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SFD090 How to Stand Out in Your Fashion Career (and always get the job offer)

September 02, 2019

Whether you’re still in fashion school, or you’re looking toward your next opportunity, you’re probably wondering how to stand out in your fashion career. In such a competitive industry, it can feel like an uphill battle to even get noticed by fashion hiring managers among stiff competition. On this episode, we talk to London designer […]

SFD084 How to Become an Event Planner for New York Fashion Week

March 18, 2019

Emily Burton lives in Georgia, is barely 5′ tall, and has a thick southern accent. She’s pretty far from what you would coin as a stereotypical “fashionista”. But she’s a spitfire of a woman and through pure perseverance and hard work, built an event planning company that now works with brands at New York Fashion […]

8 More Strategies to Land Your Dream Fashion Design Job

March 07, 2019

No matter your skill level or where you live, you can use these strategies to land your dream fashion job. If you haven’t noticed, there are a few themes that come up over and over in this book to land your dream fashion design job. Beyond the required technical skills of sketching fashion flats in […]

How to Land a Fashion Design Job If You’re 35+

February 28, 2019

Have Experience But in Between Jobs? Take Time Off for a Family? This Chapter is For YOU! An interesting thing happens when you hit a certain age in fashion. Well, the word “interesting” may not be quite right. Arguably, “depressing” is more appropriate. Whether you happen to be a more seasoned candidate or took some […]

How to Find Your First Fashion Design Job (or Internship!) After College

February 21, 2019

Even If You Have No Experience You know one of the hardest things to do in the fashion industry? Land your FIRST job. It’s the whole chicken and egg thing: “I can’t get a job without experience. But how can I get experience without a job?” Getting your foot in the door when you’re just […]

Seven Awesome Fashion Jobs You Never Knew Existed

February 15, 2019

Because Being a Fashion Designer Isn’t Your Only Option! We just reviewed what a day in the life of a fashion designer looks like. And it may have left you feeling a little flat. Which is why we’re going to go through 7 awesome fashion jobs you never knew existed. The best part about these […]

How to Get a Fashion Design Job

February 07, 2019

You want to know what happens when you go to fashion school? They teach you how to tap into your creativity by hand sketching, draping, and sewing beautiful designs. And while you may walk away with gorgeous portfolio from your senior collection, a book full of amazing sketches and photos of your runway show is not going to get you a job.

SFD072 This Fashion Designer Applied to Puma 7 Times. How He Finally Got His Dream Job.

November 05, 2018

It’s easy to see someone who’s living their fashion design dream and think, “they got lucky, but that could never happen to me.” But that couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality? You have NO idea what their back story is. You have NO idea how hard they worked to get there. And you […]

Breaking Into the Creative Side of Fashion: From Product Development to Designer

August 22, 2018

There’s nothing more I love than a good fashion career success story. And a few weeks ago, a girl named Savannah emailed to tell me how she went from product development to fashion designer. It started back in 2013 when she graduated from fashion design school…but then got stuck in product development for 5 years. Like many […]

SFD060 Shanghai, Hong Kong and Istanbul: A Day in the Life of an International Fashion Designer

July 18, 2018

The thought of being a jet setting international fashion designer working around the world from London to Shanghai and Hong Kong to Istanbul sounds like a fantasy life. But for Carla Louise Stout, it’s been her reality for the last 15 years. Carla got her start the way most designers do with formal training at […]

Fashion Design Portfolio Critique: How to Make Your Work Stand Out

July 17, 2018

There are a few simple things you can do in your fashion design portfolio to showcase your best work and make sure you stand out amongst the competition. Most of the fashion portfolios I see don’t need a major overhaul, they just need a few simple tweaks. Often, how you organize and present your work is a quick […]

Fashion Design Student? Your Portfolio MUST have these TWO things

June 14, 2018

There’s a common mistake all fashion design students make in their portfolio. And before I tell you what it is, please know, it’s not your fault. The schools didn’t teach you any better. Which is why I’m here to show you the TWO things your fashion school portfolio must include (and what to leave out). Because here’s the […]

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. Shellie shares her […]

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 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, direction, […]

SFD035: How to Build Your Career as a Contract Fashion Designer (and work from home)

January 08, 2018

It’s hard to have a career as a contract fashion designer and work from home. But what if I told you it was possible to get so good that you no longer had to look for it and instead, brands came to you? In this interview, Hillary shares exactly how she did this – and […]

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.

SFD029: Fashion Career Advice for Ambitious Designers

November 27, 2017

Working your way up in the fashion industry is hard. But if you’re strategic about the relationships you build and how you perform in your job, you can easily stand out from your coworkers and the competition. In this interview, get industry insider fashion career advice you can use to get ahead today. Malie’s climbed […]

SFD 016: How to Get Freelance Fashion Design Jobs (using Upwork)

August 21, 2017

If you’ve ever browsed Upwork to get freelance fashion design jobs, you probably felt like it was a lot of junk and low paying gigs. But it is possible to get real projects from legit companies (who pay a fair wage). In this interview, fashion freelancer Kim shares how you can get more freelance projects […]

SFD011: Fashion Designer Resume: What You Need to Include (that no one does)

July 17, 2017

Sick of outdated advice that tells you to include an objective statement at the top of your resume? Truth is, most hiring managers don’t care about your goals & objectives. They want to see what results you’ve gotten. Learn exactly what you need to include in your fashion designer resume to stand out and get […]

SFD008: Freelance Textile Designer: How to Have A Successful Career with Michelle Fifis

June 26, 2017

Being a freelance textile designer can feel like a daunting process to tackle. It’s hard to figure out how to price your work and whether or not you should work with an agency or print house. Which is why I’m so excited to share the latest episode of the Successful Fashion Designer podcast with Michelle […]

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