Nikkie Wester

Nikkie Wester (1989) is a textile product designer with a great passion for craftmanship and folklore. Her work always follows comprehensive research into cultural traditions, rituals and its origin. Which is expressed in experiments with different textile materials. Great part of her experiments with dessin, colour and symbolic references are visible in her final products.

EXPERIENCE

Owner of Nikkie Wester | Textile Design ( September 2012 - present)

Teacher Textile and Fashion at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague NL (September 2013 - present)

Board Member of Graphic Workshop Alkmaar NL (September 2012 - 2016)

Furniture Upholsterer at Piet-Jan van den Kommer, Stompetoren NL (2010 - 2012)

Rubber stamp designer for Art Specially & Studio Art Stamps (2009 - 2012)

Member of the KABK Advisory Board, the Hague NL (2009 - 2012)

CLIENTS

DROOG bv.  |  Bureau GRAS  | MDT-tex |  Natuurmonumenten  |  Jonghlabel  |  Solvinity

Hoogheemraadschap Delfland  |  Grafisch Atelier Alkmaar  |  YOCOLO

Nominations

Top Talent Beurs nomination, The Hague 2012

Academy Award KABK nomination 2012

Textile and Fashion Department nomination 2012

INTERNSHIPS

Internship at Wandschappen, Rotterdam NL (June - November 2011)

Internship at Textile designer Aleksandra Gaca, Delft NL (2010)

Internship at Funiture designer Piet-Jan van den Kommer (2009)

Internship at Futniture Upholsterer Cees Heijne, Heiloo NL (2009)

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Art The Hague NL, Textile Design department (2008 - 2012) Graduated

Murmellius Gymnasium Alkmaar NL, (2001 - 2008) Graduated