Illustration, as an art form, has already become a very important form of visual communication in modern design. With its straightforward visualisation, and its genuine feel of life and inspiration of beauty, it has a special position in modern design. Illustration is now used in several fields of modern design, especially in publications, advertisements, commercial advertising, game design, animations, cartoons, and many more.
The term illustrator is rather vague in that it includes several areas, such as illustrators and children illustrators in media publications, as well as photorealistic illustrators in advertising, mascot designers, and illustrators for games, and TV and movie productions. At the present time, the market is in need of large numbers of illustrators for games and TV and movie productions. Much like the game industry, every production requires large amounts of panels and scenes in storyboards, and backgrounds. Without a doubt, this results in the need for more illustrators in both the game industry and the TV and movie production industry.
Ringling College of Art and Design