Artists create artistic works using appropriate techniques, materials and media; design artwork and illustrations; and restore damaged pieces of art.


New workers
£ 15,643
£ 30,638
£ 55,641

Available jobs

In the past year there were 11,545 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Produces works on commission basis for clients.

  • Markets and sells finished work directly to customers.

  • Liaises with writers and publishers to produce book illustrations.

  • Uses artistic skills to restore damaged artworks.

  • Approaches managers of galleries and exhibitions in order to get finished work displayed.

  • Builds up composition into finished work by carving, sculpting, etching, painting, engraving, drawing, etc..

  • Prepares sketches, scale drawings or colour schemes.

  • Selects appropriate materials, medium and method.

  • Conceives and develops ideas and ways of working for artistic composition.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Painting

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe InDesign

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Animations

  • Marketing

  • Autodesk Maya

  • Artwork

  • Brand Management

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Detail Oriented

  • Customer Service

  • Sales

  • Management

  • Packaging And Labeling

  • Self-Motivation

  • Problem Solving

  • Organizational Skills

  • Enthusiasm

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.