Assistant Designer

Assistant Designer

Overview

Fashion design assistants help designers to create new materials, styles, colours and patterns for fashion brands and labels.

Activities

  • Create prototypes and tailor garments
  • Produce technical sketches
  • Explain creative ideas to designers
  • Create mood, shape and trend boards
  • Get approval for designs from customers
  • Work closely with factories and suppliers
  • Meet with customers and fabric agents
  • inspect products during the design process

Organisations

Fashion company or retailer such as Fashion company or retailer such as Dress Cheshire, Tommy Hilfiger Store or Cocaranti.

Workplace

You could work in a creative studio or in a workshop.

Working Hours

40 – 42 Hours Per Week.

Salary

£14,000 – £23,000.

Qualifications

You will need qualifications either from:

  • A university course
  • A college course
  • An apprenticeship

You could do a college course that teaches both design and technical skills which will give you the practical knowledge that employers look for.

  • Level 2 Diploma In Skills for the Fashion Industries
  • Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion Design and Production
  • T Level in Craft and Design

To access these, you’ll need 2 or more GCSEs at Grades 9 to 3 (A* to D).

Tagged as: [Design – Arts and Crafts]

400 400 Cheshire and Warrington