Naomi Balatbat was born and raised in Washington state, and is currently based in New York wearing several hats in the fashion industry.  Her journey to the East Coast started in Los Angeles where she studied apparel design and manufacturing at FIDM. Upon graduation she worked as a Design Assistant for one of the largest RTW/Bridal fashion houses in North America for several years.

In 2009 Naomi moved to New York.  Working freelance for various designers, specializing in custom bridal gowns, and evening wear assisting with production, embroidery and textiles.
When Naomi isn't dealing with the fashion world she's watching football, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.