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Illustrator (including Animators)

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.

Overview

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.

Day-to-day

  • formulates design concepts for the subject to be communicated
  • prepares sketches, diagrams, illustrations and layouts to communicate design concepts.

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To become an Illustrator (including Animators)

  • You usually need a bachelor degree or a diploma in graphic arts, visual arts, animation or another related field to work as an Illustrator (including Animator). Putting together a portfolio might help you showcase your skills.

    Take a Diploma of Visual Arts

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