Multimedia Illustrators are primarily responsible for operating multimedia-imaging equipment in order to produce visual displays and documents. They produce graphic artwork that is used in Army publications, signs, charts, posters, television and motion picture productions.
- Create illustrations, layouts, map overlays, posters, graphs, and charts.
- Produce computer-generated graphics.
- Draw cartoons for filmstrips and animation for films.
- Work with television and film producers to design backdrops and props for film sets
Job training for a multimedia illustrator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Introduction to graphics, lettering, drawing and layout techniques.
- Illustration and television graphic techniques.
- Theory and use of color.
- Interest in artwork or lettering.
- Ability to convert ideas into visual presentations.
- Neatness and an eye for detail.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses.
Future Civilian Careers:
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a graphic designer or an illustrator.
To become an enlisted Soldier in the U.S. Army, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Be between the ages of 17-34.