Are you passionate about a Career where you can work with Animals while using your ART & DESIGN talents?

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There are many animal related careers where you can combine your creative side with your passion to work with animals. These careers may allow you to work for almost every animal organization on earth, and can have you working outdoors as well as indoors.

Careers in this category only deal with Art and Design as talents. For those that love to write or use alternative media to communicate a message, please see our category on Publishing, News, Media & Photography.

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What can I learn from each Career?

In-depth knowledge of a specific career is extremely important. Understanding everything about a career, like what will you be doing every day, what are the difficulties you might face, and what do I need to do to prepare for such a career, will all help you to decide on the BEST career for you.

Each career includes information to help you with the following questions:

  • What is the career about
  • What are the daily tasks?
  • Where will I be able to work?
  • Which skills are important?
  • What subjects do I need at School?
  • Where can I study for this career?
  • Which animals will I work with?
  • How can I prepare for the career while still in school?
  • Where can I volunteer for experience?
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List of Careers to choose from

Click on the name of the career for a short description of the career. When you want to learn more, click on the CAREER PAGE link.

Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Domesticated, Wildlife

Animal Cartoonists create animated drawings of animals for different sectors, such as newspapers, books, TV and film. Drawing cartoons is all about the talent and passion for drawing.
 

Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Domesticated, Wildlife

Animal Puppet Designers create puppets of animals that can be hand manipulated by puppeteers (not using mechanical parts).
 

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Domesticated, Wildlife

An animal related fashion designer incorporates some aspect of animals in the design of clothing, such as animal prints, coat design and colors.
 

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Fish, Crustaceans, Mollusks

An aquarium designer designs and builds tanks and exhibits of fish and other sea life. The exhibits can range from small fish tanks to large aquariums.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: All Species

Augmented Reality Art Designers create images that can be seen through phones as if they are in the real world.
 

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: All Species

A Fine Artist is an individual that creates creative art, especially visual art through various mediums, producing paintings or drawings (sketches). 
 

Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Birds

A person who designs bird cages of various sizes. 
 

Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: All Species

Book Illustrators are artists that work alongside authors to produce artwork that will accompany the story in a book. 
 

Minimum Entry Level:

Animal Species: All Species

A campaign coordinator is an individual whose role it is to coordinate a campaign’s operations, which could include actions involving fundraising, marketing, and other activities of the organization they work for. They help a campaign succeed.
 

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: All Species

Designing and creating animal related costumes and masks for the film, TV and theater productions, as well as the animal entertainment industry, such as theme parks. They also design costumes and masks for the gaming industry. 
 

Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: All Species

Enclosure designers may design and build different enclosures (such as terrariums, play pens etc) for animals that are mainly kept as pets or business.

Kinds of enclosures they may build:

  • Dog kennels
  • Rabbit hutches
  • Cattios and walkways
  • Bird cages​ & Aviaries
  • Terrariums (for spiders, reptiles and amphibians)
  • Vivarium
  • Critter cages

Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: All Species

They create a display to communicate specific informative or educational messages of an aquarium, zoo or museum with the use of lighting, color, form, graphics, materials, and design elements.

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: All Species

A graphic designer combines art and technology to communicate concepts that inspire, inform, or entertain. 
 

Minimum Entry Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Animal Species: Wildlife

Habitat designers are responsible for designing enclosures or exhibits where animals are the key focus, such as zoos, the parks. The enclosures need to be as realistic or as close to the true habitat each of the animals would life in the wild.
 

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Wildlife

A landscape architect designs the layout of outdoor areas, landmarks, and structures to achieve environmental, social-behavioural, or aesthetic outcomes.
 

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Wildlife

A landscape architectural technologist supports the landscape architect by drawing the actual plans with the help of PC software.
 

Minimum Entry Level: High School Diploma

Animal Species: All Species

It’s an individual that makes small models for a variety of purposes, from demonstrating the buildings of a zoo or amusement park in small scale, to designing miniature animals for toys, games, collections, scientific display, or even TV ads and movies. 
 

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: All Species

A Mural Artist paints directly on a permanent surface such as a wall, or a ceiling. 
 

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: All Species

A packaging or label designer is a type of graphic designer who creates packaging and labels that are informative as well as visually stimulating.
 

Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: All Species

Pet Accessories Makers are individuals or companies that design, produce and sell accessories made specifically with pets in mind, such as clothes, toys, food bowls, jewelry etc. 
 

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: All Species

A scientific illustrator combines a love for nature with art to draw animals, their movements or parts for scientific and educational purposes.
 

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: All Species

A Sculptor is an individual that creates sculptures through various mediums, including metal, ceramics, concrete, wood and even paper. 
 

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: All Species

A set designer works in the movie and television industry, and designs and builds the movie sets or backgrounds.
 

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: All Species

An animatronics expert creates animal puppets that have mechanical (robotic) parts to help it move.
 

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: All Species

A makeup artist that works in the entertainment industry (film, TV, theme parks etc.) where the makeup is of excellent quality to mimic animals.
 

Minimum Entry Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Animal Species: All Species

A Theme Park Designer creates ideas and the concept art for new and exciting theme parks and attractions. ​They normally work with engineers, architects, set designers, sculptors and other specialists in designing the theme parks.
 

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: All Species

A video game artist creates images that can be used in games, whether for PC, console or phone.
 

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: All Species

A Virtual Reality artist creates images and background that can be used in Virtual reality applications and games.
 

Minimum Entry Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Animal Species: Wildlife

A zoo designer is a person that draws the concept art of what a new zoo could look like.
 

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