22211 – Industrial designers



22211 – Industrial designers
Industrial designers conceptualize and produce designs for manufactured products. They are employed by manufacturing industries and private design firms or they may be self-employed.


Index of titles
Business products designer
Consumer products designer
Container designer
Ergonomic products designer
Fixture designer
Furniture designer
Industrial design consultant
Industrial designer
Industrial products designer
Product designer
Toy designer - industrial design


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Consult with client, engineers or production specialists to establish product requirements
Analyze the intended use of product and user preferences
Conduct research into cost, properties of production materials and methods of production
Develop manual and computer-assisted design (CAD) concepts, sketches or models for approval
Prepare manufacturing drawings, specifications and guidelines for production and construct prototype of design
Consult with engineers and production staff during manufacturing stage.


Employment requirements
A university degree in industrial design, architecture, engineering or a college diploma in industrial design is required.
Creative ability, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, is required.
Additional information
Mobility is possible to other design occupations.
There is mobility between positions in this unit group.


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