Assistant Designer

Assistant Designer


Fashion design assistants help designers to create new materials, styles, colours and patterns for fashion brands and labels.


  • Create prototypes and tailor garments
  • Produce technical sketches
  • Explain creative ideas to designers
  • Create mood, shape and trend boards
  • Get approval for designs from customers
  • Work closely with factories and suppliers
  • Meet with customers and fabric agents
  • inspect products during the design process


Fashion company or retailer such as Next, SuperDry, Sainsbury’s, Tesco.


You could work in a creative studio or in a workshop.

Working Hours

40 – 42 Hours Per Week.


£14,000 – £23,000.


You will need qualifications either from:

  • A university course
  • A college course
  • An apprenticeship

You could do a college course that teaches both design and technical skills which will give you the practical knowledge that employers look for.

  • Level 2 Diploma In Skills for the Fashion Industries
  • Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion Design and Production
  • T Level in Craft and Design

To access these, you’ll need 2 or more GCSEs at Grades 9 to 3 (A* to D).

Tagged as: [Design - Arts and Crafts]

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