Guide to Design: Who Are Designers?

by Frederick H. Carlson
Guide to Design: Who Are Designers?

Design professionals are the people responsible for supervising, creating, and analyzing the success of all the aspects of modern life with which we come into contact with.

The manufactured world we live in depends on quality and competitive improvement, and designers work within manufacturing, transportation, telecommunication, and print reproduction disciplines to improve everything we hold in our hands, read, or use around the house or business.

The mind reels at the breadth of professional possibilities in design, as a brief survey of theses design specialists shows:

  • Exhibit designers
  • Industrial designers
  • Advertising designers
  • Retail designers
  • Layout designers
  • Manufacturing designers
  • Automobile designers
  • Packaging designers
  • Software designers
  • Web interface designers
  • Set designers
  • Costume designers
  • Fashion designers
  • Magazine designers
  • Annual report designers
  • Urban planning designers
  • Landscape designers
  • Product line designers

The size of the field and the volume of the work involved often directs practitioners into highly specific aspects of this world of design, but many of the top names work across many disciplines, and lend their own design look or design style to mass-marketed products.

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