We've seen a rapid expansion of the title of designer in recent years, from interaction designers to social designers and beyond. A nice little conversation has popped up in the discussion boards around the modern definition of the term designer and what a baseline skill set that goes across our profession might be; including industrial/product, graphic, interior, landscape designers and even architects. Liking Venn diagrams as I do, I decided to make my answer a visual one.
Check out the full discussion and weigh in with your view point HERE
For those of you with less of a palette for diagrams and more of a taste for nostalgic 80's cartoons, I've formatted a version for you as well below.
For more than 20 years Michael has been designing iconic products and brand experiences for some of the best brands in the world including Nike, Google, Motorola, Honda, and Hasbro. Located in Portland, Oregon, his studio focuses on industry leading halo projects across autonomous automotive, consumer electronics, travel, mobile devices, wearables, toys and conceptual Hollywood entertainment projects.