Creative Careers

Artistic and inventive young people have more career choices than they might think. Imaginative horticulturists might consider a career as a landscape designer. Inspired fashionistas should think about makeup or costume design. Innovative young foodies will want to know how to get started as a chef. This series provides a comprehensive view of these and other creative careers, including the skills, interests, and characteristics someone interested in pursuing such a career should have. Readers will be especially interested in learning what they can do right now to prepare themselves for their future profession.

  • Colorful photographs provide glimpses of professionals at work
  • “Did You Know?” boxes add entertaining facts to the bright layout
  • Description of each occupation includes career-specific vocabulary


Library Set
ISBN: 978-1-4824-1184-3
© Year 2015
Reading Level: Grade 4 – 5
Size: 8″ X 10″
Language: English
Features: Age Appropriate and Achievable Content, Fact Boxes, Detailed Table of Contents, Glossary, For Further Information Section, Index

Further Info & Pricing 


Cooking shows and competitions are some of today’s most popular entertainment, and many young people are interested in a career in the kitchen. This high-interest book provides an in-depth look at many kinds of chefs and the environments in which they work. If readers have a sweet tooth, they’ll want to know what a pastry chef does. If they want a fast paced job, they’ll love learning what goes on in a restaurant. Also highlighted are the education, skills, and equipment future chefs should know about. Colorful action photographs and famous biographies make this delicious career even more appealing.

ISBN: 978-1-4824-1475-2
Written by Helen Mason

Costume Designer

There’s more than fabric and thread to the creative career of a costume designer. Theater, movie, and television costume designers do much research before they even start sketching ideas for an outfit. They also work together with set and lighting designers to make sure their ideas will complement a production. On top of this, they have to keep to a budget and a deadline. This challenging career is extensively explored in this motivating book. Future costume designers will appreciate ideas about how to break into this profession with experience, education, and their own impressive portfolio.

ISBN: 978-1-4824-1439-4
Written by Helen Mason

Interior Designer

Interior design involves much more than just making a room look good; it also means creating a space that’s comfortable and practical for clients’ needs. Interior designers use creativity, organizational skills, and understanding of fabrics, furniture, color schemes, and more to create a perfect space. Readers of this valuable resource will discover the multiple kinds of interior design and find out what a day in the life of an interior designer is like. Those who aspire to this fascinating career will learn if they have what it takes to excel in the world of design.

ISBN: 978-1-4824-1447-9
Written by Helen Mason

Landscape Designer

A love of the outdoors is one essential quality of landscape designers. However, they also have an extensive knowledge of botany and excellent communication skills. Whether designing for a business, a residence, or a city, landscape designers can look forward to a career that will challenge their creativity with plants and natural materials as well as their aptitude for business. Readers will be interested to learn about landscape design computer software, college programs, and internship opportunities. They’ll also find out what they can do right now to prepare themselves for a future in this creative enterprise.

ISBN: 978-1-4824-1448-6
Written by Helen Mason

Makeup Artist

Makeup can transform an ordinary person into a hideous beast or a glamorous star. A makeup artist is indeed an artist, an artist who uses an actual person as a canvas. Makeup enthusiasts will find this book a wealth of information about the many paths available for makeup artists, including the beauty and movie industries. Gaining experience and building a portfolio is a must for future makeup artists. In this beneficial book, helpful hints, industry resources, pertinent photographs, and real-life success stories will inspire those interested in this creative career.

ISBN: 978-1-4824-1449-3
Written by Helen Mason

Urban Planner

Urban planners are problem solvers. They find out how housing, transportation, business, and recreational areas can work together to create a successful community. They consult with city officials, developers, and the public during the planning process. This fascinating career can involve restoring historic buildings and conserving natural resources as well as overseeing construction. This book examines the history of urban planning as well as the challenges these resourceful professionals face today. Readers will learn what it takes to prepare for this fascinating and influential career.

ISBN: 978-1-4824-1451-6
Written by Helen Mason

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