Textile Design Can Include Designing:
textiles for Clothing and Accessories
fabrics and Furnishings
printed , Paper - based Products
for the Technical Market , for Example , Clothing for Oil Rig Workers.
textile Designers Need to Discuss , Understand and Interpret the Needs , Ideas and Requirements of Their Customers Accurately. They Must Consider How the Textile Will Be Used and Therefore Which Properties It Needs , Before Producing Design Ideas , Sketches and Samples for Presentation to Customers.
textile Designers Usually Work Normal Office Hours , from Monday to Friday. Additional Hours May Be Required to Meet Deadlines. Part - time Work May Be Available. Designers are Usually Based in An Office or Studio and May Spend a Large Part of Their Working Day Sitting in Front of a Computer Screen.
a Textile Designer Should:
be Artistic , Creative and Able to Draw
have An Eye for Colour , Texture and Pattern and have Good Attention to Detail
understand the Properties of Different Materials and Dyes and the Production Processes of Textiles
have Knowledge of the Market and Be Able to Predict New Trends.
employers Include Companies that Produce Clothing , Soft Furnishings and other Textile - based Products , Design Studios and Consultancies. There is Intense Competition for Vacancies. People Looking for Work Usually Need to Undertake Relevant Paid or Unpaid Work Experience and Build Up a List of Contacts in the Industry. Many Textile Designers Work On a Freelance Basis. there are No Formal Entry Requirements to Become a Textile Designer. However , Most People Enter Through One of Two Main Routes. Some Begin as a Machinist or Cutter and Progress to Textile Designer. More Usually , Entry is After Completing a Relevant Hnc / hnd or Degree in Design. Postgraduate Qualifications are also Available. Course Admissions Tutors and Employers Expect to See a Portfolio of Design Work.
Industry TypeRecruitment, Staffing
Functional AreaFashion Designing, Merchandising
Employment TypeFull Time, Permanent
UG :Any Graduate in Any Specialization
PG :Post Graduation Not Required
AccessoriesProductionFashion designingTextile designing