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Become A Lead Designer

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Working As A Lead Designer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • $91,260

    Average Salary

What Does A Lead Designer Do

A Lead Designer manages a team of designers to ensure creative deliveries to clients. They support the designers by providing them with motivational and development feedback.

How To Become A Lead Designer

Mechanical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology. Mechanical engineers who sell services publicly must be licensed in all states and the District of Columbia.

Education

Mechanical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology. Mechanical engineering programs usually include courses in mathematics and life and physical sciences, as well as engineering and design courses. Mechanical engineering technology programs focus less on theory and more on the practical application of engineering principles. They may emphasize internships and co-ops to prepare students for work in industry.

Some colleges and universities offer 5-year programs that allow students to obtain both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. Some 5-year or even 6-year cooperative plans combine classroom study with practical work, enabling students to gain valuable experience and earn money to finance part of their education.

ABET accredits programs in engineering and engineering technology. Most employers prefer to hire students from an accredited program. A degree from an ABET-accredited program is usually necessary to become a licensed professional engineer.

Important Qualities

Creativity. Mechanical engineers design and build complex pieces of equipment and machinery. A creative mind is essential for this kind of work.

Listening skills. Mechanical engineers often work on projects with others, such as architects and computer scientists. They must listen to and analyze different approaches made by other experts to complete the task at hand.

Math skills. Mechanical engineers use the principles of calculus, statistics, and other advanced subjects in math for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Mechanical skills. Mechanical skills allow engineers to apply basic engineering concepts and mechanical processes to the design of new devices and systems.

Problem-solving skills. Mechanical engineers need good problem-solving skills to take scientific discoveries and use them to design and build useful products.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as a mechanical engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after one earns a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education to renew their licenses every year. Most states recognize licensure from other states, as long as the other state’s licensing requirements meet or exceed their own licensing requirements.

Several professional organizations offer a variety of certification programs for engineers to demonstrate competency in specific fields of mechanical engineering.

Advancement

A Ph.D. is essential for engineering faculty positions in higher education, as well as for some research and development programs. Mechanical engineers may earn graduate degrees in engineering or business administration to learn new technology, broaden their education, and enhance their project management skills. Mechanical engineers may become administrators or managers after obtaining the requisite experience.

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Lead Designer Career Paths

Lead Designer
Design Manager Creative Director Marketing Director
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Design Engineer Senior Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Operations Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Creative Director Marketing Director General Manager
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Engineer Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Director Of Technology And Services
11 Yearsyrs
Design Consultant Showroom Manager Sales Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Design Engineer Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Art Director Creative Director
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Business Analyst Product Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Design Manager Project Manager Construction Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Design Consultant Design Manager Senior Project Manager
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Design Supervisor Design Manager Engineering Manager
Product Line Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Consultant
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Design Engineer Engineering Manager Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Design Engineer Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Creative Director Adjunct Professor Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Art Director Marketing Director General Manager
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Engineering Manager Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Program Manager Business Developer
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
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Lead Designer Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    70.9%
  • Female

    26.4%
  • Unknown

    2.7%

Ethnicity

  • White

    75.3%
  • Asian

    11.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    10.3%
  • Unknown

    2.1%
  • Black or African American

    0.6%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    44.1%
  • French

    8.8%
  • Mandarin

    6.5%
  • Japanese

    4.7%
  • Russian

    4.1%
  • Portuguese

    4.1%
  • Chinese

    4.1%
  • Carrier

    3.5%
  • Cantonese

    2.9%
  • German

    2.9%
  • Hindi

    2.4%
  • Italian

    2.4%
  • Arabic

    2.4%
  • Greek

    1.8%
  • Vietnamese

    1.2%
  • Dutch

    1.2%
  • Korean

    1.2%
  • Latvian

    0.6%
  • Gujarati

    0.6%
  • Hokkien

    0.6%
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Real Lead Designer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Design Planning Lead Jpmorgan Chase & Co. San Francisco, CA Jul 21, 2014 $190,000
Lead E & I (Electrical & Instrumentation) Pdms Designer Orion Project Services LLC New Orleans, LA Mar 02, 2015 $187,200
Lead E & I (Electrical & Instrumentation) Pdms Designer Orion Project Services LLC New Orleans, LA May 01, 2015 $187,200
Lead Designer Tesla Motors, Inc. Hawthorne, CA Nov 21, 2016 $180,000 -
$190,000
Lead Designer 72Andsunny Partners LLC Los Angeles, CA May 01, 2013 $180,000
Lead Designer 72Andsunny Partners LLC Los Angeles, CA Apr 01, 2013 $175,000
Lead Designer 72Andsunny Partners LLC Vista, CA Apr 07, 2014 $165,000
Lead Designer Vector Engineering, Inc. Greenwood Village, CO Jan 20, 2014 $159,930 -
$177,700
Lead Designer Byte Inc. New York, NY Feb 11, 2015 $155,000
Lead Designer (Mobile and Related Platforms) Work DPD Inc. New York, NY Sep 23, 2013 $150,000
Lead Designer Faraday&Future Inc. Gardena, CA Jul 09, 2016 $150,000 -
$160,000
Lead Designer (Mobile and Related Platforms_ Work DPD, Inc. New York, NY Apr 15, 2013 $150,000
Lead Designer Faraday & Future Inc. Gardena, CA May 10, 2015 $150,000 -
$160,000
Lead Designer Globallogic, Inc. San Jose, CA Jan 08, 2016 $117,388 -
$127,388
Tibco Lead Designer John Hancock Life Insurance Company (USA) Boston, MA Jul 18, 2016 $117,000
Lead Solution Designer Amdocs Inc. Richardson, TX Jan 07, 2016 $116,000
Lead Designer General Motors Company Warren, MI Sep 08, 2016 $115,000
Lead Designer General Motors Company Warren, MI Jan 02, 2013 $115,000
CFD Design Lead FCA Us LLC Auburn Hills, MI Jan 10, 2016 $112,794
Lead Solution Designer Amdocs Inc. Richardson, TX Jul 01, 2016 $111,538
Lead Solution Designer Amdocs Inc. Richardson, TX Apr 26, 2016 $110,000
Lead Designer Globallogic, Inc. San Jose, CA Aug 27, 2015 $99,200 -
$129,200
Design Lead Manhattan Associates, Inc. Atlanta, GA Aug 18, 2016 $98,621
RF Layout Lead Designer Karmic Americas, LLC Richardson, TX Feb 05, 2016 $96,500
RF Layout Lead Designer Karmic Americas, LLC Richardson, TX May 02, 2016 $96,500
Platform Design Lead Monsanto Company Saint Louis, MO Nov 21, 2016 $95,000
Lead Designer Wildbit LLC Philadelphia, PA Oct 01, 2015 $94,491
Project Lead Designer Public Service Electric and Gas Company South Plainfield, NJ Dec 14, 2015 $94,000

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Top Skills for A Lead Designer

WebSiteDesignSolutionsProductDevelopmentLayoutCustomerServiceDesignConceptsCADAutocadArtDirectionDatabaseAdobePhotoshopGraphicDesignUserInterfaceFacilityVehiclePlatformAdobeIllustratorLogoPProjectManagement

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Top Lead Designer Skills

  1. Web Site
  2. Design Solutions
  3. Product Development
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Created and Designed test web sites for sales as well as demonstration purposes.
  • Provided marketing & design solutions for nonprofit organization's.
  • Directed product development to deliver on time, within budget for product launches.
  • Create and work with large assembly layouts to assure routing and mounting clearance and assure ease of access for maintenance activities.
  • Result: Saved $500K and consolidated 6 independent departmental customer service organizations.

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