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Fashion designers

OaSIS code 53123.02

Fashion designers conceptualize and produce designs for garments, textiles and accessories.

Overview

Also known as

  • Clothing designer
  • Couturier - haute couture
  • Shoe designer

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Design and create clothing and accessories for men, women and children.

Additional information

  • Designers may advance to supervisory and management positions.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Graphic designers and illustrators (52120)
  • Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur products (53125)
  • Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners (64200)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

5 – Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

TEER

3 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of less than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training

Major group

53 – Occupations in art, culture and sport

Sub-major group

531 – Occupations in art and culture

Minor group

5312 – Occupations in creative and performing art

Unit group

53123 – Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers

Occupational profile

53123.02 – Fashion designers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Managing Resources
5 - Highest Level
Thinking Creatively
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
4 - High Level
Developing Objectives and Strategies
4 - High Level
Developing Technical Instructions
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
5 - Very high amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
3 - About half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day
Duration
3 - About half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
2 - Once a month or more but not every week

Workplaces/employers

  • Clothing and textile companies
  • Self-employment

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Fluency of Ideas
5 - Highest Level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
3 - Moderate Level
Categorization Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level
Colour Perception
3 - Moderate Level
Far Vision
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Management of Material Resources
4 - High Level
Time Management
4 - High Level
Coordinating
3 - Moderate Level
Decision Making
3 - Moderate Level
Evaluation
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
5 - Extremely important
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Creativity
5 - Extremely important
Innovativeness
5 - Extremely important
Leadership
5 - Extremely important