Industrial designers take ideas for physical products and turn those ideas into something ready to be manufactured and sold. From core design concepts to sketching and CAD, learn everything you need to know to get started in industrial design.
Learn the fundamentals of design.
Explore various ways of turning concepts into sketches.
Create prototypes and designs on your road to manufacturing a product.
Take a high-level, practical look at industrial design. Learn about the role of storytelling in design, review a case study of an actual designer, and more.
1h • COURSE
Sketching for Product Design and AEC with Kevin Henry
Learn sketching basics such as how to quickly generate shapes and forms, using planes, projection methods, line weights, and shade and shadow to bring product designs to life.
3h 44m • COURSE
Rapid Prototyping for Product Design with Gabriel Corbett
Bring your product designs into the real world with rapid prototyping. Get a close look at the machinery and the techniques, such as 3D printing, machining, and injection molding.
1h 38m • COURSE
Introducing Rhino 6 with Dave Schultze
Get up and running with Rhino 6, the powerful 3D modeling tool for product design and architecture, in just one hour.
1h 4m • COURSE
Learning Design Thinking: Lead Change in Your Organization with Turi McKinley
Learn how design thinking can lead to better business solutions. Discover new strategies for ideation and problem-solving, such as journey mapping, concepting, and prototyping.
2h 8m • COURSE
Product Design: From Sketch to CAD with Jean Gorospe
Transform product designs that start as rough sketches into polished CAD drawings, with Photoshop, Rhino, and Illustrator.
1h 16m • COURSE
Product Design: From CAD to 3D Model with Jean Gorospe
Turn a CAD concept model into something functional and ready for product rendering and manufacture.
1h 45m • COURSE
Reverse Engineering Foundations: Product Design with Steven Marjieh
Learn the basics of reverse engineering. Discover how to use physical measurement, 3D scanning, and touch probes to measure real-world objects and work with them in your CAD tool of choice.
45m 57s • COURSE
You'll learn industrial design skills with these experts
Scott Clear is the chief design and innovation officer at RKS Design.
With over 30 years of experience in design-led innovation and building brands by design, Scott Clear brings a new dimension to the world of industrial design. His unique global experiences and knowledge help him provide the missing link in the business of design.
As an industry thought leader and champion of brand, design, and innovation, Scott is a world-class industrial designer with expertise in business strategy, marketing, architecture, transportation, and product development.
This combination has resulted in signature solutions and unexpected industry firsts that have unlocked design opportunities and intellectual properties, leading to new acquisitions, management growth, and of course, bottom-line profits. Scott's clients include Ford, Honda, GE, 3M, Microsoft, and Sony.
Kevin Henry is an industrial designer and founding member of the product design program at IDSA.
Kevin Henry is the founding faculty member for the product design program at IDSA (Industrial Design Society of America). IDSA is the voice of the industrial design profession, advancing the quality and positive impact of design. Henry also served as the coordinator for ten years. He has a MFA in time-based art from the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in industrial design from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a practicing industrial designer and design activist.
Gabriel Corbett is an experienced product designer, instructor, and speaker.
Gabriel has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and has been an active product designer for the past 18 years. He previously owned a prototype-through-production machine shop that built parts for notable organizations like the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Panasonic. By combining solid design experience with real-world skill in building products, Gabriel has the unique ability to design products quickly and effectively. He regularly consults companies on better and more efficient manufacturing and design methods.
Gabriel has worked with many startups and established companies, developing products for the consumer, industrial, and medical markets. He has worked on all aspects of product development, including product design, engineering, marketing, sales, and management.
Gabriel has been a Lynda.com author since 2011, and has developed courses on SOLIDWORKS, Onshape, rapid prototyping, and certification. He runs the Orange County SOLIDWORKS User Group, and has taught SOLIDWORKS and CNC machining at Irvine Valley College. Additionally, he runs his own design engineering company called Tiger Industrial Inc. He has presented at SOLIDWORKS World in Dallas, San Diego, Florida, and Los Angeles.
Gabriel's interests include new ventures, photography, adventure travel, surfing, mountain biking, and stand-up paddleboarding.
Dave Schultze is an industrial designer and notorious 3D geek.
As an industrial designer, he has developed products for Microsoft, LG, Umbra, and Hasbro. He has won multiple industrial design awards and his work has been recognized in media coverage worldwide. Most recently, his "Philco PC" concept computer was featured in more than 20 magazines. Dave is a dedicated educator who has taught a 3D visualization class at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles for the last 10 years. In recognition of his unique design, technical, and communication skills, Dave has been contracted by Fortune 500 manufacturers to inspire their staff and train them in the latest 3D tools.
Turi McKinley, an executive director at frog design, specializes in building innovative design practices.
Turi's 15+ years in design have encompassed questions from as broad as the right to knowledge to as narrow as the design of an underarm deodorant bottle. Her experience encompasses design research, interaction and service design, and focuses on building organizational capabilities and creative collaboration and innovation practices. With a consistent focus on user-centered design, her clients at frog have spanned domains and include GE, Honeywell, ETS, Humana, Qualcomm, Mars, MTV, Telstra, Colgate, and UNICEF.
In her role as the lead for frogCampTM, Turi leads the development of design process and creative collaboration processes for our clients and across frog's global studios. Turi was the lead editor for the frogThink® Toolkit and the frog Design Research Fundamentals, along with other frog experts.
Turi's background is in anthropology, interaction design, design research, and experience strategy. She holds an MFA in design and technology from the Parsons School of Design. Her academic background is in anthropology with emphasis on symbolic anthropology and ethnography. She has lived, researched, and worked extensively in the United Kingdom, Australia, India, Nepal, Korea, and China, and is currently based in New York.
Jean Gorospe has 15+ years of experience working in the video game, jewelry, and product design industries.
He specializes in 3D design using Rhino, ZBrush, and Maya. Jean also teaches various courses in CAD and digital sculpting. He is based in New York City. To learn more about Jean, visit his LinkedIn profile.
Steven has been a top-level designer in various CAD systems and disciplines for over 20 years. Throughout his career, he's developed skills in reverse engineering, data management, and design for manufacturing. In an effort to share his knowledge with others, he offers consulting services to help fast-track designers in the design and engineering realms.