How to become Fashion Designer without degree and going to school

How to become Fashion Designer without degree and going to school

Before started my own business, I did work for others and gave a lot of time but in return of it, they paid me for it. But I realized that I can do better than I start my own business. After this, other agencies, design studios as well as other businesses came come to me for giving order. I knew I could do better, so with that conviction (and stubbornness) I set out on my own. I called design studios, agencies, and businesses, and somehow got my foot in the door. They paid me continuously for it. This article is about How To Become Fashion Designer Except Degree.

How to become Fashion Designer without degree and going to school

How to become Fashion Designer without degree and going to school:

I got all skills through job. I did not go to school for getting education. But on job, I got all skill that how to do any thing. I learned a lot of skills on job. Due to this, mostly people give importance on any work related to fashion designing. This is all due to  believe on talent that talent never consider degree. I felt hesitation to go to Fashion school for getting education about fashion. These are the some steps that you need to become good fashion designer without getting education about this.


For learning fashion designing, the first step is drawing. You need to make the sketch of your ideas and concept. Through this way, your ideas become save on paper and this make new design that’s unique one than other. You have no need to worry about your drawing because through drawing, you save a lot of ideas and new things that play important role in making any design.


When I started my job, I was junior at that time so I did’t about the basics of fashion designing. Then, I learned many skills. Some basics things that you need to know for becoming fashion designer.

You have to know about the grids and take interest on the grids that how to make it. You can learned about grids through many websites like The grid system, Grids, Basics of fashion designing, Designer insight and so on.

Composition + Layout:
Except grid, there are other basic that you need to know like single visual, golden ratio, focal point and so on. You also need to know about the size, symmetry, asymmetry sizes and so on.


You have to know about fonts, difference between serif and sens serif, styles and also different types of fonts and the use of prints.

Color Theory + Usage 
You have need to study about the colors and how to pair different colors. You have also need to understand about the system of color like CMYK, RGB, PMS.


After knowing about the basics of designing hen you need to get the knowledge about working on computer.

Person who are interested in web designing must need to know about Adobe Photoshop. If you are interested in social media then you need to get a lot of knowledge as well you need to use Photoshop Express as well as Pic Monkey.

Identity and Print:
If your focus is branding—focus on Adobe Illustrator. Learn to create vector based artwork—if possible, get a Wacom tablet. If your focus is print—magazines, books, packaging, invitations, collateral, try Indesign and Illustrator.

Got Code?
First things first, I don’t code. I’ve met very few people who can code well and are great at design, or vice versa. It is helpful to understand some basic code, and definitely to know your limitations (or not) with the web, but I believe that when possible, you should collaborate with a coder. This will be an invaluable resource.


You have to attend many programs as well as get a lot of experience as you want. You have need to do every work that related to designing. In this way you get experience as well as you can make new design

5. Work:

Now you’re ready to look for work—but where, and how? Rest assured, there is plenty of design work to go around despite how many designers there are (thank goodness!). If you can swing it, I highly recommend starting with an a internship or mentorship. Soak up as much experience as possible!

  • Internship or mentorship: be selective, work hard, be professional.
  • Freelance: take on clients, look on Craigslist for design jobs, Creative Hotlist, How Design job board, elance, etc
  • Full-time positions: design studios, ad agencies, in-house creative departments
  • Self employment: gather an individual roster of clients, freelance, and temporary jobs to build your own schedule
  • Volunteer: help friends’ businesses, volunteer for an organization you’re passionate about, create your own projects.

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