Fur Designer

Design or redesign custom and commercial fur garments.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$33,000 – $131,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fur Designers do?

Designs or redesigns custom and commercial fur garments: Analyzes fashion trends and predictions and confers with client or sales and management executives regarding design ideas. Sketches design on paper to make or restyle garment, utilizing knowledge of various kinds of fur, techniques for handling fur, and fashion trends. Obtains customer measurements, using tape measure. Draws pattern on paper according to customer measurements and cuts out pattern. Lays pattern on canvas and cuts out material, using scissors. Sews together sections of canvas to form mockup of garment. Fits mockup on customer and makes necessary alterations. Directs workers engaged in cutting and sewing garment. Examines completed garments for defects. May estimate cost of restyling or of making new garment.

Should I be a Fur Designer?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Clothes Designer, Clothing Designer, Custom Furrier, Dress Designer, Fur Finisher Tailor, Fur Remodeler See More

    How to become a Fur Designer

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