I am William Hildebrand, a French/American citizen with 7 years of experience in the fashion/activewear industry across design, trend forecasting, photography, e-commerce, and retail.
In my current position at Mizuno, I forecast societal trends, create seasonal design concepts, and apply color to footwear products — with the goal to gear people towards a consistent performance and a positive attitude.
My background as a trend consultant in New York — where I led projects for heavy hitting brands such as Timberland, Vans, Woolrich, and Foot Locker — has furthered my attention to detail and brought out an enthusiasm for client-facing presentations. Through this role, I have also developed a fascination for creating design concepts which connect the dots between societal shifts and emotional triggers.
On my free time, I like to go out for long runs, try new cooking recipes, or I find myself designing various things for side projects. Having held multiple roles in the sports industry and being an outdoor enthusiast reinforce my desire to pursue a career in the active & wellness world, where I feel confident and where I can express myself authentically.