Saturday, April 25, 2009

Impact of Design is Growing

Here is a collection of data about the growing design industry.

Jobs and employment in many creative industries are growing faster than the labor force as a whole and make up 30% of the work force by some estimates.
Designers are the single largest group of artists, followed by performing artists such as actors, dancers, musicians, and announcers.
Jobs in design have increased 43% in the past ten years.
By 2016, jobs for designers are predicted to increase by another 42%.
There are over 532,000 designers working in the U.S.

There are about 94,000 computer artists and animators working in the United States.
People spend approximately $55 billion annually on video games.
The computer animation industry generates $33 billion annually.

Employment of interior designers is expected to grow 19% from 2006 to 2016.
Median salaries of: Creative Directors–$90,000, Art Directors–$86,505, Multi-media Artists and Animators–$61,555, Graphic Designers–$46,925, Set and Exhibit Designers–$49,330, Producers and Directors–$86,790, Photographers–$36,090, and Film and Video Editors–$66,715.

200,000 people are employed in the film industry.
Wage and salary employment in the motion picture and video industries is projected to grow 11% by 2016.
Animators, film and video editors, and others skilled in digital filming and computer-generated imaging have the best job prospects in future of the motion picture and video industries.

Jobs for photographers have increased 38% in the past four years.

Sources: Americans for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Entertainment Software Association

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