If you’re a creative person, being stuck in an office all day doing the same boring tasks over and over is probably our worst nightmare. But a lot of creatively minded people end up in that position because they don’t realize that they could put those skills to use in a creative career. Often, people don’t think of it as a safe career choice and they just exercise their creativity through their hobbies rather than their jobs. The good news is, it is possible to find a creative career even if it is difficult sometimes. If you’re fed up with your boring office job, why not consider some of these great creative careers?

Marketing Manager

Marketing is a key area of business that involves a lot of creativity. You’ll be coming up with ad campaigns and helping out with logo and brand design. There’s a lot of opportunities for creative problem solving as well because your marketing campaigns don’t always work out. There are plenty of jobs available because marketing managers are one of the creative roles that all businesses need.

There are a few different routes into the world of marketing; first off, you can get a degree in marketing or business where you’ll learn all of the basic skills that you need. If you do it that way, you should be able to enter the field in a relatively senior position. If you don’t want to go back into education and get a degree, you can look for entry level positions where you’ll mainly be handling admin tasks. Then you’ll learn on the job and you can start applying for promotions and work your way up.

Florist

Most people probably haven’t considered floristry as a career but it’s ideal for people that have an artistic streak. You have to have a creative mind to be able to put together bouquets and match all of the colors properly etc. It’s a very social job as well because you’ll be meeting customers all of the time and if you work at a florist that does deliveries, it gives you a good chance to get out and about during the day rather than being stuck inside all of the time. There’s a lot more to it than people realize so you’ll have to get some training before you can become a florist. You can take an online floristry course that will teach you everything you need to know. Then you’re free to start applying for positions or you could even consider opening your own floristry business.

Web Design

Web designers are in demand more than ever because every business out there needs a good website. People often think that it’s all about coding the website which is obviously a big part of it, but before you get to that stage, there’s a lot of creative design involved.

A good website needs to have a sleek design that sets it apart from other sites so before you actually build the website, you need to come up with an amazing design. If you’re a creative person, that area of web design may come naturally to you, but you will have to learn the nuts and bolts of building a website.

Luckily, there are some great free resources that will teach you the basics of coding. You won’t learn enough to be a successful web designer by doing that but it’s a good place to start. Then you can pay for their premium courses to learn the rest. You can also get a degree in computer science but it’s not absolutely necessary if you want to be a web designer.

Finding your first clients is going to be tough because you need to build a portfolio so it’s best to do some jobs at a reduced rate or even for free so you’ve got examples of your work to show.

Copywriter

If you enjoy writing and you’re good at it, there are plenty of career opportunities available to you. If you want to be an author, you’re going to be in for a tough time. It’s a perfectly viable career choice but it is difficult to get into so you’ll need other income sources in the meantime.

Being a copywriter is one of the best ways to earn good money as a writer. There are so many websites out there that need regular content and so they’re willing to pay people to write it for them. There are some great freelancing sites out there where you can advertise yourself and find copywriting work.

These are all great career choices for people that want to get out of the office environment and do something more creative.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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