Our shedule is kind of crazy, but a lot of time you need to stay up late to finish your work, becuase it feel like endless, if you not stay up to finish them, you know you will have big trouble.
When I was young, I feel stay up late is nothing, don't hurt me at all, but when you get older and older, turn to a big bomb! I can go to sleep at 4-5 a.m. and wake up at 9 a.m. to work for sure, but now I get older, if I stay awake till 2 oclock in the morning, I find myself wake up around afer 12 oclock.
We sleep quite few for most the time, and the weekend is our sleeping party if you don't need to work.
2. Lot of work
Yep! The shinny "designer " title is not working in school and most of the job too, they happen quite rarely in the Tv, don't get fool by that!
Like fashion design you need to buy your own material(which is really far way) and draw your own patten (some time take a half day by hand) and iron the fabric to make it staight, set up pattern on the fabric, which way can save more money and need to be right side. You thought we done? Haha we not even close, we not even start sewing yet.
Ok if you are rich you can find some one to help you do those work, but most of beginer are not!
You need to finished that right now!!
Lot of time our homework need to hand it to teacher or boss same time, or some time you have creative block can't make anything, but you need to give it to your boss in 5 hous, how much pressure on your shoulder can you even image?
Specialy fashion design is a quick industry, lot of time our biggest enemy is time.
One project some time cost us a lot to accomplish, if that work that would be so perfect, but life not easy. Lot of time teacher or boss would say "I think you can try something else, will be look better." then you just want to turn away to cry, because you wallet is almost flat.
Ok, if read the last one, then that relate to this. Lot of time we need to try lot of thing to find the best one to fit some project, and you spend all those money on your project, then don't have any left can buy food or some other stuff.
You think one day you will be famous like Co Co Chanel (or other, just example), yap! maybe one day, but you just start it, remeber how Co Co start her journey?
Some time you feel really pround of your design, but teacher or boss just like to dump cold water on you. Art and design always like that, have some people really like it, and will be some people really hate it, that's the life. We need to be strong and get used to it.
7.Surround by wierd people
I'm not try to be mean, becuase I'm kind of weird also. Most people think in art industry people are pretty weird, it's true! Good thing is you might have chance to find your good weird friend to get good alone with, and some other is too much for you, and some like to judge about you.
DId you find out lot they are actually related?
Empty pocket –> Straving —> Try to work more get more money —> Less time to work on your stuff and sleep.
Don't get scared about all this, if that's what you passion about it. No one would stop you!
I bet you must thinking have more, share with us below in the comment.
PS: I'm not saying only design school/ career is hard, lot of work is hard also, but I'm just want share some of experience I have here. : )