Stephanie Finnan FCC Fashion Careers Counsel

Our Founder, Stephanie Finnan, has over 20 years of experience as a fashion head-hunter as well as working as a career expert with leading universities and organisations, including London College of Fashion, Ravensbourne, Kingston School of Art, Sarabande, Fashion & Textiles Museum, Clothes Show Live and many more.

Over the years, she has found Creative Directors for top luxury Houses in Paris, Design Directors for cool London start-ups, Accessories Designers for leading leather brands, denim specialists for global high street retailers, Knitwear Designers for hard-to-please Artistic Directors, and everyone in-between.

She has worked with several leading fashion recruitment specialists, and is currently Co-Founder/Director of Creative Search Ltd, placing design talent into global luxury brands. Over the years, Steph has recruited for major names such as: Loewe / Louis Vuitton / Celine / JW Anderson / Givenchy / Nicholas Kirkwood / Stella McCartney / Dundas / Roberto Cavalli / Top Shop / Whistles / Monsoon / Abercrombie & Fitch / River Island.

Steph and the team at Fashion Careers Counsel are now ready to share their vast industry knowledge with you, via one to one mentoring, CV and portfolio reviews, Q&A features, and weekly magazine interviews with our network of Creative Directors, Talent Managers, HR Directors and industry professionals.

We are here to help, educate and support with every aspect of finding a job/internship in fashion design, so please drop us a line at: steph@fashioncareerscounsel.com


Creative Search Ltd – Director – Current
Lewis Alexander – Senior Consultant – Design & Creative
24 Seven – Senior Consultant – Design
Denza – Senior Consultant – Design


Visiting Lecturer: 2009 – ongoing

Kingston School of Art / London College of Fashion / Northumbria University / Westminster University / Leeds College of Art & Design / Winchester School of Art / Jersey College for Girls / Newcastle College

Employability Co-ordinator
Ravensbourne: 2012
(Fashion, Architecture, Motion Graphics, 3D Design)

Course Leader
Fashion & Textile Museum/Newham College: 2011 – 2012
(FCC short careers courses for students aged 16-19)


Careers Expert
Sarabande Foundation: 2018/2019
(Careers & Portfolio Workshops)

Careers Expert
Clothes Show Live: 2010 – 2013
(FCC Careers Seminars with Caryn Franklin)

How to Prepare For A Career in Fashion (2010, Adelita)

Founder/Careers Coach
The Fashion Careers Clinic: 2009-2012