Ways to use your art in non-artistic careers
What does this mean KovoWolf? Well let me indulge! Art can really be applied to any work force if you are in the position to be creative. Whether that's welding, photography, or a desk job.
Applying your artistic skills in a non-artistic work environment can be crucial and at times, benefit you in making you become a valuable asset to any company. So the purpose of this PE article is to shed some light on ways your artistic insight can benefit your employer and yourself!
A Good Eye
It's safe to say that anyone who is artistic can bring a lot to the table in any career. You have the passion for things that are creative, unique and your own but can also follow guidelines and direction if need be. Think of it like coloring within the lines of a page in a coloring book. Being uniform but at the same time being totally unique.
One of the many things about being artistic means you have a good eye. You can apply your keen eye to many different aspects within the workforce. Below you will find some tips on how you can apply it accordingly!
Tips - How To Use Your Good Eye In Random Work Environments
- Desk / Office Job
- Presentations - You have an eye for what stands out and what doesn't. You can apply your artistic skills to create beautiful, well versed and aesthetically pleasing presentations!
- Bringing New Ideas To The Table - As an artist we have learned to think outside the box. Because of this we often can find ourselves able to solve rather complicated ( or easy ) problems by presenting new ideas. You can focus on thinking outside the box and approach the ideas in an effective and productive manner.
- Visual Space - You have a keen eye for framing. This is particularly useful in photography when you are framing your subjects.
- Atheistic Scenery - You have a natural ability to find beauty in the most likely or unlikely of places to host a good backdrop or dramatic scene. You can find beauty and creative spaces in the natural or architectural world.
- Product Displays - The ability to present product in a unique way. For example, those awesome soda boxes constructed to look like Mario or a football for game day!
- Product Photographs - If you are a photographer this will truly make or break a good product. If you are selling anything online or even on a company website, this makes a huge difference! Make your company shine with your artistic style and a good, well photographed product!
"Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit." - Helena Rubinstein
Make An Impression
As an artist we are endowed with a certain sense of color, schemes, and understanding of how something would look good vs. off. In any career, depending on what you are doing, there's always the possibility of having to present something. Say a report, an email, or even an info graph. You can see how an artistic mind can produce something aesthetically pleasing. For example:
Not As Appealing Appealing
Not As Appealing
Dark and off set colors
Lacks imagination and creativity
Lines are over lapping which causes confusion
The font face is to compact
Great use of bright colors with a smooth background
Easy to read with very appealing font face
Great use of space
So you can see in these examples that it can bring something fresh, new, and make an ever lasting impression not only for you but for the company. This can apply to any job where you have to present something to a boss, a client or customer and people really pick up on your creative vibe so don't be shy to show it off whenever you can.
Don't Be Shy - Let Yourself Shine!
Being creative allows us the avenue of understanding how to think outside the box. As an artist we sometimes run into art blocks and we, as artists, have created and developed our own way of handling those road blocks. So it's natural as an artist to help foster new ideas. This makes you stand out and become more of an asset to the company or whomever you work for.
"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra." - Jimmy Johnson
Let your creativity flow and if you have a good idea for a presentation, photography shoot, or just in general an idea to help improve something in the work force speak up! Don't be afraid to use your artistic skills in your work environment. It will benefit you!
Don't be shy in letting your co-workers know that you are an artist either. This can lead to commissions and open a new avenue for your artwork and being able to do more of it! So put yourself out there and let yourself shine!