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Born and raised in Michigan, Markus spent the majority of his summers growing up in New York, where he was inspired by the rhythm and dimensions of the city and its endless possibilities. At just 19 years old, he began a successful career as a commercial interior designer specializing in restaurants, salons and spas. His talent has taken him around the world, giving him a diverse view and a refined eye. Though he has dabbled in multiple avenues of the design industry, Markus found true love when he tried his hand at fashion. After gaining a coveted spot at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, in London, England, where he graduated with a BA Honors in Fashion Design and Marketing as one of the top three of his class, Markus went on to intern at the studio of British fashion designer Giles Deacon and shortly after, created his own modern cut collection. Today, Markus holds the title Fashion Director, at the fashion magazine Nolcha and is working on launching his own label of high-end women's wear, MARKUS KETTY.