How to Choose a Product Designer ?
Choosing the right Product Designer is a bit more complicated than finding a graphic or web designer.
For one thing, there are much fewer of them around… Product Design is a specialist area requiring a lot more skills than just a “creative flare” or the ability to use 3D design software.
A Good Product Designer will also have an understanding of IP Law & Patents, Manufacturing processes (and materials) amd should also be able to provide advice about the steps involved in taking your product to th Market.
The Product Design Process has many steps and is likley to take an extended period of time…your Product Designer should be able to guide you thorugh this process – obviously assisting you with the design process, but also offering advice where relevant, and suggesting other professionals/manufactuerers you could contact for other aspects of the process where necessary.
You need someone who knows their way around sketching, 3D modeling, materials and prototyping. And can make the right choice for later manufacturing. Don’t see it as a short-term relationship. Developing the right product takes time and you have to be sure you pick the right person to do it with you.