Skills Illustrator And Graphic Designer near Calgary (AB)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as an illustrator and graphic designer in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Graphic designers and illustrators (NOC 52120).


  • Supervise other graphic designers or graphic arts technicians
  • Estimate costs of materials and time to complete graphic designs and illustrations
  • Adapt existing illustrations
  • Assist in developing storyboards for electronic productions
  • Consult with clients to determine the nature and content of illustrations in order to meet their communications needs
  • Develop and produce realistic or representational sketches and final illustrations
  • Produce 2-D and 3-D animated drawings or computer illustrations
  • Work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Consult with clients to establish the overall look, graphic elements and content of communications materials
  • Co-ordinate all aspects of production for print, audio-visual or electronic materials
  • Co-ordinate sub-contracting
  • Determine the medium best suited to produce the desired visual effect and the most appropriate vehicle for communication
  • Develop the graphic elements that meet the clients' objectives
  • Establish guidelines for illustrators or photographers
  • Prepare sketches, layouts and graphic elements
  • Use existing photo and illustration banks and typography guides

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Projecting Outcomes
  • Planning
  • Analyzing Information
Management Help - Management
  • Co-ordinating and Organizing
  • Recruiting and Hiring
  • Supervising
Communication Help - Communication
  • Advising and Consulting
Creative Expression Help - Creative Expression
  • Designing


Social Sciences and Arts Help - Social Sciences and Arts
  • Fine and Applied Arts
Engineering and Technology Help - Engineering and Technology
  • Computer and Information Systems
  • Design
Communications and Transportation Help - Communications and Transportation
  • Communications and Media
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