Tag: freelance

How My Dream Job as a Fashion Designer Turned Into My Worst Nightmare

January 17, 2018

You wanted to work in fashion since you can remember. And maybe, you even landed your dream job as a fashion designer. But after a while, you realize this fantasy life isn’t so dreamy after all. I understand. I went through the same thing you are for years. My story is long. Yesterday, we started with how I […]

24 Services You Can Offer Your Clients (for Freelance Fashion Designers)

January 10, 2018

A job description for “freelance fashion designer” doesn’t really exists. Which is why it can be really hard to figure out what work you can do or what services you can offer clients. But here’s the best part… This is actually a really good thing! Why? Because you get to create your own job description. Which […]

SFD035: How to Build Your Career as a Contract Fashion Designer (and work from home)

January 08, 2018

It’s hard to have a career as a contract fashion designer and work from home. But what if I told you it was possible to get so good that you no longer had to look for it and instead, brands came to you? In this interview, Hillary shares exactly how she did this – and […]

Why your “freelance” fashion design job is abusive (and illegal)

January 03, 2018

What does a freelance fashion designer do? In reality, you can do any kind of work you want. But it’s not so much about what you do, it’s about how you do it. More specifically, where and under what terms. Turns out, there’s a common misconception about what it means to be a “freelancer” in […]

What Should I Include in My Fashion Design Portfolio? (with examples)

December 27, 2017

Do NOT overthink your portfolio! Brands are going to glance at it quickly and make a decision. If they see a few designs that match what they’re looking for, they’ll reply. They’re not going to spend 10 or even 5 minutes browsing. So keep it simple and include just a few examples of your best work for the market you’ve chosen. Here are some examples and why they work well.

SFD033: 2017 Review + 2018 Preview

December 25, 2017

Just Heidi on the show today, and I’m going through a review of 2017. This was a big year of change and growth for me and the business, so I figured what better time to share it with you than on the last episode of the year (which happens to be Christmas day – Merry […]

3 Ways To Figure Out Your Freelance Rate for Fashion Designers

December 19, 2017

You don’t want to bid a project too low, but you also don’t want your clients to think you’re ridiculously expensive… “I’m not sure how much to charge…what should my freelance rate be?” This is by far the #1 question designers ask, and this article will show you 3 step by step ways to calculate your rate.

SFD032: BEST OF 2017

December 18, 2017

It’s almost the end of the year, and to celebrate how far the show has come in just 6 short months (thanks to you for all the support!), I put together a Best Of episode to feature some of my favorite clips. Now, this was no easy task. I re-listened to a ton of tracks and […]

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