Technical Illustrator – use three-dimensional images, storyboard sketches and animated illustrations to help produce animated movies, television commercials, computer games and exhibit designs.
Photo Editor/Photoshop Artist – use photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop to create advertisements, magazine layouts, billboards and more.
Multimedia Designer – use a variety of skills and techniques to produce content for the television, film, animation, audio and set design industries.
Web Designer – create web pages, layouts, and graphics for web sites. Utilise web languages like PHP and MySQL to design intelligent web solutions.
Key facts about the interactive media industry:
- The industry employs around 40,000 people, 29,500 are in web development, 10,000 in interactive content and an unknown number in support services.
- It is heavily reliant on freelancers and contractors.
- The workforce is highly qualified, with a combination of specialist and more general skills.
- The majority of people working in the industry possess a degree.
- There are over 8,000 businesses in the industry: around 7,500 web and internet companies; 500 offline multimedia companies; and 40 companies specialising in mobile content and a growing number of interactive TV companies.
- 46% of companies employ 1-5 people, 23% employ 6-10, 15% employ 11-20 and 13% employ 21-50 people. Only 3% of companies have more than 50 people working for them.
(National Careers Service 2013)