Creative Closets: Job Application

As a furniture designer, you'll produce designs for items of furniture and related products. These designs may then be mass produced or made in small batches or as one-off individual pieces. You may just be involved in the design aspect of the work or you may be a highly-skilled crafts person and produce items from your own designs. You'll either work alone or alongside colleagues creating concepts and designs that balance innovative design, functional requirements and aesthetic appeal.

Your tasks include:

  • studying, researching and planning various styles of furniture design
  • finding ways to improve furniture items already manufactured
  • staying informed about design trends and developments
  • selecting suitable materials, which might include wood, metal, plastic and textiles
  • discussing designs with clients for custom ordering or with manufacturers
  • generating sample designs using computer-aided design (CAD), card models, sketches or hard prototypes
  • using software packages such as AutoCAD, IMOS, Inventor, SolidWorks and Photoshop
  • preparing detailed final designs
  • liaising with craftsmen or production department staff - such as production managers, marketing staff and design engineers - about the process of construction or manufacture
  • evaluating issues such as pricing and fixing costs, fashion, purchasing, safety, materials and manufacturing methods and techniques
  • using various tools to complete projects from raw materials to finished furniture items
  • organising plans and schedules with respect to the availability of resources

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