Category: Blog

Now (officially) accepting your tutorial requests!

April 20, 2017

I’m running fashionably late, but I *finally* added comments to my site (welcome to the internet, Heidi)! Which means it’s super easy for you to ask questions and let me know what you want me to make videos about. Your requests don’t have to be about Illustrator – ask anything related to fashion (design, freelancing, getting a job, etc) and if I […]

Why I love Illustrator’s Pen Tool for sketching fashion flats (and what to do if you hate it)

April 13, 2017

You hear it over and over, and you wish it wasn’t true, but everyone keeps telling you: “You must know how to sketch with the Pen Tool in Illustrator.” And they’re right. The Pen Tool is an essential for Illustrator users and fashion designers. But most of you kinda hate it. Me? I actually LOVE the Pen Tool. […]

How I Quit My Full Time Job and Started a Fashion Design Agency

April 06, 2017

Quitting your job is really, really scary. You lose a steady paycheck. You forfeit benefits and paid vacation. Life gets expensive and your bank account runs uncomfortably low. You’re not sure if you’ll make rent next month. And you feel stressed out…all the time. But being in a horrible job can be just as bad. […]

I feel scared most of the time

March 30, 2017

You know that heavy feeling you get in your chest, when your heart beats fast and your head physically gets hot? It’s called being outside your comfort zone. And it’s the best place you can hangout. The concept is simple: And it got me thinking…all the things I’m afraid of, all the things I fear, […]


March 27, 2017

Join me this Wednesday for a FREE live training to learn simple tricks to sketch fashion flats in Illustrator that most advanced designers don’t know (but anyone can do). I promise, your mind will be blown —> click to register.

5 Reasons Illustrator Proficiency is Closer than You Think

March 23, 2017

This is an excerpt from my Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion. If you like what you see, get the entire guide delivered to your inbox. SEND ME THE GUIDE Anyone can learn Illustrator – including you. And it’s more achievable than it seems. Most of your frustration comes from 2 things: misconceptions you believe […]

Illustrator vs. Photoshop for Fashion Design

March 16, 2017

Perceptions are fascinating. We believe them. We beat ourselves up over them. And one of the most common misperceptions in the fashion world is that you have to know BOTH Photoshop AND Illustrator. Which can feel really overwhelming. Photoshop does have a purpose, but it’s not sketching flats (or most other things we do). As […]

Confessions of a Designer: Getting Let Go is Never Easy

March 09, 2017

You know how your stomach drops every time you hear “we need to talk”? That’s exactly what happened a few years ago when one of my biggest clients scheduled a meeting with my business partner and me. I had a feeling the news wasn’t good, and I was right. After compliments about our work over […]