Otis College of Art and Design

Industrial Design Services

Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products such as cars, home appliances, and mobile devices. The figures below reflect design firms that serve as outside contractors or independent consultants to manufacturers and construction firms. However, many industrial designers are employees of companies that produce and sell a wide variety of consumer products. The data in this report capture those working in creative industries like apparel or furniture manufacturing but do not include individuals working in other industries that require designers to develop their products. Thus, the real design base in the region is almost certainly larger than shown.