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Career in Design | Mix of Creativity and Technology

Dec 5, 2018 12:58 IST

    Design has emerged as one of the popular career options for students who love to communicate their ideas in a creative way. However, things are not as simple as it looks in this field. It requires hard work, technical knowledge and sharp observational skills to make a bright future in design.

    Let’s hear it from the expert, Niluufer Jain, founder of The Happy Career Project, what she has to say about design as a career option:

    Things to keep in mind

    There are various career options in design and there are multiple things one can do and pursue in design. You don’t need to be just artistic as you should also posses’ good observational and logical skills. Besides, design professionals must be good with critical thinking process. Anyone who is good in ideation, innovation and disruption can think to pursue design as a career.

    Branches and Disciplines under Design

    The different branches and disciplines under design are as follows:

    • Fashion Design
    • Textile Design
    • Leather Design
    • Lifestyle Accessory Design
    • Apparel Production
    • Apparel Design
    • Fashion Communication
    • Industrial Design
    • Interior Design
    • Furniture Design
    • Glass door Design
    • Civil Construction
    • Architecture Design
    • Toy and Game Design
    • Product design
    • Communication design

    In addition, you can choose to build your career in:

    • Graphic Design
    • Animation, Film and Video Communication
    • Photography Design
    • Exhibition Design

    How does one pursue a design programme?

    In order to get into a good design college, aspirants need to pass a few entrance exams conducted by different design institutes in India. However, for specialization in courses such as Architectural Design, students need to have studied physics, chemistry and mathematics in class 12.

    There are only few options when it comes to pursue Post graduation in Design. One can go for programmes such as Masters of Design (Design Competition), Masters of Design (Industrial Arts & Design Practices), Masters of Design (Building Products and Systems), Masters of Architectural (Architectural Design) or International Masters (Interior Architecture Design).

    It’s important to understand that design field is more technical than creative. One needs to acquire a host of technical skills in order to communicate his/her creative ideas in the right manner. So, if you have the right skill set, perseverance and passion for design then go for it!

    About the Expert

    Ms Niluufer Jain is a Career Coach, Master Trainer and the founder of The Happy Career Project – India's first and only career consulting firm which helps young professionals craft a successful career strategy for the future. Her work includes career advisory; career development training, mentoring, and coaching through which she has helped hundreds of students and professionals find the right career trajectory that has led them to a happy and fulfilling career.

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