"It is safe to say that we would never have been able to launch Free x Rein without Judy. We had the vision for the collection but without any fashion or manufacturing experience, we were struggling to get started. Judy took our ideas and translated them into technical design and then took us through the entire process from sourcing fabrics, making samples and patterns, negotiating pricing, finding our manufacturing partners in NYC to a completed production run. There is no end to what Judy can and will do to help launch your brand. We call Judy our ‘fairy godmother’ and we mean it!"
Andrea Vogel & Dana Schwartz
Co-Founders, Free x Rein
“ I am amazed by the sudden growth in sales as a direct result of implementing Judy’s cost effective and dynamic suggestions. I continue to remain impressed with her expertise and knowledge in retail fashion every time we meet. Summer has always been the slowest season since I started my small business in 2004. This year for the first time we experienced Christmas in July (sales increased ten folds) thanks to her brilliant suggestions of targeting a whole new wedding market and making proper signage to promote our branding. I worked with many business and marketing consultants for the last 16 years. Nobody could understand our business model and brand like the way Judy does.”
Founder of Dechen Designs
"Judy Kim has been absolutely instrumental in helping us successfully expand our product line. She's not only an incredible resource in terms of industry knowledge and connections, but also a real problem solver and advocate, which has been hugely beneficial to us as a small brand. She's also a true pleasure to work with on a personal level!"
"Working with Judy provided me with a huge weight off my shoulders! She is truly a Godsend. Her vast and extensive knowledge in product development and building a fashion brand is clear through the projects you work on with her. But the priceless component is that I felt so comfortable trusting her with my business. As anyone who is building their own brand knows - your business is your baby and you want to protect it. With Judy, there was never a time when I felt like I was being taken advantage of. To sum it up - she's professional, ethical and such a joy to work with. A gem in this otherwise cut-throat industry."
"I have had the pleasure of working with and traveling the world with Judy for almost a decade. She is that rare designer that uses both the left and right side of the brain. This allows her to be not only incredibly creative but also thoroughly strategic. She tackles every project with focus and knows just how important the details are to the final product. She exhibits an amazing passion for creating product and helping startups build and execute their vision. She truly knows how to make dreams come true, and she delivers on time and on budget."
Founder, Cathcart Manufacturing Technologies
"I have been working with Judy in some capacity for over 20 years. As a designer she is incredible, her ability to see trends and translate them into best-sellers is first-rate. Her specialty is working with new start-ups. She is extremely detail oriented, and sees any obstacle as an opportunity to better new brands. Anyone who has the pleasure of working with her can see that she is not only a talented designer, but also an extremely savvy business woman."
President, Paddy Lee Fashion