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.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $69,376
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,600

What does an Industrial Designer do?

  • 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

Related courses

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Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology
TAFE
Certificate IV in Landscape Design
TAFE
Diploma of Fashion Styling
TAFE
Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
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Diploma of Product Design
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Diploma of Textile Design and Development
TAFE