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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
2,898.18
Extremely Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.12)
2 Furniture Design
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
953.16
Significantly Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.22)
3 Architecture Design
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
767.22
Significantly Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.25)
4 Packaging Design
Packaging Design
744.73
Significantly Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.10)
5 Graphic Design
Graphics and Visual Communication Design
653.09
Significantly Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.20)
6 Jewelry Design
Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design
375.99
Considerably Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.15)
7 Lighting Design
Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design
334.65
Considerably Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.14)
8 Consumer Electronics Design
Digital and Electronic Devices Design
244.22
Moderately Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.33)
9 Art Design
Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design
198.27
Moderately Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.09)
10 Kitchenware Design
Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design
172.88
Moderately Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.22)
11 Home Appliance Design
Home Appliances Design
150.64
Moderately Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.20)
12 Vehicle Design
Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design
119.21
Moderately Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.30)
13 Sanitary Ware Design
Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design
111.47
Moderately Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.17)
14 Accessory Design
Fashion and Travel Accessories Design
102.76
Moderately Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.07)
15 Fashion Design
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design
102.52
Moderately Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.13)
16 Toy Design
Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design
85.35
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.12)
17 Building Components Design
Building Materials and Construction Components Design
81.24
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.03)
18 Street Furniture Design
Street Furniture Design
77.13
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.09)
19 Medical Product Design
Medical Devices and Medical Equipment Design
73.26
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.02)
20 Photography Design
Photography and Photo Manipulation Design
73.26
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.21)
21 Sustainable Product Design
Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design
71.81
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.09)
22 Web Design
Website and Web Design
71.09
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.14)
23 Baby Products Design
Baby, Kids' and Children's Products Design
70.36
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.03)
24 Hospitality Design
Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design
69.64
Somewhat Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.37)
25 Spatial Design
Spatial Design
68.91
Somewhat Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.27)
26 Gift Design
Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design
66.49
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.23)
27 Advertising Design
Advertising, Marketing and Communication Design
66.25
Somewhat Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.28)
28 Social Design
Social Design
60.69
Somewhat Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.40)
29 Landscape Planning Design
Landscape Planning and Garden Design
59.72
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.11)
30 Mobile Design
Mobile Technologies, Applications and Software Design
55.37
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.00)
31 Event Design
Event and Happening Design
51.50
Somewhat Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.03)
32 Print Design
Print and Published Media Design
51.26
Somewhat Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.16)
33 Sports Equipment Design
Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design
47.39
Slightly Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.05)
34 3D Printing Design
3D Printed Forms and Products Design
45.70
Slightly Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.13)
35 Movie Design
Movie, Video and Animation Design
45.46
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.26)
36 Interface Design
Interface and Interaction Design
44.49
Slightly Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.03)
37 Yacht Design
Yacht and Marine Vessels Design
41.59
Slightly Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.07)
38 Culinary Art Design
Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design
40.38
Slightly Competitive
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Moderately Easier (Δ0.93)
39 Luxury Design
Luxury Design
39.90
Slightly Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.09)
40 Graphics Design
Graphics Design
39.41
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.50)
41 Textile Design Design
Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design
38.69
Slightly Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.02)
42 Industrial Design
Industrial Design
36.99
Slightly Competitive
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Moderately Harder (Δ-0.58)
43 Care Design
Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design
34.82
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.45)
44 Security Products Design
Security and Surveillance Products Design
34.09
Slightly Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.04)
45 Engineering Design
Engineering and Technical Design
32.40
Slightly Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.14)
46 Footwear Design
Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design
31.43
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.48)
47 Pet Supply Design
Pet Supplies and Products for Animals Design
30.71
Slightly Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.05)
48 Futuristic Design
Futuristic Design
29.26
Slightly Competitive
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.31)
49 Cosmetic Product Design
Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design
28.53
Slightly Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.21)
50 Cultural Heritage Design
Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design
26.84
Slightly Competitive
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.25)
51 Idea Design
Idea Design
22.25
Normal
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Moderately Harder (Δ-0.61)
52 Protective Equipment Design
Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design
21.76
Normal
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.25)
53 Urban Planning Design
Urban Planning and Urban Design
21.52
Normal
