Our Team

Nancy
Forman

As Founder and Creative Director of The Accessory Think Tank, Nancy leverages her creative and strategic vision to design brand focused approaches for a wide variety of clientele. Well-versed in merchandising and product development, she has more than 15 years of experience identifying both consumer and market trends within critical and emerging markets. Nancy has a comprehensive understanding of the retail landscape and has worked with key retail and online merchants including Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Gus Mayer, Luisa Via Roma, Shop Bop, The museum of art and design, and the Metropolitan Museum of art. Prior to founding The Accessory Think Tank, Nancy was a Senior Executive at Bloomingdales for 14 years. There, she executed strategic relationships with GMM, DMM’s, visual merchandising, and planning teams and oversaw five newly opened stores that grew to $100M+ in annual sales. Nancy also planned and executed the merchandising and regional assortment of all stores and achieved exceptional understanding of the competitive landscape to identify trends and resources. Moreover, she managed the region’s launch of new classifications from Kate Spade and Marc Jacob. Throughout her career with Forman Creative she has partnered with over 40 clients with combined revenues of over $100 million.

CHRISTOPHER BELT

Our award winning technical engineer has been in the industry for over 10 years. He has immense expertise in product development and detail invention with great success. He started his career in footwear, creating a Nordstrom N.1 seller. He started his first handbag brand in 2013. In 2015, he started working for a major vendor within the mass market for which he made a 2 million dollar order on the items he designed. He continued his career as a novelty designer. Over the years, he has gained widespread recognition which culminated the recipient of the IHDA Best Retain Bag presented by Neiman Marcus. He now leads TATT’s product development team. He ensures that products are made properly and works step by step in the production process with manufacturers. In addition to drawing up specs using his knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator, he creates the tech pack images to send over to the manufacturers.

ALISON CHANG

Our award winning technical engineer has been in the industry for over 10 years. He has immense expertise in product development and detail invention with great success. He started his career in footwear, creating a Nordstrom N.1 seller. He started his first handbag brand in 2013. In 2015, he started working for a major vendor within the mass market for which he made a 2 million dollar order on the items he designed. He continued his career as a novelty designer. Over the years, he has gained widespread recognition which culminated the recipient of the IHDA Best Retain Bag presented by Neiman Marcus. He now leads TATT’s product development team. He ensures that products are made properly and works step by step in the production process with manufacturers. In addition to drawing up specs using his knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator, he creates the tech pack images to send over to the manufacturers.

YING SUN

Ying is a jewelry designer and maker living in New York. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Metals/ Jewelry/CAD CAM from Tyler School of Art. She is a 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) Technical designer and bench jewelers in the field of jewelry. She produces quality and efficient designs while remaining flexible to adapt to the ever changing design industry Proficient in jewelry and accessory manufacturing specs and industrial products. As a jewelry designer, she works with manufacturing firm and create designs for a line of jewelry. She makes one of a kind pieces for client. She uses CAD software to create three dimensional models of her inventions to help client and explore design aspects of stones and settings. The software is especially useful when working with clients. She shows client the design on the computer, make any desired changes and help them understand exactly what they are getting before the piece is made.

HYAEMI SEO

Hyaemi has an Associate Degree in Fashion Design from FIT, New York and has worked with various high-end fashion brands such as Sies marjan, Tome, Sally lapointe, etc. As a fashion designer, she communicates with our clients to analyse design requirements. She then conducts reserach for the client followed technical sketches. At this step the designer can analyze their designs technically from all the angles. After the deisgn sketches are approved, she works on creating a line sheet for the clent and sample development. Hyaemi coordinates all the sample related activities. Hyaemi’s strong education background along with her experience in the industry really helps clients to understand every aspect of their product clearly before it goes into the final production.

POOJA SANGHVI

Our award winning product development consultant attended Parsons The New School for Design. She has an expertise in photoshop and illustrator and communicates with clients directly to understand their designs. In addition, with her in depth design knowledge she merchandises products with clients while giving design insights. She creates partnerships between creative, production, merchandising, and marketing departments.

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