Illustrator Job Description

Illustrator Job Description

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Illustrator provides technical advice and guidance on design and technical graphics issues to other departments.

Illustrator Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective illustrator job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included illustrator job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Producing colorful, vibrant, and inviting sets of graphics as part of a singular theme
Creating sketches, storyboards, renderings, 3D models, illustrations
Compositing, 3D layers and 3D cameras, Max/Maya integration, motion graphics, keying, tracking, visual effects
Texture map creation (color, bump, specular, etc), layout, photo manipulation
Modifying and creating splines for 3D extrusions and vector art
Building visuals
Pulling the idea out and visually bringing it to life
Bringing out the 5 trends and putting together in an interesting way
Ensure maximum utilization of corporate assets (Creo Parametric, Vis Mockup, TeamCenter)
Operate computer hardware and software to prepare, revise, print and store text, illustrations, graphs, charts

Illustrator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Illustrator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the illustrator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Graphic Design, Illustration, Education, Design, Technical, Engineering, Associates, Art, Fine Arts, Communications

Skills for Illustrator

Desired skills for illustrator include:

CPLM Team center environment
Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Illustrator
3D software
Export control regulations
Military contracts for technical publications
Military technical manual specifications
Technical illustrating performance standards
Adobe Creative Suite

Desired experience for illustrator includes:

Collaborative teamwork effective independent problem solving
Ability to render garments from the designer's hand drawn sketches
Strong Adobe Creative Experience
Liaising with client teams and developing animation from their concepts
Creating digital storyboards that depict the script and narrative
Flash, Animation, and Video Experience a must

