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Fashion Designer

Innovators Always Have Style

Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.

Contact Info

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056


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Related Job Titles

Apparel Fashion Designer, Clothing Designer, Costume Designer, Dance Costume Designer, Designer, Fashion Designer, Historic Clothing and Costume Maker, Latex Fashions Designer, Product Developer

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 27-1022.00

O*NET Summary
  • $77k Median wages (annual)


  • 2,300 Projected job openings


What you Need to Know

  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

  • Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk Revit; Computer aided design and drafting software CADD; Digital Fashion Pro; Trimble SketchUp Pro 
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop; Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite; Lectra Prima Vision Print Repeat
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint

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