Illustrator Job Description

Illustrator Job Description

August 22nd, 2019

Illustrators are artists that use their creative skills to create original images for a range of printed and digital products. They work closely with clients and the marketing team to turn ideas and printed media into inspiring illustrations.

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Illustrator Job Description Template

We are looking to hire a talented Illustrator to create high-quality artwork for our digital and print media publications. As an Illustrator, you are required to work closely with our clients and marketing team to develop inspiring artwork that will attract our target audience. You will be responsible for formulating concepts and rendering draft illustrations from written words, models, sketched ideas, and from your imagination.

To be successful as an Illustrator, you should be a highly artistic person with a passion for creative technologies. You should be able to draw, paint and work on digital software in a variety of styles and mediums. Unlike artists, Illustrators have set deadlines and must always communicate with the company and clients on the overall progress and development of the artistic image. Ultimately, an Illustrator is a creative individual who can turn concepts into artistic marketable images.

Illustrator Responsibilities:

  • Brainstorming with the marketing and design team to come up with image ideas.
  • Preparing and designing rough draft illustrations according to client specifications.
  • Defining any budget or time limitations.
  • Creating complete illustrations by combining painting, hand-drawn and digitally created images.
  • Refining image design using illustration software.
  • Enhancing the design concept using a wide range of colors and graphics.
  • Applying complex isometric techniques to add perspective to design shapes.
  • Formatting final illustrations using CAD software.
  • Ensuring that printed illustrations meet specified color and quality standards.

Illustrator Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in fine arts.
  • Portfolio of completed illustrations.
  • Prior work experience as an Illustrator, graphic designer, or similar.
  • Work experience using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Drawing, painting and digital drawing skills.
  • Knowledge of image editing and design software such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Strong conceptual and artistic skills.

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