So, if adding my sketches to www.fauxred.com isn’t the best way to show off my designs, and I don’t currently have the facilities or means to make shoes right now, what is the best way to grow my shoe design portfolio? I’ve added a few things, and will add the design test I did for the company in Seattle, but any other ideas on how to make my shoe design portfolio...
Waiting to hear back about jobs is so very painful. *check email *wait 3 minutes *check email *drink tea *check email while drinking tea *check twitter *check email
So I’ve prepared my submissions for the Freelance shoe design gig I mentioned a few days ago, and to my surprise I’m very pleased with my work. I feel the two designs I’m sending in suit their brand and expand on their current styles. I think the most pleasing part of this work was seeing that I not only remember many of the technical things I learned in fashion school, but that...
So although I wasn’t able to costume myself up for WonderCon 2011, I did spend the weekend photographing for ComicsOnline.com. I’m working on some more posts, but here are the three that have gone live so far: http://comicsonline.com/node/1765 The Dead Walk Among Us http://comicsonline.com/node/1764 The Littlest Super Heroes http://comicsonline.com/node/1772 Doctors, Dandies, and...
My friends in Portland are always trying to get me to move there. A few days ago a friend sent me a Portland Craigslist job listing for a shoe designer. The established company (which I am familiar with) was seeking an experienced freelance designer. I realized that I didn’t meet all of their requirements, which seems to be a straight up deal breaker in this local economy, so I had to...
So my partner-in-sewing JanyNicole and I were talking shit about Project Runway when we hit upon an idea that quickly became a plan. Though we are both trained designers, it’s been a while since we were grinding away, sweating over a hot sewing machine day in, day out. We figure it’s time to oil up the gears again. So here is what we propose: Once a month, we will do a two/three...
No Joke: I Must Own This Shirt! Size M, black.... →
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I’m (almost) famous! At a party for my friend Storm I met a friend of a friend of a friend who said, “are you THE Rachael Gray that makes shoes?”