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Product, clothing and related designers

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£16,120 pile of coins

Age 35

£32,240 pile of coins

Age 50

£38,480 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £25,480

What does this career do?

Product, clothing and related designers plan, direct and undertake the creation of designs for new industrial and commercial products, clothing and related fashion accessories, costumes and wigs, and for building interiors and stage sets.

Typical tasks

  • liaises with client to determine the purpose, cost, technical specification and potential uses/users of product
  • undertakes research to determine market trends, production requirements, availability of resources and formulates design concepts
  • prepares sketches, designs, patterns or prototypes for textiles, clothing, footwear, jewellery, fashion accessories, set props, wigs, ceramics, plastics, motor vehicles, domestic appliances and engineering products
  • prepares sketches, designs, mock-ups and storyboards for consideration by theatre/film director or client
  • submits design to management, sales department or client for approval, communicates design rationale and makes any necessary alterations
  • specifies materials, production method and finish for aesthetic or functional effect, and oversees production of sample and/or finished product
  • observes and manages intellectual property issues.

Current entry requirements

Entrants have usually completed a foundation course, BTEC/SQA award, degree and or postgraduate qualification. NVQs/SVQs in Fashion Design and Design are available at Level 2, as are apprenticeships at Levels 2 and 3.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2017)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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