There are all sorts of people in the world some fulfilling dream jobs and others just working to live. When you think about your day job do you sigh with satisfaction and think you’re the luckiest person alive? Or do you wonder if there really could be more to what you’ve got to offer. Maybe you’re not very academic and somehow you’ve fallen into a mundane office job or even working in a factory. If you have a flair for pursuing creative hobbies in your spare time maybe you should step out of your comfort zone and aim for a career that’s a little more you.
So where do you start? Well ultimately you have to think of the creative skill set you have to offer and where this will fit in the creative social sphere. The world is full of creative people who create new ideas and products every day – what will your part are in all of that. If you have a degree in the arts and sciences your expanse of wealth will also give you far greater success in gaining a job in the relevant fields. It is tough to achieve but once you’ve found a niche in the creative fields your knowledge and success will grow and grow.
People who have the most fun in life are those who don’t stick to the rulebook. That is why the creative industry is such an attractive one for those in it doesn’t have to stick to a set of abided rules. If you really wanted to you could run an ad agency in your back room without your boss breathing down your neck, be a photographer that takes amazing photos that fly all over the world or even create breathtaking dances that audiences flood to see.
Why Not Try Interior Design
By training in the field of art and design you can get the skills and expertise required to start as an interior designer. The job is widely varied and offers you great opportunity to practice your art in a wide space. Areas to show your expertise can include homes, office buildings, film sets, weddings, corporate events, health care environments, government buildings or theatres. With an average interior designer earning from $22000 to $40000 as a beginner it is an extremely lucrative career that lets you practice something you love. Designers can opt for either a more commercial design or something that is more ecofriendly, which fits in with the current fears about the greenhouse effect.
In fitting with the fears of carbon dioxide emissions on the environments many designers today need to be well researched in the integration and analysis of the creative process. With a chief focus on functional as well as attractive a designer needs to understand the basics of floor plans, patterns, construction codes, combinations, remodeling and more. Training is available in colleges, universities and trade schools.
Be the Next Versace
Have you ever seen a designer’s work and thought I can do that? If you are always drawing designs, have created sample patterns and clothing, and perhaps even created an exhibition for your work you should think of going into fashion designing. Like an interior designer it requires a lot of skill and knowledge about your chosen market. For example what a man might like certainly won’t be impressive in the female clothing market. Try to get as much exposure for your designs as possible through exhibiting your work at exhibitions, entering competitions, and getting work experience. With a trade as popular as fashion designing the best thing is to get some real training to perfect your skills and ideas. There are many schools/colleges and universities that offer fashion-designing courses, which also offer great steps into the industry. All good courses will offer work experience that is vital when going up against strong candidates who might have more experience then you. What are you waiting for? Get started now!
If you’re not so good at designing but love the idea of getting into fashion there’s always other careers that are more behind the scenes. If you simply love being around clothes you can always be a purchaser and merchandiser and stock the shops you love to browse. Perhaps you could even try your hand at dressing the mannequins in the window, which requires quite a lot of fashion awareness. Try contacting local shops/department stores for experience and if possible try to do a course that may give you experience in this.
Animate for a Living
There are many great artists out there and these extend to the big screen. If you’ve ever seen the Lion King, Toy Story trilogy or even a Bugs Life you’ve seen an animation that is full of millions of moving art works. It takes an artist to create an animation and that artist has to be as skilled as an artist painting masterpieces. For training you can create sketches in your spare time that make a story like a flipbook so when put together they’ll move like animation. You can purchase stop motion pro software and practice on clay models to create a story or simply just get your skills from a course.
You can study art and design in all major colleges/universities and special art schools and these will give you the vital skills to transfer expertise over to animation. Getting work experience will only better your chances of success and getting behind the scenes on major animation companies like Pixar. You will be under a lot of competition but if it’s really what you want and enjoy there is no contest.
Whether you want to work in interior design jobs, fashion jobs or animation jobs they are all very creative and offer great rewards but of course they’re not a step in the park. For success you need to be determined, reliable, willing to work for free and very ambitious. It may take a long time to get there but when you’re doing a creative job that you love you certainly won’t be looking back and saying what if.