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Design Classifications

World's Best Designers in All Design Industries, Ranked by Number of Design Awards Won by Each Designer, Worldwide.

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Rank Design Category Competitiveness Difficulty
1 Interior Design
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
2,507.14 -0.17
2 Furniture Design
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
960.04 -0.29
3 Architecture Design
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
716.32 0.17
4 Packaging Design
Packaging Design
679.43 0.04
5 Graphic Design
Graphics and Visual Communication Design
630.42 -0.22
6 Jewelry Design
Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design
374.59 -0.22
7 Lighting Design
Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design
331.77 -0.23
8 Consumer Electronics Design
Digital and Electronic Devices Design
255.29 0.30
9 Art Design
Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design
188.24 -0.14
10 Kitchenware Design
Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design
173.16 -0.27
11 Appliance Design
Home Appliances Design
148.65 0.13
12 Sanitary Ware Design
Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design
121.45 0.14
13 Vehicle Design
Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design
112.83 0.23
14 Accessory Design
Fashion and Travel Accessories Design
104.49 -0.12
15 Fashion Design
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design
103.95 -0.17
16 Toy Design
Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design
83.48 -0.13
17 Building Components Design
Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design
81.06 0.02
18 Street Furniture Design
Street Furniture Design
77.02 -0.03
19 Medical Product Design
Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design
76.21 -0.02
20 Sustainable Product Design
Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design
72.71 -0.10
21 Hospitality Design
Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design
72.44 0.36
22 Baby Products Design
Baby, Kids' and Children's Products Design
71.09 -0.13
23 Web Design
Website and Web Design
70.56 0.09
24 Photography Design
Photography and Photo Manipulation Design
70.02 0.23
25 Spatial Design
Spatial Design
69.75 -0.37
26 Gift Design
Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design
67.05 -0.19
27 Social Design
Social Design
64.90 -0.44
28 Advertising Design
Advertising, Marketing and Communication Design
61.94 0.32
29 Mobile Design
Mobile Technologies, Applications and Software Design
48.47 0.02
30 Sports Equipment Design
Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design
47.93 0.06
31 3D Printing Design
3D Printed Forms and Products Design
45.78 0.05
32 Landscape Planning Design
Landscape Planning and Garden Design
44.70 0.04
33 Print Design
Print and Published Media Design
44.43 -0.14
34 Event Design
Event and Happening Design
43.90 -0.03
35 Culinary Art Design
Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design
41.74 0.91
36 Yacht Design
Yacht and Marine Vessels Design
41.20 -0.01
37 Movie Design
Movie and Animation Design
41.20 0.18
38 Luxury Design
Luxury Design
40.93 -0.03
39 Interface Design
Interface and Interaction Design
38.78 0.04
40 Textile Design Design
Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design
37.43 0.01
41 Engineering Design
Engineering and Technical Design
36.09 0.07
42 Graphics Design
Graphics Design
34.20 -0.55
43 Security Products Design
Security and Surveillance Products Design
32.58 0.13
44 Footwear Design
Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design
32.05 0.45
45 Industrial Design
Industrial Design
30.97 -0.70
46 Care Design
Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design
30.43 -0.51
47 Pet Supply Design
Pet Supplies and Products for Animals Design
29.89 -0.07
48 Futuristic Design
Futuristic Design
29.62 -0.32
49 Cosmetic Product Design
Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design
25.58 -0.26
50 Idea Design
Idea Design
24.24 -0.65
51 Protective Equipment Design
Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design
22.62 -0.29
52 Cultural Heritage Design
Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design
19.93 0.05
53 Computer Graphics Design
Computer Graphics and 3D Model Design
19.66 0.19
54 Limited Edition Design
Limited Edition and Custom Design
18.58 -0.20
55 Hardware Design
Hardware, Power and Hand Tools Design
17.77 -0.35
56 Machinery Design
