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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Development of end user experiences through Industrial Design and Interaction Design of new products specifically to support the Harbourgate site (Portsmouth) and to build proprietary knowledge in the subject matter. 80 ...
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In a nutshell: IDEO Palo Alto is in search of an Industrial Designer who will work on concept generation, sketching, rendering, prototyping, and seeing concepts through all the way to production.  As an Industrial ...
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Company: Guest SupplyLocation: US-NJ-SomersetZip Code: 08873Minimum Level of Education: Bachelor's DegreeMinimum Years of Experience: 10 +Position Type: Travel Percentage: Up to 25% More information about this job: ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Under direction of the design leadership, the Associate Designer, will demonstrate the use of development tools and understanding of all aspects of the product design process during development of the assigned projects. ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
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Cricut
Want to work somewhere that values design as highly as you do? Eager to be involved in the early days of something amazing? Put aside your assumptions and drop us a line…this opportunity is not to be missed. ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
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sgsco
Position Purpose: As an Industrial Designer at Webb deVlam, you will be expected to conceptualize and develop product design, structural packaging, and user experiences to support strategic objectives for client, ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th February
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W.C. Bradley Co.
Job Summary The Industrial Designer develops, presents and recommends product design solutions in styling, function and color. Works under general direct of the Senior Director of Industrial Design. Works in a team ...
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Klein Tools Inc.
Overview Klein Tools has a 160-year history of serving the hand tool needs of professional tradesmen with products that represent a standard of excellence, innovation, technology and quality in our industry. We are ...
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Waymo
Waymo is the self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around. Building on software and sensor technology developed at Google, Waymo is now launching the ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 14th February
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specialized
 First and foremost, we are riders. We share the core belief that bikes change lives. From product development and operations, to finance and marketing - every role at Specialized contributes to a culture of ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
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Sysco Guest Supply
Overview Who We Are:Guest Supply is a leading global manufacturer and distributor to the Travel and Leisure industry, providing products to over 25,000 hotels in 100 countries. Recently achieving 1 billion dollars in ...
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HAECO Americas
Overview JOB SUMMARY: Administration of engineering design services within budget in accordance with FAA, customer, and HAECOCabin Solutions standards of quality. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:• Performs design tasks ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 13th February
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Jem Accessories
Junior Industrial DesignersResponsibilities3D Modeling and renderingDesign and develop new products through strategic thinking and process; from research and early conception stage to product execution and launchCreate ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th February
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Tuft & Needle
THE COMPANYTuft & Needle (“T&N”) is the original disrupter in the mattress space. Founded in 2012 by Daehee Park and JT Marino, T&N has grown to one of the top players in the e-commerce bedding ...
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specialized
  ROLE SUMMARY Do you dream of building some of the world’s most iconic product? If so, we have a chance to do just that.  Our team is looking to hire a talented industrial designer to join our mission ...
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Leashboss
We love dogs and so do you. Leashboss is looking for an exceptional industrial designer that shares our passion for design, dogs, and solving problems faced by dog owners. This is an opportunity to create unique ...
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HTC
Senior Industrial Designer San Francisco, CA The Industrial Design team is seeking a talented and passionate Senior Industrial Designer to work on our next-generation suite of hardware and related accessories. This ...
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Merrick & Company
Overview Electrical-Industrial Designer II IntroductionMerrick & Company is looking for an Electrical Industrial Designer II with a minimum of four (4) plus years’ experience for our Greenwood Village, CO, ...
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magicleapinc
Magic Leap is an eclectic group of visionaries, rocket scientists, wizards, and gurus from the fields of film, robotics, visualization, software, computing, and user experience. We are growing quickly, and this is the ...
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Tuft & Needle
THE COMPANYTuft & Needle (“T&N”) is the original disrupter in the mattress space. Founded in 2012 by Daehee Park and JT Marino, T&N has grown to one of the top players in the e-commerce bedding ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February