4 Creative Careers To Consider Starting! 

If you’re at a bit of a crossroads when it comes to your career, whether you’re just finishing college or you’re wanting to start a brand new career, we understand just how overwhelming it can be. We’re fortunate that there’s lots of incredible career options out there, but it can make things overwhelming! For those of you looking for a creative career specifically, you’re in the right place, as we’ve got some inspiration for you to help spark some ideas and give you a few different paths to look at. When you’re creative, it’s so fulfilling to be able to implement that into your work, and so have a look at these career paths and see if there is anything to suit you! 

Digital Marketing

First up we have digital marketing, a fantastic career and again, with plenty of opportunities. Digital marketing is a very large industry with so many different components, from video marketing to data and analytics, SEO to paid ads and social media strategies, so there’s a lot to choose from! We’d recommend taking some time to do a few internships, either at a large agency who has lots of different departments so you can get a taste of everything, or try a few different placements at different agencies who are more specialist. 

Whilst the majority of digital marketing requires creativity, much like graphic design, it’s very much data driven, so if you’re looking for more of a balance between the two then digital marketing is definitely worth looking into. 

Film & TV

Whilst the film and TV industry is difficult to get into, it’s an extremely creative industry where you can work your way up from the bottom. From animation teams to sound engineers, special effects to hair and makeup, if you love film and TV and are looking for a creative career, this could be for you. Working in these industries does require hard work and long hours, so if this isn’t something you’re looking for, perhaps reconsider. 

You can get degrees in film and TV, or you could go through a broadcaster training scheme, apprenticeship or intern programme. Put yourself out there, never underestimate your abilities and work hard, and you have every chance of making this career a success. 

Interior Design

If you love home interiors and want to be creative, then interior design is a fantastic career path. You’ll need fantastic budgeting and time management skills, as well as an understanding of spatial balance and a keen eye for design. Being up to date with design styles and being able to bring a vision to life is also key. 

For those of you not wanting to get a degree, then you should work to get an apprenticeship with someone experienced. Even if you do work shadowing for a week, it’ll help you to understand what goes into interior design and make a decision about whether or not it’s right for you! 

Graphic Designer

Last but not least we’ve got graphic design! This is a fantastic career with so many opportunities to progress. You don’t necessarily need a degree, however if you don’t, you should be willing to put time into learning different core softwares and building knowledge about the industry, even for entry level jobs. Aside from this, if you’ve got good attention to detail, you’ve always loved design, you have the ability to think outside the box and you can interpret ideas in a unique way, then this could be a fantastic career for you. Much of graphic design, especially from a branding perspective, can also be quite data driven, so you can get a good mix of creativity and data. 

There are plenty of job opportunities, we’d recommend city based agencies, such as a design agency Manchester based, for some of the best talent and experience you can get. Even if you start at a very entry level position or even an unpaid internship to begin with, work hard and you’ll progress in the industry.