Recently, I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking this question. How do I become a designer?? And to be honest, it’s one I sometimes find hard to answer. It’s not that I’m stupid (hehe well gosh lets hope not!), it’s that I don’t feel that I am an expert on the subject, or that there is a clear cut answer for everyone. Most careers have a very set path to getting to the end goal – but I feel like careers in design aren’t the same. Especially these days where being a “designer” doesn’t necessarily mean working for someone else, and independent designers are growing in numbers and success, and etching out their own individual pathways of getting there.
So instead of answering this the way I normally do (in a loooong rambling email), I’m going to share my story and my advice as well as featuring a different designer every few weeks who will share their story and advice on the subject too. A little bit of a series, which I think I’m gonna call: Becoming a Designer (working title hehe). Since we’ve all followed different paths I think that collectively we can better answer the slightly tricky question of how on earth someone becomes a designer.
I haven’t decided yet whether I will be spreading my own story over a few posts, or capping off the series with it… I’m fickle, so I guess I’ll figure it out later :)
Anyway, I hope you all enjoy it!! I’m going to be kicking it off at the end of the week with a guest post from one of my dearest friends!!
Dress: Megan Nielsen, made with fabric given to me by Emy
Necklace: Vintage via Ebay
Tights: c/o We Love Colours (rust)
Belt: Coach, ($2!!!) vintage from my local thrift store (aptly named “Thrift Store” haha)
Shoes: Relativity, via Younkers