matching quilted jacket for me and Olivia.

 

 

 

 

What did you do in your past life?

More of the same but for finished home décor items.

 

  

 

Your dream project would be?

Design patterns for Kleenex boxes. I always saw those boxes as missed opportunities.

 

 

 

 

What is your superpower?

Great cook. It helps that I enjoy cooking and eating a lot.

 

   

 

A secret skill you have?

Getting ready to leave the house in under 2 minutes!

 

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