I think I would really enjoy the design aspect of an apparel merchandiser job. I’ve always wondered who got to dress the mannequins and design the clothing displays, because I would have loved to do that.
I am a graphic designer, and I design advertisements. If I ever decide to pursue a career in fashion, I’m sure my skills and experience in this area would benefit me. I could design promotional materials with no problem whatsoever, and I would really enjoy this part of the job, as well.
The only thing I would not be so crazy about is taking the fall if items I ordered didn’t sell. It might be no fault of my own, but as a merchandiser, I would have to take the blame.