What does an Illustrator do?
Artists work in various mediums including fine arts, crafts, desktop publishing, or animation. They work as multimedia artists, animators, graphic designers, or fine artists and might work on teams throughout the creative process to complete a project or create a product. Artists review project proposals to determine if they can produce a specific idea. They design original concepts or evaluate concepts submitted by team members, including a project manager or copywriter, and make creative suggestions while offering up solutions to any perceived issues.
Artists typically manage the entire design and production of the images, which could involve designing the original concept, meeting with team members to finalize the concept, and managing the art’s quality throughout the production process. They maintain a project schedule, evaluate progress, and debrief the team, keeping them apprised of progress and concerns. Artists sometimes work closely with art directors, copywriters, and project managers to ensure the artwork is of high quality and delivered on time. There is no required degree for an artist, but some have a bachelor's or associate's degree in art for their particular expertise, and they must have a demonstrable portfolio.
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“workers were fun to work with and I am still good friends with some of them to this day”
“Pay is poor even with commission but I enjoy what I do enough to stay and I can live comfortably.”
“I received all I needed to do my job and the communication was always on point.”
“I personally had many opportunities to progress within my department and got a promotion fairly early in my career.”
“The counter I was on the pay wasn’t great compared to other counters who were doing the same job”
“CEO distante da força de trabalho e faz decisões que não retrata a realidade dos empregados ou do mercado.”
“The pay is probably the best for a AAA studio in this part of the UK.”
“No one is bringing up issues because they know that you won't listen to them.”
Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an illustrator
When working as an illustrator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are VFX, Maya, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, and Excellent Communication.
- Design Manager
- Art Manager
- Creative Manager
The most common qualifications to become an illustrator include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.