Career Information Related
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Advertising Illustration 

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Sample of Job Titles and Salary Ranges

Illustrator

Illustrators require formal art and technical training which is offered by Montgomery College.  The work of the illustrator is related to that of the designer but performed under very different conditions.   Virtually all illustrators are self-employed and work at home. Through e-mail, electronic transfer and FedEx they may work with clients across the country. Illustrators work in both traditional and digital mediums.  The beginning illustrator will probably spend several years in related jobs while building a client list.  Developing skills in rendering, storytelling, software training and self-promotion are lifelong requirements.

 

Possible Employers
PRIVATE INDUSTRY LOCAL AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

You may visit the web sites of any potential employer. In addition there are several employment agencies specializing in graphic design positions. These companies can provide detailed information on the availability of specific jobs, skill and experience required and salary ranges.

Boss Temps at www.BossTemps.com
Aquent Partners at
www.aquentpartners.com
Hire Knowledge at www.hireknowledge.com
The Creative Circus at www.CREATIVECIRCUS.com
Advantage Human Resources at
www.advstaff.com

Sources of Additional Information

 

Career opportunities and other information are available from the national and local professional organizations.

American Institute of Graphic Arts at www.AIGA.org
Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington at
www.adcmw.org
Graphic Arts Guild at www.gag.org
Illustrators Club of Washington at www.illustratorsclub.org

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

CMYK Magazine at www.cmykmag.com
Communications Arts Magazine at www.commarts.com
PRINT Magazine at
www.printmag.com
Step by Step Graphics at www.dgusa.com
HOW Magazine at www.howdesign.com

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Date Reviewed:  Spring 2005 awb