Templates
Skill

Illustration

The ability to create and use compelling, appropriate narrative imagery through illustration.

Illustration

Level 1

Has a basic grasp of illustration styles and techniques.

  • Execution: You've used your illustration skills to create or amend several simple pieces of work for use in production.

  • Working to a brief: You've taken on a basic illustration brief and delivered according to the requirements.

  • Technical understanding: You've proven a good understanding of essential illustration tools and equipment.

Level 2

Is a competent illustrator in their own right.

  • Execution: You've been able to produce high quality illustration work on smaller projects, unguided.

  • Working to a brief: You've taken on a large illustration brief and delivered according to the requirements.

  • Technical understanding: You've been able to find your way around all essential illustration tools and techniques for smaller projects.

Level 3

Is an excellent illustrator, with work regularly used in live campaigns.

  • Execution: You've been able to produce high quality illustration work on multiple major external projects.

  • Working to a brief: You've taken on multiple major illustration briefs and delivered according to the requirements.

  • Technical understanding: You've been confident using a variety of equipment and techniques on major illustration projects.

Level 4

Is an exceptional illustrator, regularly working on entire high-profile campaigns. Their visual style has captured and extended the brand of the business. Is supporting others in up-skilling their own illustration work.

  • Execution: You've been trusted by the business to execute to a high standard on the highest profile illustration projects.

  • Working to a brief: You've helped to write and complete major illustration briefs and ensured they're delivered according to the requirements.

  • Technical understanding: You're an expert in illustration tools, techniques and equipment. You've demonstrated that expertise and are upskilling others in your techniques, as well as inventing new ways of using tools.

Level 5

Is a renowned illustrator, with internationally recognised work. Runs an internal illustration studio of exceptional calibre, where all work is of the highest quality. Creates exceptional illustrators in others.

  • Execution: Your illustrations have brought attention to the business, giving your team the reputation of being best-in-class illustrators.

  • Working to a brief: You've helped the team and business to better understand what they want, guiding multiple major illustration briefs from conception to completion.

  • Technical understanding: You're technically best in class at a form of illustration, teaching and actively pioneering industry-wide discussion around best practices.

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