Also known as editorial illustrators, magazine illustrators create unique artwork for magazines and newspapers.
Sometimes, they are hired to produce weekly or monthly work to provide the magazine with a consistent and branded feel.
Magazines art directors often rely on magazine illustrators to create images that are not only attractive, but that also help the story to resonate among readers.
The artwork isn’t always litteral; depending on the story, it can be quite abstract and based on metaphor.
Because of the nature of the business, magazine illustrators must work with tight deadlines, and their revision process must be fast – quick turnaround is key for magazine illustrators.