[ 彩材拆拆 x 𝗨𝗡𝗪𝗥𝗔𝗣 𝗖𝗠𝗙 ]
𝙲𝚑𝟽. 𝚄𝚗𝚠𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙲𝙼𝙵 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚒𝚐𝚗 𝚘𝚗 𝚌𝚛𝚘𝚜𝚜-𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚞𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚢 𝚘𝚙𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚎𝚜
CMF為Color Material and Finishing，譯為色彩、材質、及表面處理工藝，屬於 工業設計 旗下重要的一環。Unwrap CMF（ 彩材拆拆 ）將圍繞著這個主題，以淺而易懂的小故事拆解 CMF設計師 的日常。
再來 色彩趨勢 年年有演變、 工藝材料 時時有創新，在設計師進入一份新的CMF工作時，無論如何都需要快速吸收新知，相比之下，招聘時更考驗設計師的 應變能力 ，而過往產業經歷僅作為加分項而非必要條件。綜述以上原因， CMF設計師天生就更具備跨產業的工作機會
除此之外，原材料廠如塑膠粒子、油漆廠等，在近年來也有招聘CMF設計師的趨勢。.剛剛尚未提及的交通工具產業，如汽機車、電動車、自行車等，也有名為Color & Trim Designer（譯為色彩及裝飾設計師）的相關職位，而運動鞋類則有Color Designer，甚至連室內設計也有FF&E Designer（全稱Furniture, Fixture, and Equipment）。雖然各有不同的稱呼，但都是日常與色彩、材質互動的設計師。
即使中小企業較少會開設CMF設計的職位，但基本上只要有工業設計需求的地方，就會有 #CMF設計 的可能。
CMF is short for Color Material and Finishing. It is a specific field within industrial design. In the future, Unwrap CMF will write about little stories of CMF Design for those who are interested in learning more about the field.
As a niche profession, does that mean there are fewer job openings for CMF designers? Frankly, yes.
But looking at the picture from a different angle, due to the shortage of CMF talents, hiring managers often have to also consider designers from outside of the industry.
Second, because #ColorTrend evolves year to year, manufacturing processes advance time to time, whenever a designer enters a new CMF role, it is necessary to absorb all of these new knowledges anyways. That is, a designer’s matureness and flexibility to adapt quickly become more critical than previous experience in the exact same industry. For these reasons considered, it comes naturally for CMF designers to be open to cross-industry opportunities 🤩
So what are the industry opportunities for CMF designers?
In the consumer electronic industry, there are products such as computers, mobile phones (and accessories), cameras, speakers; in the home appliance industries, there are televisions, kitchen and bathroom appliances; in the emerging industries, there are also drones, e-cigarettes, robots, smart fitness equipments, IoT, and the list goes on.
In addition, material companies have also been recruiting CMF designers in recent years.
Although named differently, there are also similar roles in other industries with similar function interacting with colors and materials, such as Color and Trim Designer in transportation industry, Color Designer in shoe industry, and even FF&E Designer in interior design industry.
Though small to medium-sized companies rarely open positions to hire CMF designers, but basically wherever #IndustrialDesign is demanded, there is a potential need for CMF design.
Let’s wrap up here for now. There will be another chapter to talk about how to make a career decision among these vastly different industries 😉