NIC+ZOE is an American fashion brand proudly rooted in Boston. The close-knit company is widely recognized for its innovation, quality, function and style. The brand’s modern take on knitwear offers distinctive colors and patterns, feminine textures and soft neutrals designed to deliver luxurious comfort.

NIC+ZOE reflects the spirit and wanderlust of its founder and Chief Creative Officer, Dorian Lightbown, who named the brand after her two children—Nicholas and Zoë. Lightbown studied at Pratt Institute and Rhode Island School of Design and is widely recognized as one of the leading knitwear designers in woman’s apparel today. After more than 20 years in knitwear design and development, Dorian launched NIC+ZOE in 2006.
The beautiful design, fine materials and expert craftsmanship layered into every NIC+ZOE piece have attracted a loyal following of women who make busy look good. Inspired by life, travel, design and textiles, the brand is committed to creating elevated essentials tailored to today’s woman.


Apparel Design Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Natick, MA
“My boss and the entire Design Team were great to work with! The internship gave me exposure to so many parts of the business. I was able to progress my apparel design skills and increase my working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, essential software for designers. I learned from a variety of hands-on projects throughout the summer. My final project was to design a NIC+ZOE mini collection to be presented to Senior Designers and the founder of the company. I received positive constructive feedback and learned so much from this experience. Plus, I now have a great addition to my portfolio!”
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