Product Design

Kai is a 20 year veteran of the apparel industry, comes with a wide depth of skills and talents in designing and engineering apparel products, as well as being an interdisciplinary designer/strategist that put focus on branding, product experience strategy, usability testing, and engineering fit.

With a strong background in technical and performance apparel, she is passionate about product experience strategy and design, where the focus is on balancing functionality and form, zeroing in on the humanistic values and needs (comfort and usefulness), and contributing towards better human experiences with a product or the service it provides.

Having worked with many smaller design houses and manufacturers, both domestic and abroad, Kai’s entrepreneurial spirit extends a rare mix of experience, skills, and talents which goes to helping her clients to strategize and produce from concept to market ready products that remains focused on the objective of the brand or project mission.


Experienced with:
Product/Service Design, Product Experience Strategy
Product Research and Brand Strategy
Process Evaluation & Change Management
Technical Design
Product Development & Management, local and offshore, including travel
Production Coordinator/Manager
Graphics/Print Design
Purchasing & Inventory

Experienced collaborating with:
Pattern Makers/Graders
Sample Sewers
All Touchpoints/Stakeholders, from owners to all internal departments and even customers for product knowledge or warranty questions)
Local and Offshore Factories
Trade Shows & Sales Teams
Retail PK sessions

Companies worked with:
Swansea Urban Apparel (Outdoor/Travel/Lifestyle)
Fruv (Yoga/Active Lifestyle)
LIJA Style (Golf/Active)
Garçon Model (Men’s undergarment)
Lela Designs (Golf/Lifestyle)
Sugoi Performance Apparel (Technical Active)
Sierra Design Canada (Outdoor/Active Lifestyle)
Westcomb Outerwear (Performance Outdoor Technical)
Leba Design (Performance Outdoor Technical)
Couloir Actionwear (Outdoor Technical)
Vancouver Opera (Costume construction/design/restoration/alteration/Sewer/Cutter)
Nemesis Apparel (Pattern services and Garment restoration)
Catherine Regehr (Purchaser/Inventory Control/Design Asst.)
Bard On The Beach/Vancouver Playhouse (Costume Assistant/Sewer)
Cannell Films (Wardrobe Department)
Kwantlen College (Teacher’s Assistant/Student Assistant)