Tag: inspiration

That Time I Made 2500 Pairs of See Through Leggings…

July 21, 2017

Like a big nerd, I’m going to tell you a quote my yoga teacher shared this week that really resonated with me. I know, I know, the most cliche statement ever. But this one really hit home – so I wanted to share with you. “Discipline is the choice between what you want now, and what you […]

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 003: How to Ask for (and Get) a Promotion in Fashion with Brian McIntyre

May 22, 2017

Brian didn’t even discover that he had an interest in fashion until high school, and then he dove head first in. Four years later armed with a degree, he avoided design jobs due to his lack of proficiency in Adobe Illustrator. He finally got an opportunity he couldn’t pass up, so “lied” about his AI […]

​This is how you accomplish your fashion career goals

April 27, 2017

We’re all capable of envisioning the finish line. But when we think about getting there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and just give up. Unless you break it down into tiny doable steps. Let me show you how to change your mindset to make even the biggest tasks seem achievable.

How I Quit My Full Time Job and Started a Fashion Design Agency

April 06, 2017

Quitting your job is really, really scary. You lose a steady paycheck. You forfeit benefits and paid vacation. Life gets expensive and your bank account runs uncomfortably low. You’re not sure if you’ll make rent next month. And you feel stressed out…all the time. But being in a horrible job can be just as bad. […]

I feel scared most of the time

March 30, 2017

You know that heavy feeling you get in your chest, when your heart beats fast and your head physically gets hot? It’s called being outside your comfort zone. And it’s the best place you can hangout. The concept is simple: And it got me thinking…all the things I’m afraid of, all the things I fear, […]

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