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Fashion & Interior Design

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Interior designers enhance the function, safety, and aesthetics of interior spaces. They work with colors, textures, furniture, lighting, and space planning for both public and private buildings.Fashion designers study fashion trends, sketch designs, select colors and fabrics, and oversee the final production of the clothing and accessories they create. Since California’s designers set the trends, the Fashion and Interior Design sector offers exciting careers for creative individuals.

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Is a career in Fashion & Interior Design right for you?

Creative person

Like to draw, paint or sew

Follow fashion/decorating trend

Like to decorate your own space

3 Main Points

1. The sector encompasses three distinct career pathways: Fashion Design and Merchandising, Interior Design, and Personal Services.

2. Multibillion dollar industry offering a variety of careers

3. Technology is a significant and growing component in the design industry

Important Skills

 Strong Communicators

 Multi-Taskers

 Problem Solvers

 Full of Creativity and Artistic Vision

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Careers in Fashion

The Fashion Design, Manufacturing, and Merchandising Pathway can lead to careers from clothing designer to professional shopper. Few careers offer the opportunities, creativity, and versatility of the fashion world. From small entrepreneur to large manufacturer, rewarding jobs in fashion exist in most communities. Students in this pathway will gain in-depth knowledge of the fashion industry, including fashion history, textiles and textile production, apparel merchandising, and garment construction.

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FASHION AND INTERIOR DESIGN INDUSTRY SECTOR

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www.californiacareers.info

The mission of the California Career Resource Network is to provide all persons in California with career development information and resources to enable them to reach their career goals.

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whodouwant2b.com

This site includes Information on California high school and community college courses, career options, and financial assistance. It will help you make decisions about the right courses to take in high school and community college so that you have the opportunity to turn that passion of yours into a great job and a great future.

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www.californiacolleges.edu

CaliforniaColleges.edu is the one-stop website for information about higher education in California for students, counselors, and parents. It has been developed in collaboration with the New WindowCalifornia State University (CSU), New WindowUniversity of California (UC), New WindowCalifornia Community Colleges (CCC), New WindowAssociation of Independent California Colleges and Universities (A I C C U), and the New WindowCalifornia Department of Education

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www.edd.ca.gov/Jobs_and_Training

The Employment Development Department provides a range of employment and training services in partnership with state and local agencies and organizations through the America’s Job Center of California (AJCC).

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www.iida.org/

IIDA is the Commercial Interior Design Association with global reach.

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