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Ilaria Kirilov – fashion designer, influencer and model

Ilaria Kirilov is a fashion designer, influencer, and model, with a degree from the European University of Art and Design in Skopje, where she developed her unique design style. When she’s not designing or filming, she loves researching new trends and wants to keep up with the latest fashion news, which is why she decided to join‘s course to learn the 3D fashion design software.

We spoke to Ilaria about her experience with the 3D fashion design training and freelancing.

Share your experience with the training “Clothing design in 3D”.

I recently completed the training program in 3D software and I am very pleased with what I have been able to achieve in a relatively short time. Not only did I gain valuable technical skills, but I also learned how to design and explore new possibilities in a way I hadn’t even considered before. I feel very confident in my ability to create innovative, modern designs that push the boundaries of traditional fashion.

The mentors were fantastic. They were always available to answer my questions and provide support when I needed it. They encouraged me to experiment with different techniques and approaches, and I felt like they were truly invested in my success.

For me, the most interesting aspect of the training was learning how to use 3D modeling software and create virtual prototypes of my designs. It was fascinating to see my designs come to life in 3D, I also loved being able to experiment with different colors, textures and materials to create unique and innovative designs.

How did you decide to apply for this training and start working as a freelancer?

I decided to apply for the 3D software training program because I saw it as an opportunity to improve my skills and expand my knowledge. As a fashion designer, I knew that mastering the 3D software would be of great benefit, both for creating 3D models of my designs and collaborating with other industry professionals.

After completing the training, I realized that I had developed a passion for 3D design and wanted to explore it further. That’s when I decided to start working as a freelancer, taking on projects that would allow me to apply my new skills and working on a variety of exciting projects on Upwork and Fiverr.

My family has a fashion atelier that has been around for 40 years, and I’ve always wanted to bring in new techniques like the 3D design to make something more innovative and modern. I believe that incorporating these new techniques will enhance the quality of our designs and attract more customers.

What would you advice anyone interested in this training and freelancing as a career path?

Overall, I had an incredibly positive experience with the training. I believe that I have acquired valuable skills and knowledge that will serve me in my future career. I recommend it to anyone who wants to challenge their creativity in design and fashion.

I recommend everyone interested in working as a freelancer to start applying for projects and not give up until they get their first project.

The training “Clothing design in 3D” and the freelancing course is supported by the RECONOMY program
RECONOMY is a regional inclusive and green economic development program of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) implemented by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in partnership with Impact Foundation and others in the Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkan countries.

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Andrijana Serafimovska is the Communications Assistant at Impact Foundation. An ambitious and self-driven individual, with a passion for volunteering to better the quality of life of disadvantaged groups. She is experienced in project management for NGOs and social media marketing.