57 min

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

    • Fashion & Beauty

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 how you can too.
Hillary Glenn is a full-time remote contract fashion designer who built up her freelance business using LinkedIn, networking at trade shows and by going above and beyond with every client project she did. In this episode of the Successful Fashion Designer podcast, she shares exactly how.
We cover tons of other strategies like:
How to present your portfolio (and why she hasn't updated hers in a really long time) How to figure out pricing (and why it's ok if you mess up and underbid) Why she always presents more ideas to her clients than they ask for (hint: it gets her more work!) Hillary also shares her thought process behind calling herself a "contract" fashion designer instead of a "freelance" fashion designer. This is a topic I've discussed before, since most "freelance" work in the fashion industry is actually illegal.
Whether you're trying to start a career as a freelance fashion designer or you've been freelancing for a while, you're going to love this episode.
Oh, and we also talk about her personal journey on launching her own fashion line which she's in the middle of right now! We only touch on it at the end for a few minutes, but she's excited to finally be moving forward after thinking about doing it for years. She said she didn’t want to wait any longer, “there’s no perfect time to do this, so just do it now."
 
Guest Info & Resources Hillary's Website Connect with Hillary on LinkedIn Email Hillary: hillaryglenndesign@gmail.com Hillary's Brand, Glenn and Glenn Enjoy the show? Help us out by: Rating us on iTunes - it really helps! Subscribing on iTunes - I appreciate each and every one of you!

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 how you can too.
Hillary Glenn is a full-time remote contract fashion designer who built up her freelance business using LinkedIn, networking at trade shows and by going above and beyond with every client project she did. In this episode of the Successful Fashion Designer podcast, she shares exactly how.
We cover tons of other strategies like:
How to present your portfolio (and why she hasn't updated hers in a really long time) How to figure out pricing (and why it's ok if you mess up and underbid) Why she always presents more ideas to her clients than they ask for (hint: it gets her more work!) Hillary also shares her thought process behind calling herself a "contract" fashion designer instead of a "freelance" fashion designer. This is a topic I've discussed before, since most "freelance" work in the fashion industry is actually illegal.
Whether you're trying to start a career as a freelance fashion designer or you've been freelancing for a while, you're going to love this episode.
Oh, and we also talk about her personal journey on launching her own fashion line which she's in the middle of right now! We only touch on it at the end for a few minutes, but she's excited to finally be moving forward after thinking about doing it for years. She said she didn’t want to wait any longer, “there’s no perfect time to do this, so just do it now."
 
Guest Info & Resources Hillary's Website Connect with Hillary on LinkedIn Email Hillary: hillaryglenndesign@gmail.com Hillary's Brand, Glenn and Glenn Enjoy the show? Help us out by: Rating us on iTunes - it really helps! Subscribing on iTunes - I appreciate each and every one of you!

57 min