Meet the Gang

A quick intro

Pink Nik Designs was established in the summer of 2006 by Nikki Kirkland, then Burns. Her goal was to have a business that represented everything she loved about design and clothing. She graduated with Honours from Heriot Watt in Galashiels formerly the Scottish College of Textiles. Nikki’s background in textiles and clothing has been invaluable for Pink Nik Designs as it has meant that all of our customers get to benefit from her knowledge of fabric quality, garment fit and sizing at no extra cost. Pink Nik Designs also prides itself on being a family business with every member of Nikki’s family being involved in the business in one form or another. Everyone that is part of the business eventually becomes part of the family and all brought something special to the mix.

What makes us different from everyone else is this business was born out of a passion for design and the joy of doing something that we love and providing others with that service.

We love to talk to our customers face to face or even on the phone, as we feel it provides you with the best service possible. So many times we’ve had folks say to us, oh we used such and such on-line last time but didn’t get what we were looking for, so we thought we’d come speak to you about it. They did and they lived happily ever after. The End.

Anyway, if you do pop in to the shop these are the folks that you are likely to meet while down here and they will give you as much help as you require as well as a cup of coffee.

Nikki (aka Pink Nik):

Hello and welcome.

I fell in love with embroidery while study Clothing Design and Manufacture at Galashiels. I spent all the free time I could using the machines at the uni. Having wanted to work for myself since I was 14 I knew doing something I loved was the way forward.

When I’m not at the shop I enjoy listening to gypsy swing, punk and dub, reading, playing Xbox and going to church.

I got my nickname at uni to help tell the difference between all the Nikki’s there and it’s because I have pink hair.

other folks that’ll be floating about…
Adam (aka Ian):

Adam is our print assistant and loves chatting with everyone that comes into the shop. Adam loves music and motorbikes.

You can see him here showing off his mad motorbiking skills.


Raymond (aka Mondo):

Mondo is our top sales man. When he isn’t out on the road making everyone aware of Pink Nik’s, he manages to find time as the Owner and Chief Engineer of Forth Rite Fire, (our sister company).

All though none of this is his passion… when he can, you’ll find Mondo fishing.

ray sue

Gayle (aka Frood):

Frood is our go to gal if we need things done. She’s our delivery girl when needed, but more so she’s our model.

Not restricting her talents to ourselves Frood has done a few shoots for EICA:RATHO. But while her career takes off she still finds time to help us here and to follow her first love climbing!

Here you can see a recent shot from one of her photo shoots.


Alex (aka Eck):

Meet our IT man, he makes sure that all our computers are running just right. He is also part of our design & print team. Not a designer by trade though Eck does have a flair for it.

In his spare time Eck is a keen footballer but only on his pc, he also loves ska and reggae music and hates EMO, pop, dance …… the list goes on!

Susan (aka Sue):

Sue deals with invoices and accounts, which is great as it’s the one thing Nikki hates most. When at the shop Sue livens the place up. Sue loves her weekends with a little wine and snifter of gin.

ray sue