Art Careers and Your Personality Type

Art degrees can lead to wide variety of roles:

Art

–Art directors

–craft artists

–fine artists

–multimedia artists

Design

–commercial and industrial designers

–fashion designers

–floral designers

–graphic designers

–interior designers

–set and exhibit designers

Media

–editors

–photographers

–technical writers

–authors

Entrepreneurial

Self-Expression

Educational

Marketing

Therapeutic

With common workplace roles for artists earning median earnings between

$24,750 (floral designers)

and $85,610 (art directors)

A large percentage art roles are self-employed:

(highest rates of self-employed status)

Writers and Authors: 64%

Photographers: 60%

Craft Artists: 58%

Art Directors: 57%

Fine Artists: 57%

Multimedia Artists: 57%

As with many self-employed career paths, artists are often in charge of:

Online Marketing

Portfolio Pages

Accounting

Taxes

Presenting work through many channels

Customer Acquisition

With online media restructuring the way art works in the modern world.

Case study: Etsy — Online Art Marketplace[2]

Active Buyers: 22.6 million

Active Sellers: 1.5 million

Percent of Sellers who work from home: 95%

Number of Countries with Etsy sellers: 83

There’s no one way to become a successful artist. It all depends on your education, skills, and personality

Top Degrees in Art:

Bachelors in Art, Fine Art, Art History, Design, Digital Media, advertising, communication design

Masters in Fine Arts

Master in Design Studies

Personality:[4]

[most common personality types for design art careers][3]

INTJ: 16%–“the architect” is imaginative and strategic. Quickly comes up with new ideas.

ENFJ: 16% –“the protagonist” is a charismatic and inspiring leader, great at creating narratives.

ENFP:16%–“the campaigner” is a creative free spirit filled with enthusiasm.

INFJ: 11%–“the advocate” is a quiet and mystical idealist.

INTP:8%–“the logician” is an innovative inventor who searches for knowledge

INFP: 8%–“the mediator” is a kind, poetic, and caring person who believes in many causes.

ENTJ:6%–“the commander” is bold, imaginative, and a leader. Finds a way or makes one as needed.

Most Common Career Types:

Graphic Designer

Description: Responsible for creating design solutions for print and web-based media forms.

Salary: $45,900

Personality Types: INTJ, ENTJ, INFJ, INFP, ISFP

Education: B.A. in Art, Fine Art, Design, Digital Media

Commercial and Industrial Designers

Description: Responsible for designs for manufactured products including materials, functionality, and presentation components.

Salary: $62,420

Personality: INTJ, INTP, ENTP, ISTP

Education: Masters in Design Studies, Bachelors in Design, Art

Art Teachers

Description: Work in school and community settings, instructing students in basic principles of art and art history.

Salary: $46,999

Personality: ISTP, ESFP, ENFJ, INFJ

Education: Bachelors in Education, Bachelors in Art, Bachelors in Fine Art

Interior Designers

Description: Make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful.

Salary: $48,400

Personality:INTJ, INTP, ISTP, ISFP, ESTP, ESFP

Education: Bachelors in Art, Other

Photographers

Description: Conceptualizes, creates, and prepares photographic images for display in a variety of published mediums.

Salary: $36,580

Personality: INTJ, INTP, ENTP, ISTP, ISFP, ESTP

Education: Bachelors in art, fine art, other

Fine Artists

Description: Create original works of art in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, performance, and moving images.

Salary: $53,200

Personality: INTJ, INTP, ENTJ, ENFJ, ISTP, ISFP, ESTP

Education: Bachelors in art, fine art, masters in fine art

Craft Artists

Description: Create handmade art that is often functional including glassware, pottery, and textiles.

Salary: $36,300

Personality: INTJ, ISTP, ISFP, ESTP

Education: Bachelors in art, fine art, other

Art Directors

Description: Determine how best to represent a concept visually, manage a team determining what mediums to use, develop the overall look of a publication.

Salary: $85,610

Personality: INTJ, ENTJ, ENTP, INFJ, ENFJ, ESTJ, ESFP, ESTP, ESFP

Education: Bachelors in art, fine art, Masters in fine art

Citations:

http://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2015/article/creative-careers.htm

70 Amazing Etsy Stats and Facts (2020) | By the Numbers

http://www.creativebloq.com/career/which-personality-types-make-best-designers-71412160

http://www.16personalities.com/personality-types