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What Experts Don’t Tell You About Launching a Fashion Line

January 18, 2018

There’s a lot of dreamy advice out there about launching a fashion line. There are a lot of courses and experts and coaches telling you how you can make your fashion dreams come true and: Magically launch and fund your fashion collection with Kickstarter Gain a loyal following on Insta by posting daily and using the […]

How My Dream Job as a Fashion Designer Turned Into My Worst Nightmare

January 17, 2018

You wanted to work in fashion for as long as you can remember. And maybe you even landed your dream job as a fashion designer. But after a while, you realize this fantasy life isn’t so dreamy after all. I understand. I went through the same thing you are for years. My story is long. Yesterday, we started […]

The Painful Beginnings of My Own Fashion Brand (that I’ve never talked about)

January 16, 2018

You’ve been thinking forever, “I want to have my own fashion brand.” It’s your childhood dream and you feel like, “I could really do this!” But there’s a lot of stuff no one ever talks about – like logistics and money and profits (or lack thereof). I’ve shared snippets of my fashion journey before. But I’ve […]

24 Services You Can Offer Your Clients (for Freelance Fashion Designers)

January 10, 2018

A job description for “freelance fashion designer” doesn’t really exists. Which is why it can be really hard to figure out what work you can do or what services you can offer clients. But here’s the best part… This is actually a really good thing! Why? Because you get to create your own job description. Which […]

Why your “freelance” fashion design job is abusive (and illegal)

January 03, 2018

What does a freelance fashion designer do? In reality, you can do any kind of work you want. But it’s not so much about what you do, it’s about how you do it. More specifically, where and under what terms. Turns out, there’s a common misconception about what it means to be a “freelancer” in […]

What Should I Include in My Fashion Design Portfolio? (with examples)

December 27, 2017

Do NOT overthink your portfolio! Brands are going to glance at it quickly and make a decision. If they see a few designs that match what they’re looking for, they’ll reply. They’re not going to spend 10 or even 5 minutes browsing. So keep it simple and include just a few examples of your best work for the market you’ve chosen. Here are some examples and why they work well.

3 Ways To Figure Out Your Freelance Rate for Fashion Designers

December 19, 2017

You don’t want to bid a project too low, but you also don’t want your clients to think you’re ridiculously expensive… “I’m not sure how much to charge…what should my freelance rate be?” This is by far the #1 question designers ask, and this article will show you 3 step by step ways to calculate your rate.

Dear Freelance Fashion Designers, Don’t Forget About These Brands

December 12, 2017

You know what people ask me all the time? “How do I find freelance fashion design work?” And I have to admit, it can feel intimidating. Because to be honest? Most brands don’t put up a “freelance fashion designer wanted” sign or directly advertise “need to hire a freelance fashion designer”. And if they do? Chances are […]

How I Quit My Full Time Job and Started a Fashion Design Agency

April 06, 2017

Quitting your job is really, really scary. You lose a steady paycheck. You forfeit benefits and paid vacation. Life gets expensive and your bank account runs uncomfortably low. You’re not sure if you’ll make rent next month. And you feel stressed out…all the time. But being in a horrible job can be just as bad. […]

5 Reasons Illustrator Proficiency is Closer than You Think

March 23, 2017

This is an excerpt from my Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion.If you like what you see, get the entire guide delivered to your inbox. Anyone can learn Illustrator – including you. And it’s more achievable than it seems. Most of your frustration comes from 2 things: misconceptions you believe about AI unqualified teachers who […]

Confessions of a Designer: Getting Let Go is Never Easy

March 09, 2017

You know how your stomach drops every time you hear “we need to talk”? That’s exactly what happened a few years ago when one of my biggest clients scheduled a meeting with my business partner and me. I had a feeling the news wasn’t good, and I was right. After nothing but compliments about our […]

What is a tech pack?

February 23, 2017

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 […]

How to Charge for Freelance Fashion Design Work?!

February 16, 2017

We all just wanted to get a fair rate for our work without selling ourselves short. Years ago, I figured out a pricing strategy that allowed me to triple my hourly rate – without having to charge my clients more. This video will show you exactly how.

Interview with Successful Fashion Designer Rochelle Behrens

February 02, 2017

Last year I interviewed successful fashion entrepreneur Rochelle Behrens. When the two of us sat down to talk…things got real. Rochelle is one of the most genuine and candid people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting and knowing. Before the interview started, I humbly asked her to share it all, to teach and tell […]

The Ultimate Guide to Fashion Design Industry Terminology & Abbreviations

January 26, 2017

The fashion industry is intimidating. And if you don’t know the right technical terms, you can embarrass yourself. Maybe you’ve found yourself in acronym and terminology overload…tech pack, BOM, graded spec, block, CF, HPS, DNTS. What do all these words mean…and do you need to know all of them? It can feel overwhelming. Which is […]

Behind the Scenes: Star Wars Costume Exhibit

January 23, 2017

Guess what I discovered the other week? Big time Hollywood does product design and development just like you and me! Which was a huge relief, because I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing (yeah I know, imposter syndrome at its best!). So when I got […]

How to Be a Fashion Designer without Going to School

August 19, 2016

Fashion school’s not for everyone. I didn’t go, and you don’t have to either. Tuition is expensive. Four years is a long time. Or maybe you feel like it’s just too late to go back to school. I’ll show you the exact steps you can follow (and what skills you don’t need to learn) to make it as a fashion designer without going to school.

How to Launch a Fashion Label: Part 2

May 15, 2016

Learn strategic industry insights about the secrets of making it big as a startup fashion designer. (Hint: all of this stuff can easily be implemented in your own business to get success and grow!)

How One Designer Discovered the Missing Link to Land Her Dream Fashion Job (and how you can too)

March 24, 2016

Do you ever get that feeling that you’re just missing something? And you keep thinking that if you just put your mind to it, you’ll figure it out? Sometimes it’s something so small – you’re missing just one little thing. One step of the process, one setting that needs to be changed, one Teeny. Tiny. Thing. It’s a pretty frustrating […]

The Future of Fashion: The Gap Between Education & Real World Skills

October 02, 2015

Last week I sat down with American Fashion Podcast…and I threw fashion schools under the bus. Joining me were Bemis and Manufacture NY to discuss the the challenges designers face when they’re not sufficiently trained in the classroom. Listen now…

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