Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that produces designs.
  • adjective Bearing the name, signature, or identifying pattern of a specific designer.
  • adjective Conceived or created by a designer.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who designs, plans, or plots; one who frames a scheme or project; a contriver.
  • noun In manufacturing and the fine arts, one who conceives or forms a design of any kind, including designs for decorative work; one who invents or arranges motives and patterns for ornamental or artistic purposes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who designs, marks out, or plans; a contriver.
  • noun (Fine Arts) One who produces or creates original works of art or decoration.
  • noun A plotter; a schemer; -- used in a bad sense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who designs, as profession.
  • adjective Created by a designer, especially a fashion designer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who specializes in designing architectural interiors and their furnishings
  • noun someone who designs clothing
  • noun someone who specializes in graphic design
  • noun a person who devises plots or intrigues
  • noun someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to design + -er

Examples

  • Employee and aspiring graphic designer Brian Maupin-as much as the current spate of online drag and drop tools makes someone a * designer* - got his ass in trouble over

    make the logo bigger

  • You should try asking the director or even better the title designer, Chris Rolf.

    No Fat Clips!!! : CHRISTOPHER MINOS – Knight Fever

  • And there is no doubt in the industry that Dior, one of the most recognizable and influential brands, will be able to attract a name designer as a successor to Mr. Galliano.

    NYT > Home Page

  • And there is no doubt in the industry that Dior, one of the most recognizable and influential brands, will be able to attract a name designer as a successor to Mr. Galliano.

    NYT > Global Home

  • And there is no doubt in the industry that Dior, one of the most recognizable and influential brands, will be able to attract a name designer as a successor to Mr. Galliano.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The name designer on the 1990 layout was Hubert Chesneau, but the consultant was US architect Robert von Hagge, and more often than not, when a consulting architect is brought in, he does the heavy lifting.

    Forbes.com: News

  • The problem I have is that the term designer is thrown around too loosely, and it seems that anyone with basic knowledge of CSS / XHTML, or JS, automatically crowns him or herself as a designer.

    Small Business Brief / Current News

  • And remember this: the designer is your partner – not a lackey.

    Women Grow Business » How 10 Site Design Laws Relate to Good Living, part 2

  • And remember this: the designer is your partner – not a lackey.

    Women Grow Business » 2009 » February

  • If a designer is actively interacting with the world/universe then the results of these actions can be tested for their existence or non-existence.

    Critical Thinking Exercise

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  • This news item about 'fake designer goods' makes me wonder why we talk about e.g. 'designer sunglasses' as though opposing them to naturally occurring sunglasses, freshly plucked from trees or dug up out of the earth. Besides, surely it's the identity of the manufacturer that makes them fake; they're typically still copied, albeit indirectly, from the original designer's work.

    August 22, 2009