Career Paths

Art Director
An art director supervises several different types of artists to create a final unified vision. This person is in charge of keeping artists on task and managed in a way that they compliment each other for a coherent finished piece of: advertising, publication, campaign, etc.

Children’s Book Illustration
Artists who create imagery to compliment a narrative developed by a writer specifically targeting children.

Comic Artist/Graphic Novelist
Artists who create a narrative through a sequence of images called, panels. The field is varied with various participants including: colorist, pencil artist, inker, letterer, writer, editor, and cover artist.

Concept Artist
Concept artists come up with the visual concepts typically utilized for the film and gaming industries. This means developing the look of: characters, environments, creatures, and technology.

Digital Animator
These artists use digital techniques to create animations for films, cartoons, advertisements, etc.

Digital Effects Artist
The visual effects industry is constantly changing and technologically progressing. Artists in this field use computers to add to, or create scenes of a film that aren’t possible or too expensive to produce using analog techniques.

Editorial illustration
Artists visually interpret articles or events for publications.

Fine Artist
An artist that produces work not necessarily intended for a specific function. Artists in this field exhibit works in exhibitions, public instalations and museums. They are monetarily rewarded by patrons, private commissions, grants or museum purchases.

Game Designer
Game designers participate in the conception of a game. These duties include the rules, structure, physics, and visuals of the game. Within this field there are several specified responsibilities that rest on the shoulders of multiple participants in a team. Some of these duty titles include: lead designer, game mechanics designer (or systems designer), level designer, environment designer, and writer.

Graphic Designer
Professionals in this field organize and clarify information through the assembly of images, typography and/or motion graphics. The final product is a publication, logo, printed materials, digital work, web-based work and sometimes advertisements. The job of the designer is to present the desired information in a way that is clear and memorable.

Medical Illustration
This profession requires artists to have biological and medical knowledge for the purpose of illustrating visual aids in: textbooks, instructional programs, advertisements, journals, films, animations, web-based media, litigation, etc. Their Visuals are utilized in the medical field to educate and clearly explain concepts to a variety of target audiences with different learning needs.

Scientific Illustration

This profession requires artists to have and obtain biological and scientific knowledge for the purpose of illustrating visual aids for: textbooks, advertisements, journals, films, animations, web-base media, museum exhibits, etc. Their visuals are utilized to educate and clearly explain concepts within the sciences to a variety of different target audiences with different learning needs.

Storyboard Artist
These artists illustrate the pacing of a story using several sequential static images or by partially animated sketches digitally to be used as a guide for a cartoon or film.