Illustrators are commissioned by clients to visually communicate ideas in advertisements, books, magazines and newspapers, through to apps and in TV and film. While possessing a natural artistic flair and confident personal style, each illustrator will favour certain tools or media such as pencils and watercolours or may choose to combine traditional tools and illustration software. Due to this individualistic nature, most illustrators work freelance and are based in home studios or in collaborative workspaces. As the scale and timeframe of commissions will vary, excellent time-management skills are essential in order to meet deadlines and keep track of finances.
Please Note: The world of creative careers is broad and ever-evolving. While our descriptions aim to capture the essence of a role, we appreciate that no two jobs will be the same. We’re always looking to grow, expand and add to these roles, so if you feel we are missing something please let us know!