Product Design

Product Designers use their design skills and technical knowledge to improve on an existing product, to see how it works and looks, and/or to produce it at a lower cost. They may also be involved in designing new products.

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Starting Salaries

Avg. 

610000

Min. 

292000

Max. 

2000000

What you need to get started

  • It's important to gain some relevant work experience to build your portfolio and establish a useful network of contacts.

Employment Outlook

  • There are employment opportunities in both the private and public sector.

  • Self-employment, or employment within a design-based consultancy, can also be a possibility.

International Opportunities

China, United States of America, Germany, France, Sweden and Japan

Educational Qualifications

  • B. Des in Industrial design/ Product designing

  • B. Tech in Mechanical/ Automobile/ Electrical engineering

Soft Skills

  • Communication skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Visual and spatial awareness

  • Commercial and entrepreneurial skills

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Commercial and entrepreneurial skills

  • The ability to use your initiative and work independently

  • Teamworking skills

Technical Skills

  • Sketch app  

  • Adobe XD

  • Autocad 

  • User Experience

  • Prototyping

  • Concept Art 

  • Visual Design

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Julien Nérée

Head of Hardware Product

7 years of industry experience

Julien has accumulated more than 7 years of experience in hardware product development, with deep insights into manufacturing operations and data analytics. Working with engineers and factories in China on a daily basis gave him hands-on experience to all necessary steps to bring ideas to mass-manufactured products. An alumnus from ECE Paris, Julien is passionate about IoT and Project Management. To know more visit https://julneree.com/

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Aksha Sachdev

Associate Director l User Experience Strategist

11 years of industry experience

As a highly qualified UX Designer, Aksha has collaborated with multiple companies to optimise their digital offering as a project and product lead. An alumnus from Jai Hind and Hyper Island, her expertise extends to various fields, including Industry Landscaping, User Research, Business Analysis and User Testing to name a few.

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Abhishek Chakraborty

Head of Design

9 years of industry experience

An accomplished product designer who has founded several successful online platforms.
An alumnus of IIT Bombay, Abhishek has conducted extensive research on various topics and had his design papers published in several nationals and international forums.

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Deepak Dalai

CTO

9 years of industry experience

Experienced systems engineer building scalable, high-performance systems with a passion. Led teams of engineers and collaborated with other heads of departments to build algorithms in RetailTech and AgriTech. Specialises in creating efficient systems for last-mile delivery of impactful services.

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Afraaz Masters

Founder

12 years of industry experience

Seasoned product leader with a track record of growing digital businesses (BookMyShow) & verticals from the ground up (m.Paani). Afraaz oversees all aspects of the product development including crafting strategy, building exceptional solutions to complex problems, developing teams, executing to go to market and driving scale. Specialities: Conceptualizing Business Models, Digital Strategy, Viability Analysis, UX Research, Product Management

Pros

  • Flexibility and opportunities to work as a freelancer

  • Wide range of Products that you could work on, from shoes to couches to anything in between. This variety keeps the work interesting and fresh

  • A wide variety of consumer products are being re-imagined as smart devices / connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices, which indicates the demand for this industry will spike

  • Opportunities at any hub of innvovation from across the world, Singapore, Hong Kong, San Franciso (US), Israel

Cons

  • Competitive field with slower than average job growth (4% increase from 2012-2022)*

  • Budgets and deadlines may lead to high-stress situations*

  • Expected to know a wide variety of skills from Design, User Experience, Material Science, Human factors design

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