Graphic Designers and Illustrating Artists

(NOC 5241)
+12.27%
 

Career Description

Graphic designers conceptualize and produce graphic art and visual materials to effectively communicate information. Illustrators conceptualize and create illustrations to represent information through images.

Duties May Include

Graphic designers perform some or all of the following duties:

Consult with clients to establish the overall look, graphic elements and content of communications materials in order to meet their needs;

Determine medium best suited to produce desired visual effect and the most appropriate vehicle for communication;

Develop the graphic elements that meet the clients' objectives;

Prepare sketches, layouts and graphic elements of the subjects to be rendered using traditional tools, multimedia software and image processing, layout and design software;

Estimate cost of materials and time to complete graphic design;

Use existing photo and illustration banks and typography guides or hire an illustrator or photographer to produce images that meet clients' communications needs;

Establish guidelines for illustrators or photographers;

Co-ordinate all aspects of production for print, audio-visual or electronic materials, such as web sites, CD-ROMs, interactive terminals, etc.;

Co-ordinate sub-contracting;

Work in a multidisciplinary environment;

Supervise other graphic designers or graphic arts technicians.

Illustrators perform some or all of the following duties:

Consult with clients to determine the nature and content of illustrations in order to meet their communications needs;

Develop and produce realistic or representational sketches and final illustrations, by hand or using computerassisted design (CAD) software, for printed materials such as books, magazines, packaging, greeting cards, stationery, etc.;

Assist in developing storyboards for electronic productions such as multimedia, interactive and digital products, television advertising and productions, etc.;

Produce 2-D and 3-D animated drawings or computer illustrations;

May adapt existing illustrations.

Illustrators may specialize in a particular field such as illustrations for children, advertising, editorials, humour, or medical, scientific or technical illustration, or multimedia design.

Examples of Titles

Advertising Designer
Animator
Art Director
Commercial Artist
Graphic Artists
Graphic Designer
Illustrator
Layout Designer
Multimedia Designer
Page Designer

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Graphic Design Diploma; Advanced
Request Info
St. Lawrence College
Kingston, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Graphic Design Diploma; Advanced
Request Info
The King's University
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Performer's Certificate Certificate
Request Info
Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Graphic Design Diploma; Advanced
Request Info
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Advertising and Graphic Design Diploma
Graphic Design Diploma
Request Info
view all
Modified on May 19, 2012