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Fashion designer

Fashion Designer


Emily Smith

A typical day self employed

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.

A typical day non self employed

A Typical Day (Non-Self Employed)

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.

Career ladder

Career Ladder

Education training experience certification license

Education, Training, Experience, Certification/License


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.

Post Secondary

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

Ashford University

American InterContinental University

There is not a specific license or certificate.

Employment trend career outlook future outlook growth outlook north carolina outlook

Employment Trend/Career Outlook/Future Outlook/Growth OutlookNorth Carolina Outlook

Occupation Fashion designers


2006 2016

250 160


Number %

-90 -36.00

Annual Average Openings

Total Growth Replacement

10 0 10

Employment trend career outlook future outlook growth outlook national outlook

Employment Trend/Career Outlook/Future Outlook/Growth Outlook National Outlook

Occupation Fashion designers


2008 2018

22,700 22,900


Number % Annual Openings

200 0.81 720

Professional associations

Professional Associations

Fashion Group International

Phone: 212.302.5511

8 West 40th Street, 7th FloorNew York, NY 10018

$25 for academic term.

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AFCS)

Phone: 703.706.4600


Toll-free: 800.424.8080400 N. Columbus Street Suite 202 Alexandria, VA 22314

Corporate/Business $750

Non-Profit Organization $500

Job openings technical designer

Job OpeningsTechnical Designer

Job ID:  3412-0810-18099

Location: US-NC Winston-Salem

Posted Date: 


Category:  Supply Chain - Other

Due Date: 11/30/2010

Consider VISA sponsorship?: No

Relocation?: no

Job openings designer 27 247

Job OpeningsDesigner (27-247)

Company: Kayser-Roth Corporation

Location: Greensboro, NC 27408

Employee Type: Full-Time

Industry: Manufacturing

Manages Others: No

Job Type: Design

Experience: Not Specified

Post Date: 10/20/2010

Pictures of apparel

Pictures Of Apparel

Pictures of accessories shoes

Pictures of Accessories & Shoes

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