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Product Designer

Product Designer

“If you can mix creativity with a logical approach, this job might suit you.”

Product Designer

Product designers decide the way many everyday items look and work. Examples include items for household use such as mobile phones and domestic appliances or larger products such as cars.

In this job you will need to be able to use drawings, 3-D models and computer-aided designs. You will also need to be able to plan a project through several stages, working out prices and budgets.

To get into this job you will usually need to have a relevant qualification at degree, foundation degree or BTEC HND level. The subject could be in product design, or a more general design qualification that offers product design as an option.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • developing ideas and making initial sketches
  • deciding on suitable materials
  • making samples or working models
  • finding solutions for any problems with the design
  • meeting the needs of the client and working to a deadline
  • specialist software knowledge

Your future

  • over 80% of culture, media and sports occupations will require qualifications at level 3 or above by 2020
  • arts and entertainment jobs are expected to expand by 37% across the South West by 2020
  • 199,000 new jobs will be created nationally by 2020 in the arts and entertainment sector - a 23% increase on 2010 job totals. 1,055,000 in total
  • 99% of Art, Media and Design students moved forward into a positive destination, including employment, apprenticeships and further study
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