Illustration Careers

Make a living AND make a difference.

As a graduate of the Illustration program, you ll be well-equipped to find employment with magazines, periodicals, book and software publishers, manufacturers, or working with various types of electronic media. There are also opportunities in the motion picture, video, and computer game design industries. Or, you may decide to be a self-employed, freelance illustrator, and do work in several of these industries on a contract basis.


Possible Careers

  • Freelance Illustrator
  • Contract or In-House Illustrator
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Editorial Illustrator
  • Book Illustrator
  • Illustration Educator
  • Animator
  • Cartoonist
  • Mural Designer
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Picture Editor


Where KCAD Illustration alumni work



Where KCAD Illustration alumni have attended graduate school

  • Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) – Master of Arts, Illustration
  • University of Hartford Art School (Hartford, CT) – Master of Fine Arts
  • University of Michigan-Flint (Flint, MI) – Master of Arts, Education Technology
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA) – Master of Fine Arts
  • Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN) – Master of Arts, Education
  • Columbia College (Chicago, IL) – Master of Arts Management, Business and Entrepreneurial
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, UT) – Master of Fine Arts
  • Lesley University (Cambridge, MA) – Master of Arts, Mental Health Counseling
  • University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) – Master of Fine Arts
  • Andrews University (Berrien Springs, MI) – Master of Architecture
  • Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) – Master of Fine Arts


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