How To Become An Illustrator
Illustrators are a type of artist that specializes in complementing written material by providing a visual image that corresponds to the written content. There is no formal training required for illustrators, but many complete some type of training. Many colleges, universities, and art schools offer bachelor and master degree programs in fine arts, illustration, visual communications, and animation. Fine arts programs typically provide education to become proficient in visual elements such as sketching, drawing, and composition. Employment of illustrators is projected to grow faster than average for all professions, increasing 16% from 2006 to 2016. As Web sites use more detailed images and backgrounds, the demand for computer illustrators will increase.