9 traits of a great designer

Industrial designers are one of the key players responsible for how products look, feel and behave. Some of today's most recognizable industrial designers include Marc Newson, Karim Rashid, Philippe Starck, Tom Dixon and James Dyson.

Each of these designers are extraordinarily successful for a reason, and it's no accident. Each has unique backgrounds and experiences, yet they're all great. Can we learn from the best creative directors and designers out there? What qualities make a great designer? I’ve come up with this list...

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Will Gibbons is an American freelance industrial and concept designer. He helps entrepreneurs and businesses turn ideas into products and images to grow their business and sales.