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Commercial and Industrial Designers

Published
Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
O*NET Detailed Work Activities
Industries
O*Net Code
27-1021.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
0
State
DC
Created
Jun 08, 2021
Updated
Jun 08, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

11 skill sets | 15 total skills
Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
Prepare sketches of ideas, detailed drawings, illustrations, artwork, or blueprints, using drafting instruments, paints and brushes, or computer-aided design equipment.
Design graphic material for use as ornamentation, illustration, or advertising on manufactured materials and packaging or containers.
Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
Modify and refine designs, using working models, to conform with customer specifications, production limitations, or changes in design trends.
Coordinate the look and function of product lines.
Collaborate with others to develop or refine designs.
Confer with engineering, marketing, production, or sales departments, or with customers, to establish and evaluate design concepts for manufactured products.
Present designs and reports to customers or design committees for approval and discuss need for modification.
Present work to clients for approval.
Present designs and reports to customers or design committees for approval and discuss need for modification.
Estimate costs for projects or productions.
Research production specifications, costs, production materials, and manufacturing methods and provide cost estimates and itemized production requirements.
Coordinate construction or installation activities.
Direct and coordinate the fabrication of models or samples and the drafting of working drawings and specification sheets from sketches.
Conduct market research.
Investigate product characteristics such as the product's safety and handling qualities, its market appeal, how efficiently it can be produced, and ways of distributing, using, and maintaining it.
Participate in new product planning or market research, including studying the potential need for new products.
Coordinate design activities.
Supervise assistants' work throughout the design process.
Conduct research to inform art, designs, or other work.
Read publications, attend showings, and study competing products and design styles and motifs to obtain perspective and generate design concepts.
Monitor current trends.
Read publications, attend showings, and study competing products and design styles and motifs to obtain perspective and generate design concepts.
Build models, patterns, or templates.
Fabricate models or samples in paper, wood, glass, fabric, plastic, metal, or other materials, using hand or power tools.

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