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Fashion Designer

Fashion Designer. By Emily Smith. A Typical Day (Self Employed).

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Fashion Designer

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  1. Fashion Designer By Emily Smith

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Career Ladder

  5. Education, Training, Experience, Certification/License Secondary 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.

  6. Employment Trend/Career Outlook/Future Outlook/Growth OutlookNorth Carolina Outlook Occupation Fashion designers Employment 2006 2016 250 160 Change Number % -90 -36.00 Annual Average Openings Total Growth Replacement 10 0 10

  7. Employment Trend/Career Outlook/Future Outlook/Growth Outlook National Outlook Occupation Fashion designers Employment 2008 2018 22,700 22,900 Change Number % Annual Openings 200 0.81 720

  8. Professional Associations Fashion Group International Phone: 212.302.5511 http://www.newyork.fgi.org 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 http:// www.aafcs.org Toll-free: 800.424.8080400 N. Columbus Street Suite 202 Alexandria, VA 22314 Corporate/Business $750 Non-Profit Organization $500

  9. Job OpeningsTechnical Designer Job ID:  3412-0810-18099 Location: US-NC Winston-Salem Posted Date:  8/25/2010 Category:  Supply Chain - Other Due Date: 11/30/2010 Consider VISA sponsorship?: No Relocation?: no

  10. 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

  11. Pictures Of Apparel

  12. Pictures of Accessories & Shoes

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