Industry Guide
Industry Guide

Creative Industries

Contrary to popular belief, there is a thriving creative and arts scene in Singapore with careers to match. As we have the highest mobile penetration rate in the world and the most active consumers of online video, Singapore is an ideal testing bed for newcomers into the game, entertainment and app industry, and many big names have chosen to set up their officers here. Take a look into what's available and you may be the next big player.
Industry Guide: Creative Industries
Fast Facts
in Asia for attracting a diverse base of global talent, according to EY Global Cultural Times Report
most creative country in the world, according to Martin Prosperity Institute's Global Creativity Index
in Insead's Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2017
Industry Outlook
This is a sector ripe with growth potential and young talent. As an engine of change and disruption, this is a place where ideas and born and the soil to grow them is laid. Opportunities include careers in game design, app development, content strategy and more.

Key Skills
  • Creativity
  • Out-of-the-box thinking
    Out-of-the-box thinking
  • Independent starter
    Independent starter
  • play at work
    A sense of play at work
Relevant Jobs

Game Designer

  • Diploma in a related field
  • 0 - 2 years experience
  • $2,500 - $2,700/month
  • As a game designer, you will be intimately involved with the conceptualisation, design and implementation of game projects in the running. The role may include analysis of monetisation techniques and discerns to apply to the game, developing comprehensive game design documents and specifications and analysing user feedback and social metrics to adjust gameplay and design.

Graphic Designer

  • Diploma in a related field or extensive work experience
  • 3 - 4 years experience
  • $2,500 - $2,700/month
  • This position requires an eye for art, as you will be helping to manage a company's communications strategy, including graphic designing. This may include designing creatives for social media channels, developing advertising campaigns and keeping up with social media trends to improve brand presence and campaign efficacy. Increasingly, companies are looking for graphic designers comfortable with working in the digital realm, whose designs reflect the latest trends.

Content Strategist

  • Diploma in a related field or extensive work experience
  • 3 - 4 years experience
  • $4,000 - $6,500/month
  • A senior position for those with more industry experience, a content strategist plans the company's creative schedule for maximum efficiency and returns. Under his or her charge is the entire digital campaign calendar and which includes content on web, social media, video, database marketing, and advertising copy. The role expects results in terms of engagement, increased sales, or increased brand recognition.

App Developer

  • Diploma or Degree in a related field, or work experience
  • 0 - 3 years experience
  • $2,500 - $4,000/month
  • An app developer participates in coding, engineering and ensuring the app runs smoothly and according to specification. This position typically requires knowledge of certain key software or coding ability, such as Unity, Swift or Python. Thus, employers may be willing to overlook a lack of experience or qualifications to prioritise a good attitude, willingness to learn, and team engagement.