Art, Craft & Design

Art, Craft & Design

This is the sector for visually creative people and those who enjoy handcrafting their own goods. Design can cover a broad range of roles, including drawing advertisements and products, or designing websites. The craft sector is made up of small companies and self-employed crafters, they apply their specific skills to create high quality goods. In contrast to industry they produce much smaller amounts of their products, but put a higher amount of care and craft, spot the name, into each piece. They may sell products themselves in markets or their own stores or export them abroad.

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It goes without saying that this sector is for creative and artistic people. But not every artistic person makes a career out of their talents. Fashion, web and interior designers for example, need more than creativity – they need to use their technological and mechanical knowledge to make sure that their design will work so that it can be developed into the final product. It may take a long time for painters, photographers and other artist to make a living out of selling their art, so patience and perseverance is needed.

In this section you will discover the range of career opportunities available in the Art, Craft & Design sector. Our Career Explorer tool will give you insights into roles across the sector, including average salaries, typical entry routes and much much more...


  • communication
  • creativity
  • design
  • education & training
  • adaptability
  • independence
  • initiative
  • leadership
  • managing resources
  • people management
  • attention to detail
  • project management
  • recording information
  • teamwork
  • technology
  • time management
  • visual media
  • writing
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