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Industrial Designers

Tips for Entry

Familiarize yourself with computer-aided design programs.

Take an existing, everyday product you use and think of ways it might be improved. Keep a portfolio of your design ideas.

Read trade news at Web sites such as Core77 (http://www.core77.com), or in publications such as the International Journal of Design (http://www.ijdesign.org/index.php/IJDesign).

Choose a successful product and research its history and manufacturing.

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