N I K K I B R U S H / Owner + Co-Founder of Yokai Studios
As a seasoned veteran in the apparel industry, Nikki has spent the last 16 years designing, developing and consulting for a number of global brands including Holden Outerwear, Adidas, Merrell and Helly Hansen.
With a strong focus in the outdoor and activewear channels, Nikki has travelled the world working on everything from advanced concepts and engineering to walking the production line to ensure a beautiful end product. Her diverse abilities include range planning & merchandising, trend direction, fabric & trim innovation and procurement, color palette creation, fit refinement and more. She has also worked alongside graphic designers and fine artists, collaborating and creating art for prints, patterns and embellishments.
Nikki was born in Texas and spent her formative teen years in Southeast Asia. She then moved to the Pacific Northwest, spending time between Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
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