￼Industrial designers create the look for and functionality for products used everyday. Everything from Jeeps to Coke bottles were developed by industrial designers that focus on style, function and user experience.
Highly creative people that have a good sense of color, balance and proportion. Industrial designers are also required to explain their designs, meaning good verbal and written communication skills are a must.
Industrial designers work with engineers, marketers and scientists to determine how to improve existing products or introduce new products. Industrial designers are experts at optimizing the performance and visual characteristics of manufactured parts through a combination of computer renderings, CAD programs, 3-dimensional mockups and graphic design.
A bachelor’s degree in industrial design, architecture or engineering is typically required. Many industrial designers go through internships before getting an entry-level position. The need for industrial designers is projected to grow 4 percent by 2022.