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How do I get a job related to industrial design?

I'm in high school and in the Industrial Design major at my school. What jobs can I strive for in that field? #design #industrial-design

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Wendy’s Answer

Hi Sidney L.,

My suggestion would be to look up the top industrial design companies and then look at each of their websites. You can find information on the company itself, find information and background on the leaders of the company, and previous jobs they have held. You can also look at careers and job postings on their websites to get an idea of different positions and jobs. If you can find partnerships on their websites, that will also give you an idea of jobs and positions related to industrial design.

Hope this helps and all goes well for you Sidney!
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Leroy’s Answer

Hi Sidney, having worked with industrial designers, and an area of personal interest, it's a creative roll. ID firms are usually small companies or just the founder/designer. They work with mid size to multinational companies designing some of their product lines. I find most companies outsource this task, rather than being an in house resource, so look for the smaller firms where you are.
It's never too early to start learning an industry standard rendering program, and explore if it is something you really enjoy, and what you like to design. Would be great to get an internship or even work for free in the summer to gain that initial experience and build a portfolio of product/designs you contributed to.
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Alea’s Answer

Hi Sidney!

I studied product design and mechanical engineering, a combination that I think is a little bit similar to industrial design! There are lots of jobs that you can find in the field, but it definitely depends where your interests lie. I really enjoyed the customer inquiry portion of product design, while my friend who studied the same thing was enamored with SolidWorks and CAD. I decided to pursue a field in UX Research and Design so that I could spend more time learning about the people who would use what I designed. I thought that I would really miss developing physical products, but I have enjoyed the digital side very much. My friend joined a company where she designs furniture for department stores using CAD!

Moving forward, I would look at different descriptions online for product design jobs, industrial design jobs, product engineering jobs, and maybe even some UX jobs! Think about what kinds of tasks you enjoy the most, and make a list of the job descriptions that include them! Then find people who do those things, and talk to them about their day to day work. :)

Good for you for searching for this information early! It took me a long time to figure out what I loved to do, and I think it's great that you are already taking an active role in the job discovery process. :)

Best of luck, Alea
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