Industrial Designers (2252)

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Nature of work

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.

Fields of interest

  • Crunching numbers
  • Writing, working in communications and information

Main duties

  • Industrial designers perform 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
  • - Prepare design 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.

Main characteristics of the occupation

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Industrial Designers (2252)

Employment requirements

  • * A university degree in industrial design, architecture, engineering orA college diploma in industrial design is required.
  • * Creative ability, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, is required.

Skill type

  • Natural and applied sciences and related fields

Skill level

  • Technical

More information

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

Professional associations

  • Association des designers industriels du Québec (ADIQ)
  • C.P. 182, Succ. Rosemont
  • Montréal, QC
  • H1X3B7
  • Phone: 514-287-6531
  • Fax: 514-278-3049
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