The best way to overcome the fear of pursuing a career in fashion design is to fall in love with your designs and have fun. I felt uncertain when I was pursuing my career as a designer too. Right after college I got fired from my first graphic design job. So, I quit design to become a bus driver. Every day I regretted not pushing myself harder. I started promoting my designs and eventually someone believed in me enough to give me a chance and I landed a dream job. The more knowledgeable you are, the more confident you'll be, the less fear will discourage you. Set goals for yourself. Always keep your sketches. Create your own opportunities. You may have to work for free sometimes but it'll build your portfolio and resume. Go for it! Have fun and fall in love with your journey. Good luck!
Evin recommends the following next steps:
- Get a mentor that can help you with your resume and portfolio
- Create your own opportunities to promote your designs
- Set goals and create a vision board
- Attend events