There are many roles that are present in more than one creative industry or genre. Craft roles, such as hair and make-up or costume designer, are needed in film and TV drama, theatre and unscripted TV. Concept artists are used in animation, games, visual effects and advertising. Writers can be found pretty much everywhere across the sector.
Freelancers who develop skills in one of these roles can go on to have successful portfolio careers by applying their skills to a variety of industries and genres. Many freelancers find this an exciting and creative way to work. It also expands their range of clients and thereby helps maintain a steady income.
Go to How to develop a portfolio career in the screen industries to learn how to do that. Or click on these icons to find out about specific roles.