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Area

Employers

Strategies

Architecture

  • Intern Architect
  • Preservationist
  • Project Manager
  • Facility Manager
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • Site Planner/ Designer

Private Architectural Firms

Historic Preservation Society

General Contractor

Facility Management Company

City, County, State Government

Architectural and Engineering Firms

Research and analytical skills 

Verbal and written communication skills. Ability to conceptualize and understand spatial relationships

Project management

Ability to define and address complex problems, using creativity

Understand the importance of combining aesthetics with utility

Knowledge and awareness of the construction industry

Computer skills, Computer aided design (CAD), word processing, spreadsheets, and project management software

Awareness of circumstances surrounding a project: cultural influences, environment, and social and political concerns

Art and Design

  • Animator
  • Collections manager
  • Photographer
  • Designer
  • Art Director
  • Scientific Illustrator

Entertainment Industry, Museums,

Entrepreneurs,

Design Firms, Advertising Agencies,

Publishing Companies

Project planning

Information gathering

Design development through drawings, models, and computer simulation, Oral communication skills, Ability to generate design ideas, Analytical and spatial skills

Keep an updated, strong portfolio

Graphic Design

  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Publications Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Art Director
  • Communications Specialist

Graphic Design Firm, Higher Education,

Book Publisher,

Museum,

Advertising Agency,

Corporate Setting

Create new ideas and communicate them graphically

Interpret rough sketches, date, or verbal instructions to produce creative art work. Visualize and evaluate finished products before completion: weigh aesthetic alternatives and make choices. Adapt techniques, tools and materials to different printing processes, plan step by step procedures to attain desired visual effects. Use pictures, typography and arrangement to enhance written messages and promote the sale of goods, services and ideas. Keep an updated, strong portfolio

Industrial Design

  • Industrial Designer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Product Designer/ Developer
  • Interface Designer/ Developer
  • Exhibit Designer

Design Firms,

Entertainment Industry, Automotive Industry, Software Industry, Consumer Products, Industry, Museums

Creative problem solving skills

Ability to convey concepts with quick sketches, Good verbal and written communication skills

Computer proficiency, Mechanical aptitude and basic understanding of how things work, Keep and updated, strong portfolio

 

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