Melissa Fleis Fashion Designer. Fashion designing is being an artist and entrepreneur and a skilled craftsman all at the same time. Besides getting a degree in fashion designing, it takes obtaining work experience to build a portfolio to be able to get accepted. you must learn to sew and creating fashion requires a lot of math. You have to be well spoken and the drive to learn all you can, Internships are hard to get, and you have to be persistent at times and you must be able to take criticism because your creations will not always be accessed or liked.