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Artist: Finishing
Finished artists and print finishing artists take design roughs or visuals prepared by graphic designers and art directors through to formal artwork, ready for reproduction onto different materials.

Finished artists and print finishing artists generally translate ideas from layout roughs into an acceptable commercial image suitable for graphic reproduction. They draw objects, diagrams or charts, and paste-up copy and illustrations. Some of them operate cameras and photographic equipment to produce prints for graphic art reproduction. Others use computer-generated graphic techniques, such as drawing and typography, to produce artwork.

Satisfying Aspects
- using your creative talents
- bringing work to completion

Demanding aspects
- not always being able to find work in a very competitive field
- working to deadlines and possible eyestrain

- keen interest in graphic design and visual imagery
- aptitude for working with computers and graphic design technology
- good with hands
- artistic flair
- patience
- ability to work as part of a team, yet show initiative and self-motivation
- ability to work under pressure

School Subjects
National Senior Certificate meeting degree requirements for a degree course
National Senior Certificate meeting diploma requirements for a diploma course
Grade 10 Certificate for learnership

Compulsory Subjects: None
Recommended Subjects: Visual Arts

Degree: BA (Fine Art) - various universities - UJ, UFS, US, Wits, RU

Diploma: Various diplomas are offered at most universities of technology and universities - CUT, DUT, VUT, TUT

- advertising agencies
- design consultancies
- art studios
- retail stores
- publishers of newspapers, books and magazines
- printers
- packaging companies
- educational institutions
- government departments
- television studios
- self-employment, as a freelance finished or print finishing artist

Any of the above potential employers