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Product Design Careers

There couldn't be a better time to be a product designer. Time Magazine reported that product design is one of the 15 hottest professions in terms of job growth and compensation. Product design has many of the same advantages as the more traditional creative professions. But the higher demand for product designers across a wider variety of industries means they are generally better compensated and have more employment opportunities. Today, there is an unprecedented demand for a new breed of product designer that has the creativity and skills to integrate technology into various types of consumer products, and to design for different industries. Never before has there been so much opportunity for the product designer to choose not only what to design or who to design for. The Product design graduate's diverse and rewarding career path is as wide as it is long. Many types of industries employ product designers, and the list is constantly growing. Moreover, nearly one-third of the Fortune 500 companies employ product designers or use their services.

Some of the industries that employ product designers
Home Products
Furniture Design
Medical Products
Office Products
Fashion Accessories
Sports Equipment
Consumer Electronics
Cosmetic Packaging
Personal Care Products
Gift Industry
Exhibit Design

Otis Product Design Industry Partners                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Over the years our industry partners have played a crucial role in supporting the deparment and students through internships, jobs, mentoring and as advisors.

Abercrombie & Fitch                                                                                                                                   Adidas                                                                                                                                                     ANDesign Labs                                                                                                                                       Anthropologie                                                                                                                                         Apple                                                                                                                                                        Aspen Medical                                                                                                                                      Bamko                                                                                                                                                            BB Dakota Inc. BCBG                                                                                                                                                              Belkin                                                                                                                                                            Bend Goods                                                                                                                                           Billabong                                                                                                                                                     Blend Studio                                                                                                                                              Blossom Jewelry                                                                                                                                        Bodega Louie                                                                                                                                       Ravenhill Studio                                                                                                                                      Bricolage                                                                                                                                                    Cabana Home Furniture                                                                                                                         Center Theater Group                                                                                                                               Charles David Shoes                                                                                                                            Chronicle Books                                                                                                                                          Charles Jourdan Shoes                                                                                                                          Clarks Shoes                                                                                                                                                Coach                                                                                                                                                    Coaster Furniture                                                                                                                                       Classic Brand                                                                                                                                                   Crate & Barrel                                                                                                                                                   Crislu                                                                                                                                                               Dextro & Sinistro, Inc. Disney                                                                                                                                                             Dream Gear LLC                                                                                                                                          Fox Entertainment                                                                                                                                 Friends With You                                                                                                                                    Guess                                                                                                                                                  Gulfstream Jets                                                                                                                                        Haute House                                                                                                                                               HCT Packaging                                                                                                                                          Herman Miller                                                                                                                                      Helen’s Cycles                                                                                                                                      Hewlett Packard                                                                                                                                     Hourglass Cosmetics                                                                                                                             Hyundai                                                                                                                                                        IBM                                                                                                                                                              Intel                                                                                                                                                   INOVIT        Imagemme                                                                                                                                                               Jet Stream                                                                                                                                                       Jimlar Footwear                                                                                                                                             Just Fab                                                                                                                                                        Karim Rashid Design                                                                                                                                  Killspencer                                                                                                                                                 KMP Technology Co.                                                                                                                                Knoll                                                                                                                                                          Lanard Toys                                                                                                                                                  Lucky Jeans                                                                                                                                          Libertine                                                                                                                                                           M Industrial Design                                                                                                                                    Mash Studios                                                                                                                                            Matisse Footwear



Mattel Toys                                                                                                                                              Medio Design                                                                                                                                          Mister Alphabet                                                                                                                                         Monserat de Lucca                                                                                                                                    Moto Art                                                                                                                                                       Muses & Rebels                                                                                                                                         Nectar Design                                                                                                                                               Nike                                                                                                                                                              Nissan                                                                                                                                                      Northstar Sourcing Group                                                                                                                         NSI Group, LLC                                                                                                                        Omron                                                                                                                                                      OpenDentalSoftware                                                                                                                                                       Pac Sun                                                                                                                                                   Patagonia                                                                                                                                                Phase Design                                                                                                                                            Plasis Design                                                                                                                                         Pottery Barn                                                                                                                                        Pskaufman Footwear                                                                                                                                  Raww Sports Gear                                                                                                                                    reDiscover Center                                                                                                                                 Reebok                                                                                                                                              Restoration Hardware                                                                                                                               Revival                                                                                                                                                              Rip Bang Studios                                                                                                                                           Santa Monica Plastics                                                                                                                                  Sasha Bell Jewelry                                                                                                                                        Sears                                                                                                                                                              Sempli                                                                                                                                                             She                                                                                                                                                                  Side Street Projects                                                                                                                                Sketchers                                                                                                                                                   Smart Design                                                                                                                                                Sony Pictures                                                                                                                                            Speedo                                                                                                                                                      Stray Design Studio                                                                                                                                 Stella & Row                                                                                                                                       Strottman                                                                                                                                                 Tanya Aguinya Studios                                                                                                                                 49 Square Miles                                                                                                                                     Target                                                                                                                                                          Ting London                                                                                                                                            TOMS                                                                                                                                                            Tory Burch                                                                                                                                         Trending Right                                                                                                                                             Tumi                                                                                                                                                       Uberology                                                                                                                                                   Under Armor                                                                                                                                               United Cerebral Palsy                                                                                                                                United Nude                                                                                                                                                  Vans                                                                                                                                                         Victorinox Swiss Army                                                                                                                               Virgin Galactic                                                                                                                                            Yeezy                                                                                                                                                         Wessco International                                                                                                                                    WET Design                                                                                                                                                       Wired Magazine                       Workfront                                                                                                                                                    Wood Expressions