Being the next big Fashion designer

Fashion designers design clothes and accessories for manufacture and sale to the public. The benefits of being a fashion designer is you can be creative with your clothes and style and you can follow the new trends on fashion. You can have an eye for color, patterns, and texture on each piece of clothing you do.

Education Level required

Education after high school, most fashion designers learn their skills in formal training programs. Over 100 professional-technical schools and two- or four-year colleges offer programs in fashion design. You could also get a degree in art or fine art.

You usually need to complete one year of basic art and design courses to qualify for a program in design. You may be asked to submit drawings and other examples of your artistic ability.

Training in computers and drawing programs is important preparation for this occupation.

To work as a fashion designer, you typically need to:

  • have a high school diploma or GED; and Bachelor's Degree
  • have at least an associate degree in fashion design or a related field.

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Salary Range   

It's in between 13,000-60,000 dollars. For starters would usually get 13,000-23,000 dollars

Future Outlook

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a high level of social contact. They work closely with clients, managers, and work room staff.
  • Communicate primarily by face-to-face discussions, telephone, e-mail, and letters and memos.
  • Are often placed in conflict situations.
  • Are responsible for the work done by other workers.
  • Often work with a group or team.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Nearly always work indoors.
  • May get into awkward positions to reach cramped work places.
  • May on occasion be exposed to loud or distracting sounds and noise levels.

Work Performance

  • Must be sure that all details of the job are done and their work is exact. Errors could cause manufacturers to produce garments that do not fit correctly. This would cost companies money.
  • Regularly make decisions that affect the company's performance and reputation. Fashion designers who work for labels often consult with others before deciding a course of action.
  • Set their daily tasks and priorities independently.
  • Work in a competitive atmosphere in which deadlines must constantly be met.


  • May work part time or full time.
  • May work long hours, especially during production deadlines or before a fashion show.
  • May be required to travel around the U.S. and overseas to production sites.

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