PROFICIENCIES: Dawodu says a strong interest in the arts, fashion and history is vital, and internship experience is a must. Formal training helps, but technical knowledge needed can be attained through assisting and apprenticeships.
PROCESS: Positions that may seem less attractive can be the best for one's career. "These positions have become my most rewarding learning experiences and opportunities to gain exposure and build the foundation for a network in the industry."
PROMINENT PREDECESSORS: â€œI greatly admire the work of designers William Chang (In the Mood for Love; 2046), Ruth Carter (Amistad, Malcolm X), William Chang (City Under Seige), and Ruth Carter (Frankie & Alice; Sparkle). Learning under the tutelage of such designers would be an honor.â€