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Industrial designers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2252

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.

Job Duties for Industrial designers

  • consult with client, engineers or production specialists to establish product requirements
  • analyze the intended use of product and user preferences
  • carry out 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

Working Conditions for Industrial designers

Work is performed in an office environment.

Alternate Job 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
  • Furniture Designer
  • Industrial Design Consultant
  • Industrial Designer
  • Industrial Products Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Fixture Design Leader
  • Fixture Builder
  • Fixture Builder/Assembler
  • Machine/Fixture Builders