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In Leeds City Region, there are an increasing number of creative businesses, bringing many creative and digital opportunities to your local area. The average pay in the creative industry is £29,000 a year.

You could be a Marketing manager, a Graphic designer, Sound Technician, Videographer, Actor, Artist, Illustrator, Fashion designer, Games Developer and much more.

Some skills and interests useful for a creative role are: creativity, photography, art, design, social media, teamwork, marketing, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe After Effects,  graphic design, communication skills, organisational skills, writing, detail orientated.

Graphic designers create and design leaflets, posters, adverts, magazines, product packaging, website designs, visual branding and more. They may work in an in-house design team at a company, for a creative agency or freelance. The national average salary for this job is £16,000 - £50,000 a year.
A Sound Engineer works in a studio or at events and makes recordings of music, sound effects or speech that can be used for film, music albums, radio adverts and more. The national average salary for this job is £15,000 - £40,000 a year.
Architects are responsible for designing new buildings and structures. They also work on the restoration and conservation of existing buildings. The national average salary is £27,500 - £90,000 a year.

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Channel 4 has confirmed that Leeds City Region will be the home of its new national headquarters which could create many exciting creative, screen and digital roles in the future.

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