Product designers have a bird‰Ûªs eye view of the development and evaluation of a product or service. Product designers play an incredibly important role in the look, feel and experience of a product and thus, must be a master of many trades. They should be familiar with visual design, user experience, research and design, sales and marketing, to name a few. Product designers should also possess business acumen and be able to work with stakeholders inside and outside of an organization.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, product designer job positions are expected to grow by 1,800 jobs per year through 2026. Job prospects are best in larger cities.
Washington, D.C. is the nation's capital and a thriving metropolitan area with over 6 million residents. The city has a large professional and business services sector but the overall economy is fairly diversified and becoming more so. In addition to several law firms, lobbying and public affairs firms, a few notable media companies that are based in DC include C-SPAN, BET, Atlantic Media and Voice of America. Some tech companies based in the region include HelloWallet, Blackboard, Inc. and NGP VAN.
Washington D.C. offers a high quality of life, with easy access to international cuisine and historic sites and museums. Popular attractions include the National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, the Smithsonian and the new National Museum of African American History. The region is serviced by three major international airports: Ronald Reagan, Washington Dulles and Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall.
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