Architects are extremely creative people, who create the designs for construction projects. It can be a house, extension, or the restoration of an ancient building. Architects use their creative skills to draw up the blueprint designs. Although Architects usually use CAD software to do the drawing now, they must still have excellent drawing skills.
Even though the world has become more digital there is still a place for Graphic Designers. These extremely creative people are in charge of all forms of visual communication for a company or project. Graphic designers bridge the gap between digital and print media as they often work in both. A good graphic designer is equally at home using specialist computer programs such as Adobe Illustrator to design a brochure as they are designing a new logo for a website.
Although web designers share many similarities with graphic designers there are a lot of differences. Web designers focus solely on designing web sites and usually have to know HTML and CSS. However, unlike web developers they are not programmers, they are focused on creating the design and layout of a website using specialist tools such as Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Illustrator.
Not all aspects of computer game development are all about coding. Game designers are the most creative members of the team. They develop the storyboards, the characters, sketch out and create the graphics. Depending on the company they can also be involved with coding the game. However, their primary responsibility is what the users experience of the game will be.
This is a role which has evolved over the past few years from being just animators to being Multimedia specialists as well. Multimedia and animation has applications in many industries now such as the Internet, TV, Film, or Computer Games. 3D graphic animation and special effects using tools such as Maya are extremely high sought after skills.
Writing, journalism, blogging all of these careers are extremely creative. Even though the advent of blogging has made it easier for people to become a writer it is not for everyone. Unless you have a creative spark and gift for writing you will never be able to write for a living.
Designing shoes, dresses, skirts, jeans, shirts and all kinds of clothes is the dream of many people around the world. As you would imagine, if you are designing clothes for people to wear you have to have an extremely creative mind, drawing skills, a good eye for colour and sizes. If you can’t visualize and put down on paper the clothes that you want to create how could you ever be a fashion designer.
We are not talking about cooking burgers down at your local bar, think more along the lines of Gordon Ramsay, the excessive swearing is optional though. Cooking up some interesting and inventive dishes in the restaurant kitchen is just as creative as being a writer or graphic designer. You can be an artist, but instead of paint you use food.
A good teacher is a creative teacher because the more creative a teacher is the more interesting their lessons will be and the more their students will learn. It doesn’t matter whether they are teaching Primary school, Secondary School or English in a foreign country. Even if they are teaching science, the best way to help students retain information is by making the lesson creative and fun.
Software Engineers haven’t always been thought of as particularly creative individuals. However, now people are starting to see that despite the technical nature of their job it is also extremely creative. Chefs may be artists with food, but software engineers are artists with code.
As the world becomes increasingly dependent on computers it is easy to think that there is little room for creativity in the workplace anymore. However, despite the emphasis placed upon Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects at school and University by numerous governments in recent years, there is still plenty of room for creativity. In fact, as well as the more traditional creative subjects, it may be a surprise that some of the more technical subjects are actually now viewed as being quite creative. With that in mind here are the Top 10 careers that encourage creativity...
All of these careers require and encourage creativity. Are there any that you found surprising? Your thoughts and comments below please.