Fashion Design

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If you've ever looked at a piece of clothing and wondered what it would look like with a different print, a more modern cut, or cuter colors, you may have the potential to become an excellent fashion designer.

State License Requirements
Education Details

Whether you want to earn an Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree in fashion design in Ohio, you need to develop the same basic set of skills.

You may take classes like

  • Basic Draping Techniques
  • Industry Sewing
  • Pattern Drafting
  • Fabrics in Fashion Design

These courses allow you to get a feel for different types of fabric, figure out how to sew with a variety of fabrics, and design with these textures in mind. Some of the most important classes in your fashion design curriculum focus around your artistic skills. If you want people to see your vision and understand the potential of your designs, you must be able to represent them on paper.

Commonly required courses include

  • Fashion Sketching for Design
  • Computer-Aided Fashion Design
  • Fashion Theory

As you go through your curriculum, you should work on developing and deepening your personal sense of style. Your best work will likely go into your portfolio, which shows your skills to potential employers. It's important to put your best foot forward!

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
License Renewal Period
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

O*Net indicates that the avergae salary for a fashion designer in Ohio is $67,030 (O*Net, 2016). Your salary can potienally come more depending on years of experience and other factors. You may wish to complete internships, develop a strong portfolio, and take other steps to make yourself a viable candidate for fashion jobs. There are no licensing or certification requirements for Ohio fashion designers. You may be able to take part in fashion events and groups, like Columbus Fashion Week.

Working as a Fashion Designer

Working in fashion design in Ohio can offer you a surprising amount of opportunities for career growth. WBNS 10 in Columbus, Ohio, reports that Ohio is ranked third in the country in fashion design. They note that the state has many prominent fashion schools that have high job placement rates for graduates. You could work in many different settings as a fashion designer. Ohio has clothing manufacturers, wholesale manufacturers, and design companies that are always looking for the next great fashion designer. The Akron Beacon Journal, which claims that fashion design is growing in Ohio, notes that Abercrombie & Fitch and other major companies have corporate locations in this state. Innovation, creativity, and perseverance are some of the most important traits for fashion designers. Companies don't want someone who's just going to reinvent the wheel; they want someone who can look at current trends and figure out what the next big style is. Perseverance is crucial, since your designs might get rejected several times before they're accepted. Rather than giving up, you should just keep on working and developing your designs. You never know when one of your creations will take the country by storm!

State board Contact Information

Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
1929 Gateway Circle
Grove City, OH 43123
Phone Number: 614-466-3834
Fax Number: 614-644-6880
E-mail Address: or

The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology can answer additional questions about obtaining an Ohio cosmetology license.

Find the Beauty Schools in Ohio that interest you below,

Empire Beauty School - Cincinnati

8419 Colerain Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45239

Program: Cosmetology

Aveda Institute Columbus

889 Bethel Rd.,
Columbus, OH 43214

Program: Cosmetology

Salon Institute - TIGI Creative School - Columbus Campus

50 Powell Road,
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Program: Cosmetology

Salon Institute - TIGI Creative School

3034 Wilford Drive,
Toledo, OH 43615

Program: Cosmetology

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