Illustrator Advertising Career Profile By Sajuna Kannan

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Specific training requirements vary by client or employer. However many who succeeded as an advertising illustrator may acquire post-secondary training in graphic design or fine arts. Several universities offer fine arts programs such as University of Toronto and University of Waterloo. As well there are colleges offering the same program such as Seneca College and Sheridan College. To get into these programs, there are no other required courses that has to be taken in high school other than English.

Companies That Hire for This Position

In House - Rogers Media, A Nerd's World, Showcase

Specialty/ Agency - PICADILLY FASHIONS, AcuityAds Inc., iMedia Designs Technologies Inc.


New York Fashion Week/ Golden Age Cups Illustrations by Kitty Chan

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Job Title #1: Brand Designer

Company: eSight Eyewear

Job Description: Work closely with the Marketing and Sales teams to develop design concepts and build collateral that will help advance the company’s branding and business objectives

Education: N/A

Responsiblities: Developing marketing collateral for print, including one pagers, case studies, emails, benchmark reports, advertisements, posters, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, infographics, banners, and other print and digital collateral

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Job Title: Illustrator/Graphic Designer

Company: Union Marketing

Job Description: Work in collaboration with design team creating graphics for print and digital while following client design guidelines.

Education : Bachelor's


- Create illustrations from the development of the original concept to final execution.

- Apply theories and principles of design and communication for the development of effective illustrations.

- Communicate visually using drawing as a means of visual exploration, idea analysis, problem solving and expression of thought.

- Use a variety of programs/mediums to create, capture and manipulate illustration elements in producing a final product.

Required experience:

Design: 1 year

Graphic Design: 1 year


The person I chose to interview is Kitty Chan who is an illustrator plus a graphic designer. Kitty Chan has done a selection of exclusive pop culture illustrations, cards, as well as experience in e-commerce, and marketing.


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