Fashion Designers:

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

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 40 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 164
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Creativity
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Professionalism
Oral Communication
Integrity
Adaptability
Organization
Leadership
Resource Allocation
Work Ethic
Decision-making

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Fabricate garments or textile products
Alter garments to specifications
Repair tears or defects in fabrics, garments, or leather products
Dress individuals with wigs or hairpieces according to instructions, samples, or sketches
Cut fabric or leather material
Smooth garments or fabric with irons, presses, or steamers
Fabricate craft or art objects
Maintain inventories of materials, products, or goods

Getting Information

Study examples of period clothing
Determine styles worn during historical periods
Study scripts to determine project requirements
Conduct research to inform art, designs, or other work
Determine customer needs
Conduct interviews to gather artistic or design related information

Thinking Creatively

Design tailored garments
Create artistic objects, materials, or renderings
Draw subject or item sketches
Draw design, letter, or line graphics or illustrations
Develop graphic designs or models
Develop graphic art
Produce artistic crafts


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Business Development
Customer Contact
Merchandising
Adobe Indesign
Process Design
Sketching
Budgeting



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