Industrial designers – NOC : 2252

Unit Group
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.
Example Titles
furniture designer
industrial design consultant
industrial designer
industrial products designer
product designer
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Main duties
  • 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
  • Prepare design 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.
Employment requirements
  • A university degree in industrial design, architecture, engineering 
  • or
  • A college diploma in industrial design is required.
  • Creative ability, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, is required.
Additional information
  • There is mobility between positions in this unit group.
  • Mobility is possible to other design occupations.
Classified elsewhere
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  • 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 )
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  • 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)