Ah, the age-old tale of left-brained vs. right-brained folks. Many have always believed that a person is either analytical and technology-driven (“left-brained”), or they are creative and artistically-driven (“right-brained”). However, this is mostly likely not the case! Why can’t a person be both? So, if you’re like me, a person who loves both technology and art, you may be wondering if there are any jobs out there for you. What could possibly bridge the divide between art and technology? Surprisingly, there’s a lot out there! Here are the top five careers in technology and design!
1. Web Designer/Developer
You probably wouldn’t be reading this article right now if it weren’t for the help of web designers and developers! Usually web developers focus on writing code, while web designers focus on the actual design and look of the webpage. However, the two jobs are usually more intertwined than you might think! Some jobs include using software like Adobe Creative Suite and sometimes even being responsible for an entire website! Experts predict major growth in this field over the next decade. Currently, web designers/developers make around $65,000 per year.
2. Visual Designer
Think of any iconic logo ever. A visual designer was most likely behind that image! Visual designers work with brands and companies to interpret their concepts and design logos. Visual designers usually work with tech programs such as Adobe Creative Suite. Currently, visual designers earn an average of $74,000 per year.
3. Game Designer
This one is an obvious choice for anyone who loves both technology and design! This job perfectly combines tech services like coding and problem solving with design tasks like establishing a concept and forming characters! The average salary for a game designer is $66,000 per year.
4. UX/UI Designer
Every time you scroll through social media, read an article online, or simply surf the web, you have to thank a UX/UI designer for making your online experience a breeze. User experience and user interface designers are responsible for making apps and websites usable and visually appealing. The need for this industry is expected to grow by over 18% over the next decade. Currently, UX/UI designers make an average of $89,000 per year.
5. Animator/Multimedia Artist
Another obvious choice, animation is the epitome of design and technology. A strong grasp of traditional art and drawing concepts are required for this job; however, you’ll also need a solid understanding of technology. Animators and multimedia artists create everything from visual effects, animations for movies and television, commercials, games, and more! The job market for animators is estimated to expand a lot over the next decade, and currently, the average animator makes around $64,000 per year.
These are just five of the many jobs that merge the worlds of technology and design!