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An illustrator uses creative skills in art and design to communicate a story, message or idea. Illustrators work to commercial briefs to inform, persuade or entertain a client's intended audience, adjusting the mood and style of images accordingly.
They usually specialise in a particular design medium, like drawing, photography or digital illustration.
Work is predominantly freelance, and possible markets include:
Specialist areas include scientific, technical and medical illustration. In these fields, illustrators create illustrations for text and reference books that may show new products, processes or techniques. See medical illustrator.
Responsibilities and activities typically involve:
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