In movies you are sometimes told who has designed a significant piece of equipment or machinery. For example, in "Titanic" we are introduced to the designer of the ship as he was aboard its maiden voyage in the movie.
In Star Trek: The Next Generation, is there information on who designed the Starfleet ship class that the Enterprise-D belonged to in the show, i.e. the fictional engineer of the ship?
I am not looking for who thought up the visual design of it. I also don’t mind if the information is seen on-screen, or if it’s a separate comment from, say, a writer or director.