We recently announced that Wallpaper* has partnered with Parsons School of Design and education platform Yellowbrick to create a remote learning course with exclusive access to design industry thought leaders, and Wallpaper* editors. Here’s your opportunity to register interest, and kickstart your career in design.

What to expect

Sarah Douglas, Wallpaper* editor-in-chief, will host her own presentation, while there will also be sessions from Wallpaper* editor TF Chan, and Wallpaper* design editor Rosa Bertoli. Other programme contributors include structural designer Dror Benshetrit; bright spark in lighting design Lee Broom; and Tucker Viemeister, inventor of the Oxo Good Grips. A number of notable Parsons tutors will be sharing their wisdom, among them industrial designer Yvette Chaparro and sustainable design expert Barent Roth. 

Born of a desire to support emerging talent and ideas, the Product Design Essentials course offers an introduction to industrial design and product development while exploring career opportunities tied to these disciplines. Together with the Parsons faculty and the Wallpaper* team, education platform Yellowbrick has aided the curation of the course – which is available worldwide, remotely – including comprehensive on-demand content and learning resources.

The programme has been designed to strip away the mystery of the creative industries, showing aspiring designers everything that goes into the things they love; and in the process, unveiling to them what their potential might be.

Product Design Essentials: in detail

Focusing on the integration of the design, manufacturing, and marketing components of the product creation process, Product Design Essentials combines interactive learning tools and real-world activities to create a broad and engaging learning experience. The course is built on compelling video lessons, taught by experts and insiders from across the industry. Based on their own career trajectories, instructors offer students key insights into various career paths and skills required in industrial design.

Discover more about the Product Design Essentials course.

Opening new worlds of experience

‘There are so many talented designers out there who possess keen eyes and boundless imagination and simply need a bit more guidance to take their design careers to the next level,’ says Rachel Schreiber, executive dean of The New School’s Parsons School of Design. ‘Whether they choose to devote themselves to the development of products that fill our physical spaces, or whether they’d rather help create new online experiences, we’re excited to offer programmes that will serve as much-needed roadmaps.’

Learners who complete the course will earn a non-credit Completion Certificate from the Parsons School of Design. The programme is now open, sign up to receive a sneak peek and the complete course catalogue. §

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