A2 Section B - The Role of the Professionals/Designer

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What does a Client do? Who usually is a client?
Identifies a need for a product and presents this using a design brief. This is usually a manufacturer or retailer.
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What does a designer do?
Works to the design brief and researches market trends, fabrics and processes, to produce a design specification within the required budget
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What does the manufacturer do?
Uses models or prototypes from the designer to find the most efficient way of manufacturing the product.
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What does a Buyer do?
The buyer is responsible for anticipating the demands of the retail market, including what and how many products the consumer is likely to buy in the coming season. The buyer works for the retailer and orders the products from the manufacturer.
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What does a Garment Technologist do?
Ensure that designs can be produced efficiently and economically. Responsible for checking prototypes, developing final pattern templates, drawing technical specifications for fabrics, components and manufacturing & oversee manufacture
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What is a Merchandiser?
The merchandiser works with the buyer and will oversee the layout of the shop floor, the stock control and distribution of goods between different branches of the retailer.
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What is the job of a Visual Merchandiser?
Ensuring that displays of products are attractive to potential customers. E.g. mannequin displays, window displays
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What does a designer do?

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Works to the design brief and researches market trends, fabrics and processes, to produce a design specification within the required budget

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What does the manufacturer do?

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