Are you a creative professional looking for remote work?
Look no further! This post has a list of 10 remote jobs that you can do if you are from the art and creative fields such as writing, editing, advertising, marketing, social media, design work etc.
A lot of remote workers from these fields are either full-time employees or freelancers. In both cases, these jobs are the perfect choice if you want to work with flexibility and ditch the commute. If you are a first time freelancer and want to know more about landing clients, read 6 ways of landing your first freelance client.
Here are the top 10 creative jobs you can work remotely.
As a writer working remotely, you’ll have the opportunity to do a variety of work writing for books, guides, advertisements, magazines, TV scripts, website, blogs etc. This job is perfect for anyone who has a natural flair for writing and can convey information and facts to readers effortlessly. While no degree is essential to start looking for writing gigs, salaried positions in the field may expect the applicant to have a degree in English or journalism.
This job requires you to have knowledge of image progressing software and video-editing software. You may work with camera operators and directors to understand their vision, or with entrepreneurs to create video content for social media.
As a remote photographer, you may work for a client who is a online business owner, entrepreneur or an author for whom you’ll be required to do artistic, marketing or informational pieces. Many of the remote photography roles are freelance gigs and you’ll have the flexibility of choosing your own clients, your rates and work timings. With the use of social media on the rise, good photographers are in high demand and are well paid too.
If you are looking for a full time position, you could try checking for vacancies with media outlets. Make sure you have a strong portfolio to land a gig, maybe even consider creating your own website to display your creative work.
A web designer creates the design and layout of a website or web pages. This can mean you may work on a new website or revamp/update an already existing site. This job requires high levels of creativity, vision and ability to understand user intent. Typical employers of web designers are IT/software companies, specialist web design companies, entrepreneurs, small business owners, academic organizations etc.
Apart from gathering user requirement, as a UI/UX designer, you will design graphics and build the navigational elements in the website that is user-intuitive and user-friendly. You must be a pro with design software and wireframe tools such as Axure RP, Balsamiq, InVision and Sketch. It is preferable to have a portfolio of your design projects, and up-to-date knowledge of design software such as Adobe, Photoshop etc.
As a mobile designer, you will create interactive experiences on mobile devices. You’ll have to be highly creative to excel at this job and work with cross-functional teams to make content engaging. The best way to land a job as a mobile designer is to have a degree in graphic or interactive design. You must also know programming, the functional aspects or web and mobile design and work across platforms including HTML5, iOS and Android.
APP DESIGNER (WITHOUT CODING KNOWLEDGE)
You don’t have to be a master coder to start creating apps, you can become an app designer without prior coding knowledge or experience. Thanks to a ton of smart tools that allow us to build and launch without the need to write code.
For example, you could learn to build voice apps using tools like Voiceflow that makes voice app development for Alexa tools and Google actions. It involves drag and drop blocks and has a simple visual interface that removes the complexity of coding.
Similarly, Bubble allows you to build your own app without having to know how to code. Bubble offers aspiring app developers a visual set of components to build and launch apps. Also, Thunkable offers a no-code development platform for building and launching apps.
If you are a game enthusiast, and love artistic creations, then this might be a great career choice for you! As a game artist, you’ll create 2D and 3D art for video games. This job can be done 100% remotely, and you will work on all the visual elements required to put a game together – such as characters, objects, props, environments etc.
NFT stand for Non-Fungible Token and you can think of it as a digital certificate of authenticity. They allow GIFs, videos, mp3s and any other file format to be certified one of a kind. It is new type of digital asset that people are buying for millions of dollars. Some of them are digital art, songs, memes, video footage of iconic sporting moments etc.
An illustrator is someone that creates artwork for books, magazines, websites and other publications. A lot of opportunities are available especially for illustrators specializing in children’s books, online marketing, technical and scientific books and magazines.