Overview: What is a fashion Designer? -Design billions of different types of clothing. -Different types of designers. -Create the looks and fashions we wear today.
Overview: What skills do fashion designers need? -Appreciation for beauty. -Eye for color. -Artistic skills.
Knowledge about fabrics, styles and colors.
Excellent communication skills.
Good problem-solving skills.
Overview: What are some of the things fashion designers do? -Create designs. -Sketch designs. -Select fabrics and colors. -Convert designs into products. -Present fashion shows.
Education: What sort of formal education do I need? -Fine arts programs. -2 yr. Associates or 4 yr. Bachelors degree. -Design schools.
Additional Training: What else will help me get a job? -Study fashion trends. -Knowledge about fashion. -Internships. -Amateur contests. -Communication skills. -Appreciation of beauty. -Problem solving skills.
Related Careers: What else can I do with these skills? -Costume designer. -Arts, Audio-Video Tech. -Fashion merchandiser. -Graphic Arts. -Fashion Journalist.
Salary: How much will I get paid? -Highest number are paid New York and California. -Median: $61,160. -Middle 50%: $42,150-$87,120. -Lowest 10%: $32,150. -Highest 10%: $124,780.
Growth Potential & Outlook: What’s the future like for this career? -Outlook is stable. -Expected to grow 1% between 2008-2018. -Held about 22,700 jobs in 2008.
My Skills and Interests: What makes this a good career choice for me? -I am creative and like to express myself through sketching and drawing. -I like fashion and I like to see how people express their personality through the clothes they wear.
Quote:“Find a Job You Love and You'll Never Work a Day in Your Life.” –Confucius