Set and Exhibit Designers
On the Job
Set and Exhibit Designers design special exhibits, along with movie, TV, or theater sets. They may study scripts, talk with directors, or do research to decide on appropriate styles.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Design layout of art or product exhibits, displays, or promotional materials.
- Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
- Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
- Determine technical requirements of productions or projects.
- Select materials or props.
- Study scripts to determine project requirements.
- Collaborate with others to determine technical details of productions.
- Confer with clients to determine needs.
- Discuss production content and progress with others.
- Conduct research to inform art, designs, or other work.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- High levels of competition.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
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