I want to be an artist!

As an art teacher, I am constantly looking for new ways to bring real world concepts to my students.  What good is learning the elements of design if they don’t know how to apply it to the real world?  There are MANY ways to be an artist today.  Let’s take a look at careers in art.  We have:

Graphic Design…Ad Agency Art Director…Corporate Art Director…Retail Store Art Director…Municipal Graphic Designer…Architectural Graphic Designer..Advertising Designer…Airbrush Artist…Mechanicals & Production Supervisor…Outdoor Advertising Designer/Artist…Computer Graphics Designer…Book or Record Graphics Designer…Graphic Arts Industry Technician…Advertising Layout Artist…Calligrapher…Sign Painter…Multimedia Designer…Type Designer (Typographer)…Television Graphic Artist…Signage Designer

Art Education/Art Therapy…Elementary-Graduate School Teacher…Recreation Center, Summer Camp Teacher…Museum Educator…School District Art Supervisor…Artist-in-Residence…Adult Education Supervisor/Teacher…Community Center Supervisor/Teacher…Special Education Programs…Art Therapist…Art Historian

Museums…Director…Curator/Assistant/Associate Curator…Education Director/Teacher…Research Associate…Publications Coordinator/Write /Designer…Preparator…Exhibitions Installer…Paper & Print Conservators…Exhibition Designer/Artist…Art Librarian…Docent…Historic Site Supervisor…Conservator, Archivist

Arts Administration…Grants Officer…Community Development Officer…Programs Coordinator…Public Arts Program Director

Studio Art…Painter…Sculptor…Photographer…Printmaker…Ceramist – Potter…Portrait Artist…Model Maker for Sculptor…Mural Artist…Stained Glass Artist

Design And Display…Exhibition Designer…Trade Show Designer…Window Display Designer…Retail Display Designer…Visual Merchandiser…Bank Note Designer…Neon Designer…Product Display Designer…Mannequin Decorator

Crafts…Artists for Commissions…Designer for Industry…Craft Center-Director/Teacher…Cooperative Workshop Space Director…Ceramicist…Ceramic Decorator…Fiber, Textile, Weaving Artist…Furniture Maker…Jewelry Designer/Goldsmith/Silversmith…Bookbinder…Glassblower…Quilter…Model maker

Illustration…Editorial Illustrator…Newspaper Illustrator…Magazine Illustrator…Medical Illustrator…Biological Illustrator…Wildlife Illustrator…Scientific Illustrator…Technical Illustrator…Book Illustrator…Record Illustrator…Catalogue Illustrator…Animator…Architectural Illustrator…Cartoonist…Police or Courtroom Artist…Furniture Illustrator…Industrial Illustrator

Photography…Fashion Photographer…Photojournalist…Press Photographer…Architectural Photographer…Ecological Photographer…Portrait Photographer…Product & Food Photographer…Corporate Photographer…Museum Photographer…Medical Photographer…Illustration Photographer…Photogrammetrist…Aerial Photographer…Sports Photographer…Holographer…Audio Visual Designer/Photographer…Multi-image Producer/Technician…Custom Lab Technician…Photo Retoucher…Camera Repair Technician

Publication…Editorial Art Director…Art Director…Editorial Illustration…Illustrator…Graphic Designer…Production Manager…Book Designer…Layout Designer/Artist…Fine Press Owner/Director…Photo Editor/Researcher…Book/Magazine Editor…Writer/Critic…Pre-Press Worker…Web Artist

Marketing Art…Gallery Owner/Director…Art Dealer…Corporate Consultant…Gallery Assistant…Appraiser…Auction Gallery…Antique Dealer…Paper Merchant…Framer…Art Appraiser…Art Shipper…Sales Representative for Artist/Artist

Industrial Design…Product Designer…Automobile Designer…Mold Maker…Transportation Designer…Housewares Designer…Lighting Designer…Furniture Designer/Manufacturer…Toy Designer…Tool & Equipment Designer…Cartographer…Stencil Maker…Wallpaper Designer…Flatware Designer…Package Designer

Film-Video-Computers & Sound…Independent Filmmaker…Documentary Filmmaker…Film and Video Director…Art Director…Film Editor…Production Manager…Cinematographer…Film & Video Producer…Production Technician…Set Designer…Scene Painter…Costume Designer…Make-up Designer/Artist…Animators…Video Game Designer…Title Designer…Computer Graphics Designer…Computer Game Designer…Computer Software Designer…Special Effects Designer/Technician…Audio-Visual artist/designer…Camera Operator

Architecture & Interiors…Architect…Landscape Architect…Urban/Regional Planner…Environmental Designer…Architectural Renderer/Delineator…Landmark Preservationist/Restorer…Architectural Graphics Designer…Architectural Writer/Critic…Space Planner/Facilities Manager…Architectural Model Maker…Interior Designer…Furniture Designer…Color Consultant…Photo Stylist…Showroom Director/Manufacturer’s

Fashion/Textiles...Fashion Designer…Costume Designer…Accessory Designer…Accessories Illustrator…Textile Designer…Fashion Illustrator…Textile Artist…Embroidery Designer…Fashion Coordinator…Boutique/Store Owner/Manager…Fashion Editor/Writer…Rug Designer

Theater & Performance…Scenic Designer/Artist/Builder…Costume Designer…Lighting Designer…Puppet Designer/Artist…Make-up Artist

Wow!  Imagine the possibilities!!

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