The fashion industry is competitive and it’s hard to make it as a designer. It’s even harder if you’re trying to be a freelance clothing designer.
But here’s the thing:
Being a full time, work from home remote freelance fashion designer – while still earning a fair pay rate – is possible.
And in this episode of the Successful Fashion Designer podcast, Melissa Borelli tells us exactly how she did it. From negotiating contracts, pitching and finding new clients at trade shows, and making sure she did an exceptional job, she shares all her tips and strategies.
Here’s her backstory:
Marissa ditched her volleyball career during her junior year at UCLA to enroll in Parsons – without the support of her parents. She turned her love for sports and fashion into a successful career as an activewear designer which she’s been doing for over 10 years, working with brands like Lululemon and Athleta. She also had her own line of scarves with distribution to over 60 retail outlets internationally, and she now freelances full time from the comfort of her home while being a twin mom to two boys. Marissa shares exactly how she pitches new clients, prices her projects to make a fair wage, and successfully does that scary networking thing to get more work.
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