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NOC 5241 – Graphic designers and illustrators

NOC 5241 – Graphic designers and illustrators

December 17, 2019

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) code 5241 is for Graphic designers and illustrators

NOC skill type/level: Skill Level B

Employment requirements

  • A university degree in visual arts with specialization in graphic design, commercial art, graphic communications or cartooning or completion of a college diploma program in graphic arts is required.
  • Experience or training in multimedia design at a post-secondary, college or technical institution may be required.
  • In addition to the arts, training in biology, engineering, architecture or a scientific field is usually required for medical, technical and scientific illustrators.
  • Creative ability and artistic talent, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, are required for graphic designers and illustrators.

List of Job Titles for NOC 5241 – Graphic designers and illustrators

  • 2D animation artist
  • 2D animator
  • 3D animation artist
  • 3D animator
  • 3D artist
  • 3D modeler
  • Advertising art director
  • Advertising art supervisor
  • Advertising artist
  • Advertising designer
  • Advertising illustrator
  • Advertising illustrator chief
  • Advertising layout designer
  • Animated cartoon artist
  • Animated cartoon artist – visual arts
  • Animated cartoon colourist
  • Animation artist
  • Animation layout designer
  • Animator – animated films
  • Art layout designer
  • Artistic illustrator
  • Assistant animator – animated films
  • Background artist
  • Bank note designer
  • Biological illustrator
  • Business forms designer
  • Calligrapher
  • Calligraphic artist
  • Caricaturist
  • Cartoon film artist
  • Cartoonist
  • Cartoonist sketch
  • Catalogue illustrator
  • Cell animator
  • Character animator
  • Colour artist – cartoons
  • Colourist – cartoons
  • Commercial artist
  • Commercial design artist
  • Commercial designer
  • Communication designer
  • Computer animator
  • Computer graphics specialist
  • Content director
  • Content strategist
  • Cover designer
  • Cover page illustrator
  • Cybergraphic designer
  • Digital animator – artist
  • Editorial cartoonist
  • Electronic games designer
  • Fashion illustrator
  • Flash designer
  • Form layout designer
  • Forms designer
  • Graphic artist
  • Graphic arts room supervisor
  • Graphic design and illustration animator
  • Graphic designer
  • Graphic designer – multimedia
  • Graphic designer – multimedia, interactive or new media
  • Graphic designer and layout artist
  • Illustrator
  • Illustrator and graphic designer
  • Interactive media designer
  • Internet graphic designer
  • Layout artist
  • Layout designer
  • Litho artist
  • Medical illustrator
  • Multimedia design specialist
  • Multimedia designer
  • Multimedia illustrator
  • Multimedia instructional designer and scriptor
  • Multimedia products designer
  • Multimedia products designer-ideaman/woman
  • New media graphics designer
  • Newspaper illustrator
  • Package designer
  • Page designer
  • Paper securities designer
  • Pictographist
  • Political caricaturist
  • Political cartoonist
  • Poster artist
  • Registered graphic designer (RGD)
  • Scientific illustrator
  • Sign designer
  • Sports cartoonist
  • Storyboard artist
  • Title artist
  • User experience designer
  • Wallpaper colourist
  • Wallpaper designer
  • Web designer – graphic design
  • Web graphic designer
  • Web page designer
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