Planning a wedding is the ideal opportunity to tap into your creative skills and  discover new interests and competencies. Your creative flair can, however, have an impact that goes beyond your dream wedding.

In recent years, perceptions around creativity have changed significantly, as the demand for creative skills like photography, writing and various forms of design have become core components of many careers.  Areas in business such as marketing, design, advertising, fashion, writing, photography, and even food have recognised the value of having talented creatives on board.

If we just consider the various types of writing that exist today, it is clear that creatives now have a vast array of career opportunities to choose from should they wish to turn a hobby into a day-job. Click here for an infographic about the various types of writing that exist today.


On the flipside, the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” has never been more true. The information age has resulted in people becoming more visually orientated in an attempt to process vast amounts of information. This means that there is now a broad range of opportunities in graphic design, web design and even interior design for those who thrive on creativity.

Whether you have an eye for design, an interest in photography or a passion for the written word, there has never been a better time to consider leveraging your unique creative skills to build your career.

Keen to (re)discover your creative flair? Consider doing an online short course, approved by the University of Cape Town or Random House Struik. Short courses are presented entirely online throughout South Africa, in partnership with GetSmarter. Visit for more information.