Want to become an illustrator?

Are you thinking of becoming an illustrator? Find out if illustrator is the right job for you. Get answers to the following questions: What does an illustrator do? What personality traits do illustrators have? Will robots replace illustrators? How much does an illustrator earn and is it a job in high demand?

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What does an illustrator do?

Working as an illustrator means that you make images and design to support a text or message by order of others. These images can be designed for magazines, books, brochures, websites and games, for instance. As an illustrator, you are creative but also commercial, and you should also be able to understand the wishes of the client. Some illustrators also create works for themselves, that is, not ordered by someone else. Where does an illustrator work? Lots of illustrators are freelance and work for different clients. But there are also illustrators that work for a graphic company that provides services in the field of graphic design.


What personality traits do illustrators have?

There are two characteristics many illustrators have in common. Illustrators are full of initiative (score highly in the ENTERPRISING category) and creative (score highly in the ARTISTIC category). Do you have the same personality? Perhaps the profession of illustrator would suit you.

Curious which professions are characterised by the same two personality traits as illustrators? Go to the career choice profiles. Here you can find professions with the same profile. But you can also find professions with other characteristics. Which professions do you like and which professions don’t appeal?



Will robots replace illustrators?

Many jobs will be replaced by robots. How robot-proof are illustrators? The chances of robotisation of an illustrator’s activities amount to 8%. This means that there is a LOW CHANCE that the tasks and activities performed by illustrators will be taken over by robots and smart software within the next 20 years.


Illustrator Vacancies and Salary

Want to find out what you can expect from your next career move as an illustrator? How much does an illustrator earn and is it a job in high demand? You can find out the average annual salary and current vacancies at Adzuna. Adzuna collects all the vacancies for illustrators in one place and has the largest collection of live salary data.

Want to find more jobs as an illustrator in other countries?

Go to Jooble for jobs as illustrator all over the world.

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