OCCUPATION THESAURUS

FASHION DESIGNER



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
A fashion designer envisions and produces apparel. They are involved in every step of the process from imagining a concept to procuring the materials and assembling them into a cohesive design. The garments may then be sold to individuals or companies, including retailers and design firms.

While people often associate fashion design with clothing, there are many other possibilities. A designer may also create eyewear, footwear, or accessories. They might only design for a certain audience (such as men or children) or focus on a type of clothing, like swimsuits, business attire, or leisure wear. Often, they're known for creating pieces that have a certain aesthetic or because they utilize a specific type of fabric. Designers might work independently to build their own brand of apparel or work for another designer's label.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
Though no formal training is required, having a bachelor's degree in fashion design or a related area is common. For someone establishing their own brand or line of clothing, training or experience in business or fashion merchandising is helpful. An independent designer will also need to have a basic understanding of running a business, promotion, and building a successful brand.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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SOURCES OF FRICTION:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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