But first, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some flashback photos of our go to handbag designer! It's obvious she was a fashionable little lady from day one!
When she wasn’t in school or in one of the many co-curricular activities including painting, life drawing, ceramics and beading (to name a few), she was traveling at the age of 8 with her fathe,r who worked all over Asia and taught her the cultures in different countries while teaching Aimee the many ins and outs of the importing business.
By age 13 she had saved up enough money from the ice cream store she was working at on weekends, to buy the Adobe Suite, a computer aided design-program, which designers use to do everything from graphic design to prints and more. Aimee taught herself how to use the program and started to design creative packaging ideas for the products her dad was selling.
Aimee loved helping to grow the family business and the challenge of creating. From age 15 she spent all of her spare time from school, working as the in-house graphic designer for Gift Imports, while traveling to Asia 4-6 times a year as an assistant buyer for her fathers business.
With the business education from her father and her grandparents(that includes two jewelers and a seamstress), it’s safe to say that the fashion and accessory industry was in her blood!
Aimee has always been a hands on gal. The above pic was taken at the Magic Tradeshow in Las Vegas where she was sponsored by American Express to design and make a bag to a live audience at the show. How cool!!
Let's all give Aimee some birthday love in the comments below! We're so thrilled to have her at the Q! And don't forget, her special gift to you is here > Aimee K Handbags on 4+ EZ Pays!
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