Design


41 Job profiles in total for Design


You could be involved with all aspects of running a business such as accounts, sales, marketing and packaging. Image: University of the Crea

3D designer-maker

3D designer-makers design and make unique products, which might be one-offs for commission or made for small-scale production.


Work involves liaising between the client and the design team. Image: IDEO London

Account manager

An account manager develops the business and handles new and existing customers.


The team at branding and graphic design agency Form. (Image: Form UK)

Brand designer

Brand designers work with the client to come up with a brand identity. They help decide which image or mood should be projected.


Brand strategists have to be aware of what is going on in the business world around them.

Brand strategy

Brand strategists raise an organisation's profile by managing the way it interacts with customers and users.


The size and type of company will determine how involved you become in the production of the jewellery. Photo: Holts Academy

CAD/CAM designer

CAD/CAM designers use CAD (computer-aided design) to produce jewellery designs and CAM (computer-aided manufacture) to create a product.


Computer game designer

Computer game designers aim to create an original game that will stimulate curiosity and excitement in the target market. Designing a commercially viable game requires an understanding of the conventions and culture of game playing.


As a designer, you might work with a team of people in the wardrobe department.

Costume designer

The costume designer is responsible for designing all the costumes to be worn in a production. This can involve a mix of designing from scratch, and sourcing existing items of clothing.


Part of the job is attracting prestigious new accounts to the agency. Image: IDEO London

Creative director

A creative director shapes the creative style and quality of a studio, agency or design department. They are responsible for the organisation's creative output.


Ecommerce involves selling products via a website and this involves many different business functions and roles, depending on the size of th

Ecommerce

Ecommerce involves selling products via a website. This involves many different business functions and roles, depending on the size of the company.


Exhibition designers need skills in drawing and model making, and an interest in 3D design. Image: Birmingham Museums and Trust.

Exhibition design

Exhibition designers help visitors interact with collections at heritage sites by creating hands-on displays.


Most exhibition designers are employed by consultancies. Image: University of the Creative Arts

Exhibition designer

Exhibition designers control aspects of an environment to engage the visitor with a story or message.


Fashion designer

Fashion designers conceive of and create clothes. These can either be for designer labels or for the mass production clothing industries. A fashion designer might specialise in leisurewear, beachwear, lingerie or wedding outfits. They may also design accessories, footwear, sportswear or millinery.


The Clog and Shoe Workshop in Scotland makes hand-made clogs from wood and leather.

Footwear designer

Footwear designers create ideas and designs for new shoes and other footwear. They have to keep up to date with current styles and fashion trends. In order to be successful, they also have to be able to anticipate what will be popular in forthcoming seasons.


Simon Hasan's furniture designs were featured in the Design Museum's Designs of the Year exhibition in 2012. Image: The Design Museum

Furniture designer

Furniture designers make furniture for homes, offices and other commercial spaces.


Computer game designer

Games designer

Games designers create and develop games for different platforms. These can include consoles, phones, tablets and PCs.


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Graphic crafts maker

Graphic craft makers work with paper to produce bespoke objects. The work is varied and graphic crafts makers may specialise in a particular technique or area of work. Many workers in this craft area will produce work to their own style and designs. They also create pieces to suit specific commissions from individuals or organisations.


As well as understanding the client, the designer has to understand the audience. Image: University of the Creative Arts

Graphic designer

Graphic designers control layouts, images and typography in order to get a message across. They create designs which are visually appealing and perform a specific function.


Most illustrators work on a freelance basis. Image: University of the Creative Arts

Illustrator

An illustrator creates visual images to convey a message or mood. They often specialise in a particular design medium.


Courses in industrial/product design are available at all levels . Image: University of the Creative Arts

Industrial designer

Industrial designers design and develop products that are easy to use, efficient and cost-effective.


Interactive designer

Interactive designers produce web designs for internet sites. The design must provide both a useable interface for the client, along with an understandable format for the viewer. Interactive design must also ensure that the graphic design used enhances the user experience. The designer has to strike a balance between innovation and the feasibility and budget of a project.


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