Graphic Design vs Product Design
Although there is some overlap between the skill sets of Graphic Designers and Product Designers, they are really VERY different roles.
Product Designers work primarily with 3D drawing software, and usually have a very good understanding of materials and manufacturing processes. Product designers work with Inventors and Product Manufacturers throughout the entire Product Development Lifecycle to guide them through the process of creating a new (or modifying an existing) product.
Graphic Designers tend to work with 2D graphics software and often have more of a Marketing or “Branding” focus. Graphic designers my create business logos, or artwork for marketing campaigns