Kim White
All word & some play
little monsternicies frank en vrij pluche dress new looxs birth announcement replay cases paul frank kids o'neill cases converse classic accessorize flow collection FW2012 flow stickers smiley cases esprit supertrash kuyichi vans girls hotrod hussy mix up in doll hospital birthday invitations swallow converse domo superdry pussy deluxe wedding invite wedding invitation schoolbag sets (schuleranzen) emily the strange thuisoutlet.nl disney cuties kinderstappers candy converse retro le coq sportif traveling trendbook anniversary invitation PDL keychain sfeer pussy deluxe accessories catalina estrada birth announcement book flow felt FW2012 flow felt KNVB prenatal (play) palladium birth announcement poster prenatal (maternity) soft toys prenatal (care & gift) home of the legends lego brooches kiliwatch utility agenda covers schimpf beheer the muppets notice board horizonica
CONTACT & INFO

Hi THERE

 

Thanks for stopping by! My name is Kim White and this site contains some of my work

and other ideas or projects. 

I am a dedicated creative professional with more than 12 years of extensive experience in

bag and accessories design, specialized in licensed products. But I also have experience

in (web)shops, graphic design and packaging, interior design, styling and PR. I am strong

in creating something special within the set boundaries of a brand or client. I am a cheerful,

positive doer who knows her way around Adobe.

I live in 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands with my boyfriend and 2 young daughters.

I have a passion for nice stuff and love to make people happy. I enjoy reading, jumble sales,

organizing surprise parties and events, and generally any crafty-type-things. 

 

This site is a work in progress, so make sure to stop by regularly. Hope you enjoy looking

around and who knows we might get to work together someday!

  

Here's what else I've done:

 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Stationery Team Europe BV

Bags & Accessories Designer, 2004-2014

 

Stationery Team Europe is Europe's leading publishing company, specialized in branded

back-to-school stationery, bags & accessories, year-round stationery & accessories, gift

items and mobile accessories for young adults.
At Stationery Team I’ve worked for brands as Converse, Paul Frank, Disney, O’Neill, Replay,

Vans, Emily the Strange, Esprit, Accessorize, Smiley, Pussy Deluxe, Vive Maria, Oilily,

Catalina Estrada, Supertrash, Superdry, and many more. As well as own brands Candy and

Awesome.
Apart from collection design, a large part of the job was also trend watching, knowledge of

youth culture, brochures, packaging and bringing in fresh ideas for presentation etc.

 

Blue Fish Bags

Bags & Accessories Designer, 2004-2014

 

In 2004, Stationery Team started sister company Blue Fish Bags. Blue Fish is specialized in

design, development, production and distribution of bags and mobile device accessories

for leading fashion brands. Some of the brands I’ve worked for are Paul Frank, Replay,

Converse, O’Neill, Palladium, Smiley Society, Catalina Estrada, Esprit, Pussy Deluxe, Vive

Maria and others.

 

Mooi Spul

Owner, Buyer & Designer, 2007-2013

 

Mooi Spul; Stuff to make you smile..
In 2007 I founded my label Mooi Spul (which is dutch for 'nice stuff'), to sell my (handmade)

clothing and accessories collections at Open Shop. During this time I came across a lot of

other designers who were making beautiful stuff but didn’t always have a place to sell them.

Because of limited space in the Open Shop store and the huge variety of great stuff on

offer (not only clothing and accessories, but also interior products, toys and greeting cards

for example), I started my webshop www.mooi-spul.nl in 2010. An online mini department

store for 'mooi spul'; unique, mostly handcrafted items, all in limited numbers.

I handled all aspects of the webshop; design, organization and maintenance of the site itself;

finances and logistics; photography and cataloguing products; designing and manufacturing

my own label; sourcing, buying and organizing consignment collections; and of course sales,

marketing and promotional activities.

 

Open Shop Amsterdam

Designer, Stylist, Shop Attendant & Co-Owner, 2007-2010

 

Open Shop is a Dutch Fashion Designer store in Amsterdam, run by 7 designers, each selling

their own designs and running the shop 1 day a week.
For Open Shop I started my own brand Mooi Spul. Apart from designing and making own

collections for Mooi Spul, buying and organizing consignment articles, manning the shop floor,

sales and PR duties were all a large part of proceedings.

 

Vadobag BV

Bags & Accessories Designer, 2002-2004

 

Vadobag produces and sells children, fashion and lifestyle bags, accessories and stationery.
I’ve designed bags and accessories collections, under license for various brands, as well as

non-branded, for children, teenagers and adults. Disney, Nijntje, Pucca, Yum Pop, Milky,

Mashimaro, Ruby Gloom, Yu-Gi-Oh, Betty Boop and Tokidoki are some of the brands I've

worked for.

 

Bruna BV

Shop Attendant, 1999-2002

 

Shop Attendant at a bookstore in the Central Station of a medium sized city.

Responsible for the product group Greeting Cards and partly responsible for the product

group English books. Also realized a redesign of the stockroom.

 

Other jobs include…

Freelance design, graphic and website design work for various clients, Assistant buyer for a

small fashion boutique, Owner of my own clothing label, Employee at Efteling amusement

park (Hospitality Course Certificate achieved in may 1996), Salesperson in a shop selling

exclusive Asian clothing, oriental home accessories and colonial furniture, Customer Service

employee at a mobile phone service provider, Accounts administrator at a fasteners wholesale,

Cloakroom attendant, Freelance makeup artist, and cleaner.

 

 

INTERNSHIPS

 

Saiko

Amsterdam, 2000

Assisted with Winter collection 2001-2002 and Summer collection 2002 at this clothing label

for boarders.

 

Stichting Wereld Kindertheater

Haarlem, 2000

Theatre for and by children. Assisted with all aspects of the costume department.

 

Prénatal Moeder en Kind BV

Almere, 2000

Prénatal is one of the largest baby and maternity stores in the Netherlands. Assisted Design

department; designed prints for clothing, bedding, toys, artwork for bath set etc.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Amsterdam

1997 - 2002, Instituut voor Fashion Management en Design “Montaigne” (AmFI)

Graduated in January 2002; specialization textile designs.

 

Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Amsterdam

1996 - 1997, Museologie, Reinwardt Academie

 

Jeroen Bosch College, ’s-Hertogenbosch

1990 - 1996, VWO & HAVO

 

 

VOLUNTEER WORK

 

  • Parent Committee KDV De Toverhoedt, 2014
  • Make-up for several short films for graduate students HKU, 2007 
  • Taught workshop 'bags’ for Stichting Divers in ’s-Hertogenbosch, 2006
  • Independent horror / zombie film project Horizonica (responsible for clothing of, among
     others, special forces unit. Also, Hair and Make-up & partially subtitles), 2004-2006
  • Baaah Productions, an independent production company for short (action) movies
     (partly responsible for Hair & Make-up on various projects), 2005
  • Wereld Kindertheater, speeltoneel (Responsible for costumes, hair and make-up. Also
     assistant director), 2000-2005 
  • Noord-Zuid bevrijdingsfestival ’s-Hertogenbosch & Kinderpraktheater (make-up), 1993-1998

 

 

Want to know even more about me?

 

Drop me a line at kim@mooi-spul.nl