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Illustrator Job Description

We are recruiting for an Illustrator to create high-quality artwork for our digital and print media publications. As an Illustrator, you are required to work closely with our clients and marketing team to develop inspiring artwork that will attract our target audience. You will be responsible for formulating concepts and rendering draught illustrations from written words, models, sketched ideas, and from your imagination.

To succeed you should be a highly artistic person with a passion for creative technologies. You should be able to draw, paint and work on digital software in a variety of styles and mediums. You must be adept at hitting set deadlines and must always communicate with the company and clients on the overall progress and development of the artistic image. Ultimately, we are looking for a creative individual who can turn concepts into artistic marketable images.

Illustrator Duties and Responsibilities

  • Portfolio of completed illustrations.
  • Prior work experience as an Illustrator, graphic designer, or similar.
  • Work experience using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Drawing, painting and digital drawing skills.
  • Knowledge of image editing and design software such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Strong conceptual and artistic skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

Illustrator Skills and Requirements

  • Brainstorm with the marketing and design team to come up with image ideas.
  • Prepare and designing rough draught illustrations according to client specifications.
  • Define any budget or time limitations.
  • Create complete illustrations by combining painting, hand-drawn and digitally created images.
  • Refine image design using illustration software.
  • Enhance the design concept using a wide range of colours and graphics.
  • Apply complex isometric techniques to add perspective to design shapes.
  • Format final illustrations using CAD software.
  • Ensure that printed illustrations meet specified colour and quality standards.
  • Portfolio of completed illustrations.
  • Prior work experience as an Illustrator, graphic designer, or similar.
  • Work experience using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Drawing, painting and digital drawing skills.
  • Knowledge of image editing and design software such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Strong conceptual and artistic skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

Personalising Your Illustrator Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.


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