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How to Find Industrial Designer (Tips + 5 Resources)

A successful industrial designer requires a firm command of a wide variety of talents. They must grasp the product development process from start to finish, from initial drawing to 3D modelling, materials selection, prototyping to manufacture.


Industrial design is about mass production, i.e., creating a plan that can be manufactured, sustainable, and ideally sold with profit. Thus it requires more customized designs to make them ready for manufacturing. Knowing manufacturing processes, business models, and operations is a crucial skill for an industrial designer. 


Finding an industrial designer is a bit more complicated than finding a graphic designer or product designer. Most of the time, you need someone local who can visit you in order to prototype, test, and iterate until agreeing on the right MVP.


Here are some tips for finding your ideal Industrial Designer :

  •  Contact Industrial and manufacturing systems engineering programs and tell them about your product. Professors and graduate students are usually delighted to earn money or get a thesis by making a prototype easier to manufacture, inventing a manufacturing procedure for it, and meeting market expectations.
  • Find college-run Technical and Management Assistance Consulting organizations. When you bring your problem to them, they'll identify an expert who will handle it for free or at a cheap cost, typically with the assistance of students. Their ultimate goal is to increase the number of businesses and jobs in the area.

  • The average hourly rate for industrial design firms ranges from $150 to $500. It is crucial to pick a service close to you to make the most of this expenditure. This way, you may take advantage of the chance to meet and communicate with the designer in person at any point during the product development process.


Online resources to find the perfect industrial designer for your export house:-

1. DESIGN DIRECTORY (CORE 77 DESIGN DIRECTORY)


Website :
https://www.designdirectory.com/

The design directory is a guide to design firms and creative agencies from all over the world; choose the specialty needed, core location, your listed budget, and discover design firms. On the design directory, more than 23000 companies are listed.

2. COROFLOT


Website :
https://www.coroflot.com/

Coroflot is a website that allows publishers to publish their portfolios easily. Search “industrial design” and “3D modeling” categories, browse profiles, and contact the designers.

3. BEHANCE

Website : https://www.behance.net/

Behance is a trendy and qualitative platform for designers. You can search by country and skills and connect with the most relevant designers for your industry.

4. TRADITIONAL DESIGN FIRMS


You can always go the conventional route and employ a design agency. When you engage with a respected industrial design firm, you can be confident that you'll be working with a skilled designer and that you won't have to waste time and energy finding and hiring one. 


Some design firms in major export cities are as follows:

  •  Delhi NCR-  
  1. Story Design
  2. Xlucid design firm 
  3. Dexinger

  • Panipat 
  1. Cadd Masters India
  2. Cuvoid Creative Co-labs
  3. Shiv Shakti graphics

  • Mumbai
  1. Desmania Design Firms
  2. Iuova Design Firms
  3. Xtend Design Firms

  • Moradabad
  1. Fische Design
  2. Designers Cord
  3. Jai Design Studio


5. Find Industrial designers on LinkedIn

If you’re on LinkedIn, a business-oriented social networking site, you can use it to identify creative designers that would be fit for your export business. If you already have a LinkedIn network of colleagues, you can reach out to see if any of your connections have any prospects they can refer to you. You can also use LinkedIn's classifieds to submit a job. LinkedIn is more dependable than traditional online classifieds such as Craigslist and Monster.com as it offers more options for networking.

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Author: Shalini Singh (Marketing Associate), Riya Yadav