We surveyed 227 technical artists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical technical artist. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a technical artist?
Working as a technical artist typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a technical artist?
A career as a technical artist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a technical artist?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a technical artist.
Is being a technical artist stressful?
Technical artists tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a technical artist?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a technical artist.
How competitive is the workplace for technical artists?
Competition at work is not common for technical artists.
Does being a technical artist require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for technical artists.
Are technical artists allowed to express themselves creatively?
Creativity is intrinsic to being a technical artist, and a highly valuable part of the career.
Do technical artists have control over the direction of their work?
While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally technical artists will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.
Is being a technical artist physically demanding?
Being a technical artist may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.
Are technical artists exposed to a wide variety of work?
While sometimes repetitive, technical artists tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.
Does being a technical artist require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a technical artist.
Does being a good technical artist require compassion and empathy?
Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as technical artists.