AI Image Generators for Product Design

Designer friend, foe or something else ?

Keno Leon
5 min readSep 9, 2022


Can/Will the new (and rapidly improving) AI driven Image Generators put designers out of the job ? Can AIs out design humans ? Will they take over the world ?

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The proof is in the pudding as they say, so let’s start with some AI generated core product designs before getting into the nitty gritty, I’ve added most of the prompts so you get an idea of what this entails, each image/design took about 5 seconds to make and all I had to do was type in some words (aka the prompts):

Furniture :

All Images made using beta of DreamStudio with Stable Diffusion under the hood.
Prompt:lounge chair with matching ottoman, Nordic style, wood, grey fabric,orange accents, product shot,finely detailed, intricate design cinematic lighting, 4k
Prompt: office chair with headrest and footrest,simple design, leather, ergonomic, fine detail, cinematic lighting, 4k

Footwear :

Prompt: NIKE sneaker,right view,intricate design, powder blue,white, orange accents, hype beast, ergonomic, best selling, product shot,fine detail, cinematic lighting, 4k
Similar prompt but for a NEW BALANCE women’s running shoe.

Car design: