a person who devises or executes designs, especially one who creates forms, structures, and patterns, as for works of art or machines.
a schemer, intriguer, or plotter.
- self-de·sign·er, noun
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How to use designer in a sentence
His zero-waste yarn is now slowly garnering the attention of sustainable designers around the world.How a Wasteland Shrub Is Becoming the Next Big Thing in Fashion | Daniel Malloy | August 28, 2020 | Ozy
Our June Insights puzzle featured a designer puppy named Dax who is a “Pomsky,” combining a Siberian husky’s handsome wolflike face with the size and fluffiness of a Pomeranian.How to Design (or at Least Model) Mixed Dog Breeds | Pradeep Mutalik | July 31, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
A human designer then selects the best options to present to the client.This Russian Firm’s Star Designer Is an AI—but No One Knew That for a Year | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | July 24, 2020 | Singularity Hub
The celebrated graphic designer had just turned 90 years old, perhaps defying expectations that he would live so long given his battle with kidney disease and a cornucopia of small pains and ticks that appear with age.
Within the mask market, a small high-end segment has emerged in the form of pricey designer masks and sought-after styles that trade at a premium on resale sites.
A few years back, designer John Galliano was fined by the government for sharing just such anti-semitic sentiments in public.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead | Luke O’Neil | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
His neighbors include some of the other designer outposts one finds speckled around the area.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech | Liza Foreman | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her daughter, Elaina, 24, a trained costume designer and makeup artist, helps out by sewing clothes.
Early in her career, she and designer Madeleine Vionnet sued a woman in Paris for copying some 20,000 sketches of their designs.
Spanning more than 150 years, the exhibit exhaustively distinguishes designer pieces from licensed copies, adaptations, and fakes.
You stayed there for five days, with your very good friend, Daisy Hennifer, the jewelry designer.
But Lasseroe was a maniac now and he wanted to take the life away from the jewelry designer.
The books lining the walls were real, he noticed idly—another painstaking point by the designer of the palace.The Envoy, Her | Horace Brown Fyfe
Who could look upon such a scene and not praise the designer?Mary Gray | Katharine Tynan
There may be a struggle outside the design, in the mind of the designer.Line and Form (1900) | Walter Crane
British Dictionary definitions for designer
a person who devises and executes designs, as for works of art, clothes, machines, etc
(modifier) designed by and bearing the label or signature of a well-known fashion designer: designer jeans
(modifier) (of things, ideas, etc) having an appearance of fashionable trendiness: designer pop songs; designer stubble
(modifier) (of cells, chemicals, etc) designed (or produced) to perform a specific function or combat a specific problem: designer insecticide
(modifier) (of an animal) cross-bred for a specific purpose, such as looks, temperament, or likelihood of causing an allergy: designer dogs
a person who devises plots or schemes; intriguer
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