Product designers are responsible for designing and developing the majority of the consumer products that people use in their everyday lives. All industries that manufacture consumer products employ product designers. For example, product designers work in electronics, furniture design, general manufacturing, automotive manufacturing, and many other fields. More specialized fields include medical technology and telecommunications device manufacturing. While many product designers work to meet consumer needs with completely new products, many of the product designers' job responsibilities involve improving existing designs. Design improvement may be needed for a variety of reasons, such as improvement of functionality, improvement of appearance, and manufacturing cost reductions.
Product Designer Tasks
Coordinate artists or layout designers to ensure accurate design communication and efficiency.
Modify or revise designs to meet customer needs or production limitations.
Create design concepts, sketches, drawings, and illustrations, and determine the best presentation strategies.
Research and remain up-to-date on current market trends.