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This position creates images using various techniques to create effects.  The Illustrator specializes in enhancing concepts by providing visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text or idea.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Use materials such as pens and ink, watercolors, charcoal, oil or computer software to create artwork.
  • Integrate and develop visual elements, such as line, space, mass, color, and perspective, to produce desired effects such as the illustration of ideas, emotions, or moods.
  • Confer with clients, editors, writers, and other interested parties regarding the nature and content of artwork to be produced.
  • Liaising with clients, editors and authors in order to understand and interpret their business needs;
  • Gaining knowledge of appropriate styles;

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree or an Associate’s degree and two years of appropriate experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.

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