Design is a wonderful field for someone with a lot of creativity, imagination and a good sense of visual appeal. Fashion designers must be able to express their ideas not only aloud, but also through sketches and written descriptions.
Being able to work independently and under pressure, as well as to adapt quickly to change, are also important traits. Good Fashion Design sense and a high comfort level with sales work can also be an asset for the many designers who work freelance or choose to start their own Fashion Design.
Most fashion design employers look for someone with a two- or four-year degree, someone with training in textiles, fabrics and ornamentation, and with knowledge about the history and trends of the fashion world.
Employment in design fields varies widely � a third of all designers work freelance or run their own Fashion Design. Because of the nature of their work, designers must often work flexible hours in order to accommodate their clients�
schedules and are often under tight deadlines and budgets. Salaried positions are also available for interior designers in specialized design services or in retail furniture stores, while fashion designers might work in apparel manufacturing or distribution.
See also Interior Design
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