Illustrators have the potential to translate their creative gifts into engaging and meaningful career paths as media agnostic storytellers. 

Illustration connects everything from high fashion and retail environments to animation and computer games; from political, editorial and street art to mainstream publishing. Illustration’s unique ability to define social, political and cultural ideas makes it an ideal solution for an unparalleled scope of creative and communications projects. As a result, ArtCenter’s Illustration graduates emerged with a versatile skillset applicable across media, as problem-solvers, art directors and multifunctional artists. 

Illustration / Careers

  • Advertising Illustration
  • Animation and Gaming
  • Character Development (Television, Print)
  • Comics
  • Digital Illustration
  • Educational Illustration (Products and Promotions)
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Gallery and Exhibition Installations
  • Illustrator Representative/Agent
  • Illustration for licensing and product
  • Print Media
  • Publishing
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Technical Illustration
  • Toy Design
  • Visual Development Artist for Feature Animation, Entertainment and TV

Career and Professional Development

ArtCenter is dedicated to providing internship, recruitment and networking programs that help students and alumni navigate their creative careers and establish connections with our industry partners.

ArtCenter Alumni Employers
Source: LinkedIn “Where they work” (2016, January 14)

The innovative, skillful and imaginative work of our alumni is rooted in traditional and modern art forms, but our illustration perspective isn’t afraid to break down barriers or buck convention.

Aaron SmithAssociate Professor and alumnus

Take the next step toward a career in illustration.