If you're a "design lover" who likes to look at pictures of pretty objects, this roundup of posts is not for you. These are for the actual working industrial designers attempting to navigate a successful career for themselves.
Industrial design is, by definition, tied to mass manufacturing. Since manufacturing is expensive to set up and run, industrial designers are either tied to big businesses with deep pockets, or they figure out a way to set up shop for themselves. We find stories from both sides of the fence fascinating and often filled with lessons. Here are the best of those stories that we came across this year.
You know who's got a lot of money these days? Car companies. That's why we're always eager to peer behind their curtains and see what drives their decisions of how to spend that money on design. This year we learned "The Design Story Behind Range Rover's Most Unusual Vehicle," which became a huge business success for Jaguar Land Rover.