In the last few months, I’ve fallen in love with twitterchats. I’ve dabbled with them in the past, but recently I embraced them again.
Recently, my favourite chat has been #rbchat, which is a chat for relationship building. It was during this chat that had the chance to meet Connie A. VonLeitner (@ConnieImage on Twitter). She has the goal of becoming the Creative Director for a fashion brand.
Given that I’m trying to decide where to go with my career, I thought it would be fascinating to speak to someone who has both a goal and a career plan in place. Connie was nice enough to answer a few questions for me to help me in my journey, and I wanted to share her answers with you:
1. How long have you know that you wanted to be a Creative Director for Fashion Brand?
I would way I’ve wanted to become a “Creative Director” for a Fashion Brand for several years now.
2. Do you currently work in the fashion industry, or are you jumping industries to make this change?
No, I don’t currently work in the “Fashion Industry”, (but) I’m definitely wanting to make a career change from being in the Entertainment Industry to directing the Fashion World.
3. If everything works out, how quickly will you be reaching the position of Creative Director in your plan?
If everything works out as planned, I would love to land a position no later than late this year!
4. How much experience with fashion did you have before you started your plan?
Let me just say that my “Experience” started in my early teens! I worked w/ a seamstress in designing my own clothes. One of a kind dresses & pieces. I collaborated in choosing all fabrics, materials & designs. I have incredible detail when it comes to textures, fabrics, quality, design & style. I also owned my own “Image Consulting Business” back in 2007 to 2010! Image Stylist For companies & individual clients in the professional world. From wardrobe selection to private shopping.
Thanks to Connie for sharing! I’m a bit envious of her passion and confidence in direction, but I’m happy for her and I wish her the best of luck! If you have the opportunity to help her on her path and want to speak to her, you can find her on twitter as @ConnieImage.
Connie is a great example of how you don’t need to work in your dream field to make the jump into what you want to do with the rest of your life. Let her be an inspiration for all of us who are searching for our dream career path!