Life as a Freelance Designer with Michelle Parascandolo

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Life as a Freelance Designer with Michelle Parascandolo

 

Hi guys! Today I am excited to share with you the work of Michelle Parascandolo, a pattern designer and illustrator from New York City. I’ve followed Michelle on Instagram for a long time and love her illustrations and the colors she uses in her work. Her designs have such a wonderful boho feel. Today Michelle is going to share with us what it has been like to make a living as a freelance designer after working in-house as a graphic designer. Enjoy!


Hi Michelle! Please tell us a little bit about your background as an artist and how you got into surface pattern design.

I’ve always carried a pocket-sized note pad and pencil around with me everywhere. I like being able to jot down notes or quickly sketching out ideas on the spot. When I began thinking about college I knew without a doubt that I wanted to go into a creative field. I was interested in a lot of different areas of art and design, but wasn’t sure what to focus on. The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) offers a summer program for high school students, so I decided to enroll in classes with the hope that it would help me settle on a major. That’s where I discovered surface pattern design. I was immediately hooked! I ended up attending FIT for college and received a BFA with a major in Textile/Surface Design. Continue reading “Life as a Freelance Designer with Michelle Parascandolo”