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How she did it: A fashion freelancer with no industry experience

SFF138 How She Did It: A Fashion Freelancer with No Industry Experience

September 13, 2021

“It’s practically impossible to break into fashion.” If you’ve ever believed this myth, you’re not alone. And that’s how today’s guest, Brittany, felt after she graduated from fashion school. For 15 years, Brittany couldn’t get her break. But within two months of launching her freelance career, Brittany has already landed her first client and completed two projects–her first paid work in the fashion industry. And this is just the beginning.

In the interview (which you’ll love), we will cover:

  • Brittany’s relatable story of trying to break into fashion
  • How she got started as a fashion freelancer with no industry experience
  • The trick she used to price her first project
  • How she landed a second project with the same client
  • The important customer research question she asks
  • How Brittany determined her next steps as a freelancer
  • The surprising opportunities in non-fashion hubs       
  • And more!

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About Brittany

Brittany Posey received her BFA in Fashion Design back in 2006 but never got the opportunity to work in the fashion industry. She kept up her skills with self-directed projects, but she wanted more. Currently, she works full-time as a civil servant and is also a military spouse. She started taking steps on her entrepreneurial journey about 2 years ago and formed her business, B. Au’Dona Mallory Design Lab, LLC (BAM Design Lab). Now she’s working with womenswear apparel startups creating fashion flats and tech packs.  

Loved this episode? Don’t miss Episode 121: How to be a Fashion Freelancer (if you don’t know anyone in the industry)!

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