If you asked me, I’d say all the Successful Fashion Designer episodes are must listen! But since you’re busy, I’ve hand picked the top 10 podcast episodes based on what you’re trying to achieve in your fashion career: a job, freelancing, or your own brand.
You got this, and I’m here to support you every step of the way! Enjoy!
FASHION JOB EPISODES
SFD90 HOW TO STAND OUT IN YOUR FASHION CAREER (AND ALWAYS GET THE JOB)
Learn exactly what you can do to land your first (or next) fashion job from Barbara, a designer who’s grown her career using simple strategies (and working hard!).
SFD053 BEST PRACTICES FOR FASHION JOB SEARCH SUCCESS FROM A RECRUITER
Whether you have no experience or are an “older” job seeker, here’s how to make your resume stand out, present your portfolio and land your next job with Shellie, a fashion recruiter.
SFD047 WHY CHOOSE A CAREER AS A PATTERN MAKER
There are a lot of other jobs that are just as fun (plus less competitive and pay more!) than “designer”. Learn how Aileen, a pattern maker, worked her way up by following a different path.
FASHION FREELANCER EPISODES
SFD004 FREELANCING STRATEGIES FOR FASHION DESIGNERS
Want to build a freelance career earning 6-figures? Marissa shares how she grew from industry contacts, how she prices her services, and how makes sure brands always think of her for hiring.
SFD016 HOW TO GET FREELANCE FASHION DESIGN JOBS (USING UPWORK)
Here’s how to land your first few freelance projects, spot red flags, and earn a fair wage on UpWork! Kim also shares how to transition off the platform and raise your rates.
SFD035 HOW TO BUILD YOUR CAREER AS A CONTRACT FASHION DESIGNER
Hillary shares the simple portfolio formula she used to land her first few freelance projects and walks us through how to figure out pricing and get more work from existing clients.
FASHION BRAND EPISODES
SFD064 ADVICE ON CREATING, MANUFACTURING AND SELLING YOUR DESIGNS
Anouchka felt overwhelmed when starting her fashion brand, which is why she started small with napkin sketches and a tiny round of production. Here’s exactly how she did it, step-by-step.
SFD020 THE STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO FABRIC SOURCING (WITH LOW MINIMUMS)
Stop buying fabric at Mood and other industry retailers (you’re getting ripped off)! Jay shares where to find low minimum, high quality fabrics and where you can (and can’t) cut corners.
SFD019 APPAREL MANUFACTURERS IN THE USA: A GOOD CHOICE VS OVERSEAS?
Want to keep things local? Here’s everything you need to know about doing production in the US, how to decide if it’s the right for you, and why it might not be as expensive as you think.