Prosumer Products, Tools, and Machinery Design
17.77 0.23
57 Generative Design
Generative, Algorithmic and Parametric Design
17.50 0.17
58 Urban Planning Design
Urban Planning and Urban Design
16.16 -0.32
59 Wearable Technology Design
Wearable Technologies Design
15.89 0.04
60 Musical Instrument Design
Musical Instruments Design
14.81 0.02
61 Education Design
Education and Training Content Design
14.00 -0.59
62 Service Design
Meta, Strategic and Service Design
13.73 -0.01
63 Furniture Accessory Design
Furniture Accessories, Hardware and Materials Design
13.20 -0.15
64 Performing Art Design
Performing Arts, Style and Scenery Design
12.93 -0.22
65 Universal Design
Ease of Use and Universal Design
12.12 -0.19
66 Real Estate Design
Construction and Real Estate Projects Design
9.96 -0.29
67 Cybernetics Design
Cybernetics, Prosthesis and Bio-Engineering Design
8.89 0.48
68 Volunteerism Design
Public Awareness, Volunteerism, and Society Design
8.89 -0.65
69 Adult Product Design
Adult Toys and Products Design
8.62 0.92
70 Media Design
Digital and Broadcasting Media Design
8.62 0.35
71 Energy Design
Energy Products and Devices Design
8.62 -0.74
72 Information Technologies Design
Information Technologies Design
8.35 0.23
73 Literature Design
Writing, Literature and Content Design
8.08 0.64
74 Accolade Design
Awards, Prize and Competitions Design
8.08 0.64
75 Agriculture Design
Agriculture, Horticulture and Fisheries Design
7.81 -0.02
76 Secret Design
Concealed, Hidden and Secret Design
7.81 -0.75
77 Unexpected Design
Unexpected Design
7.81 -0.02
78 Design Quality Design
Design Quality and Innovation
7.27 0.85
79 Excellence in Design Design
Excellence in Design
7.00 0.06
80 Human Resources Design
Human Resources and HR Programs Design
6.73 1.35
81 Music Design
Music, Audio and Sound Design
6.46 -0.22
82 Disposable Product Design
Disposable and Single-Use Product Design
5.92 0.02
83 Interaction Design
Interaction Design
5.39 0.35
84 Heavy Machinery Design
Heavy Machinery Design
5.39 -0.32
85 Innovation Design
Radical Innovation and New Technologies Design
4.85 -0.05
86 Multidisciplinary Design
Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Design
4.31 -0.45
87 Infrastructure Design
Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Design
4.31 0.35
88 Young Design
Young Design
4.04 -0.65
89 Aircraft Design
Aerospace and Aircraft Design
3.77 -0.85
90 Information Processing Design
Information Processing Tools Design
3.50 0.68
91 Banking Instrument Design
Banking and Finance Instruments Design
3.23 -0.65
92 Retro Design
Creative Legacy, Retro and Evergreen Design
3.23 2.35
93 Public Service Design
Governance and Public Services Design
2.69 -0.32
94 Car Design
Car and Land Based Motor Vehicles Design
2.15 -0.98
95 Manufacturing Design
Manufacturing and Processing Machinery Design
2.15 0.35
96 Design Research Design
Advanced Design and Design Research
1.35 1.35

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  • DAC, the Design Classifications website ranks all designers worldwide, in all industries to help you find best designers in all industries.
  • For each industry, designers with the most number of awards in that industry are displayed first; and among award winning designers, platinum, gold, silver, bronze and iron level design awards contribute to rankings differently.
  • Data displayed is from 2018 to 2020. Rankings cover over 100+ different design industries.
  • You need to be winner of A' Design Award to be ranked. When taking part in A' Design Award, before nominating your design, you could get a complimentary, free of charge and confidential preliminary score to see whether your work would potentially qualify for an award or not.
  • Visit designers.org to discover original and good designs, in over hundred different industrial sectors, arts, architecture, graphics, communication, fashion, products and more.
  • If you liked the DAC - Design Classification rankings which ranks all best designers in all industries, then you will also like World Design Rankings which ranks all best countries in all industries, and for each country best designers within, then you would also be interested in Designer Rankings where all best designers worldwide are ranked (regardless of their industries), or Popular Designers where most popular designers globally are ranked. Finally you might also want to check Design Insights to discover which country is good at what type of design.

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