Careers in Creative Industries and Design

Careers guidance10 minsFREE

Key takeaways
An overview of roles within the creative industry
What skills are used in each job
A day in the life of a number of creative careers
D&ADHost: D&AD (Design and Art Direction) is a British educational organisation that promotes excellence in design and advertising - covering creative roles across many areas.

In this class, a series of individuals from different creative industries including a spatial experience designer, a director of operations, a solo designer and an executive producer. Each giving an overview of their role, the industry and what skills they use day to day. 

This is a great class for anyone interested in getting a taste of what being a designer or working in the creative industry is like and provides some insight the huge number of jobs available, to explore other jobs within the creative industry, D&AD have pulled together a list and summary of other jobs you could venture into:

Account Manager

Account Managers act as the liaison between the client and the agency, operating as the lead point of contact for all matter associated with the client account.


Analysts follow the coverage of a campaign or project for the client and agency, and are responsible for how effective the solution to the brief was.

Art Director

Art Directors produce innovative ideas for the visual elements for campaigns across a broad range of media.


Creatives come up with creative ideas which help bring forward fresh thinking and transform businesses and behaviour.

Creative Director 

Creative Director is in charge of the creative department at agencies and monitor campaigns and contribute towards shaping brand standards.

Creative Team

The Creative Team is responsible for generating ideas that will entice the consumer or target audience. Members of the team work together to develop conceptual campaigns.


Copywriters create and deliver the words and verbal content that are part of the creative campaigns and projects.


A designer uses elements like typography, illustration, photography and layouts. They are aware of visual trends and deploy them in fresh and exciting ways across various touch points.

Design Director

Design Directors lead teams of designers that are responsible for executing campaigns, ensuring the creative vision is delivered.

Executive Creative Director 

Executive Creative Directors lead the creative output at an agency and works alongside Strategists and Account Directors to communicate with clients.

Media Planner

Media planners produce action plans for campaigns from pre-defined objectives to suit the best platforms for the brand, product or campaign.


Planners are responsible for planning, defining and implementing the creative brief for new campaigns and projects.

Production Manager

Production managers plan, coordinate and control manufacturing processes so that products are delivered on time and within budget.


Strategists provide analysis and insight through researching and gathering data around the clients business in response to the brief.

Studio Manager

Studio managers organise the agency projects and oversees the right people to work on the job. They make sure the agency delivers work on time.

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

Anyone with an interest in Creative Industry roles.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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