Illustrator Examples

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Illustrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an illustrator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for illustrator
  • Liaise with consultants and client to agree and document member needs and objectives and ensure delivery of these objectives
  • Help team to deliver financial targets
  • Technical lead for Special Projects
  • Creates compelling conceptual art, illustration and sketches to convey vision of a concept prior to further development
  • Conceives, develops and defines all design elements of assigned project that affect guest experience in concert with the Creative Director
  • Interacts with creative teams and others to support creative concepts and executions of assigned projects
  • Key contributor to the development of the artistic techniques and processes used to define and achieve the visual style of a concept
  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience creating graphics and visualizations from technical data that clearly conveys ideas and information at multiple levels
  • The graphics artist will work with government points of contact, program architects and other engineers to transform mission and technical data into graphical visualizations that may be used to communicate with different audiences, including senior executives, portfolio managers, users and external stakeholders
  • The graphic artist work closely with enterprise and systems architects to provide visualizations of mission outcomes, capabilities and architecture views to best convey the intended message and describe the benefits and features that meet mission needs
Qualifications for illustrator
  • Develops the timing and pace of the movements of a character or object during the sequence of images (called the animatic) and ensuring they follow the soundtrack and audio requirements
  • Proficient with computer-aided design (CAD) packages to scan images and change size, colors and other elements
  • Works well within a set timescale, often to tight deadlines
  • Web Design preferred but not necessary
  • Strong foundational skills including anatomy, color theory, composition
  • 2 years of experience in a Product Development related area
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of illustrator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for illustrator
  • The CAD illustrator has to deliver the CAD drawings on a global level (APAC, NCSA, EMEA) and is therefore working closely with the defined Regional Ensuring Architects within GSD
  • The CAD illustrator is also supporting the GSD Team in terms of "Planning guidelines" and GSD Enabling Tools and is delivering required illustrations, CAD plans or layout design
  • Ideally, this individual will have broad knowledge of the NGA and other Intelligence Community (IC) architectures and missions, both current and future
  • Additionally, strong communication skills are required for both customers and fellow architects alike
  • The graphics artist should have demonstrated practical experience building graphics based on various system and technical service views
  • This individual should be able to work independently and proactively communicate with the program and customer architects and engineering project personnel
  • Performs daily, weekly monthly equipment and systems preventive maintenance and operations checks and services
  • Perform diversified duties in the preparation of professional graphic illustrations
  • Design and create still and animated graphics
  • Edit existing graphics and collaborate with videographers and video editors
Qualifications for illustrator
  • Technical Illustrator Sketching
  • 10-plus years of hands-on experience in a senior illustrator capacity at a news media company, an interactive agency or design studio (with Web clients)
  • Knowledge of yarns and their characteristics is a plus
  • 15-plus years of hands-on illustrator and graphics director experience at an interactive agency, news media company or design studio (with Web clients)
  • Proficient in graphics software packages including Creo Parametric, Vis Mockup, Canvas
  • Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Graphic Design
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an illustrator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for illustrator
  • Submit creative ideas, layouts, sketches/quick renders, and storyboards in advance of full production
  • Proactively create assets during lower-output periods that can be effectively integrated during high-output and for unexpected, quick turnaround requests
  • Integrate in a cross-functional team of communicators, engineers, executives, and business professionals
  • Help maintain and update our asset repository in keeping within specifications (naming schemes, file paths, engine builds, asset performance)
  • Propose taxonomies of information to conveyed via icon sets
  • Explore different creative approaches to icon sets that meet the needs of the icon taxonomies, are aligned with the wider visual design language and have a high degree of usability
  • Design icon frameworks and style guides for the development of icon sets that consistently communicate the information defined in the icon taxonomies
  • Design the keystone icons in each icon set
  • Direct the work of other icon designers to ensure icon set consistency
  • Translate concepts into icon designs that are usable, accessible, and visually attractive
Qualifications for illustrator
  • Experience in the high tech and/or manufacturing industry preferred
  • Graphic design principles preferred
  • Strong knowledge in custom applications, page layout, and Microsoft Office products required
  • Mastery of applicable software in such fields as illustration and graphic design strongly desired
  • Knowledge of Adobe suite skills are a must
  • Associates degree in Graphic Design/Art or a related field
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an illustrator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for illustrator
  • Rapidly iterate through multiple concepts, always striving to find the best solutions through exploration and critique
  • Have an excellent eye for detail, and execute to the highest standard at all times
  • Must thrive working in a collaborative team environment
  • Work closely with the dev teams to ensure that icons land correctly into product
  • Collaborate effectively with other stakeholders (both co-located and remote) including PMs, researchers, marketing, and branding
  • Create illustrations, layouts, map overlays, posters, graphs and charts
  • Produce computer-generated graphics
  • Draw cartoons for filmstrips and animation for films
  • Work with television and film producers to design backdrops and props for film sets
  • Create and fully produce illustrated content across many formats/platforms including short videos, animated GIFs, and still illustrations
Qualifications for illustrator
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in graphic design or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of experience in a relevant discipline or area of expertise
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite products including Flash
  • Experience creating templates for slideshows in Microsoft PowerPoint and HTML
  • Experience creating interactive (Level 2 and higher) multimedia in Adobe Flash, Captivate or equivalent
  • Experience creating e-Learning in XML/HTML/HTML 5.0/Javascript or equivalent
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of illustrator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for illustrator
  • Participate actively in brainstorms
  • A minimum of four years of experience in illustration and design
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Report to head designer to complete tasks
  • Use Brand Guides to create marketing materials (graphics, ads, visuals) that remain on brand with our aesthetic
  • Excellent illustration skills for medical content
  • Work with various teams in the company for design needs
  • Help the development of brand identity
  • Works directly with clients from all levels of the organization to develop illustration and provide creative design and consultation for Farm Bureau communication projects, , creating advertising and collateral materials for media and advertising campaigns, IFB Internet and intranet websites, seminars, and workshops
  • Works with printers and other outside vendors such as digital prepress companies, advertising specialty companies, and others to complete and coordinate graphics for clients procure competitive bids from prepress vendors and offset printers
Qualifications for illustrator
  • Experience coordinating functional testing and approval of contractor developed ICW, CAI, (IMI content) with NETPDTC
  • Position may require ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • AA or AS degree in Graphics Design preferred
  • Typically requires an associate's degree in a related field
  • At least 2-5 years of related design experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is preferred

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