Hi… Sounds very exciting!..
I think for me I’m creative and I loved designing… But I really struggled in my first 2 years of my uni course, I’m not great with a sewing machine or making, so I avoided that … Fortunately my uni course went into specific paths in my 3rd year so you could focus on the area you were best at. So I would choose a uni course that offers you flexibility.
My course went into areas like textiles, garment technology, designing for performance, design and communication..
I think you can do a mixture of textiles and fashion after you graduate… Just a fashion uni course gives you more options when finding a job!.. My job now is a swimwear designer.. But I also design all the prints for the garments too.. So it’s a nice mixture.
But honestly it’s a great job. If your creative yourll really enjoy it… Just play to your strengths!!!! :) xx
Ahh well done!.. Where did you study? If you enjoy it then stay with it! Something will pop up. I had interviews for ladieswear designers… lingerie ..swimwear and print designer interviews from my cv & portfolio. And it took me 9 months before i got a job after uni.. and the same for most of my friends. It is competitive but you should do what your best at because it’s soooooo competitive as i’m sure you know.
I did a final year project based on designing Lingerie and swimwear, & Did a couple of Interns and learnt print design (which is where i continue to illustrate still) , I was never really a womenswear designer but I enjoyed doing something different.. i.e swimwear. So.. that’s where I focused my job applications & portfolio on. It was hard in the respect that there is less jobs in this sector.. plus I always wanted to be a designer and do prints too.. which is near on an impossible role to find…but I’m able to do it in my current role :)
Are you into Design?
Hi, I work as a Swimwear designer, but illustrating is a passion of mine. I studied Fashion Design at Uni :)