Career Management

If creativity is where you excel, a job sat typing away at a computer all day may not be the best fit for you. We spend a large amount of time at work, so you want to be doing something that you enjoy and allows you to make best use of your strengths and feel passionate about.

A lot of creative individuals are happiest when they can be imaginative and expressive, but how can this be turned into a career? After all, earning a living as an artist or musician doesn’t come easy to most.

Here are five great careers for people with creative minds.

1)  Graphic Designer

If you’re artistic and have an eye for good composition and style, a role as a graphic designer may be up your street.

It is a graphic designers job to communicate promotional or commercial messages through a combination of words, images and symbols. Graphic design is needed for all things from marketing and advertising, to product packaging.

2) Videographer

A role as a videographer is a great creative career for somebody who is nifty with a camera. It takes a lot of time and practice to become really good and it may take some time to prove your abilities before you land the best gigs, but it can be a really rewarding job.

As a videographer you would be responsible to assemble raw footage, including camera footage, dialogue, special effects and sound effects in order to create a finished product for TV, film, advertising, etc.

3) Advertising

Advertising requires a high level of creativity in order to come up with attention grabbing campaigns that stand out from all the other noise. You must be able to think outside the box and keep up with what customers want; so if you consider yourself to have an innovative way of thinking and an eye on current trends, this could be the career for you.

There are lots of creative roles within advertising, from the masterminds behind the initial concept of a campaign, to the artists who design the visuals.

4) Sound Engineer

Is music your passion? Unfortunately the music business is a tough industry to crack, if you’re looking to be the star of the show. The good news is that if you are happier behind the scenes, it’s a lot easier to get into.

A role as a sound engineer could be a good choice, working with the technical aspects of sound during the processes of recording, mixing, and reproduction and it would be your job to make live performances and studio recordings sound pitch perfect.

5) Journalist

Even when stories are based off facts, the job of a journalist requires a high level of creativity to ensure that their articles flow well and are entertaining for the reader.

Journalism can involve anything from investigative work, reporting on current events for news outlets, to producing feature stories for consumer magazines or websites, so there are plenty of diverse roles to choose from. Depending on the publication you are working for, responsibilities are likely to involve seeking out stories, researching/writing articles, interviewing relevant people and attending events.

6) Fashion Designer

Fashion is all about being on trend or setting trends yourself, so it is essential that fashion designers have the creativity to come up with fresh new designs that will catch people’s eye and appeal to the target market.

They must have an eye for shape, style and colours that work well together and make a statement. For each product, the designer must choose a fabric, colour and pattern that have the most aesthetic appeal.

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