Illustrators (including Animators) plan, design, develop, and prepare pictures and diagrams to communicate messages, clarify meaning, assist in presentations and illustrate stories, using traditional and digital media such as drawing, painting, drafting, collage, models, photography, and image capture and manipulation software.
Specialisations: Animator, Cartoonist, Technical Illustrator.
You usually need a bachelor degree in graphic design or arts to work as an Illustrator (including Animator). Training is also available through VET (Vocational Education and Training). Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase the skills you need to work as an Illustrator.
- Formulates design concepts for the subject to be communicated.
- Prepares sketches, diagrams, illustrations and layouts to communicate design concepts.
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