A designer is usually defined by one or more of the following characteristics: having a creative imagination, a flair for design, being artistic and often possessing a passion for colors and fabrics. A designer may specialize in a particular area such as jewelry, architecture, engineering or design. Their works can be found on everything from clothing, interior design to toys to watches. Many designers work from a home office or studio and their work is often produced for a large number of customers rather than being self-published or sold in any traditional way. It is very common for these types of designers to establish their own fashion labels or start their own fashion product line.
An industrial design is usually defined as a blueprint or design for the production of an object, system or procedure or for the efficient performance of an action or process, or the product of which that blueprint is a pattern. The word ‘Industrial’ itself implies a controlled environment whereas the word ‘design’ indicates that the end product may be unpredictable or innovative. The designer who designs products, processes or systems typically works alone in a small office or a group of individuals in a large production facility. Industrial designers are able to use computers, computer simulation, and complex modeling and design software to create highly-efficient manufacturing processes and products.
User experience design is also another area that has seen recent examples of designer employment. User experience designers are engaged in research and development projects in order to create new and improved user experience designs for electronic products, computer applications, and interactive games. They may also be involved in basic research and development projects for computer software games. This type of designer usually begins by having broad training in psychology, art and design and then focuses their efforts on improving the usability and effectiveness of personal computer software, electronic devices, and interactive games.