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Why Study Design?

Anu Handa


Updated: June 21, 2020


Design can be defined as a specification of an object, manifested by an agent, intended to accomplish goals, in a particular environment, using a set of primitive components, satisfying a set of requirements, subject to constraints; to create a design, in an environment.

Design as a noun informally refers to a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawing, business process, circuit diagrams and sewing patterns) while "to design" refers to making this plan.

Design field is vast. There are numerous career options available.


Few careers can claim to be as creative as art & design. You will be paid to think creatively at all times. There is also an unrivalled sense of satisfaction & achievement in seeing your ideas come to life in the finished product.

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  • Over the years design has seen extensive growth. In terms of salaries, job growth and work satisfaction, Design is one of the hottest professions in today’s times.
  • Few careers can claim to be as creative as art & design. You will be paid to think creatively at all times. There is also an unrivalled sense of satisfaction & achievement in seeing your ideas come to life in the finished product.
  • Generally people around us treat work as a chore or a job which needs to be done in order to make a living. In this process they find the monotony of the job & timings very boring. But if you talk to people working in art & design fields, you'll find that they all really love their work. Being "creative & artistic" is something they have developed a special interest in during their studies, pursued as a hobby, or have always enjoyed doing as they grew up. And now they're getting paid to do what they really love doing! As well as being a fun career, art & design also make other things fun. 


An aspirant for the field of design should have the following qualities

  • Good creative & imagination skills.
  • Flair for designing.
  • Innovative thinking
  • Good drawing / sketching ability, though not really important but is beneficial.
  • Sound aesthetics
  • Eye for detail
  • Good Observational Skills
  • Genuine interest for DESIGN


You can choose from the following careers in art and design list

  • Product Design
  • Furniture & Interior Design
  • Ceramic & Glass Design
  • Graphic Design,
  • Animation Film Design
  • Film & Video Communication
  • Exhibition (Spatial) Design
  • Textile Design
  • New Media Design
  • Strategic Design Management
  • Apparel Design & Merchandising
  • Photography Design
  • Lifestyle Accessory Design
  • Toy & Game Design
  • Transportation & Automobile Design
  • Information & Interface Design
  • Design for Digital Experience
  • Design for Retail Experience




There are lots of opportunities in the field of design for students as the sectors needing highly skilled and innovative professionals are increasing by the day. Spending power & lifestyle of people are increasing with the nation's progress, so is the demand for designers. Future in design holds great scope and infinite possibilities for talented individuals. This makes Design a very competitive field with healthy career prospects.

Scope & Prospects for designers can be in the following fields.

  • Manufacturing
  • Design firms or corporations
  • Government Sector
  • Freelancing
  • Own venture.
  • Education

About the Author: Anu Handa is an Interior Designer, DIY Artist, Co-Founder and Educator at Mosaic Institute of Design. She has been the lead blogpost writer at since 2009. Her educational background in Interior Design, Urban Planning and the English Language has given her a broad base to cover a range of topics in her articles. Anu has spent 15+ years training Design & B.Arch Aspirants for entrance exams.

Passionate about Design Education, she’s briefly worked with Annamalai University as a paper setter for Design Exams. Likes to write about Design, Architecture and related fields, on online platforms like Quora. Aims at challenging the conventional & age old teaching methodology 


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