From photography to architecture to cabinet-making - the arts, crafts and design job sector is exciting and varied. If you’re creative and like making things a career in this area is ideal.
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An animator draws and animates characters, buildings, objects and landscapes.
Architects design and create plans and technical drawings of buildings.
Requiring a degree/Level 4-6 qualificationArt gallery curator
Art gallery curators manage collections of paintings and objects.Graphic designer
Graphic designers use lettering and images to communicate information and ideas.
Arts administrators manage projects and activities in the creative sector.
Blacksmiths shape and join metals, such as steel and iron, to make decorative and everyday items.
Bookbinders turn printed paper into finished products, such as books, booklets and catalogues.
Cabinet makers make wooden furniture.
Cake decorators create designs on cakes and pastries.
Computer-aided design technicians use computers to design and manufacture buildings and machinery.
Costume designers are in charge of the look and creation costumes and outfits.
Fashion designers design clothing and fashion ranges, from high fashion to high-street fashion.
Fine artists create drawings, paintings, sculptures, and moving pictures, using a variety of media.
Entry with level 2 qualificationsIllustrator
Illustrators create drawings or diagrams to make products more attractive or easier to understand.
Jewellery designers plan the style and pattern of jewellery, silverware and decorative products.
Medical illustrators produce photographs, videos and graphical images for use in healthcare.
Pattern cutters create patterns based on drawings from a fashion designer.
Photographers take pictures of people, landscapes or things.
Prop makers create objects for use in theatre, film and TV productions.
Signwriters produce hand-painted signs for places such as historic buildings, fairgrounds and shops.
Stonemasons carve blocks of stone, or lay and fit stonework into place on construction projects.
Tailors create custom-made suits, jackets and coats for men and women.
Theatrical producers are creative decision-makers who manage all aspects of putting on a production.
Web designers use creative and technical skills to build new websites and redesign existing ones.