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What are your interests?

Naturalist?

Naturalist

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.

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
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 Advice for the Design Sector
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...

Jamie McCarthy-Fisher - Art Studio Manager
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Susan Boland - Potter
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Liz Christy - Textile Design/Handweaver
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GMIT Graduate, Aideen Barry, Visual Artist - Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT
GMIT Graduate, Aideen Barry, Visual Artist - Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT
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Posted by Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT
DL828 IADT The Making of The Late Late Toy Show - Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire
DL828 IADT The Making of The Late Late Toy Show - Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire
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DT169 Timber Product Technology - Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT
DT169 Timber Product Technology - Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT
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