Also referred to as:
Apparel Designer I, Fashion Designer Entry
Requirements and Responsibilities
Fashion Designer I assists in establishing the apparel design strategy for an organization. Determines style, material, and color directions based on input from sales/marketing, merchandising, development and manufacturing staff. Being a Fashion Designer I keeps abreast of consumer needs and trends, and supports the integrity of the lines/brands and the goals of the company. Produces design sketches and makes seasonal presentations of product designs. Additionally, Fashion Designer I reviews all styles for construction, and approves quality of factory samples. Typically requires a bachelor's degree of fashion design or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Fashion Designer I works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be a Fashion Designer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience.