How Blessing Alabi Nurtured Her Fashion Brand Despite Her Fears

23 Oct

For this Kogi born model, leaving her job to start a fashion outfit was somewhat difficult and really challenging as she lost a whole lot including close relationships but did this deter her from her dream?

This interview with Alabi Blessing, founder of TheStyleArchitect will guide us through her world, her hustle and her brand.

 

How It All Started

Being the second child and  first daughter from a family of 6, I knew I wanted to connect with people, have not just conversations but one that will yield positive results, on the other hand, I had a thing for style, l’d get angry on seeing people wear clothes that are 2 sizes smaller, like, I literally found myself walking up to people and politely righting some Wardrobe wrongs. ( lol. I still do, I can’t help it.)

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Fast forward to last year April, when I made the decision to leave my job and start, just start something.

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PREPARING YOUR DESIGN FOR PRINT

4 Mar

 

So your print jobs get delivered from the press, colours look different, white lines by the edges and you are totally upset with the printing press… Let me ask, did you prepare the artwork or design for print? A lot of us (graphic designers) tend to ignore the responsibility of this important process, you may have created a fantastic design but if not prepared properly for print, it wouldn’t look exactly fantastic.

 

If you haven’t prepared a design for press before, here’s a quick guide from my experience in the print media industry. I’ve made quite a few errors – from not sending the right artwork size, wrong colours, displaced pages etc, but I’m better now *smiling*.

 

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