Tag: freelance

SFD 016: How to Get Freelance Fashion Design Jobs on Upwork

August 21, 2017

Kim Dippel is a fashion designer with 12 years of experience working for surf brands like Oneil and Quiksilver. After having a baby and moving away from a hub, she wanted to try freelancing. After not having any luck with her existing contacts, she turned to UpWork where she successfully landed a few ongoing clients […]

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 Stylesight.com, 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 […]

Why I wouldn’t trade a freelance lifestyle for the world

June 08, 2017

Watching people you love get old is hard, and my in-laws are no exception. They’ve had some really unfair health challenges, and while they’re doing ok, we have no idea how much longer they’ll be with us. As I write this, I’m sitting at their dining table with a view of Marc flying his drone […]

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, […]

SFD 004: Freelancing Strategies for Fashion Designers with Marissa Borelli

May 29, 2017

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 […]

SFD 002: Using Email to Successfully Pitch Freelance Clients with Melissa Mendez

May 15, 2017

After Melissa experienced what she thought was a heart attack while working in the corporate fashion world for over 10 years, she knew she needed to make a big life change. For over two years, she’s been working as a freelancer and running her own design agency. She uses her industry network and cold pitching […]

How to Charge for Freelance Fashion Design Work?!

February 16, 2017

We all just wanted to get a fair rate for our work without selling ourselves short. Years ago, I figured out a pricing strategy that allowed me to triple my hourly rate – without having to charge my clients more. This video will show you exactly how.

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