Illustrator
progression
in 2022

Looking for Illustrator progression? This is an ultimate list of progression for Illustrator.

Individual Contributor (IC) career path for Illustrator

Intern Illustrator

Has less than 1 year of experience. Learning basic of design.

Skills needed for Intern Illustrator

Junior Illustrator

Has approximately 1-2 years experience and basic design foundations. Contribute ideas during team meetings

Skills needed for Junior Illustrator

Middle Illustrator

Has more than 2 years of experience in design. They need less supervision and minimal reworks.

Skills needed for Middle Illustrator

Senior Illustrator

Create expert designs, take complex projects and mentor junior designers. They have 5-8 years of experience

Skills needed for Senior Illustrator

Manager career path for Illustrator

Design Manager / Design Lead Illustrator

Has more than 7 years of experience. Rather than design, they take on the managerial responsibilities and DesignOps

Skills needed for Design Manager / Design Lead Illustrator

Art Director Illustrator

Manages a larger team. Design leads report to the Art Director on team’s progress, setbacks, and other

Skills needed for Art Director Illustrator

Design Director Illustrator

Has 10+ years of experience and 5+ years of leading a team. Design director contributes to the R&D and product design strategy

Skills needed for Design Director Illustrator

VP of Design Illustrator

Has 10+ years of experience and 5+ years of leading a team. Design director contributes to the R&D and product design strategy

Skills needed for VP of Design Illustrator

Individual Contributor (IC)

Intern Illustrator

Junior Illustrator

Middle Illustrator

Senior Illustrator

Manager

Design Manager / Design Lead Illustrator

Art Director Illustrator

Design Director Illustrator

VP of Design Illustrator

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