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, and how she estimates and prices her freelance work to make sure she doesn’t leave any money on the table.
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You will learn:
Breaking out of your shell and getting past fears of approaching people you want to work with
How your appearance affects your success
The “sex and cash theory” for jobs and why you need a balance
How to estimate project fees and knowing when to pad your price
Playing the pricing game with clients to make sure you’re not leaving money on the table
What Danielle’s up to next now that she’s done knocking on fashion’s door