Careers

The following is a good starting point for those considering a career in the field of visual arts. Below you will find a list that is a compilation of art related job titles taken from a variety of career related reference sources

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/Writer/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 Designerv
  • 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
  • Materials

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