Blogs Menu

Blogs
View Latest Posts
View Subscriptions
Posting Instructions

Active Bloggers

HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Dr. Marcia Robinson Dr. Marcia Robinson
Wilmington University class of 2019
Beverly Johnson Beverly Johnson
class of
Reggie Culpepper Reggie Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
Will Moss Will Moss
Hampton University class of 1995
Kamal Imani Kamal Imani
class of
Joel Savage Joel Savage
class of 1993
Anica Oaks Anica Oaks
class of 2012

3 Career Opportunities That Marry The Love of Art and Technology

3 Career Opportunities That Marry The Love of Art and Technology
Posted By: Kara Masterson on February 03, 2020

The conflict between the creative side and the practical side is one that many people face. It seems like there is no way to indulge their artistic desires while still making use of technology skills. However, there are some careers out there that can allow you to do just that. If you need to scratch an itch on both the left and the right sides of your brain, consider these choices.



Graphic Design

Without turning your head, you can probably see two or three graphics right in front of you. It could be the logo on your monitor, the return address on an envelope, or a designer's emblem on your shoe. Whatever it is, it was probably created by someone who, like you, had a creative side and wanted to put it to use with technology.



Graphic design work has equal parts creativity in choosing what the graphic will look like and technology in making that idea a reality on a computer screen. With the right training, graphic design can mesh these two skills together beautifully.



Video Game Development

Chances are, you've spent some time playing video games. Everything from online multiplayer games to those contained in an app was built by people who wanted to use art and technology together.





Think through just a few seconds of sequence in a game you've played. The characters, settings, and even the sounds were all generated by some creative person using technology to turn a vision into a reality in a game. Many of them built those games on their own, using best practices crowdfunding to generate the revenue necessary to develop the game.



Creating Music

Not that long ago, the only way to create music was to invest in expensive recording gear to capture the sounds of expensive instruments that performers learned to play through expensive lessons. The cost of creating and releasing even one song was astronomical.



Music is nothing like that today. If your creativity leans toward melodies and beats, you can create music using technology without the expense and time it took to make music a generation ago. Computers can create the sounds and save them into recordings that you can layer and mix right on your laptop.



Creativity and technology are so different that they use entirely different parts of the brain, but you can use your whole brain to forge a career that beautifully joins art and technology. These three opportunities are just the tip of the iceberg.
If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
Comments
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
5 Tips for College Freshman Before Declaring a Major
Felony Free Fraternities—How to Choose a Safe and Legal Greek House
How College Seniors Can Prepare to Get Their First Apartment
5 Thoughtful Yet Practical Care Packages for College Students
How to Make Memorable College Care Packages
Why Continuous Education for First Respondents Is Essential
Latest Blogs
S.A.V.E. Sistaz Advocating Via Economics™ on TRIBE Family Channel™

S.A.V.E. Sistaz Advocating Via Economics™ on TRIBE Family Channel™

S.A.V.E. Sistaz Advocating Via Economics™ Welcome to Season 2, Episode 3 of this special broadcast, hosted by Beverly Black and made possible by generous sponsors and guests, to help bring a wealt ...more
Beverly Johnson • 61 Views • October 30th, 2020
Did Donald Trump 'Save' Historically Black Colleges & Universities?

Did Donald Trump 'Save' Historically Black Colleges & Universities?

Article By PolitiFact President Donald Trump exaggerated his contributions to historically Black colleges and universities during the final presidential debate, claiming he "saved" the minority ins ...more
Will Moss • 2,011 Views • October 27th, 2020
Producer for Chris Brown, TI, Love and Hip Hop Actor Rijay Re Sampson  Bless the Mic Ciphers TV

Producer for Chris Brown, TI, Love and Hip Hop Actor Rijay Re Sampson Bless the Mic Ciphers TV

Producer for Chris Brown, TI, 2 Chainz, Juelz Santana (Engineer), Sani and Actor in Love and Hip Hop, Rijay Re Sampson is making BIG moves! Bless the Mic Ciphers TV https://youtu.be/_KXkVvwP ...more
Kamal Imani • 101 Views • October 27th, 2020
College Students: Tips and Tricks for Saving Money and Budgeting

College Students: Tips and Tricks for Saving Money and Budgeting

There are plenty of ways to save money in college. But, even if you are not the least bit concerned about how you're going to pay your way through school, it's worth taking a look at some basic tips f ...more
Anthony Christensen • 112 Views • October 26th, 2020
Ex Bad Boy Mark Curry - The Greatest Stories Never Told  on Bless the Mic Ciphers TV w Kamal Imani

Ex Bad Boy Mark Curry - The Greatest Stories Never Told on Bless the Mic Ciphers TV w Kamal Imani

Part 2: Ex Bad Boy Mark Curry The Saga Continues! The Greatest Stories Never Told about the Music Business With Kamal Imani (Bless The Mic Ciphers and Magazine) ...more
Kamal Imani • 79 Views • October 26th, 2020
Popular Blogs
Divorce in America in 2009 – What’s love got to do, got to do with it?

Divorce in America in 2009 – What’s love got to do, got to do with it?

Join Brother Marcus and the cast and the crew of the Brother Marcus Show live this Sunday evening on February 1, 2009 @ 8:00 p.m. for another hot topic in our community! “Divorce in America in 2009 ...more
Brother Marcus! • 93,213 Views • January 27th, 2009
VISINE ALERT!!!

VISINE ALERT!!!

Seemingly innocent medication such as Visine eyedrops are used by people to concoct a mixture with similar effects as a date-rape drug. When mixed with alcohol and taken orally, the eyedrops can l ...more
Siebra Muhammad • 45,653 Views • May 23rd, 2009
THE MOST FAMOUS WORDS IN NASCAR RACING IS NOW

THE MOST FAMOUS WORDS IN NASCAR RACING IS NOW "GOTCHA" THIEF !

IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS FOLKS: Some of our Republican senators and congressman..are Swearing & Wearing White Sheets Also ..NASCAR was given 70million dollars in tax breaks ..in the New Fiscal Cliff Deal ...more
David Right • 43,651 Views • December 28th, 2012
Black College Student Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Kissing a White Girl

Black College Student Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Kissing a White Girl

Albert N. Wilson, a former University of Kansas student, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and a lifetime of probation after being convicted by an all-white jury of raping a white teen girl. Bu ...more
Will Moss • 34,483 Views • June 4th, 2020
Black History Daily:  Who Was the First Black Female Dentist?

Black History Daily: Who Was the First Black Female Dentist?

In 1890 Ida Gray Nelson Rollins (1867-1953) became the first black woman to earn a doctor of dental surgery degree in the United States. She graduated from the University of Michigan in June. Nelson ...more
Stacie Coulter • 22,841 Views • August 22nd, 2011
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!