Industrial Designer

Job Description

Industrial Designers plan, design, develop and document industrial, commercial or consumer products for manufacture with particular emphasis on ergonomic (human) factors, marketing considerations and manufacturability, and prepare designs and specifications of products for mass or batch production.

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A bachelor’s degree is usually required for entry-level industrial design jobs. It is also important for industrial designers to have an electronic portfolio with examples of their design projects.


  • Adaptability
  • Communicator
  • Creative
  • Imaginative
  • Independent
  • Inquisitive
  • Meticulous
  • Persuasive
  • Receptive
  • Resourceful
  • Team Player
  • Thorough

Key Skills

  • Task Management
  • Presentation Skills
  • Project Management
  • Time Management
  • Design

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;