Plans, designs and develops clothing, accessories, footwear or other items of personal apparel considering the form and construction of clothing, historical styles and contexts, contemporary and cultural trends, colour, fabric, and decoration, and the techniques and processes available for manufacture.
Group: 2323 Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designers
plan, design, develop and document products for manufacture and prepare designs and specifications of products for mass, batch and one-off production.
determining the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders
undertaking product research and analysing functional, commercial, cultural and aesthetic requirements
formulating design concepts for clothing, textiles, industrial, commercial and consumer products, and jewellery
preparing sketches, diagrams, illustrations, plans, samples and models to communicate design concepts
negotiating design solutions with clients, management, and sales and manufacturing staff
selecting, specifying and recommending functional and aesthetic materials, production methods and finishes for manufacture
detailing and documenting the selected design for production
preparing and commissioning prototypes and samples
supervising the preparation of patterns, programs and tooling, and the manufacture process
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).