I always knew I wanted to live in Los Angeles.

So I do!
Originally I was born in Hawaii to an American diplomat and a Turkish coder. I lived in New York for 7 years and then moved to Los Angeles in 2020. I have a lot of different skills and I’m not very good at talking about myself but if you click down below you’ll find my LinkedIn and my “professional bio.” Enjoy!


Nik Aliye, Global Director of Whalar, a best-in-class influencer company, is a multi-faceted executive with a deep expertise in digital creators. She was previously the showrunner and Senior Creative Producer of the Shorty Awards, and was responsible for the nomination of over 500 creators across 45 categories. Following the Shorty Awards, she joined Target as the creative lead on the Influence Marketing and Talent Partnerships team. At Target, she produced a wide range of innovative social content including two seasons of the acclaimed "Let's Target" YouTube series that paired digital creators with traditional celebrities, and debuted with 22 million views. At Whalar, Nik leads creative ideation for top brands like AT&T TV and MAC Cosmetics, and she produces events that create emotional, authentic connections, delighting fans and driving benchmark-breaking business results.


Will travel if the snacks are good.