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How to Get Fashion Flats from Illustrator into Excel for Tech Packs

You’re probably doing your fashion tech sketches in Adobe Illustrator, but creating tech packs in Excel or PDM / PLM software. It’s tedious to export every image from Illustrator as a JPG and then import / place it into your tech pack. This video tutorial will show you the quickest way to get artwork out […]

SFD085: How this Mom Got her First Tech Design Job After a 12 Year Career Break

Nicola Osborne is a technical designer who got her break back into the fashion industry after taking 12 years off to raise her family. Getting back to any career after 12 years is a daunting task, but getting back into the fashion industry is an even more intimidating one. As Nicola says in her own […]

Technical (Fashion) Design With Adobe Illustrator

You’re currently reading Chapter 7, Part 6 of The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design Not a “designer” working on the creative stuff? “Technical” designers still have to use Illustrator. As a technical designer (AKA TD), your responsibility will most likely include: Turning color fashion flats into black and white tech sketches Creating […]

FASHION PORTFOLIOS FOR TECHNICAL DESIGN OR MERCHANDISING JOBS

You’re currently reading Chapter 9 of The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Fashion Portfolio (in a weekend) How do you put a technical design fashion portfolio together (or a merchandiser, pattern maker, etc)? Just because a lot of “non-design” roles aren’t as visually “sexy” as a fashion designer portfolio, it doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of […]

Why A Tech Pack is Essential for Your Fashion Design Success

Unfortunately, my inbox is filled with emails like this way too often: And it doesn’t matter if you’re sourcing locally or overseas, the same problems come up. Which is exactly why I’ve created loads of resources to help you create your tech packs. Because I don’t want to see designers like you stuck in this […]

My 3 Best Tech Pack Tricks for Fashion Designers

Tech are tedious – and you’d rather spend time designing than speccing. But they’re a requirement to get product made correctly. These simple shortcuts will save you hours in Illustrator and Excel

How to auto calculate grade rules in your tech pack using formulas in Excel

I see many designers doing tech packs in Illustrator and – gasp – MANUALLY calculating grade rules! Please, don’t do this! Use Excel and the simple formulas to make sure your spec sheet is accurate and that everything AUTOMATICALLY updates if you make any changes! You will learn: 00:38 Defining your sample size in your […]

What is a tech pack?

What is the best way to create tech packs? What is the industry standard? How do I know if my tech pack is complete? There are no exact answers to these questions. But questions like what is a tech pack is? What does a tech pack include? Those questions have specific answers – and I’ve addressed them […]

What Goes in A Tech Pack?

I get a lot of questions from fashion designers about what you need to include in your tech pack (or spec sheet), how do you know when it’s complete, and how detailed you have to be. This video will walk you through everything you need to include. Before you hit play, download the free tech […]

Free Excel Tech Pack Template

Creating an Excel tech pack template from scratch is TEDIOUS! And if you don’t set it up right, you’ll be stuck manually updating A LOT of data. With my free template, you’ll save hours of hard work. 💪 Now, most people charge $45+ for a tech pack template 🤦‍♀️ Mine is FREE. Plus, you’ll also get step-by-step videos […]

Technical Fashion Flats in Illustrator: A More Artistic Approach

When sketching flats and designing in Illustrator, we put our best foot forward to do top notch work and make awesome presentations.  But it’s easy to lose the “design appeal” when it comes to technical flat sketches. If you’re preparing for a big presentation and really want to wow your client (or boss!), here are some tricks you can […]

Top 10 Podcast Episodes: Successful Fashion Designer

You’re busy. Which is why I hand picked the top 10 podcast episodes based on where you’re at in your fashion career: a job, freelancing, or your own brand. Listen to the industry’s top rated show now 🎧

How to Draw Fashion Flats in Illustrator (In 20 Mins!)

If you want a job in any part of fashion, knowing how to draw fashion flats in Illustrator is a mandatory skill. The problem? Adobe Illustrator can be a really frustrating software to learn. And it can feel like everything takes FOREVER. But it doesn’t have to! CUT YOUR ILLUSTRATOR TIME IN HALF WITH THESE TUTORIALS ⏰ Oh. […]

8 More Strategies to Land Your Dream Fashion Design Job

No matter your skill level or where you live, you can use these strategies to land your dream fashion job. If you haven’t noticed, there are a few themes that come up over and over in this book to land your dream fashion design job. Beyond the required technical skills of sketching fashion flats in […]

How to Land a Fashion Design Job If You’re 35+

Have Experience But in Between Jobs? Take Time Off for a Family? This Chapter is For YOU! An interesting thing happens when you hit a certain age in fashion. Well, the word “interesting” may not be quite right. Arguably, “depressing” is more appropriate. Whether you happen to be a more seasoned candidate or took some […]

How to Find Your First Fashion Design Job (or Internship!) After College

Even If You Have No Experience You know one of the hardest things to do in the fashion industry? Land your FIRST job. It’s the whole chicken and egg thing: “I can’t get a job without experience. But how can I get experience without a job?” Getting your foot in the door when you’re just […]

Seven Awesome Fashion Jobs You Never Knew Existed

Because Being a Fashion Designer Isn’t Your Only Option! We just reviewed what a day in the life of a fashion designer looks like. And it may have left you feeling a little flat. Which is why we’re going to go through 7 awesome fashion jobs you never knew existed. The best part about these […]

How to Get a Fashion Design Job

You want to know what happens when you go to fashion school? They teach you how to tap into your creativity by hand sketching, draping, and sewing beautiful designs. And while you may walk away with gorgeous portfolio from your senior collection, a book full of amazing sketches and photos of your runway show is not going to get you a job.

8 More Strategies to Land Your Dream Fashion Design Job

You’re currently reading Chapter 6 of The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Dream Fashion Design Job That Anyone Can Use, No Matter Your Skill Level or Where You Live If you haven’t noticed, there are a few themes that come up over and over in this book to land your dream fashion design job. Beyond […]

Your Fashion Portfolio Can Make or Break Your Success

You’re currently reading Chapter 7 of The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Dream Fashion Design Job 5 Deadly Fashion Portfolio Mistakes that Will Cost You the Job (and what to do instead) I know we’ve spent a lot of time talking about building relationships, having conversations, and creating a “network” in the previous chapter. And […]

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