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Freelance Fashion Designer Rates: Project Rates vs Hourly

June 20, 2018

As a freelance fashion designer, it’s easy to totally eff up your pricing…and only once it’s too late, you realize YOU’RE NOT MAKINE ENOUGH MONEY! So you’re wondering…how do you set your rates as a freelance fashion designer? Should you do a flat rate and price by project, or should you charge an hourly rate? Now, before we get […]

Fashion portfolio mistakes that most freelance designers make

June 19, 2018

How can two fashion designers with similar portfolios have drastically different success with freelancing? After 6-months, one is desperate for any work, while the other has 3 steady clients and is on track to quit her full time job. What fashion portfolio mistakes is one of them making that’s leading to failure? I’ve been talking […]

SFD056: Mailbag! Your Fashion Industry Q’s Answered

June 18, 2018

Many of you have loads of Q’s about working in fashion…and I know it can be hard to find answers. Maybe you don’t know any industry experts to ask. Maybe your coworkers are tight lipped and not willing to share their secrets. Maybe you just don’t even know where to go. Which is why I started the monthly mailbag episode to […]

SFD054: Mini Episode, The Priceless Advice of “Know Thy Customer”

June 04, 2018

You’ve probably heard about the value of getting to know your customer. It helps you understand what they need and learn how you can solve their problems. And whether you’re an up and coming brand, a freelance fashion designer, or looking for a job in the fashion industry, you have a customer. It’s whoever is paying you […]

SFD053: 4 Best Practices for Fashion Job Search Success, with Recruiter Shellie Simpson

May 28, 2018

The fashion job search process is not one to be taken lightly. Thankfully, my guest for this episode of The Successful Fashion Designer is Shellie Simpson, the Fashion Division Talent Director at Atrium Staffing. Shellie and her team at Atrium are creating a more personable relationship between top talent candidates and recruiters. She shares her […]

SFD052: Mailbag! Your Fashion Industry Q’s Answered

May 21, 2018

Many of you have loads of Q’s about working in fashion…and I know it can be hard to find answers. Maybe you don’t know any industry experts to ask. Maybe your coworkers are tight lipped and not willing to share their secrets. Maybe you just don’t even know where to go. Which is why I’m adding a […]

SFD049: Learn How to Create a Stellar Fashion Portfolio From a Former Under Armour Designer, featuring Leila Jalili

April 30, 2018

Contact Heidi: podcast (at) SuccessfulFashionDesigner.com Few fashion professionals are as passionate and knowledgeable as Leila Jalili, my guest for this episode of The Successful Fashion Designer. She left her positions with global brands such as Under Armour and 686 Technical Apparel to focus on her career as a freelance creative consultant specializing in the design, […]

SFD043: Build Your Career as a Freelance Pattern Maker (from anywhere)

March 05, 2018

You may think it’s impossible to have a career as a freelance pattern maker in the fashion industry. And you’d probably think it’s even more impossible to do it from a rural town. But that’s exactly what David Russon does. In today’s episode of the SFD podcast, he shares exactly how he built his freelance career and […]

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