Design Uncovered by Karen Holmes

By Karen Holmes

Layout exposed seems to be on the layout and the array of alternative jobs to be had and the way to realize a role within the quarter. Written in a good and upbeat approach, this booklet bargains nice recommendation for somebody prepared to make a profession for themselves in layout and desires to understand precisely what to anticipate from their day after day lifestyles at the activity to their customers and salaries. This publication covers all features of layout careers from education and skills to searching for a task and destiny profession development.

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0 points) Question 10 a Good attitude – make the most of the experience. (4 points) b You won’t be popular – teamwork is important in creative and media fields. (0 points) c Sly – and your ruse might be spotted, so you won’t win any gold stars from your boss. (1 point) d Party poopers don’t get brownie points. You should try something new: it can be fun and your boss wants to know that you’re a willing member of the team. (1 point) 27 18859_Design_02 Sec1:27 8/28/09 5:09:54 PM Design UNCOVERED ✓ Check Your Score 40–30 Your answers are generally sensible and show that you have a realistic attitude to working in the design world.

The other skills that employers value highly are those that relate to business. Manufacturers exist to make a profit; when they decide to produce something, they will look at the costs involved and the possible price at which they can sell their product. They want designers who can understand a budget and work within it, and who don’t get precious about their designs. See the diagram below for the skills you’ll need to be a successful product designer. Communication and presentation skills Commercial and entrepreneurial skills SUCCESSFUL PRODUCT DESIGNER Problem-solving skills Computer-aided design (CAD) skills 37 18859_Design_03 Sec2:37 8/28/09 5:35:06 PM Design UNCOVERED GETTING STARTED There are various ways to get into product design, but most involve some degree of higher education.

However, as with fashion, the great product designers can create pretty much anything they want to. Product designers usually specialise in a particular area that reflects their training or experience. Some product designers know what they want to focus on before they go to college or university and look for specialist education courses, such as automotive design. Others discover their metier when they are studying and make that the focus of their work. Because the range of products that demand design input is so great, it’s hard to generalise about careers in this discipline.

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