Wednesday, 24th April 2019


Retailers and manufacturers are big companies that can deal with all areas of the retail industry from creation to distribution. A major part of the industry is production and design.

Retailers and manufacturers are constantly coming up with new and interesting products, with innovative and creative designs.

Whilst there are large and smaller independent retailers, it is the bigger retailers who hire their own designers to come up with new and innovative products.

This can include designing products in:

  • Fashion
  • Home-wares
  • Interiors
  • Packaging
  • Electronics
  • Catalogues
  • Websites

The Roles In Retail And Manufacturing

Retailers and manufacturers will employ engineers and skilled technologists to work alongside designers in the design process, making sure that the design does not affect the functionality.

Even after the products have been designed and manufactured, designers are also needed by retailers to design shop-floors and display stands.

Retailers recognise that design is a major factor in the success of marketing their products. There are, therefore, plenty of employment opportunities for designers to gain with specific retailers.