Job description Fashion Designer in Newfoundland and Labrador

Find out what work is like for a fashion designer in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers (NOC 5243).

Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers


Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers conceptualize and produce designs for film, television, theatre and video productions, garments and textiles, displays and exhibits, and for other creative items such as jewellery and trophies. Theatre designers are employed by performing arts and broadcasting companies and by festivals; fashion designers are employed by clothing and textile companies or may be self-employed; and exhibit designers are employed by museums and retail establishments. Other creative designers in this unit group are employed by manufacturing establishments or may be self-employed.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Theatre designers
  • Design and create settings, scenic environments, properties, costumes and lighting for theatre, film and video productions, operas and ballets.
  • Theatre designers may specialize in costume, lighting or set design; fashion designers may specialize in men's, women's or children's apparel or in different lines such as sportswear, footwear or formal wear.
  • Fashion designers
  • Design and create clothing and accessories for men, women and children.
  • Exhibit designers
  • Plan and develop permanent and temporary or moveable exhibits and displays for museum exhibitions, trade shows, conventions, retail spaces and other exhibitions.

Job titles

  • shoe designer
  • trophy designer
  • window display designer
  • clothing designer
  • costume designer
  • couturier - haute couture
  • display designer
  • fabric designer
  • fashion designer
  • fur designer
  • jewellery designer
  • lighting designer
  • museum exhibit designer

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