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Becoming a Product Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design

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Becoming a Product Designer is a complete guide to today’s burgeoning product design field. A clear, concise survey of the product design market, this comprehensive book presents an up-to-date overview of the entire industry and provides helpful information on a variety of major specialties. This visual guide has more than 300 striking illustrations and features the latest material on possible career directions in design.

Bruce Hannah, a highly respected product designer, covers everything from education, training, and work settings to preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job. This highly illustrative book offers unmatched guidance on navigating a successful career in product design.

Dozens of up-front interviews with leading product designers give insightful, authoritative perspectives on numerous major specialties, including transportation, packaging, furniture, sports equipment, medical equipment, and many others. Broad in scope, this reference offers valuable, real-world discussions on the business of product design.

Packed with helpful, accessible information, this outstanding guide is essential for everyone interested in launching or developing a career in product design.

Book News Annotation:

In a text that's slickly produced and thoroughly illustrated in b&w, industrial designer Hannah offers an overview of his industry for those interested in starting a career in product design. He includes interviews with others in the field, discusses education, training, and work settings, and considers issues such as preparing a portfolio, landing a job, and starting a business. Hannah profiles the role of design in the lighting, medical, furniture, and fashion industries as well as the creation of consumer products and furniture. Though the names of designers are indexed, subjects are not.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This is a complete guide to product design careers and a clear and concise survey of the many types of opportunities available in the field. It covers major design specialties, the business of product design, work types and settings, educational training, portfolio preparation, and much more.

Synopsis:

Bruce Hannah (New York, NY) has been a force in product design since 1967 and has owned his own successful design firm since 1976. He is a tenured professor at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York and in 1992 was named the Cooper Hewitt's first designer in residence. He is also the recipient of IDSA's National Design Education Award.

Synopsis:

Here is the completely updated guide to today’s product design careers–a clear and concise survey of the product design field and advice for navigating a successful career. Filled with interviews and advice from leading designers, it covers everything from design specialties and work settings to preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job.

Transportation

Fashion

Furniture

Toys

Housewares

Lighting

Tabletop

Sports Equipment

Exhibitions

Electronics

Digital Media

Medical

Packaging

Synopsis:

The one-of-a-kind guide to a career in product design

Becoming a Product Designer is the most complete and concise survey of the many opportunities available today in the field of product design. Written by a leading expert with more than thirty years of experience, this highly visual guide delivers a comprehensive overview of the field, from prerequisites and requirements for a variety of educational paths to coverage of major design specialties, such as transportation, packaging, furniture, sports equipment, and medical equipment design.

Interviews and advice from leading product designers offer an inside look at the real world of product design. No other book provides the same unique, in-depth material on educational training, portfolio preparation, and career possibilities, as well as the business aspects of product design, and much more.

Bruce Hannah (New York, NY) has been a force in product design since 1967 and has owned his own successful design firm since 1976. He is a tenured professor at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York and in 1992 was named the Cooper Hewitt's first designer in residence. He is also the recipient of IDSA's National Design Education Award.

About the Author

BRUCE HANNAH is an award-winning industrial designer with a concern for socially and environmentally responsible design. During his career, he has won many awards, including the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA), Design of the Decade Award for the Hannah Desk System for Knoll and the IDSA’s National Design Education Award, and served as the Cooper—Hewitt’s first Designer in Residence.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Theater of Life.

Quotes: "What is Product Design?"

Chapter One. Design Education: What It Is and What It Isn't.

Chapter Two. Lighting.

Chapter Three. Medical.

Chapter Four. Consumer Products: Everyday Design.

Chapter Five. Furniture.

Chapter Six. Fashion.

Chapter Seven. Tabletop: Putting Food on the Table.

Quotes: Where do You Get Your Ideas?

Chapter Eight. Exhibit Design.

Chapter Nine. Corporate Design.

Chapter Ten. The Future of Design.

Chapter Eleven. Design Entrepreneurs.

Porfolio.

Internships.

Quotes: Who are Your Heroes?

Appendix A: Schools Offering Degrees in Product Design.

Appendix B: Design Organizations.

Index of Designers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471223535
Author:
Hannah, Bruce
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
Hoboken, N.J.
Subject:
Vocational Guidance
Subject:
Industrial Design - General
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Design, industrial
Subject:
Careers - Arts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Design, Industrial -- Vocational guidance.
Subject:
Industrial design - Vocational guidance
Subject:
Business-Careers
Subject:
Graphic design
Copyright:
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20090518
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.04x7.38x.59 in. 1.28 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This is a complete guide to product design careers and a clear and concise survey of the many types of opportunities available in the field. It covers major design specialties, the business of product design, work types and settings, educational training, portfolio preparation, and much more.
"Synopsis" by , Bruce Hannah (New York, NY) has been a force in product design since 1967 and has owned his own successful design firm since 1976. He is a tenured professor at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York and in 1992 was named the Cooper Hewitt's first designer in residence. He is also the recipient of IDSA's National Design Education Award.
"Synopsis" by , Here is the completely updated guide to today’s product design careers–a clear and concise survey of the product design field and advice for navigating a successful career. Filled with interviews and advice from leading designers, it covers everything from design specialties and work settings to preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job.

Transportation

Fashion

Furniture

Toys

Housewares

Lighting

Tabletop

Sports Equipment

Exhibitions

Electronics

Digital Media

Medical

Packaging

"Synopsis" by , The one-of-a-kind guide to a career in product design

Becoming a Product Designer is the most complete and concise survey of the many opportunities available today in the field of product design. Written by a leading expert with more than thirty years of experience, this highly visual guide delivers a comprehensive overview of the field, from prerequisites and requirements for a variety of educational paths to coverage of major design specialties, such as transportation, packaging, furniture, sports equipment, and medical equipment design.

Interviews and advice from leading product designers offer an inside look at the real world of product design. No other book provides the same unique, in-depth material on educational training, portfolio preparation, and career possibilities, as well as the business aspects of product design, and much more.

Bruce Hannah (New York, NY) has been a force in product design since 1967 and has owned his own successful design firm since 1976. He is a tenured professor at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York and in 1992 was named the Cooper Hewitt's first designer in residence. He is also the recipient of IDSA's National Design Education Award.

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