New York, NY
Nika is a passionate New York based designer with extensive experience in Men’s, Young Men’s, Tween, and Children’s apparel design. She has spearheaded and led teams of Designers, and Assistant Designers to develop seasonal collections that have fulfilled short and long-term business objectives. She knows how to ensure product aesthetic, costs and trends are consistent with the brand image and target customer. Finally she has managed domestic and overseas production across multiple lines of business, which have led to continued success for numerous brands.
• Highly Skilled Designer
• 15+ years of Experience
• Expert on complete production & design process
• Extensive House & Private Label Experience
• Client Focused
• Trend Spotter • Clear & Detailed Communicator
• Skilled CAD operator
• Thrives in fast-paced environments
Senior Designer-Men’s/Jr.'s Division
BM MERCHANDISING/ROYAL BLUE APPAREL
Works closely with Design Director & buyers on trends, color and pattern direction for each season. Designer for Young Men’s Denim. Woven/Knit bottoms and tops for Rue 21, Shopko, Burlington, City Gear, Boscov’s & Bluenotes (Canada). Designer for Juniors. Forever 21, Alloy and Royal Blue.
Designer for Girls (inf/Tod, 2-6x, 7-16) knit separates, Sets and Dresses for JCP, Walmart Canada & Skechers, with over 36 million in sales. Conceptualized and accurately illustrated multiple silhouette ideas applicable to the brand target market based on research. Specified all knit downs and mock-ups of garments to accurately gauge the commercial viability of proposed garments. Researched fabric/yarn and trims appropriate for season as planned by Brand team.
W & G MANUFACTURING INC
Designed Girls (Inf/Tod, 2-6x, 7-16) Knit separated, Sets and Dresses for K-Mart, Variety Wholesalers, AFFES & Burlington, with over 25 million in sales. Fully responsible for entire product design process to include market research, mood board creation, designing, sketching, spec and fit.
Responsible for researching global markets in order to identify new trends, fabrics, techniques, etc.
BFA FASHION DESIGN
Illustrator, Photoshop in both Mac and PC