On being a mother of twins and running a creative freelance design business.
There are a lot of freelancers that are always working to balance work and time at home with kids. It can be especially challenging if your work is creative. There really is not one solution that works for everyone but we can learn some insight from how others are managing. One common thread with small business owners is the mindset of embracing change.
A Conversation with a Clothing Designer
In this episode I talk with activewear designer Marissa Borelli Casellini. We talked about how she goes about designing activewear and how she embraces change. From selecting fabrics to sketching out ideas.
- How the design process starts
- Why she starts with material first
- Where she looks for inspiration
- The pull of her work and being a mother
- Whats in the future for Marissa, She shares a big goal that keeps her focus on the types of work she takes on.
Integration of Work and Family Life
How she has figured out how to integrate her work into being with her young children. How she is able to be much more productive and creative as a mother because of her limited time.
How do you work?
Do you have a creative business and kids? Please leave a comment below and lets have a conversation.
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Marissa Borelli wears the many hats of active lifestyle consultant, apparel designer and blogger with ease. Given her sky-high energy, passion for travel and fashion, and frequent habit of completing races, it’s no wonder. Marissa draws from a deep well of education and professional experience when advising clients and developing her own innovative products.
She is a graduate of the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York City. Before attending Parsons, Marissa excelled as an undergraduate at UCLA, in addition to playing volleyball for the nationally ranked women’s varsity team. During her time at UCLA, Marissa studied fashion design and Renaissance architecture at the renowned Lorenzo de Medici University in Florence, Italy.
Marissa’s fascination with combining fashion and athletics led her to work for companies such as Lululemon Athletica, Ralph Lauren, Swiss Army Victorinox, K-Active by Kerri Walsh and Green Apple Active. In 2011, she founded her own line of activewear, BORELLI Design.
When she’s not helping clients build healthy brands, Marissa competes in half marathons and triathlons. She also loves to travel, bake for neighbors, and practice yoga. With an aesthetic that could be described as global, energetic and modern, Marissa brings a fresh and innovative approach to the active lifestyle market. Learn more about Marissa and her work here
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