HELLO, MY NAME IS: DOT
the ksny store designer who shares the same name as our favorite fall pattern
October 1, 2012Column: deliberate polish
in the spirit of celebrating polka dots (our pattern for september), there's someone we'd like you to meet...
name: dot huang
gig: kate spade new york store designer
what that means… i design our shops inside and out—sketching floorplans and ideas for fixtures, even picking paint colors for the walls. i also work on architectural details and elements, collaborating closely with our creative and visuals team. when everything is ready, construction takes our designs and brings them to life.
how I got here… i studied interior architecture at risd, and my first job was at a firm here in manhattan called icrave, designing restaurant interiors like abe & arthur’s.
my favorite kate spade new york moment is... the opening of our bellevue shop in seattle, wa. it was the first project i worked on from beginning to end, and i got to fly out for the opening. it's incredibly rewarding to see ideas come together!
to me, polka dots are... incredibly versatile. they play with your eyes: they can read as a pattern, but also a texture. it's amazing what you can do with the sizes, colors and patterning of dots.
you’ll always find me wearing my... cobble hill leslie in oyster. it’s the perfect size for work and goes with everything.