Why Choose a Career as a Pattern Maker (instead of a fashion designer) : Courses & Free Tutorials on Adobe Illustrator, Tech Packs & Freelancing for Fashion Designers
Pattern Maker Career

SFD047: Why Choose a Career as a Pattern Maker (instead of a fashion designer)

April 02, 2018

When most people think about working in fashion, all they think about is being a designer. But did you know there are a lot of other really cool jobs out there in fashion? And a lot of the time, these jobs are less competitive than being a designer (but still as creative and fun!).


How to Get a Fashion Design Job

LANDING YOUR DREAM FASHION JOB IS HARD AF.

You can go it alone 😬, OR get real life advice from mothers, students, and regular people (just like YOU) who made fashion pay the bills 🤩

Drop your info below for a free copy of my book to help land your dream job now 👇

By signing up, you’ll get access to weekly emails with free tutorials, templates and occasional offers.


Aileen Coyle is a perfect example of someone who decided to explore opportunities outside of “designer”. She now works as a pattern maker in LA. At first, she was set on being a designer to use her creativity. But after getting her feet wet as a pattern maker, she realized it was just as creative and that she really loved it.

In the interview, Aileen and I discuss:

  • Why she loves her pattern maker career more than being a designer
  • How her German education set her up for success (hint: their system is really different than the US)
  • Why she keeps in touch with past coworkers, bosses and industry friends (hint: it’s how she’s found most of her jobs)
  • What she didn’t love about working in fast fashion
  • How she’s grown her career and worked her way up in the industry by networking
  • The different job opportunities and responsibilities for pattern makers


Guest Info & Resources

Enjoy the show?

Help us out by:

Save this “Why Choose a Career as a Pattern Maker” episode to Pinterest so you can find it later:

Fashion Career Pattern Maker

Tags
Categories
©2008-2020 SuccessfulFashionDesigner.com

Heads Up: We use cookies to customize your experience and track how you interact with our site to serve you better.    OK     more info