Arts & Design Occupations

The most recent data of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019) states the following about arts and design occupations:

Employment in arts and design occupations is projected to decline 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, losing about 32,900 jobs. Workers will still be needed to meet the demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, television, and on smartphones, as well as to help create visually appealing and effective layouts of websites and other media platforms. However, arts and design workers also are employed in industries that are projected to decline, including publishing, manufacturing, and floral shops.

The median annual wage for arts and design occupations was $48,130 in May 2019, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810.


Arts & Design Jobs

Below you find a list of arts and design positions with a job summary, entry-level education, and median pay level. Each link brings you to a specific job page where you can find more information about the position, and commonly asked interview questions and answers for that job.

OccupationJob SummaryEntry-Level Education2019 Median Pay
Art DirectorsArt directors are responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions.Bachelor's degree$94,220
Craft and Fine ArtistsCraft and fine artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition.No formal educational credential$48,760
Fashion DesignersFashion designers create clothing, accessories, and footwear.Bachelor's degree$73,790
Floral DesignersFloral designers arrange live, dried, and silk flowers and greenery to make decorative displays.High school diploma or equivalent$28,040
Graphic DesignersGraphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers.Bachelor's degree$52,110
Industrial DesignersIndustrial designers combine art, business, and engineering to develop the concepts for manufactured products.Bachelor's degree$68,890
Interior DesignersInterior designers make indoor spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting essential and decorative items.Bachelor's degree$56,040
Multimedia Artists and AnimatorsMultimedia artists and animators create images that appear to move and visual effects for various forms of media and entertainment.Bachelor's degree$75,270


Job Interview Topics – Common Job Interview Questions & Answers

Below you can find a list of common job interview topics. Each link will direct you to an article regarding the specific topics that discuss commonly asked interview questions. Furthermore, each article discusses why the interviewer asks these questions and how you answer them to make the best impression during your job interview!

  1. Accomplishments
  2. Adaptability
  3. Admission
  4. Behavioral
  5. Career Change
  6. Career Goals
  7. Communication
  8. Competency
  9. Conflict Resolution
  10. Creative Thinking
  11. Cultural Fit
  12. Customer Service
  13. Direct
  14. Experience
  15. Government
  16. Graduate
  17. Growth Potential
  18. Honesty & Integrity
  19. Illegal
  20. Inappropriate
  21. Job Satisfaction
  22. Leadership
  23. Management
  24. Entry-Level & No experience
  25. Performance-Based
  26. Personal
  27. Prioritization & Time Management
  28. Problem-solving
  29. Salary
  30. Situational & Scenario-based
  31. Stress Management
  32. Teamwork
  33. Telephone Interview
  34. Tough
  35. Uncomfortable
  36. Work Ethic