Industrial designers (NOC 2252)

Job titles

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
  • Drawing up plans, drafting

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

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.

Skill type

  • Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

Skill level

  • Technical

More information

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