Design industry

Research and identify roles and opportunities of chosen area ofcreative industry.

Fashion and design sector roles and opportunities

Fashion designers work on the design of items of clothing and fashion ranges. Some may focus completely on one specialist area, such as sportswear, childrenswear, footwear or accessories. this website looks at the job description of a fashion designer role and opportunities.

defining the roles , responsibilities and job titles

Fashion designers have a lot of roles and responsibilities they do all sorts of duties like Research, sketching, choosing materials, retail samples, marketing and mass market design.


fashion designers research current and future trends before beginning the design progress

choosing materials- They visit fabric manufactures to decide on what materials and patterns to make their preliminary designs out of

mass market design-They are responsible for designing clothing that comes in a variety of colors and sizes, and usually work directly for apparel manufacturers.

retail samples-


marketing- Designers market their designs at fashion and trade shows, where retailers order what they want to distribute.

Fashion designers have the responsiblity to research trends and marketing their products.  Depending on the area of design they can also have additional duties for the design. This will involve market production and customized design.

Some Job titles of  fashion  industry are

Clothing/textile technologist

Editorial assistant

Fashion designer

Fashion illustrator

Fashion journalist

Job opportunities and career paths

Fashion designers have a range of job and career paths, they can pursue a career in retail stores, fashion firms and costume design department. 

Self- employment opportunities

Self employment opportunities in the fashion industry are really good for people who are willing to work hard and make money out of their designs.  self employed fashion designers charge at high prices for their designs. There working conditions, they usually work in more variable conditions, which usually change from one short term job to the next.

Responsibilities as an employee within a company 

 Employees responsibilities in a company are to take care of their own health and safety they also have the responsibilities to tell employer if something happens that might affect their ability to work. To co-operate with your employer, making sure you get proper training and you understand and follow the company’s health and safety policies

Responsibilities as a self employed practitioner

Self employed practitioners have responsibilities when it comes to health insurance, tax, variable income, retirement and use tools and other equipment properly, in accordance with relevant safety instructions and any training they have been given.

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