A large part of our worries are now related not only to health threats from coronavirus, but also to possible loss of job. Moreover, some professions have suddenly proven to be so unpromising that even after quarantine they can balance out at the brink of extinction.
Such changes have affected many creative professions.
Show business and Music
The music industry and show business as a whole have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with many musicians and artists making a living through concerts and tours. Trimmings and album sales make a significant profit only if the performer is in the top. All the shows have been canceled, and it is not known when the musicians will be able to go on tours again. Many have found a solution in online performances via Instagram, Facebook or Twitch.
One of the brightest representatives of metal-rock Rob Halford, vocalist of JudasPriest, shows in Instagram, how to wipe bracelets and chains with alcohol-based tissues - an important attribute of belonging to the metal community. But the absolute leader in the musical installation is Queen guitarist Brian May with his daily videos for fans. And it is not repeated - sometimes just playing the guitar, sometimes telling how to achieve such an inimitable sound or show the settings of the amplifier, sometimes reminding of the need to observe quarantine.
Television shows, in contrast to events, even increased their audience during quarantine.
Photography and Video recording
Quarantine has gone through a lot of these professions. Mass events, including weddings, exhibitions and celebrations, have been cancelled. They can't hold studio photo sessions and even home visits to the client are almost impossible.
However, many photographers and cameramen have not lost heart and are learning with mobile offers - some have started shooting online via Zoom, Skype and other applications. Others are processing previously filmed material, started new projects, some even hold photo exhibitions online. However, most of these professions are looking forward to quarantining.
And what about the artists? It was easier for them to adapt than the more public representatives of creative professions - they can continue creating at home or at the country house, turn their works into colorings for subscribers or encourage them with their creativity.
For example, the painting "Do Remember, They Can't Cancel The Spring" by the famous artist David Hockney was a real masterpiece.
Another opportunity for artists is something between painting and design - illustration, including online. It will require not only artistic taste, but also possession of graphic editors (Photoshop, Figma, Illustrator), creative thinking and the ability to surprise - it will also help to find non-standard bright solutions for projects.
Designers have no problem with working at home online - most of them have been working this way for a long time. Moreover, most of their projects are somehow related to online marketing. But the catch is that many companies in the crisis cut off marketing budgets, and orders have become less.
However, some designers, taking advantage of the temporary slack time, are working on new creative ideas. Adapting to the current situation, they create new models of protective masks, bright packages of sanitary equipment and other actual things.
In addition, there are many design trends, including web design and mobile applications design, which have soared to the top of the most popular and highly paid professions. According to Robert Half consulting agency, the average salary of a mobile application designer is $85.5 thousand per year.
Another fast-growing segment is game-design. The game-designer is not quite a designer in the usual sense of the word - he creates games for computers, consoles and smartphones, while thinking about the rules, tasks, feelings from the game, the pace of gameplay, rewards, penalties and everything else that the player will face during the adventure.
Literature and Journalism
Writers and journalists have been less affected by the pandemic, although of course the lack of activities and literary meetings is affected. Some journalists have already been harmed reporting from airports and hospitals when the Coronavirus epidemic was just beginning and media representatives are now acting with great caution.
To make up for the loss of offline activity, many publications are now strengthening their online positions - after all, people in unstable times especially need valuable information.
We can see that the changes have affected almost all representatives of creative professions. But these people are essentially creators with creative thinking, and this is what gives them the strongest potential for adaptation.