How career in design can help students be future-ready

By Rekha Kejriwal

Far beyond the traditional apparel and product industries, the need to design has grown widely. The career in design is far-reaching and there is an endless demand for people who are artistic as well as friendly with the new techniques of the design world. Design is a highly evolved sector that constantly requires trained and qualified people.

According to the report, the design industry in India is growing at a rate of 23 to 25% annually and currently requires more than 62,000 designers for the country, of which only 7,000 are skilled designers. The opportunities and potential that the design industry in India has become wider. Several design professionals such as Animation designer, Interior Designer, UI / UX Designer, 3D Designer, Automobile Designer, Textiles Designer, Digital Designer, Fashion Designer and Graphic Designer are now a must in upcoming fields such as Automobile, IT communication, Fashion industry , hospitality, retail, media / publishing companies, education, real estate, and even government.

So, if you have a good vision of art to turn your imagination into reality, then you can explore interesting career options in the field of design.

Sustainable innovation:

Sustainability design aims to reduce negative impacts on the environment. Sustainability innovations become the most important trend of industries and is the key to the future of design and, therefore, plays an important role in the study of design for designers.

Practical Practice in Modern Design Techniques:

Design is an ever-evolving field, with ever-changing techniques and trends. It is important to be at hand with new technologies and techniques to constantly keep up with the time, otherwise your ideas will get old. Complex design techniques take time, and simple and effective techniques are as building blocks of projects. When you are at your fingertips with modern techniques and technology, the job is easy and less time-consuming. It is helpful for a designer to know how to work more effectively with relatively less work.

Depth of knowledge:

Designers can bring special value to almost any aspect because the depth of knowledge indicates how deeply one can, understand and be aware of what they are learning to obtain and explain answers, results, results and solutions.

Ability to think beyond Google:

In design, whether you are designing clothes, products or home, everyone faces the challenges of creating something new and different, professionals try to understand the end user of a product or service for which they have to use a resolution approach some problems. Sometimes you have to think outside the box which is not available on Google. You have to think beyond google and generate new and original ideas. Society has long loved the ability to think beyond the ordinary.

Life Skills and Workforce Preparation:

To prepare for the next generation, students need a holistic education that includes practical professional skills, communication strategies, and leadership development. Life skills have already begun and it takes an hour to train students with both new and transversal skills that help them cope with the pressure of work and build strong leadership skills to approach and express ideas in new ways. Additionally, life skills explore life’s opportunities and challenges with grace and resilience.

The author of this article is the Academic Director of the Academy of Fashion and Art (AFA). The views expressed are personal.

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