Product, Clothing and Related Designers

Product, clothing and related designers plan, direct and undertake the creation of designs for new industrial and commercial products, clothing and related fashion accessories, costumes and wigs, and for building interiors and stage sets.


New workers
£ 18,627
£ 29,687
£ 59,417

Available jobs

In the past year there were 53,724 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Observes and manages intellectual property issues.

  • Specifies materials, production method and finish for aesthetic or functional effect, and oversees production of sample and/or finished product.

  • Submits design to management, sales department or client for approval, communicates design rationale and makes any necessary alterations.

  • Prepares sketches, designs, mock-ups and storyboards for consideration by theatre/film director or client.

  • Prepares sketches, designs, patterns or prototypes for textiles, clothing, footwear, jewellery, fashion accessories, set props, wigs, ceramics, plastics, motor vehicles, domestic appliances and engineering products.

  • Undertakes research to determine market trends, production requirements, availability of resources and formulates design concepts.

  • Liaises with client to determine the purpose, cost, technical specification and potential uses/users of product.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • AutoCAD

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • SketchUp (3D Modeling Software)

  • Selling Techniques

  • Project Management

  • Showrooms

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Marketing

  • Furniture Fixtures And Equipment (FF&E)

  • Adobe InDesign

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Sales

  • Communications

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Presentations

  • Management

  • Research

  • Innovation

  • Planning

  • Self-Motivation

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.