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Would you like to work with designers and directors in the fashion world? A
career as a fashion illustrator allows you to combine your passion and
talent for drawing with fashion. You can create sketches for clothing, shoes
and accessories that match the artistic vision of the fashion designer or
art director. You may use computer software, or even your own sketches done
by hand, to transfer ideas to drafts and drawings. Designers may use your
drafts to further create pieces of fashion apparel or other illustrative
material for men's, women's or children's fashion.
Illustration is the communication of fashion that originates with
illustration, drawing and painting. It is usually commissioned for
reproduction in fashion magazines as one part of an editorial feature or for
the purpose of advertising and promoting fashion makers, fashion boutiques
and department stores.
Illustration has been around since clothes have been in existence, and there
has been a need to translate an idea or image into a fashion illustration.
Not only do fashion illustrations show a representation or design of a
garment but they also serve as a form of art.
years there has been a decline in the necessity of fashion illustration as
magazines began to replace illustrated pages with photographic images.
Graduating from a fashion illustration school may qualify you for a number
of jobs, but the most obvious job is that of a fashion illustrator. Fashion
illustrators work with fashion designers to create drawings and other
artistic visual representations of clothing, footwear, and accessories.
These images may be used to help fashion designers better visualize their
ideas before designing and sampling the actual outfits. In addition to
assisting designers, illustrations can be utilized in print advertisements,
brochures and catalogs for fashion magazines, blogs, boutiques, and
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicted that fashion designers,
including those who have a background in sketching illustrations, would see
a one percent growth in employment between 2008 and 2018 (www.bls.gov).
Welcome to the illustrator job
description section of the Apparel Search employment
directory. In this section of our guide we present
information relevant to a career as an illustrator.
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career descriptions we provide
information that we have developed internally, a large
portion of this
section relies heavily on user input. No one knows a
career path better than someone that has actually worked
in the particular position. Therefore, we welcome
members of the fashion community to submit their
personal experience to this page. Active members
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have previously or currently work as an illustrator please add your insight
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