Fashion Designer. By Emily Smith. A Typical Day (Self Employed).
8:30 am – 9:00 am Driving to see a client. 9:00 am – 10:00 am Talking to client about her needs; taking measurements and talking to client about fabrics; looking at the client’s closet to get an idea of her taste. 10:00 am – 10:30 am Driving to fabric stores. 10:30 am – 11:00 am Picking out sample fabrics (swatches) for three customers. 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Back at the office: returning phone calls, providing customer service, and calling contacts to sell products. 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Having lunch. 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Sewing: doing alterations or custom work. 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Paperwork: sending clients’ information on my services, going through mail, paying bills, identifying sales opportunities. 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Creating a pattern for the client that I saw earlier today. 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Driving to a meeting. 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm At a support group meeting: educating people (clients) about fabrics, giving information on my products and services. 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Driving home.
8:00 am – 10:00 am Checking incoming faxes and memos; reading fashion newspapers and magazines. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Working in the design department with pattern makers, sample makers, and cutters. 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch. 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Appointment with a fabric salesperson or a department store buyer. 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Working in the design department with pattern makers, sample makers, and cutters. 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Staff meeting concerning an upcoming clothing line and how it will be marketed. 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Possibly attending a fashion show or other public event.
Introduction to Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications, Information Technology
Applications, Introduction to Visual Arts and Related Careers, Select from the following: Two-
Dimensional Art, Three-Dimensional Art, Photographic Art, or Multi-Media Applications in Art,
Advanced Study in Field of Choice.
Even though there are no specific educational requirements for a career in fashion, most designers
have a bachelor’s or associate degree in fashion design, fine arts, general design, fashion
merchandising, or a related area of study. Fashion design programs are available at a number of
2 and 4-year colleges across the country.
The Arts Institutes
American InterContinental University
There is not a specific license or certificate.
Occupation Fashion designers
Annual Average Openings
Total Growth Replacement
10 0 10
Occupation Fashion designers
Number % Annual Openings
200 0.81 720
Fashion Group International
8 West 40th Street, 7th FloorNew York, NY 10018
$25 for academic term.
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AFCS)
Toll-free: 800.424.8080400 N. Columbus Street Suite 202 Alexandria, VA 22314
Non-Profit Organization $500
Job ID: 3412-0810-18099
Location: US-NC Winston-Salem
Category: Supply Chain - Other
Due Date: 11/30/2010
Consider VISA sponsorship?: No
Company: Kayser-Roth Corporation
Location: Greensboro, NC 27408
Employee Type: Full-Time
Manages Others: No
Job Type: Design
Experience: Not Specified
Post Date: 10/20/2010