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.
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
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
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.
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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)
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X