The Successful Fashion Designer Podcast


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SFD012: How to build a group of raving fans before you have a product

July 24, 2017

In this episode I’m chatting with Colleen Monroe, founder of Untucked Workwear – clothes designed for women who embrace a lifestyle filled with gumption and a whole lot of go. After a year and a half of hard, Colleen launched a successful Kickstarter to fund the first round of production of her three piece collection. […]

SFD011: The Number One Thing to Include On Your Fashion Design Resume

July 17, 2017

In this episode I’m chatting with Sheena Schoolcraft, a fashion designer in NYC who’s worked with brands like OshKosh, Tommy Hilfiger and Dress Barn. During our conversation, Sheena shares how to present your online portfolio and why it should be different than your physical portfolio, why being easy to work with can be key to […]

SFD010: Strategies to Manufacture Your Fashion Brand Overseas

July 10, 2017

In this episode I’m chatting with Shilpa, founder of Nayali, an activewear brand for women bra size “D-cup & Up”. Shilpa spent over a decade working for huge brands like Conde Nast, Fubu, and Gap. She took all her experience, quit her job, and went to Bali to do a solo label. A year and […]

SFD009: How to Grow Sales & Maximize Profits for Your Fashion Brand

July 03, 2017

In this episode I’m chatting with Traceena & Lauren, founder of The Sales Concept, which helps designers maximize profits through merchandising and sales strategies. This is one of the most content packed episodes to date, and if you have – or want to start – a label, grab a pen and paper to take notes […]

SFD008: How to Have A Successful Career as A Textile Designer with Michelle Fifis

June 26, 2017

In this episode I’m chatting with Michelle Fifis, founder of Pattern Observer and creator of the Textile Design Lab, a blog and community that helps creatives grow their textile design business. Michelle’s done textile work for Columbia Sportswear, Lucy Activewear, Jantzen Swimwear, Perry Ellis and had been featured in, Elle Decor, and Nordstrom. In […]

SFD007: Using Your Network to get more Freelance Fashion Work

June 19, 2017

Gia’s a fashion freelancer who’s worked with huge names like North Face and Columbia Sportswear as well as small startup brands. Her eye for technical design and product development plus her friendly personality and hard working attitude is why most of her freelance gigs have luckily fallen right into her lap. In this interview, Gia […]

SFD 006: Job Hunting & Resume Advice for Fashion Industry Professionals with Style Careers Founder

June 12, 2017

With inside access to fashion industry employers and exposure to job seekers at their career fairs, Chris has learned what works – and what doesn’t – in the job hunting process. We discussed the importance of presenting yourself as a modern candidate, what sectors of the industry are booming, and the most important information to include on your resume.

SFD 005: How to Make a Career as a Fashion Illustrator with Danielle Meder

June 05, 2017

In this episode I’m chatting with Danielle Meder who’s had a 10 year career as a professional fashion illustrator. She’s done live runway sketching at fashion weeks worldwide has a book called Draw Fashion now. Danielle shares how she broke past her fears of approaching people at events, how improving her appearance increased her success, […]