You’re thinking of going into a career in media. Inundated with stories about the decline of the newspaper and magazine industry, most parents would probably prefer that their kids choose just about any other occupation.
Have you wanted to apply your artsy talents to earn a living? Use that great voice of yours as a radio broadcaster. Write your way to fame and fortune in advertising or marketing communications. Or picture yourself relying on your imagination as a web designer.
Artistic, creative people can struggle to find careers that fit. When you’re used to thinking out of the box, it’s easy to feel boxed in by traditional jobs. Good thing, the world of work is broad enough to need your unique abilities.
Professional photographers need to be familiar with the product, event and portrait photography. Your picture shooting aptitude is required by newspapers, magazines, content-heavy websites, and ad agencies, among others. So say “cheese” and apply today.
This is a job for those with a flair for harmonizing colours and furnishings to different spaces. You’ll plan room themes, then purchase appropriate furniture and artwork. All within budget, deadline and client specs, of course.
Copywriters tend to do their wordsmithing in advertising agencies and on content-heavy websites. They fabricate the writing in advertisements and commercials, to accompany visuals and musical themes. You should be able to adapt your material to specific audiences.
More than techie skills are needed when designing websites. Creative flair and knowledge of user interface requirements are essential. So is the ability to create arresting graphics.
Use your visual artistry and creativity to design images of all types. Match these up with your computer graphics talent, and you too could work in an ad agency, marketing company, public relations firm, fashion house, or another place where graphics need to be generated continually.
Drafting designs for buildings and living spaces is what architectural technicians do. You’ll become a whiz at CAD (Computer Assisted Design) and visualization software. Combine your creative impulses with technical accuracy in this expanding field.
Can you bring creative ideas to life with animation? If so, you may be in demand with the movie, commercial and video production houses. Likely you know Adobe Creative Suite (or similar program) and Maya or 3D Studio Max.
You make studio-quality videos. These might be creative and fun, or serious and business-like. In general, you’re hired by employers who need corporate videos and films for training staff. Your knowledge of lighting, film speeds, setting and background choice – in addition to the technical aspects of shooting and posting videos – will qualify you for this career.
Business-types with creative leanings may be drawn to the field of marketing. In this job, you get to work with ad agencies, research companies, design houses, packaging producers, public relations firms and other related suppliers. You’ll also have financial responsibility for your products.
Artistic Directors work for orchestras, theatre groups and arts festivals. You’ll have creative input, plus responsibility for finances, membership and other administrative areas. Help increase audience attendance for your favourite artistic events.
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