Ilya Marritz covers business for WNYC.
Design Jobs Poised for Big Growth in NYC: Study
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 - 05:28 PM
Design jobs are booming in the city — and the number of architects, industrial and graphic designers and fashion designers is poised to grow even more, according to a new study from the nonprofit Center for an Urban Future.
David Giles, an author of the study, said there are more graphic design jobs thanks to the growth of the internet — especially online banking.
In architecture, industrial design and fashion, an increasing number of commissions are coming from clients in India and China.
"These are places that are investing heavily in their cities, their middle classes are growing really faster than we have ever seen before, but these are places that don't have a lot of home grown design talent," Giles said.
Overall, according to the study, the number of metro area design jobs has increased 75 percent since the year 2000, to 40,470.