Illustrator

Illustrators are often freelance workers, but can also work in-house at companies. They may or may not work with an artist representative to secure contracts. Illustrators are commissioned by advertising agencies, design firms, media outlets, non-profits and other companies to deliver artwork for a project. They are often sought for their particular drawing style.

Source: PayScale Canada

*Salary calculated from $24.57/hour average*

Average Median Salary:

$42,998

Illustrators Work On:

• Ads, books and magazines
• Film or television backgrounds, characters and titles
• Websites

Past winners of the Applied Arts Awards

  • 2020 Design Awards Jin Jeon (Jin Jeon)
    2020
    Design Awards

    Jin Jeon (Jin Jeon)
  • 2019 Advertising Awards Katherine Duerdoth (Rethink)
    2019
    Advertising Awards

    Katherine Duerdoth (Rethink)
  • 2019 Advertising Awards Isabella Taylor (BBDO Toronto)
    2019
    Advertising Awards

    Isabella Taylor (BBDO Toronto)
  • 2020 Student Awards Grace Choi
    2020
    Student Awards

    Grace Choi