Industrial Designer Jobs

If you have some training in art or design, and love the idea of creating products that people use in everyday life, you may wish to pursue a career as an INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER.

What are Working Conditions for Industrial Designers?

Many industrial designers work for product manufacturers or large design firms. Around a quarter of them run their own design studios.

Industrial designers who are employed:

  • Find positions in the design departments of product manufacturers, or
  • Find positions with design firms that hire them out to other organizations.

These designers typically work fulltime in an office environment on projects that have been conceptualized by the firms that employ them or that use their services. At times they may travel to testing facilities, design centers, clients’ exhibit sites, homes or workplaces of users, and places where the product is manufactured.

There is room for career growth in a design department or design firm, and pay scales typically reflect this.

Self-employed industrial designers:

  • Develop their own client base
  • Spend time looking for new projects or competing with other designers for contracts
  • Conceptualize the projects that they implement for their clients
  • Adjust their workdays to meet with clients in the evenings or on weekends

Work spaces typically include drafting tables, whiteboards, computers and other equipment for preparing designs and communicating with clients.

What do Industrial Designers Do?

Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, medical equipment, computer electronics, home appliances, furniture, housewares or toys. They are expected to create styles and functions with user appeal.

Tasks that industrial designers typically perform include:

  • Researching users of a particular product, in order to come up with designs that will attract buyers
  • Consulting with clients about their requirements
  • Sketchingout ideas or creating renderings that provide a visual image of design ideas
  • Developing virtual models of different designs that can be displayed on a computer screen
  • Assessing suitability of materials for realizing a design concept and costing its production
  • Presenting preliminary design concepts for initial approval
  • Working with other specialists such as mechanical engineers or manufacturers to evaluate the feasibility of design concepts from a production standpoint
  • Evaluating the practicality of a product design from the standpoint of safety, appearance, and function
  • Creating physical prototypes of their designs
  • Demonstrating prototypes for final approval

To qualify for an entry-level industrial design job, an applicant must have:

  • Creativity and imagination
  • A combination of artistic ability, engineering skills, and business acumen
  • A postsecondary diploma or degree
  • A strong background in two- and three-dimensional computer-aided design and drafting (CACD) and computer-aided industrial design (CAID)
  • Skill in communicating ideas about new product designs to bosses and clients

Most college-level design programs include the courses that industrial designers need, namely: design, sketching, CADD, industrial materials and processes, and manufacturing methods. These skills can also be acquired from specialized post-secondary art and design schools. Prior training in art and design is often a prerequisite for entry into such college-level programs or vocational schools,

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