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What are some creative career paths

I feel like i am a creative person and i don't know what career I want long term. college

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Shelby’s Answer

I think a huge perk of working in a creative field is that the possibilities are endless! If you're creative, there will always be something creative for you to do.

What are your interests? Do you want to own a small business selling things you make? Are you a musician? Do you like art?

You can market many creative hobbies into careers, you just have to dive deep into what your interests are and see how you can use those in your dream job.
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Laney.

My first question back to you is how are you using your creativity today? What do you like most? The initial question will lead you to the best answers to that question.

I am a creative myself. My default creative outlet is writing. I love writing anything - stories, poems, songs (even though I can't read music), news stories, letters. I fill birthday cards with long lists of why I love this person. I love to write. I paint my pictures for others with words. I think differently because I am always thinking about the ten ways that this story can go or this situation can play out. I have two important skills for a lot of jobs - 1) I write well because I study language by writing and getting feedback as well as reading a lot and 2) I see the big picture because I realize that any situation can go many different ways. So how do I use my creativity? I am an Instructional Designer, a person who writes training that is either taken by someone (web-based or videos) or taught by someone else (an instructor). In my job, I am given information on the people who have to be trained (my characters) to best achieve their job at my company. I have to weave a cohesive story that allows those individuals to learn their job in the best way possible.

I work with other types of artists in my video. There are photographers, videographers, animators, and actors who play a key role in my work as well. So learning and development (even in public school curricula) can be a powerful way to use your artistic talent to help them learn something important.

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Amy’s Answer

Hi Laney,

There are many creative career paths to take! What are your strengths and interests. One thing I will say is that creativity can be implemented into almost any career path and I personally think that having a creative mindset has helped me succeed as well. Once you narrow down your strengths and interests, I suggest getting real-life experience and internships. You will be able to find what you like and even what you do not like, which is just as important, because you should like what you do! After you take some time to think about these first thoughts, I am happy to provide additional advice if applicable.

Best of luck!
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Natalie’s Answer

Hi Laney!

There are lots of different types of creative careers out there. I'm currently in college for graphic design which is a very creative major. It involves coming up with your own unique designs for projects and then creating them on the computer. Some other careers that come to mind when I think of creativity are an artist, photographer, writer, web developer, interior designer, or a video editor to name a few. Think about what you're personal interests are and what types of things you would enjoy creating if you had a career in a creative field.
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Lauren’s Answer

marketing, video game design, photography, film, advertising, illustrator, makeup artist, artist, graphic designer, writer, chef
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