The Office of Career Services
Library Building, Room 429 & 430
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6297
|Overview:||Textile designers create original patterns and designs for use in wearing apparel, fabrics for home and commercial interior fashions. They also work with products such as china, glassware, flatware and paper. They may specialize in creative design, textile technology or marketing.|
|Duties:||Textile designers create original patterns and designs for wearing apparel fabrics such as prints, wovens and knits. They use computer-aided design software to create new patterns.
They use their design skills in home & commercial interior design products such as upholstery fabric, wallpaper, draperies, carpets and sheeting. They also work with china, glassware & flatware.
They work with diverse technologies for creating surface patterns on fabrics. This includes the use of paints, printing, weaving, knitting, dyeing, and silk screening.
Textile development designers focus on ways to improve technical structure, styling and manufacturing of textile products. Textile marketers focus on advertising, promotion and merchandising.
|Degree(s):||A.S. Visual and Performing Arts: Art & Photography Concentration
A.S. Visual and Performing Arts: Dance Concentration
A.S. Visual and Performing Arts: Music Concentration
A.S. Visual and Performing Arts: Theatre Arts Concentration
|Job Outlook:||Employment of textile designers is expected to grow more slowly than average through 2018. Demand for stylish affordable clothing will increase with the population but overseas competition will limit growth. Best opportunities will be in design firms that design mass-market clothing sold in department and retail chain stores.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$28,000 to $35,000|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
|Additional Training/Education:||Two-year associate degree or four-year bachelor degree programs in textile design or in textile development and marketing provide the training needed. Courses include creative design, color technology, knits, computer-aided design, fibers, carpets, fashion prints and home fashions.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.