Commercial & Industrial Designers


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.
Also called: Design Engineer, Designer, Industrial Designer, Product Engineer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • design
  • product and service development
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas
  • create new and original ideas
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Persistence

Technology:

    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Dassault Systemes CATIA
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Trimble SketchUp Pro
    Video creation and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects
  • Autodesk 3ds Max

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    some college
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