Arts, Crafts and design
Average annual salary
You’ll usually need experience in fashion, photography or design. As a food stylist you’ll need experience in catering or home economics.
It may help to have a foundation degree, HNC, HND or degree in:
Paid or unpaid work experience would also be helpful. You could get this through:
You’ll need a portfolio with examples of your styling work, known as ‘tear sheets’, to show to potential employers.
You'll usually specialise in one area, like fashion, interiors, food, advertising or editorial photography.
Your day-to-day duties may include:
As a fashion stylist, you’ll work on fashion shows, music videos and TV shows as well as doing photographic work.
In food styling, you’ll buy ingredients, cook the food, and display it in an appetising way.
Variable hours per weekYou’ll need to be flexible about your working hours. Days are often long and deadlines can be tight. Models, props and locations may only be available for a limited time.
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