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TEXTILE ARTIST/STUDENT: Take More Risks To Figure Out What You Want To Do

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Tara is studying textile art, working part-time in a restaurant and freelancing in photography. She's interested in many kinds of art but hopes to make a living in designing styles & fabrics.

Degree: Photography - Textile Art
Job Title: Textile Artist/Student

Job Summary: Fashion Designers

Job Description

Fashion designers create original clothing, accessories, and footwear. They sketch designs, select fabrics and patterns, and give instructions on how to make the products they designed.

On-the-Job Training

Long-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Fashion designers often gain their initial experience in the fashion industry through internships or by working as an assistant designer. Internships provide aspiring fashion designers an opportunity to experience the design process, building their knowledge of textiles, colors, and how the industry works.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$35,000 - $130,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular, Long hours, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Travel
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Artistic, Creativity, Detail oriented, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Likes working with hands

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