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Normal (Δ-0.02)
54 Computer Graphics Design
Computer Graphics and 3D Model Design
21.28
Normal
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.25)
55 Limited Edition Design
Limited Edition and Custom Design
19.59
Normal
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Normal (Δ-0.06)
56 Hardware Design
Hardware, Power and Hand Tools Design
18.13
Normal
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.17)
57 Machinery Design
Prosumer Products, Tools, and Machinery Design
17.41
Normal
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.21)
58 Education Design
Education, Teaching Aid and Training Content Design
17.17
Normal
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Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.49)
59 Generative Design
Generative, Algorithmic and Parametric Design
16.93
Normal
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Slightly Easier (Δ0.10)
60 Wearable Technology Design
Wearable Technologies Design
15.96
Normal
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.11)
61 Furniture Accessory Design
Furniture Accessories, Hardware and Materials Design
15.23
Normal
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Normal (Δ-0.08)
62 Performing Art Design
Performing Arts, Style and Scenery Design
15.23
Normal
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Normal (Δ-0.08)
63 Musical Instrument Design
Musical Instruments Design
14.51
Less Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.05)
64 Service Design
Meta, Strategic and Service Design
13.06
Less Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.02)
65 Real Estate Design
Construction and Real Estate Projects Design
12.57
Less Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.11)
66 Universal Design
Ease of Use and Universal Design
10.88
Less Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.12)
67 Accolade Design
Awards, Prize and Competitions Design
9.19
Moderately Less Competitive
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Moderately Easier (Δ0.64)
68 Volunteerism Design
Public Awareness, Volunteerism, and Society Design
9.19
Moderately Less Competitive
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Moderately Harder (Δ-0.66)
69 Energy Design
Energy Products, Projects and Devices Design
8.95
Moderately Less Competitive
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Moderately Harder (Δ-0.73)
70 Cybernetics Design
Cybernetics, Prosthesis and Bio-Engineering Design
8.46
Moderately Less Competitive
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Somewhat Easier (Δ0.31)
71 Agriculture Design
Agriculture, Horticulture and Fisheries Design
7.98
Moderately Less Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.09)
72 Adult Product Design
Adult Toys and Products Design
7.74
Moderately Less Competitive
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Moderately Easier (Δ0.99)
73 Media Design
Digital and Broadcasting Media Design
7.74
Moderately Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Easier (Δ0.42)
74 Information Technologies Design
Information Technologies Design
7.50
Moderately Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Easier (Δ0.30)
75 Literature Design
Writing, Literature and Content Design
7.25
Moderately Less Competitive
❚❚❚
Moderately Easier (Δ0.71)
76 Unexpected Design
Unexpected Design
7.01
Moderately Less Competitive
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Normal (Δ0.05)
77 Disposable Product Design
Disposable and Single-Use Product Design
6.53
Moderately Less Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.20)
78 Design Quality Design
Design Quality and Innovation
6.53
Moderately Less Competitive
❚❚❚
Moderately Easier (Δ0.92)
79 Excellence Design
Excellence in Design
6.29
Moderately Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Easier (Δ0.13)
80 Scientific Instrument Design
Scientific Instruments and Research Equipment Design
6.04
Moderately Less Competitive
❚❚
Considerably Easier (Δ1.42)
81 Music Design
Music, Audio and Sound Design
5.08
Moderately Less Competitive
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Normal (Δ-0.08)
82 Interaction Design
Interaction Design
4.84
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Easier (Δ0.42)
83 Heavy Machinery Design
Heavy Machinery Design
4.84
Significantly Less Competitive
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Slightly Harder (Δ-0.25)
84 Innovation Design
Radical Innovation and New Technologies Design
4.35
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚
Normal (Δ0.02)
85 Infrastructure Design
Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Design
4.35
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚
Normal (Δ0.02)
86 Information Processing Design
Information Processing Tools Design
4.11
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚
Moderately Easier (Δ0.67)
87 Automotive Accessory Design
Automotive Accessories and Car Care Products Design
3.87
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.38)
88 Audio Products Design
Audio and Sound Equipment Design
3.87
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.38)
89 Multidisciplinary Design
Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Design
3.87
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.38)
90 Robotics Design
Robotics, Automaton and Automation Design
3.63
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Easier (Δ0.17)
91 Young Design
Young Design
3.63
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Moderately Harder (Δ-0.58)
92 Aircraft Design
Aerospace and Aircraft Design
3.39
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Moderately Harder (Δ-0.78)
93 Public Service Design
Governance and Public Services Design
3.39
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚
Normal (Δ-0.08)
94 Manufacturing Design
Manufacturing and Processing Machinery Design
3.14
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Harder (Δ-0.33)
95 Retro Design
Creative Legacy, Retro and Evergreen Design
2.90
Significantly Less Competitive

Significantly Easier (Δ2.42)
96 Banking Instrument Design
Banking and Finance Instruments Design
2.90
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Moderately Harder (Δ-0.58)
97 Photography Equipment Design
Camera and Photography Equipment Design
2.42
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Slightly Harder (Δ-0.25)
98 Car Design
Car and Land Based Motor Vehicles Design
1.93
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Moderately Harder (Δ-0.91)
99 Design Research Design
Advanced Design and Design Research
1.21
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚
Considerably Easier (Δ1.42)
100 Hospitality Products Design
Hospitality, Restaurant and Catering Products Design
0.97
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚
Somewhat Easier (Δ0.42)
101 Office Appliance Design
Office and Business Appliances Design
0.48
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Considerably Harder (Δ-1.58)
102 Computer Design
Computers and Computer Accessories Design
0.48
Significantly Less Competitive
❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚❚
Considerably Harder (Δ-1.58)

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