Silhouette Artist

Cut silhouettes of customers.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $90,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Silhouette Artists do?

Cuts silhouettes of customers: Poses subject to present pleasing profile and cuts freehand outline of profile from paper. Glues silhouette on paper of contrasting color or mounts silhouette in frame or folder. May draw profile prior to cutting it. May cut profile from photograph. May use strong lights adjusted to cast subject’s shadow on backdrop as aid in viewing subject’s profile.


Should I be a Silhouette Artist?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.

  • Also known as: Artist, Suspect, Sacred Art Artist, Suspect Artist

    How to become a Silhouette Artist

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