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Fashion Designer CV Template (Text Format)

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Highly innovative and resourceful professional with 6+ years of experience creating highly engaging designs and contemporary collections for prominent brands. Well-versed in drawing sketches, using computer-aided design (CAD) software, researching fashion trends, networking with suppliers, and participating in weekly meetings. Adept at collaborating with industry experts to explore new fabric blends and eye-catching designs. Established communicator with the ability to foster strong relationships with team members and key stakeholders.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Fashion Designer
ARNE
January 20XX–present, Nottingham

  • Researched and designed experimental women’s collections based on a new fabric blend
  • Grew customer base by 47% through creative designs with fresh looks and traditional styles
  • Increased brand awareness by organising and managing annual fashion shows
  • Created new ready-to-wear line for teenage girls with a summer theme and floral prints
  • Analysed existing designs to create improved and innovative collections for the next volume
  • Trained and mentored 25 junior designers and interns on product development lifecycle

Assistant Fashion Designer
FASHION WORKIE
February 20XX–December 20XX, London

  • Interacted with local factory managers on a day-to-day basis to coordinate sampling and production
  • Conducted in-depth research on the latest fabric trends to design a contemporary collection
  • Prepared technical sketches and generated line sheets to assist senior designers
  • Increased client satisfaction to 97% by managing corrections and alterations specified during fitting sessions
  • Accompanied Head Designer during buyers’ meetings and presented about the latest designs

Fashion Design Intern
FABRIC FLAVOURS LIMITED
July 20XX–January 20XX, London

  • Assisted a team of fashion designers in photoshoots, product arrangement, and model styling
  • Participated in fitting sessions and accurately suggested and noted alterations
  • Created CAD presentations using Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Communicated with overseas agents to gather materials and fabrics for product development

EDUCATION

BA (Hons) in Fashion Design
University of Leeds
October 20XX–July 20XX, Leeds

Relevant Modules
Fashion Design in Practice, Fashion Portfolio, Pattern Cutting, Critical Issues in Fashion Research, Creative Product Development, Fashion Cultures and Histories

Severn Secondary School
November 20XX–July 20XX, Bristol

A-Levels: Design Technology (A), Art (A), Business Studies (A)
GCSEs: 10 A*–C including Maths, English, Art and Design, Design and Technology

KEY SKILLS

  • Proficient in using CAD software, Autodesk Revit, Trimble SketchUp Pro, Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, and CorelDraw
  • Apparel design
  • Product development
  • Project presentation
  • Resource management
  • Trend analysis
  • Client service & satisfaction
  • Attention to detail
  • Complex problem solving

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

  • Socialising with friends and family
  • Watching TV (fashion shows)
  • Reading fashion magazines
  • Solving puzzles
  • Designing fantasy cities

35+ skills for your fashion designer CV

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A fashion designer creates fashion garments and accessories — from conceptualisation to range development to garment construction and production. In large companies and fashion houses, fashion designers work with a team of other designers, as well as production, purchasing and sales and marketing teams, to ensure that final products meet company and client standards.

Fashion designers typically have a higher national diploma, foundation degree, or bachelor’s degree in fashion design or a related field. Many junior designers also intern to gain more work experience on their CVs.

Similar to other creative fields, fashion designers must have exceptional soft skills (personality traits that affect how you work). But these designers also need technical abilities (hard skills learned through formal training) to bring their ideas to life.

Here are some hard and soft skills to list on your fashion designer CV to impress creative directors:

 

  • Trend awareness and forecasting
  • Design and conceptual skills
  • Teamwork
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Client support
  • Presentation skills
  • Creativity
  • Mass production and marketing
  • Product styling
  • Brand awareness
  • Multitasking
  • Organisational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Brand awareness
  • Market research
  • Decision-making
  • Leadership skills
  • Accessorising
  • Tailoring and fitting
  • Fashion styling
  • Fabric and pattern design
  • Supplier management
  • Competitor analysis
  • Foreign language skills
  • Range development
  • Graphic design
  • Attention to detail
  • Sewing
  • Embroidery
  • Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Tech pack drawing
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Pencil drawing
  • Style and colour sense

 


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Aaron Case is a CPRW & Senior Staff Writer at CV Genius with 8+ years of experience in writing and career resource spaces. Job seekers around the world and in various stages of their vocational journeys have landed fulfilling work thanks to his thoughtful career advice, which has also been showcased in publications like Forbes, MSN, CareerAddict, Ladders, Best Colleges, Ivy Exec, Capitalism.com, and vidIQ. Aaron has a BS in English & Communications from Liberty University bolstered by a professional credential from UC Berkeley. He’s collected practical experience while following various career paths, and he enjoys sharing the resulting insights with everyone. You can contact him through his LinkedIn profile or on Twitter. Please note, we don’t accept guest posts, and all such requests will be ignored.