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Graduate Product Designer - Bespoke Furniture

Premier Engineering

ROLE – Graduate Product Designer (Furniture Design) LOCATION – Norfolk TERM - Permanent SALARY - £18,000- £23,000 per annum dependent on experience (Please advise what you’re looking for) The Premier Group are currently recruiting for a Product Design Eng

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Graduate Product Designer

Priority Appointments

Are you dynamic and proactive with ambition to join a design and manufacturing leader in Reading? Up to 22k pa, free parking, pension, great working environment and 22 days annual leave bank holidays. As the Graduate Product Designer you will be: • Prepa

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Graduate Product Designer

Rise Technical Recruitment

Excellent opportunity for a Graduate to join an exciting and rapidly growing consultancy offering the chance to work on a variety of projects across several industries and continually develop your skills. Do you have experience with CAD Modelling? Have yo

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Graduate/Junior Product Developer Retail/Manufacturing

Ernest Gordon Recruitment

Graduate/Junior Product Developer (Retail/Manufacturing) Competitive Salary Company Benefits Package Poole, Dorset (Commutable by Bournemouth, Christchurch, Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Blandford Forum, Salisbury, Southampton) Are you a Graduate/Junior

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Graduate/Junior Product Developer (Retail/Manufacturing)

Ernest Gordon Recruitment

Graduate/Junior Product Developer (Retail/Manufacturing) Competitive Salary Company Benefits Package Poole, Dorset (Commutable by Bournemouth, Christchurch, Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Blandford Forum, Salisbury, Southampton) Are you a Graduate/Junior

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Graduate/Junior Product Developer (Retail/Manufacturing)

Ernest Gordon Recruitment

Graduate/Junior Product Developer (Retail/Manufacturing) Competitive Salary Company Benefits Package Poole, Dorset (Commutable by Bournemouth, Christchurch, Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Blandford Forum, Salisbury, Southampton) Are you a Graduate/Junior

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Graduate/Junior Product Developer (Retail/Manufacturing)

Ernest Gordon Recruitment

Graduate/Junior Product Developer (Retail/Manufacturing) Competitive Salary Company Benefits Package Poole, Dorset (Commutable by Bournemouth, Christchurch, Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Blandford Forum, Salisbury, Southampton) Are you a Graduate/Junior

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Helping you find a career as a Product designer

A product designer will use design skills and their technical knowledge to improve the way that current products function and look. You will also look for ways to make them higher in quality and cheaper to produce. You may also be involved in the design process of a whole new product.

Product designers have designed most products that we come across in our day-to-day lives, e.g. clocks, chairs, cutlery and computers.


What does a Product designer do?
Responsibilities are likely to vary depending on your projects, but they are likely to include:
  • Meeting with colleagues or clients to discuss the design brief of specific projects

  • Working closely with engineers, sales teams and marketing staff

  • Analysing and working with different technology and methods production

  • Working with and reviewing budgets

  • Working within tight deadlines

  • Researching similar projects and developing ideas that are potential competition

  • Making sketches of ideas

  • Brainstorming the most effective ideas and producing detailed computerised drawings

  • Ordering samples

  • Producing and presenting reports on the various stages of the development process

  • Altering the product based on feedback from presentations

  • Overseeing the testing process of each project

  • Making presentations to potential clients with the hope of creating new customers
What skills and interests should an Product designer have?
  • Creativity

  • An understanding of materials and production methods

  • An understanding of what customers want

  • Strong IT skills

  • Organisational skills

  • An ability to take constructive criticism from colleagues

  • An ability to sell

  • The ability to work with deadlines and budgets

  • Strong writing skills for written reports

  • Flexibility between hand drawing and computer-aided drawings
What hours does a Product designer typically do?
Product designers usually work 37 hour weeks, Monday to Friday.
What environment is a Product designer based in?
You are likely to be based in an office, workshop or studio; however, you may have to liaise with teams based in factories where the items are made.
How much does a Product designer travel?
You may be required a full driving license to travel between office and factories.
How much does a Product designer get paid?
Newly qualified product designers may earn between £17,000 to £20,000 a year, whereas more experienced designers are likely to earn between £25,000 and £35,000.

More senior product designers can earn up to £45,000.
What qualifications does a Product designer need?
New entrants to this field usually need a degree or an HNC/HND in design. Additionally, postgraduate specialisation is desired by many employers.
Useful subjects to study at school & university
  • Product design

  • Engineering

  • Art

  • Design technology
Further reading
The Chartered Society of Designers
Design Council
The Design and Technology Association

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