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What are your interests?

Investigative?

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.

Sectors

About

This is the sector for visually creative people and those who enjoy handcrafting their own goods. Design can cover a broad range of roles, including drawing advertisements and products, or designing websites. The craft sector is made up of small companies and self-employed crafters, they apply their specific skills to create high quality goods. In contrast to industry they produce much smaller amounts of their products, but put a higher amount of care and craft, spot the name, into each piece. They may sell products themselves in markets or their own stores or export them abroad.

Skills

    design, communication, independence, leadership, researching information, time management, adaptability, attention to detail, project management, visual media, writing, creativity, managing resources, teamwork, education & training,

Key Facts

48,000
105
million euro, price of the most expensive painting by an Irish-born artist, Francis Bacon's Three Studies of Lucian Freud
3,923
design enterprises in Ireland in 2015
79%
of Design & Crafts Council of Ireland clients are ouside Dublin

Advice from Experts...

If you want to know more about working in the in the sector, hear what the experts have to say.

Career Opportunities

There is a diverse range of careers in craft and design which are equally challenging, innovative and fulfilling. A wide range of options are open to you by simply following your desire to express yourself through your skills and creativity.

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Posted by: Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
Career Opportunities
Career Advice for the Design Sector

It is advisable to get experience where you can. Try volunteering, maybe think about an internship or other work experience to give you a taste of the area you feel you might be interested in.

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Posted by: Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

Videos in this Sector...

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Margaret Reilly - Wood Manufacturing / Finisher
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SG332 Advanced Wood - Institute of Technology Sligo
SG332 Advanced Wood - Institute of Technology Sligo
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CR090 Architectural Technology  - Cork Institute of Technology - CIT
CR090 Architectural Technology - Cork Institute of Technology - CIT
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SG345 Interior Architecture  - Institute of Technology Sligo
SG345 Interior Architecture - Institute of Technology Sligo
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