We’ve been thrilled with the response to our new Product Design Essentials course, in partnership with Parsons School of Design. The remote learning course offers exclusive access to the design industry’s key thought leaders and figureheads, providing the expertise and inspiration to kickstart your career in design. Recently we added more brilliant designers to the course, including Brooklyn-based Nifemi Ogunro, and Eleanore Cavalli, art director of Italian furniture company Visionnaire, so don’t miss your opportunity to sign up. 

Learn from the best

To help inspire and inform students taking part in the course, we called on a number of leading designers we’ve worked with over the years to share their insights and experiences of building their successful careers. Contributors include structural designer Dror Benshetrit; lighting designer Lee Broom; Tucker Viemeister, inventor of the Oxo Good Grips; and industrial designer Alex Rasmussen.  

Speaking about the course earlier this year, Broom told us: ‘Being a designer, maker and entrepreneur means I am able to offer advice on many aspects of the entire process, from design to actual delivery.

‘The question I am asked most often by students is: “How do I start my own business, and how do I create a brand?’’ The emphasis on designers purely designing for other brands has shifted over the years and I am interested in helping people begin that journey on the road to doing their own thing and sustaining it.’

Alongside these internationally respected designers, we have our own Wallpaper* editors – including Sarah Douglas, editor-in-chief; editor TF Chan; and design editor Rosa Bertoli – and experienced design critics taking part in the course, as well as Parsons School of Design faculty members.

Download the contributors’ brochure here 

Covering everything from prototyping to manufacturing and marketing, the course has been curated with the aid of education platform Yellowbrick, and offers an excellent introduction to the world of product design and the creative process behind it. Expert instructors draw on their personal experience to offer insight into different career paths.

Enjoy a sneak preview of the course below: 

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In order to share the Product Design Essentials course with as many people as possible, it has been designed as a fully remote, online course, available worldwide and including comprehensive on-demand content and learning resources. Those who pass the course will receive a certificate of completion from Parsons School of Design, the top-ranked art and design school in the US. 

To get a feel for the course, download the full catalogue complete with FAQs here.  

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