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Job Summary

Responsible for creating visuals using a variety of techniques and media. Works with two-dimensional art forms, using shading, perspective, and color to produce scenes.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create illustrations and designs for print, books, pamphlets, leaflets, trade publications, and other forms of media.
  • Utilize digital formats to create sketches.
  • Decide on appropriate style, technique, and medium to produce desired results.
  • Work with animators to concept on designs.
  • Design video game sets and sequences.
  • Create storyboards for films or commercials.
  • Illustrate textbooks or children's books.
  • Work with printers on typeface and paper.
  • Collaborate with publishers on ideal designs.
  • Draw diagrams that show how to maintain, repair, and use machines and appliances.
  • Compose illustrations of geologic and planetary formations, animals, and plant life for publication in teaching materials.
  • Adjust the mood and style of images.
  • Negotiate price and deadlines.
  • Use computer-aided design (CAD) packages to scan images and change size.
  • Develop new business.
  • Create original pieces for portfolio.
  • Research galleries for exhibitions.