Fashion Illustrators

Illustrating the beauty and creativity of fashion


A fashion illustrator is an artist who specialises in creating illustrations and sketches of fashion designs. Their work is used by fashion designers, retailers, manufacturers and advertisers to communicate design ideas along with marketing their products.

Fashion illustrators work with a range of mediums including pencils, markers, watercolours, digital tools and other materials to create their designs. They often collaborate with designers and other members of the fashion industry to create illustrations that accurately represent the designer's vision as well as aesthetic.

Fashion illustrators are typically skilled in drawing the human form, creating intricate details and using colours effectively. They should also have a keen eye for fashion trends and be able to create designs that are both visually appealing as well as commercially viable.


  • Aspirants need to pass 10+2 from CBSE or ICSE education board. 
  • Students can select a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Illustration,  designing or any other related field. 
  • Candidates can also opt for a diploma course in Fashion Illustration. 
  • No national level entrance exams are conducted. 
  • A certificate course in Fashion Illustration can enhance expertise regarding designing.

Job Roles

The field of Fashion Illustration aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, the Fashion Illustration field presents innumerable job roles:  

  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Pattern Maker
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Painter/Artist

Employment Sector

  • Fashion Industry
  • Media Houses
  • Leather Companies
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Textile Industries
  • Garment Stores
  • Social Media Platforms

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the Fashion Illustration field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Swarovski
  • Lifestyle
  • Bata
  • Raymond
  • Pantaloons
  • Allen Solly
  • Liberty Shoes
  • ITC Wills Lifestyle
  • Spykar


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a visual merchandiser is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹1,00,000 - ₹1,80,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹3,50,000 - ₹7,00,000

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹8,00,000 - ₹12,00,000 


  • CAD skills
  • Design abilities
  • Organisation skills
  • Communication skills


The scope of fashion illustrators varies depending on the individual's skills, experience and personal preferences. However, in general, fashion illustration can be used for a variety of purposes such as creating artwork for fashion magazines, advertising campaigns and runway shows. 

Additionally, fashion illustrators may also be hired to create sketches of clothing designs, create illustrations for fashion editorials or design illustrations for use on clothing labels and packaging. However, if you have great skills and adopt a strategy to showcase your skills in this field your work may be seen by many top-brands.  


  • Exciting Job
  • Creativity
  • A sense of satisfaction
  • Unique work gets appreciated
  • Innovation
  • High in demand in abroad
  • Good Salary


  • Long hours of work
  • Not financially stable
  • Stress
  • Competition 
  • Challenging