Creative careers you didn’t know about (Part 2)

In my previous article- Part 1, I introduced you to some career options in the creative space if you’re someone who is more talented in the arts, so here are just a few more you might be interested in knowing more about.

Creative writer

Work description:

People who write creatively for a living, range from poets (like Lebohang “Nova” Masango), copywriters and journalists who write adverts for television, radio, print or online platforms, or even authors who write and publish books.

Education and skills needed:

  • Bachelors degree in creative writing or English
  • Experience with professional writing
  • Know how to take criticism well


Work description:

A photographer is someone who captures professional images of either places, things or people, but it’s not as simple as it sounds, Choma. Photography takes a lot of knowledge about camera equipment, lighting a subject (what the image is focusing on), as well as editing the images with software on a computer so that the pictures look their absolute best.

Education and skills needed:

  • Diploma in photography, but experience is more important than a qualification in this field.
  • Knowledge of camera equipment
  • Ability to use editing software such as Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom.

Interior Designer

Work description:

Interior designers work together with architects (people who design the outside structure of buildings and homes) to bring life to buildings by choosing how a room or space will look, and where the furniture and lighting etc. will go. Want to know more of the details? Here’s an article if this sounds like the career for you: Everything about Interior Designing

Education and skills needed:

  • Bachelors degree or Diploma in interior design or architecture
  • Understanding of purchasing management
  • Know how to work well within a team
  • Ability to have a clear vision of the end goal.

There you have it. There’s no reason to feel like you have to settle for a career path you’re not interested in if you’re a creative at heart. It’s absolutely possible to turn your passion into your profession- with hard work, dedication and making sure you still get that education!

Can you think of any other creative careers you might be interested in? Let me know in the comments, otherwise always remember- if you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Message, a Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).