Fashion Designers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+2.5% (slower than the average)


What Fashion Designers Do

Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.

Other Job Titles Fashion Designers May Have

Costume Designer, Designer, Fashion Designer, Product Developer

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Sportswear Designer ,


I combine active product use, experience, market knowledge and input from other Design Team members to create original and innovative designs. I manage and assist with the designs of other team members. I also attend conferences and tradeshows to conduct product testing and maintain consistency in outdoor industry trends, design changes and innovations.

Product Developer ,


Commenting on samples, strike off's, and lab dips. Communicating via email with overseas vendors. Offering solutions to problems that come about.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Direct and coordinate workers involved in drawing and cutting patterns and constructing samples or finished garments.
  • Examine sample garments on and off models, modifying designs to achieve desired effects.
  • Sketch rough and detailed drawings of apparel or accessories, and write specifications such as color schemes, construction, material types, and accessory requirements.
  • Confer with sales and management executives or with clients to discuss design ideas.
  • Identify target markets for designs, looking at factors such as age, gender, and socioeconomic status.

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