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Industrial Designer

Also known as Product Designer.

Plans, designs, develops and documents industrial, commercial or consumer products for manufacture with particular emphasis on ergonomic (human) factors, marketing considerations and manufacturability, and prepares designs and specifications of products for mass or batch production.


Tasks Include:


  • determining the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with clients and stakeholders
  • undertaking product research and analysing functional, commercial, cultural and aesthetic requirements
  • formulating design concepts for clothing, textiles, industrial, commercial and consumer products, and jewellery
  • preparing sketches, diagrams, illustrations, plans, samples and models to communicate design concepts
  • negotiating design solutions with clients, management, and sales and manufacturing staff
  • selecting, specifying and recommending functional and aesthetic materials, production methods and finishes for manufacture
  • detailing and documenting the selected design for production
  • preparing and commissioning prototypes and samples
Specialisations
  • Ceramic Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Glass Designer
  • Textile Designer
Job prospects for Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designers in Victoria

Occupations in the Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designers group include Fashion Designer, Industrial Designer and Jewellery Designer.

Employment prospects
There are currently 4,000 Fashion, Industrial and Jewellery Designers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,369.30

Hourly earnings
$35.10

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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