Commercial and Industrial Designers

Commercial and 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.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Initiative * Dependability * Analytical Thinking * Cooperation * Persistence * Adaptability/Flexibility * Innovation * Achievement/Effort * Integrity

Representative Tasks * Prepare sketches of ideas, detailed drawings, illustrations, artwork, or blueprints, using drafting instruments, paints and brushes, or computer-aided design equipment. * Modify and refine designs, using working models, to conform with customer specifications, production limitations, or changes in design trends. * Confer with engineering, marketing, production, or sales departments, or with customers, to establish and evaluate design concepts for manufactured products.


Manufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Wholesale Trade,

Job Family Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media

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