Multimedia illustrators are primarily responsible for operating multimedia-imaging equipment in order to produce visual displays and documents. They produce graphic artwork that is used in Army publications, signs, charts, posters, television and motion picture productions.
- Create illustrations, layouts, map overlays, posters, graphs and charts
- Produce computer-generated graphics
- Draw cartoons for filmstrips and animation for films
- Work with television and film producers to design backdrops and props for film sets
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for a multimedia illustrator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Introduction to graphics, lettering, drawing and layout techniques
- Illustration and television graphic techniques
- Theory and use of color
- Interest in artwork or lettering
- Ability to convert ideas into visual presentations
- Neatness and an eye for detail