By Paula Keech
Do you've got the fervour and the creativity for fashion? Why no longer generate income from it?
The Freelance model Designer's Handbook is your crucial advisor on tips to move it on my own, overlaying what to anticipate, ensuring you receives a commission, making plans some time, maintaining along with your money owed, compiling technical programs for garments. it's your transportable mentor, equipping you to paintings independently.
Part 1 covers all of the info to turning into a contract fashion designer resembling making a simple freelance agreement, invoicing, how to define paintings, tax returns and lots more and plenty more. All supported with case studies.
Part 2 includes the technical elements of being a fashion designer - together with easy methods to assemble complete technical programs for clothes to be synthetic abroad.
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It can be difficult and demoralising at times when you have spent a substantial amount of time and effort trying to find work. You may have written many letters or emails and telephoned many different companies with little or no response. If you get a reply, even if there is no work available at present, you stand a chance of being contacted at a later date. You need to be persistent, thick skinned and never give up. I have had several letters saying, ‘We will keep your details for future reference’.
Be even more wary if they also refuse to give you a full UK postal address, give just a box number or only direct you to their website. Always check out their website contact details thoroughly. Any reputable company or client will be happy to supply a telephone landline, a reputable Internet service provider (ISP) email address and a full UK postal address. If a client works from home they may be reluctant to give you their address for security reasons. However remain cautious, especially if they want you to work for them without meeting them first or if you have only met them in a public place.
Each of my designs now includes my copyright details, as I have learnt the hard way. During a second interview, an interviewer once said they would just ‘hang onto’ work that I had completed with their range in mind. They began to pull my work across the desk and I informed them that I never leave any of my work unless it is paid for. Needless to say, I no longer wanted that job nor did I hear from them again. If a client is really interested in employing you, they will, in most instances, get a good idea of your work and abilities from meeting you in person and looking at your portfolio.