niki kistler

Summary

SENIOR-LEVEL DESIGN DIRECTOR: DESIGN AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT | MEN’S, WOMEN’S, CHILDREN’S AND JUNIORS’ APPAREL
INNOVATIVE, HIGHLY SKILLED DESIGN DIRECTOR AND BRAND DEVELOPER OFFERING 10+ YEARS OF PROGRESSIVE EXPERIENCE IN VARIOUS LEVELS OF OPERATIONS, DEVELOPMENT, AND DESIGN, INCLUDING LUXURY, RUNWAY, MASS MARKET, AND CONTEMPORARY CATEGORIES. COLLABORATIVE, MULTI-FUNCTIONAL LEADER KNOWN TO DRIVE COMMUNICATION, PERFORMANCE, AND ENGAGEMENT ACROSS CREATIVE, TECHNICAL, AND OPERATIONAL LINES. LEVERAGES TREND ANALYSIS, MARKET FEEDBACK, AND INDUSTRY INSIGHTS TO STRATEGICALLY FORECAST AND PROACTIVELY EXECUTE DESIGN PLANS. ADEPT MANAGER WITH A PASSION FOR GUIDING AND DEVELOPING HIGH-PERFORMING TEAMS. REACHES CORPORATE GOALS WHILE ACCURATELY AND AUTHENTICALLY CONVEYING BRAND STYLE AND PURPOSE.
SPECIALIZED SKILLS
? APPLYING IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF DENIM, GARMENT CONSTRUCTION, FABRICS, TRIMS, WASH PROCESS, COLOR WAYS, AND SILHOUETTES TO INFORM DESIGN DECISIONS, ENHANCE TECHNICAL PROCESSES, AND MAINTAIN SIGNATURE BRAND AESTHETICS.
? INTERPRETING DESIGNS, PREDICTING SEASONAL DEVELOPMENTS, AND ADJUSTING PRODUCTION STRATEGY TO MATCH EVOLV- ING TRENDS.
? DRIVING BEST PRACTICE METHODOLOGY AMONG CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAMS THROUGH OPEN LINES OF COMMUNICATION.
DESIGN DIRECTION | CONCEPTUAL DESIGN | TREND ANALYSIS | SOURCING | STYLING | FABRIC & WASH DEVELOPMENT | BRAND LAUNCHES | PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT | PROCESS IMPROVEMENT | SUPPLIER COMMUNICATIONS | GLOBAL BRAND STRATEGY | TEAM BUILDING | TALENT DEVELOPMENT
TECHNICAL
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR | ADOBE PHOTOSHOP | MS OFFICE SUITE, EXCEL | WEB PDM

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