On the Job
Fashion Designers design clothing and accessories. They may create original designs or work with trends that already exist.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
- Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
- Conduct market research.
- Study scripts to determine project requirements.
- Collaborate with others to develop or refine designs.
- Select materials or props.
- Promote products, activities, or organizations.
- Coordinate design activities.
- Conduct research to inform art, designs, or other work.
- Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working with a group or team.
- High levels of competition.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
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