Product design

Typical job profiles

Product designer

Industrial/product design


Useful online resources

Creative Choices - resource for those wanting to work in a creative career.  Jobs, advice, blogs.

Directory of design consultants

Glasgow School of Art careers blog

How to switch your career to product design - blog post from Dropbox

Inside the world's greatest design organisation - blog post about product design at Apple

Pinso product design showcase - although a bit older, this showcase demonstrates the range of potential markets

See also our pages on engineering specialisms and 3-D design


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Careers in design

Creative review

Design Week Jobs

i4 product design - product design company based in Edinburgh

Mad jobs

Major players

Talent cupboard - for freelancing opportunities

Wide Blue - product design company

Also check individual companies, for example


Cath Kidston

Marks & Spencer




Arts Thread




Advice on preparing online portfolio CVs

Creative careers guide (University of Portsmouth)

CV Portfolios (University of Kent)

How to write a portfolio career CV (Guardian)


Professional bodies

British Industrial Design Association

Chartered Society of Designers

Design Business Association