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Creative Director, Streetwear

A Creative Director leads a brand’s design team and oversees all aspects of product conceptualization, manufacturing, and distribution.

What does a Creative Director do?

A Creative Director leads a brand’s design team and oversees all aspects of product conceptualization, manufacturing, and distribution. They also curate the brand’s identity and messaging. Directors monitor production from conception to completion in order to make everything on brand. Moreover, they develop design concepts and manage creative team members.

How much does this career make?

According to Comparably, Creative Directors maintain a national annual salary of $100,773, which is an hourly wage of $48.45. In general, junior-level directors start around $93,328 annually. On the other hand, senior-level producers make an annual average of $235,890. The range in salary widely depends on factors including skill and seniority level.

What impact does this career have towards the streetwear industry?

Creative Directors are visionaries who push boundaries. In addition, they blur the line between high-end fashion and street culture. They also provide a voice for those who don’t fit into the luxury fashion world and are searching for outlets that represent them.

What is the job outlook for a Creative Director?

Global apparel revenue is forecasted to grow to $2.25 trillion by 2025. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job opportunities for fashion designers (including Directors) are expected to show little to no change during the 2019-2029 decade (www.bls.gov).

Rhuigi Villasenor, Creative Director

Learn from: 
Rhuigi Villasenor,
Streetwear Essentials contributor, Creative Director

Founder & Creative Director at RHUDE

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