It had been my dream since college to work for Oilily. After two years at Nike, I did exhaustive research to find contact information for the headquarters in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. I inquired about design positions, and was informed that this company had never had an American employee, and didn’t intend to…ever.
I persisted. After 15 or so calls, I was told that if I’d like to purchase my own ticket to Holland, to come and work for a week for free, then come on over. I did. I called to let them know my dates, and they were shocked. They never thought I’d do it. At the end of that week, I was offered a year contract. It was a life changing experience.
Every garment you design at Oilily, YOU are responsible for drafting the flat pattern. I spent many a late night, at that office. It was the most creative position I have held to date.
These boards are a few styles I designed for the boys’ and girls’ color collection.