5 Creepy and Cool Halloween Design Jobs

Brian
September 12, 2010

All Hallow’s Eve is a scant six weeks away, and it's never too early to start thinking about what parties you'll attend, what costumes you'll wear, or how to organize trick or treating for the little ones. For graphic designers with a penchant for the macabre, Halloween is especially cool because you have a chance to showcase your design skills – and get paid for it! The following five creepy and cool Halloween design jobs are definitely worth applying for if you have a love for things that go bump in the night! 1. Costume designer Millions of Halloween costumes are bought and sold every year, which means that there is always room for the next great costume designer to revolutionize the industry. From completely new designs to fresh takes on old favorites – princesses, witches, monsters and more – there's always a need for innovative Halloween costume designers. The best part is that you can specialize in anything from children to adult, funny to horrific, cute to killer! 2. Product designer Product design is another important Halloween-related job. Every trick or treater needs Halloween sacks, baskets and bags; and flashlights, decorations and other novelties are huge sellers during the Halloween season. Retailers and distributors are always on the lookout for the next big hit, so put your creativity to the test and come up with unique Halloween products you can sell to the masses. 3. Makeup artist/special effects Designing the perfect face for entertainment characters isn't limited to Hollywood. Small scale stage productions and independent videographers always need talented makeup artists to transform actors into werewolves, vampires, ghosts and ghouls. Perhaps you'll design the next iconic villain! 4. Haunted house design/special effects Many people enjoy the thrill of haunted houses, which spring up nationwide for a few weeks every October. You can get in on the creepy fun with a job designing the haunts to scare the daylights out of gleeful guests. Haunted houses are, after all, little more than illusions and so designers like you can put your skills to the test to make people wonder if they've just entered the Twilight Zone – a real house of horror! 5. Print marketing Last but not least, many companies launch Halloween promotions and need postcard, brochure, poster, and web-related designs to sell their products this Halloween season. To boot, costumes, novelties, candies, haunted house supplies, and more need packaging and catalog designs. Happy haunting!

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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