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Also known as:
Automobile Designer, Bank Note Designer, Bicycle Designer, Car Body Designer, Ceramic Designer, Ceramic Mold Designer, Furniture Designer, Package Designer, Rug Designer, Snowboard Designer
Pleasant surroundings, beautiful clothes and floral arrangements can boost our spirits. Products and packaging that are eye-catching are more likely to attract buyers than those that are not. For those reasons, designers have influenced almost all products that we use in our lives.
usually specialize in a particular area, such as clothing, furniture, home appliances, industrial equipment, interiors of homes or office buildings, and even movie sets.
Typically, designers are employed by manufacturing companies or design firms, but because the field is driven by individual ability, many designers are self-employed.
Designers work closely with clients to develop a new design or alter an existing product. The designer creates sketches, models and drawings both by hand and with the aid of a computer. They often work with other artists, a design director, a project manager, and a development team.
Designers also work in the entertainment industry, creating costumes, sets, props, graphics - even the "look" of an entire theatrical or film production. A designer must have a high level of creativity and the ability to overcome frustration when designs are rejected.
Design is a very competitive field. If you love to draw and relish new ideas, a job as a designer could satisfy your creative instincts.
Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.
Critical decision making
Level of responsibilities
Job challenge and pressure to meet deadlines
Dealing and handling conflict
Competition for this position
Communication with others
Work closely with team members, clients etc.
Comfort of the work setting
Exposure to extreme environmental conditions
Exposure to job hazards
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Design graphic material for use as ornamentation, illustration, or advertising on manufactured materials and packaging or containers.
Fabricate models or samples in paper, wood, glass, fabric, plastic, metal, or other materials, using hand or power tools.
Coordinate the look and function of product lines.
Research production specifications, costs, production materials and manufacturing methods, and provide cost estimates and itemized production requirements.
Participate in new product planning or market research, including studying the potential need for new products.
Evaluate feasibility of design ideas, based on factors such as appearance, safety, function, serviceability, budget, production costs/methods, and market characteristics.
Present designs and reports to customers or design committees for approval, and discuss need for modification.
Modify and refine designs, using working models, to conform with customer specifications, production limitations, or changes in design trends.
Direct and coordinate the fabrication of models or samples and the drafting of working drawings and specification sheets from sketches.
Confer with engineering, marketing, production, or sales departments, or with customers, to establish and evaluate design concepts for manufactured products.
Prepare sketches of ideas, detailed drawings, illustrations, artwork, or blueprints, using drafting instruments, paints and brushes, or computer-aided design equipment.
Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment
Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Interacting With Computers
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Production and Processing
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Fluency of Ideas
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.