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Transcript of Fashion Designer
DATE: October 14, 2013
CREATED BY: Kaitlyn Bestul
Class: Careers Final
Post secondary education is not necessary for this career. Most skills are developed through internships or by working as an assistant designer.
Personal Values Required
Satisfaction of Achievements
I have been doing beauty pageants since I was 6 months old, and still do them today. I loved the way the clothing can you feel so confident and make you convey different emotions. It clicked when I was 5 that I could actually make a living designing clothes and I have been obsessed ever since...
Aptitudes and Values Required
$64,530 a year
Salary & career outlook
Flexible hiring requirements
Diverse work location
Start up potential
Starting new trends
Highest Career Level Salary
Top 10% in the industry earn more than $130,890
Who are fashion designers & what do they do?
Study fashion trends and anticipate designs that will appeal to consumers
Decide on a theme for a collection
Sketch designs of clothing, footwear, and accessories
Use computer-aided design programs (CAD) to create designs
Visit manufacturers or trade shows to get fabric samples
Select fabrics, embellishments, colors, or style for each garment or accessory
Work with other designers or team members to create a prototype design
Present design ideas to the creative director or showcase them in fashion or trade shows
Market designs to clothing retailers or directly to consumers
Oversee the final production of their designs
Tasks and Responsibilities
Fashion Designer-An occupation where you create and design clothing
Fashion designers work in wholesale or manufacturing establishments, apparel companies, retailers, theater or dance companies, and design firms, on top of traveling to diffent work destinations.
Type & amount of education/training needed?
Graduate high school with Core 40 with academic honors AND associates degree in business. Then score a bachelors degree in fashion design at the Art Institute of Indianapolis. Then long term on the job training.
Taking classes, internships
Depends: high school or equivalent & long on the job training
The only way to go up in this industry is to pay your dues and get some experience. Some experienced designers may start their own design company or sell their designs in their own retail stores.
Opportunities for Advancement
Salary and Benefits
Employments of fashion designers is expected to experience little to no change from 2010-2020
There is actually a CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America)
There are over 40 fashion weeks around the world every year, yet the four biggest are New York, London, Milan, and Paris.
Did you know?...
bls.gov (search fashion designers)