CAREERS

Visual Arts Careers

 

Advertising

  • Creative Director/Vice President (Salary range: $55,000 - $400,000)

  • Art Director (Salary range: $55,000 - $140,000)

  • Assistant Junior Art Director (Salary range: $35,000 - $120,000)

  • Illustrator (Salary range: $34,000 - $80,000)

  • Storyboard Artist (Salary range: $25,000 - $80,000)

  • Layout Artist (Salary range: $25,000 - $45,000)

  • Media Director (Salary range: $35,000 - $100,000

Animation/Cartooning

  • Story artist - Sketches movement and ideas through a film.

  • Background/layout artist - In charge of the background of the feature.

  • Studio Background artist -A non-production background prepared by the studio for publicity or presentation purposes.

  • Technical Director - Establishes direct and reflected lighting and shadow for individual shots. The technical director needs knowledge of UNIX and programming.

  • Director of Photography - Directs the shooting of film sequences.

  • Photoscience Engineer - Makes masters from the finished film to film negative and digital cinema to high definition video.

  • Editorial Cartoonist - This artist frequently creates cartoons for the editorial sections of newspapers. Jobs for this profession are dwindling as newspapers fold.

  • Production Background - An original background painting used in the final version of an animated film or short.

  • Pencil Model Sheet Artist - A group of original pencil drawings on one sheet that illustrate an animated character in a variety of poses and expressions. Model sheets are lithographed and distributed to the animation team to ensure a uniform look and feel to a character throughout a production.

  • Morph  - An artist who creates animated pictures transforming one image to another.

  • Background Drawing/Layout

  • Colorist

 

Graphic Design (Salary range $35,000 - $60,000)

  • Billboard Artist

  • Greeting card designer

  • Magazine design and layout

  • Book design and layout

  • Catalog and brochure design and layout

  • Corporate logo design/letterhead design/packaging design

  • Advertisement Designer

  • Sign Writer

  • Packaging Designer

  • Calendar/Stationery/Wallpaper Designer

  • Typographer

Illustration (general average salary $48,000)

  • Book/Magazine/Advertising Illustrator

  • Scientific/Medical Illustrator (Salary range: $40,000 - $60,000)

  • Forensic Artist

  • Children’s Book Illustrator

  • Technical Illustrator

  • Graphic Novelist

  • Marine Illustrator

  • Fashion Illustrator

  • Digital illustrator

Special Effects

  • Model Maker (salary range: $20,000 - $70,000)

  • Prosthetics Designer (Salary range: $20,000 - $60,000)

  • Sculptor (Salary range: $20,000 - $60,000)

Video Game Design (Average salary after 1 year experience $75,000)

  • Character Artist

  • Animator

  • Background Artist or Modeler

  • Concept Artist

  • Texture Artist

VR Artist

  • Film and Televsion Content Lead (Oculus)

  • Concept Artist

  • UX/UI Designer

  • Game Engineer

  • Creature TD/Rigger

  • Sound Effects Specialist

  • Mixed Reality Artist

  • Technical 3D Artist (Oculus)

Other Digital/Multi-Media (new jobs evolving)

  • iPhone/Android App designer

  • YouTube Video creator

  • Digital 3D modeller

Website Design (average salary $50,000)

Visual Information Specialist (combines graphic design, and web design, and creates multi-media presentations for corporation, large organizations, and the military) (Salary $65,000 - $85,000)

Fine Arts (usually sold through galleries to individuals, corporations, and museums) (average salary for artist working full-time $58,000)

  • Painting

  • Sculpting

  • Printmaking

  • Collage Artist

  • Multimedia

  • Photography

  • Glass Artist

  • Art Conservationist

  • Tattoo Artist

  • Cartoonist

Functional Fine Arts (usually sold to stores and to individuals through craft fairs)

  • Pottery

  • Weaving

  • Quilting

  • Candle making

  • Other crafts

  • Woodworking (bowls, utensils, etc.)

  • Weaver

Photographer

  • Aerial photographer

  • Fashion photographer

  • Print photographer (photographs products for catalogs and magazines)

  • Photo  stylist (sets up merchandise to be photographed)

  • Photojournalist (sports/nature/current events)

  • Underwater photographer

  • Wedding photographer

  • Stock photo seller

  • Director of photography

Film

  • Cinematographer

  • Fight Director

  • Film Director

  • Film Editor

  • Film Production Manager

  • Filmmaker

  • Director of Photography

  • Director

  • Documentary film maker

  • Camera operator

Theater

  • Costume Designer

  • Set Designer

  • Director

  • Lighting Designer

Other

  • Architect (designs houses, public buildings, and commercial buildings)

  • Art Appraiser

  • Art Archivist

  • Art Critic

  • Art Dealer

  • Art Historian

  • Art Librarian

  • Art restoration

  • Art Teacher

  • Art Therapist

  • Arts Administrator

  • Cake Decorator

  • Calligrapher

  • Clothing Designer

  • Color Consultant

  • Corporate Interior Designer (hospitals/banks/libraries/corporations, etc.)

  • Costume Designer

  • Courtroom/police artist

  • Desktop Publishing

  • Display and Exhibition Planner

  • Food Stylist

  • Floral Arranger

  • Gallery and Museum administration

  • Gallery and Museum curator

  • Gallery Owner

  • Jewelry designer

  • Landscape Artist/environmental designer (designs the yards and landscapes for houses, public spaces, and commercial properties)

  • Machinery Designer

  • Metalworking artist (hand makes furniture, and decorative parts of buildings)

  • Muralist

  • Neon Sign maker

  • Online Curator

  • Parade Float designer

  • Picture Framer

  • Playground/Theme Park/Sports Arena Designer

  • Printer

  • Product designer (home décor products, kitchen products, toys, anything else you can find in a store)

  • Quilt/Rug/Bed Linen Designer

  • Residential Interior Designer (homes)

  • Silkscreen artist (Designs and prints t-shirts, hats, bags, etc.  Could also be a fine artists.)

  • Stained Glass artist

  • Store display stylist

  • Furniture designer

  • Textile Design

  • Theme Park designer

  • T-Shirt designer

  • Wallpaper designer

  • Woodworking artist (hand makes furniture, and decorative parts of buildings)

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