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.
Interior designers work with others to design building interiors. These can be commercial, residential, public sector or heritage sites.
Lighting designers work to ensure effective lighting for a commercial or residential property. They aim to enhance a building's environment through lighting.
Model makers design and make models of different items. These can range from products such as mobile phones and DVD players to construction developments such as new libraries and shopping centres.
Multimedia designers create a variety of screen-based multimedia products.
Packaging designers develop the shape, style and graphics on a package. The aim is to make the product sell and be usable.
Product designers can either work on completely new products or try to make improvements on existing products.
Project managers deal with the business aspect of a design project, such as liaising with teams and clients and managing budgets.
Retail designers aim to create a positive consumer experience in retail spaces. They design shop fronts, interiors, point of sales and displays.
Service design is about the way customers experience services. Designers research how users behave and respond to products and experiences.
Set designers work with the director and creative team to produce sets and scenery which enhance the experience of the show.
Sound design can involve making sure the mix of sounds is correct at a live event, designing the sound effects on a mobile phone, and many other things.
Stage designers are responsible for designing stage settings for productions. This can range from single scene dramas, to complex scenery and scene changes required by major productions.
A design studio needs to be managed and coordinated. An administrator may be the first point of contact for all clients or potential clients.
Studio jewellers are craft workers usually working as goldsmiths and silversmiths. They make ornamental objects out of precious metals, as well as other materials. Studio jewellers mainly use gold and silver in their work, but may also use platinum. Precious stones may also be incorporated into the jewellery created, although working with gemstones is often a separate job.
Technical illustrators prepare detailed drawings to help people understand complex information. They may also be scientific illustrators, working specifically on scientific information.
Textile designers create designs for woven, knitted or printed fabrics. These can be used for furnishings, clothing, packaging and floor and wall coverings.
Textile makers create objects ranging from fashion items to decorative items from textiles. They use a number of different methods in their work. Textile making may involve using a sewing machine or painting and dying textiles. They may also use textiles to create fine art objects or installations.
Typography is the area within graphic design which deals specifically with lettering and typefaces.
User experience (UX) is design that focuses on the relationship people have with technology. UX designers ensure products and systems are as accessible as possible.
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