Did you know that every creative is not a starving artist? Believe it or not, Creative jobs are on the rise with no signs of slowing down! Art careers and other creative occupations encompass an enormous range of activities, from drawing and illustrating to performing, composing, and writing. Creative abilities are also crucial for anyone who designs buildings, develops apps, edits films, or directs marketing campaigns.
Check out the 7 creative jobs employers are hiring for in 2020:
Art directors are the design professionals who choose the art, photographs and other visual elements that go into an advertisement, publication, motion picture or life performance. They come up with a vision for how the design will look and the manage artists, graphic designers, photographers and set builders who work to create the vision. Though a talent for design is crucial to success as an art director, the work isn’t all about the creative side. Art directors also need to handle business responsibilities like interfacing with clients, working with other departments involved in the project and creating and following budgets and timelines
Technical writers need to draw from both communication skills and technical knowledge. That means these professionals need an education that emphasizes writing and communications but also a background in the technical subject they want to write about. In fact, many technical writers start their careers in these technical industries, often as research specialists or assistants. Aspiring technical writers are in luck – the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts opportunities for this profession to increase by 10 percent over a decade. That’s faster than the seven percent job growth expected for all occupations and much faster than the growth expected for communications professionals and authors (four percent and two percent, respectively).
Multimedia Artist or Animator
Creating an animated piece of art is a process. Multimedia artists must develop the concepts for the designs, create storyboards that plan out the animation process and get projects done within a timeframe and a budget. They may need to do research to develop their designs or base those designs on the visuals of actual landscapes, people and movements.
Multimedia artists typically work in motion picture and video industries, computer systems design, software publishing and advertising. Though they may not always work in traditionally arts industries, they need to build a strong portfolio that shows potential employers their creativity, design and technical skills.
Success in a graphic design career requires a great deal of creativity as well as technical artistic skill in drawing and computer design. In fact, graphic designers also go by the name graphic artists or communication designers. They need to come up with original design ideas that stand out and make readers and consumers take notice, but whose meanings are clear. They also need to bring those designs to life through their artistic skills, particularly those using graphic digital illustration, graphic design, layout and photo editing software. Graphic designers have to have a good aesthetic eye, because they choose the color, font, size, and spacing of text, images and design elements in a project.
Mobile App Developer
As more and more people rely on smartphones to run their lives, developers who can come up with new and innovative mobile applications will continue to be in demand. This job requires creative prowess along with good analytical, problem-solving, and computer coding skills. Being well-versed in multiple programming languages and platforms is also important.
Creating appealing websites that fulfill a specific purpose involves analyzing user needs, developing the technical framework, and designing the layout and look of the site. Some web developers perform all of those tasks, while others focus on specific areas such as front-end design. This is a hot field: Jobs for web developers are expected to grow 15 percent between 2016 and 2026.
One of the primary tasks of an editor is to shape and polish a piece of written content to make it the best it can be. That generally involves assessing the overall structure of the story or article and checking for errors or inconsistencies in logic, spelling, tone, style, and grammar. Creativity and an eye for detail are essential in this job. You could work for publishing houses or news organizations or go out on your own as a freelancer.