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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.

Profile

Example titles

  • Furniture designer
  • Industrial design consultant
  • Industrial designer
  • Industrial products designer
  • Product designer

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

  • There is mobility between positions in this unit group.
  • Mobility is possible to other design occupations.

Exclusions

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
2 - Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
Skill level
B - Occupations usually require college education, specialized training or apprenticeship training.
Major group
22 - Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences
Minor group
225 - Technical occupations in architecture, drafting, surveying, geomatics and meteorology
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