Creative Careers for Introverts

Career PlanningMany introverts are creative and value creativity expression in a career.  Despite the competitive nature of many creative occupations, there are growing careers that make good choices for creative types.  Some careers for creative introverts to consider:

Graphic Designer

Graphic designers create distinctive logos and packaging for promotional purposes.  They may also plan the layout and design of publications such as marketing brochures, magazines, or company reports. Graphic design is a highly competitive field, and designers with web design and animation skills can expect the best opportunities.  Thirteen percent growth is projected for graphic designers over the next decade.  Read Becoming a Graphic Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design

Web Developer

Web developers design and create web content, including applications and websites.  They must have knowledge of programming languages, browsers, operating systems, communication protocols, and information systems. A developer is responsible for creating a website that is both aesthetically pleasing and usable.  In addition to designing websites, they may offer website maintenance services. Many web developers work on a freelance basis. 

Copy Writer

Copy writers write advertising copy and create promotional materials for publication or broadcast.  Copy writers conduct research, review market research data and consult with sales or marketing representatives.  They may also write slogans or create new product names.  Overall growth for writers and editors is expected to be eight percent over the next decade.  Read The Copywriter’s Handbook, Third Edition: A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing Copy That Sells.

Landscape Architect

Landscape architects design gardens, parks, and other outdoor spaces.  They plan the location of trees, flowers, walkways, and buildings.  Through the design phase, they consult with engineers and building architects.  After plans are complete, landscape architects monitor the implementation of their designs.  Landscape architects are required to be licensed in most states.  Employment for landscape architects is expected to grow by twenty percent through 2018.  Visit the American Society of Landscape Architects website for more information.

Industrial Designer

Industrial and commercial designers design manufactured products such as home appliances, apparel and cars.  Their goal is to create a product design that is functional, safe, and attractive. Nine percent job growth is projected through 2018. Visit the Industrial Designers Society of America site for more information.

Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Book Recommendations:
The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People (Career Guide For…)

Creative Girl: The Ultimate Guide for Turning Talent and Creativity into a Real Career

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