Fashion Designer
Jean Louis Sababji

About the job:

What you do

As a Fashion Designer, you create original designs for clothing and accessories or adapt fashions to suit local conditions and trends. You might also travel overseas to check out seasonal fashion styles.

The tough stuff

As a Fashion Designer, you will have to:

  • Work long hours to meet deadlines
  • Accept negative feedback and criticism
  • Prove yourself and build a solid portfolio
The cool stuff

As a Fashion Designer, you will get to:

  • Experience happiness when other people wear your designs
  • Transform your ideas into beautiful garments
  • Possibly be invited to feature your work in fashion shows
Typical work hours
  • 40-50 hours per week
  • 10-20% nights and weekends

As a Fashion Designer, you may work for a manufacturing company or independently. If you work for a company, you work full-time. If you work independently, you define your own work hours. You may also travel often to attend events and showcase your designs.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Math
  • Art
Best high school track(s)
  • Any Track
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Originality
  • Fluency of ideas
  • Visualization
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • To become a Fashion Designer you need a Bachelors degree in Fashion Design or Fashion Merchandising.
  • Once you have the degree you should get experience in the field by working as an assistant designer. 
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

Editorials, Trends, Fashion Shows… Fashion Design is glamorous, for sure, but Jean Louis Sabaji is someone who is always hard at work. Jean Louis Sabaji gives us the inside scoop about what goes on behind the catwalk in this Nooreed Interview. If you live to work, love late nights, and find inspiration even when you’re asleep, then fashion design could be the career for you!


Raised by a fashion designer, Jean Louis Sababji's designing mission initiated in childhood. Following his graduation from the Lebanese American University in 2009, Jean Louis' motivation and creativity led him to Milan Domus Academy; which gave him the opportunity to share his creations with famous Italian designers. Fashion Design has always been Jean Louis' passion and his greatest reward is the smile on a woman’s face the first time she sees her dress.