A dream job in the artistic field can be a reality, and making a living off your creative talents…well, that’s completely up to you. Many jobs in this area of work require you to be unique, expressing your particular talent that appeals to enough people willing to pay for your work. From painting to graphic design, there are many options as far as artistic and creative jobs are concerned. There are also a few choices as far as how you want to share your talents: freelancing, working for a company, or doing your thing selling it as you can. Deciding which path is best for you is completely up to you, your goals, and your ambitions.
So…here are a few helpers to get you thinking…
Work at Home Artistic Jobs
Companies Hiring Artists or Pay for Artwork:
Dragon Pencil Currently seeking new illustrators.
ECardiaOur current employment opportunities include artists, designers, animators, cartoonists, poetry writers, storyboard writers, freelancers, sales associates and professional marketers.
Excel Sportswear Looking for additional Illustrators, designers and cartoonists to supplement our in-house art staff. Our specialties include Public Schools, Fire Departments, Police Departments and Car/Cycle Dealerships. We have a never ending need for original illustrations of Mascots, Cars, High School Sports action shots, etc.
Freedom Greeting Cards Seeking freelance Art, Editorial & Photography talents.
Funny Times We only publish cartoons and funny stories. We pay $25-40 for cartoons based on reproduced size and $60 for stories.
Leanin’ Tree Leanin Tree publishes the art and verse of many freelance artists and writers, and welcomes the opportunity to review new work that is suitable for our greeting cards.
Palm Press Looking for distinct and fresh images as well as traditional images for our creative holiday cards and everyday cards.
Recycled Paper Greetings Recycled Paper Greeting cards are all created by freelance artists – one of them could be you! We believe that the strongest cards come from individuals expressing their feelings in their own styles.
Rubber Stamp Madness We a quarterly magazine that has been celebrating rubber stamp arts and crafts for the past 30 years. All submissions should have some rubber stamp imagery. We welcome artwork on issue themes as well as artwork not on a specific theme.
The Bradford Group The Bradford Group is seeking talented freelance designers, illustrators and artists to work with our Product Development teams on innovative, unique collectible products, including; collector plates from The Bradford Exchange, ornaments and music boxes from Bradford Editions, cottages from Hawthorne Village, and figurines from The Hamilton Collection.
Wild Apple We are always on the hunt for artists to publish and license. We look for talented artists and seek to stretch and improve our collection to meet the needs of a changing marketplace.
Companies Who Pay For Photographs:
Big Stock Photo Submit your photos and artwork to BigStockPhoto.com for others to purchase and download, and we split a portion of the revenues with you, the image creator.
Dreamstime Sell your images. Anyone can become a member of our community, however we only accept quality-based photos for inclusion in our database.
Fotolia.com Become a Fotolia contributor – sell your photos by uploading your photography files and expose your work to thousands of buyers.
IStockPhoto.com Receive a royalty fee by selling your photographs online.
Jolesch Photography This company is always on the lookout for talented photographs to shoot at various events across the nation.
Shutterstock Submit your photos to Shutterstock and get paid every time one of your photos is downloaded.
Odesk and Fiverr have a ton (and I mean a ton) of people seeking artists to create a quick (but well-done) piece of art. Whether it be a specific piece of jewelry, a logo, or a book cover, people are willing to pay. If you have an artistic niche, you may even want to sell your stuff on one of these freelance platforms. In my opinion, this is a great way to get started.
More Than Just a Hobby
Often starting out as a hobby, your artistic talent can erupt into a small business. Although this page is geared more towards artistic and creative jobs you can do at home, you may want to take a look at your artsy-fartsy interests and see if you can make a go out of providing a service to your community.
Here are a few ideas
Do you like to garden? Have a knack for landscaping?
Do you have a background in art history?
Graffiti artists can dress up the side of a building nicely.
Show off your artwork at local art fairs
Do freelance work as a logo designer, e-book cover artist, or children’s book illustrator
Do you enjoy interior design?
Can you make jewelry?