I became a Graphic Designer because I liked art—I got a BFA, but needed to make a living. Since those days (30 years ago) I have come to appreciate my job as one of the best, for always offering learning opportunities. I learn every day. … I’ve come to realize that everything we do is experiential, from a web page to signage and videos to brochures. Everything we create needs to take the end users’ experience into account. I think being a designer has increased my thirst for learning. The more I know, the more I want to know and the better my solutions. Bruce Mau said, ‘It’s not about the world of design, it’s about the design of the world.’ I am a contributor to the evolution of the world. We all are.


There is no formal education or certification required to become a successful fashion designer, but that doesn’t make the feat any easier. To become a fashion designer, you will need to have a combination of drawing, sewing, and design skills, a knowledge of the fashion industry, and unparalleled perseverance. You’ll also need to create a strong fashion portfolio and strengthen your knowledge of business and finance in general.