Military Jobs and Careers - Graphic Designers and Illustrators
In the military there is also the presence of Graphic Designers and Illustrators. They are Enlisted personnel tasked to do the task such as graphic artworks used in publications, posters, charts and other visual materials. They are also part of the film production crew because of their expertise by creating artworks for storylines and other visual materials which could help enhanced quality filming of military projects, and publications.
The duties and responsibilities of Graphic Designers in the military include:
Layout a digital artworks and graphics
Design graphs for the militarys funds, number of troops, and the chain of commands organizational structure
Design charts, posters by his own creative ideas
Help create training modules for military instructors to present a good visual presentation
Animation design and cartoons are also part of their job as Graphic Designers and Illustrators
Design layout for T-shirt printing via silkscreen process
Backdrops and and props are also included in their work and they always coordinate with film producers for this purpose
School subjects in art, drawing, cartooning and layouting can be helpful for the job. Other helpful atributes include:
The skills to create good ideas which can be converted into good visual presentations
Creativity for lettering and graphic works
An eye for detailed artworks, graphics and quality designs
Training instructions could be one of the best training one can get for this kind of job. Training content includes:
Basic instructions for graphics, layout techniques, lettering and drawing
Basics for TV graphics and layouts
Basic theories for color rendering and shades and toning
Graphic designers ans Illustrators in the military work in their shops and often transfer to other locations when the need arises especially when there are filming schedules where their expertise are also needed by the directors.
Graphic designers and Illustrators who are not members of the enlisted men in the military works in private companies, art studios, advertising agencies, print shops, engineering offices, etc.