After almost 8 years in the pharmaceutical industry Ms. Ilieana George hung up her lab coat in exchange for paint coat in 2017. She pursued her new career as the creative director of a one of a kind prop company in Toronto. Ms. George founded Marquee Letters Toronto, originally a small light up letters business and grew it into one of the largest prop rental businesses in the GTA.

By transferring the skills she used to build the letters and her industry knowledge she designed many other props for themed parties.

Ms. George leveraged her business relationships with wedding and party planners in the industry from her short tenure as a bridal accessories designer to build and grow her brand. Her years as a part time bridal accessories designer has gained her local and international recognition in magazines such as Munaluchi Bride, Todays Bride and more. Using the wins and losses within the industry, she fast-tracked her way into the event rental world.

As a self-taught designer and prop picker she saw a need in the market and did what no one else did at the time. To date her prop business has serviced most universities across Ontario, RBC, Amazon, IBM and many more. During COVID-19 she has continued to pivot her business and is currently writing a book to teach others about navigating the industry to avoid certain struggles and develop growth in their business.