An Illustrator is a visual story teller who speaks in pictures.
Every artist, including Illustrators must understand the Elements of Design to help them create their visual stories.

Design for Ad Design Study Guide

Commercial Art Design Slide Guide

Illustrators can create their stories by hand and traditional media like paint, color pencils and ink or by using digital media to manipulate photographs and create images with Photoshop and Illustrator. Our class will be using digital media to understand and create the elements that speak in pictures to tell our story. We will begin by learning how to select shapes that describe parts of the whole and filling them with colors and textures that express how we feel.