Career outlook for picture framer
UK Salary Ranges
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would make frames to protect and display people’s pictures, photos and other items.
You might frame posters and pictures, certificates or even 3D objects such as medals or dried flowers.
- Talk to the customer about what they want to frame
- Decide or advise on a style and material for the frame
- Work out the costs for the customer to approve
- Cut glass and materials for the backing, mount and frame to the correct size
- Mount the object on the backing
- Assemble the frame
- Fix the object in the frame
Once you’ve completed the object you’d show it to the customer to make sure they are happy with it. You’d wrap it in packaging to protect it so they can take it away. Or, instead of the customer picking it up, you might deliver it to them.
If you run your own shop, you may also sell other items such as prints, cards and artists' materials. And you’d also need to do the administrative tasks involved in running a business.
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- Time management
- Implementing ideas
- Developing a plan
- Attention to detail
- Verbal communication
- Working with numbers
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