Freelancing Is Your Best Opportunity To Make Money As A Textile Designer

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As a freelance textile designer, you can make the most money the fastest. You don’t have to sit around and wait for brands to find your artwork amongst the millions of other designers on Spoonflower or Patternbank. And you don’t have to pump out a bunch of work hoping it sells through a print studio.

If You Want To Sell Textile Designs To Companies For Manufacturing, Freelancing Is Your Best Option

Cut out the middleman and take control of your textile design career. Go directly to the brands so you can create custom artwork for them. They’ll put your designs into production and handle all the manufacturing. It’s a pretty awesome win-win relationship.

So, Where do you Find Freelance Textile Clients & Job Opportunities? 

There are a ton of textile design opportunities out there. You can find them on UpWork, like some of our Freelance Accelerator: from Surviving to Thriving (FAST) grads Katerina and Lucia have done. You can also find brands and pitch directly.

How Much Money Can You Make As A Freelance Textile Designer?

You can make a lot of money as a textile designer. Depending on what route you take, your income potential (and how fast you get there) will vary.

The fastest way to make the most money is as a freelance textile designer, as opposed to working in-house, selling online (Spoonflower, Patternbank, etc), licensing, or collaborating with a print studio.

Learn Step-By-Step How To Become A Freelance Textile Designer

If you’re serious about building your career as a freelance textile designer, you probably want a little more than this guide. Beyond the free resources I’ve shared, you can learn more about Freelance Accelerator: from Surviving to Thriving (FAST). It’s the only step-by-step freelance program for the fashion + textile industry.


xx Heidi