Bags and accessories designed under license for fashion brand Esprit. Various seasons 2012 & 2013.
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:
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Assisted with Winter collection 2001-2002 and Summer collection 2002 at this clothing label
Stichting Wereld Kindertheater
Theatre for and by children. Assisted with all aspects of the costume department.
Prénatal Moeder en Kind BV
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.
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
Want to know even more about me?
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