2252 - 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.

  • Illustrative example(s)
    • furniture designer
    • industrial design consultant
    • industrial designer
    • industrial products designer
    • product designer
  • All examples
  • business products designer
  • consumer products designer
  • container designer
  • designer, furniture
  • designer, industrial
  • designer, industrial products
  • ergonomic products designer
  • fixture designer
  • furniture designer
  • industrial design consultant
  • industrial designer
  • industrial products designer
  • product designer
  • toy designer - industrial design
  • Exclusion(s)
    • Architectural technologists and technicians (2251)
    • Civil engineering design technologists (See 2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians)
    • Electrical and electronics design technologists (See 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians)
    • Engineering design and drafting technicians and technologists (See 2253 Drafting technologists and technicians)
    • Graphic designers and illustrators (5241)
    • Interior designers and interior decorators (5242)
    • Mechanical engineering equipment designers (See 2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians)
    • Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers (5243)
  • Main duties

Industrial designers perform 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
  • Prepare design 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
    • A college diploma in industrial design is required.
    • Creative ability, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, is required.
  • Additional information
    • There is mobility between positions in this unit group.
    • Mobility is possible to other design occupations.

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