£15,600 Average salary at age 20
£32,240 Average Salary
33 Average hours per week


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.

Main Tasks

  • Liaises with client to determine the purpose, cost, technical specification and potential uses/users of product;
  • Undertakes research to determine market trends, production requirements, availability of resources and formulates design concepts;
  • 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;
  • Prepares sketches, designs, mock-ups and storyboards for consideration by theatre/film director or client;
  • Submits design to management, sales department or client for approval, communicates design rationale and makes any necessary alterations;
  • Specifies materials, production method and finish for aesthetic or functional effect, and oversees production of sample and/or finished product;
  • Observes and manages intellectual property issues.


Entrants have usually completed a foundation course, BTEC/SQA award, degree and or postgraduate qualification. NVQs/SVQs in Fashion Design and Design are available at Level 2, as are apprenticeships at Levels 2 and 3.

What Product, clothing and related designers studied in higher education

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What Product, clothing and related designers studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(W2) Design studies71
(W7) Crafts2
(H3) Mechanical engineering1
(J4) Polymers & textiles1
(W1) Fine art2
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(K1) Architecture4
(W4) Drama7
(H7) Production & manufacturing engineering2
(N1) Business studies1
(P3) Media studies1

UK Prospects

75300 Workforce Size
0.51% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
9739 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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