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.
Index of 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
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.
- 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.
- There is mobility between positions in this unit group.
- Mobility is possible to other design occupations.
- Architectural technologists and technicians (2251)
- Civil engineering design technologists (in 2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians)
- Electrical and electronics design technologists (in 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians)
- Engineering design and drafting technicians and technologists (in 2253 Drafting technologists and technicians)
- Graphic designers and illustrators (5241)
- Interior designers and interior decorators (5242)
- Mechanical engineering equipment designers (in 2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians)
- Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers (5243)