Fabric Designers

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Fabric designers also called textile designers, create the different structures and looks of textiles and fabrics. They determine what type of fabrics and fibers to use for specific projects. They design patterns and prints, manipulate materials, and arrange colors and textures to create fabric. Individuals design fabric for clothing and accessories, furnishings, and household goods among other things. They may hand sketch designs and/or use computer software. They may work in conjunction with various other types of designers including fashion designers, pattern designers, and interior designers on projects.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Textile Designers
Duties Designing different structures and looks of textiles; manipulating fibers, fabrics and colors; researching fabric properties; researching fashion and design trends; determining design of fabrics and how design will be achieved; sketching designs; using CAD (computer-aided software)
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) New York City, Los Angeles, and other major metropolitan cities
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Family and Consumer Science
Experience Internship or apprenticeship or 1 to 6 years experience
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Problem-Solving
  • Digital Media
  • Drawing/Design
  • Interpersonal
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Decline
Career Ladder
  • Head Designer
  • Fabric Designer
  • Assistant Fabric Designer
  • Textile Design Apprentice

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