22211 – Industrial designers

Broad Occupation Category

2 - Natural and applied sciences and related occupations.


2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major Group

22 – Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

Broad Occupation Category

222 – Technical occupations related to applied sciences (except engineering)

Broad Occupation Category

2221 – Technical occupations in architecture, drafting, surveying, geomatics and meteorology

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.

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Example Titles

  • Furniture designer

  • Industrial design consultant

  • Industrial designer

  • Industrial products designer

  • Product designer

Main Duties

This group performs 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

  • Develop manual and computer-assisted design (CAD) 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.