Illustrator Cover Letter

Illustrator Cover Letter is the introduction of the job application of an illustrator. It should effectively portray the artistic and interpersonal skills of an illustrator. An illustrator is required to express ideas, thoughts, and situations through pictures, cartoons, animation, or other forms of visual expression. The basic ability an illustrator needs to possess is imagination. He should be able to find appropriate visual expression. Depending on the context, the expression may have to be serious, informative, sarcastic, humorous, or represent any other mood.

To find such an expression, the illustrator must first be able to understand what the client wants. This is where the interpersonal skills come into play. These skills are also needed to be able to navigate through the back and forth process of trial and error. This process is an essential part of finalizing the illustration through consultations with the client. During consultation the candidate must be patient and must be able to communicate effectively to explain his point of view to the customer.

Illustrator Cover Letter should also mention the educational qualifications that lay the theoretical foundation. Employers look out for candidates with a degree in visual arts, graphic design, animation or related fields. Experience is as usual the defining factor. If the candidate has any substantial achievements during his career, those have to be definitely mentioned. This will provide the best illustration of the candidate's ability, something that words can never do. It will also demonstrate the fact that the applicant knows his job, for this is precisely what the illustrator does - expressing things that words cannot.

Here is an example of illustrator cover letter:

Sample of Illustrator Cover Letter

December 13, 2011
Stephan Nash
3000 Tracy Street
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Wilfred Taylor
Human Resource Executive
Jaguar Publishers
100 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dear Mr. Taylor,

This is with reference to your advertisement in the "Los Angeles Times", dated December 10, 2011, inviting applications for the position of an illustrator in your reputed organization. I hereby submit my application for the said position. I am eligible for appointment as an illustrator in your organization as per the qualifications prescribed in your advertisement. I have over six years of experience as an illustrator and I am seeking employment with an organization where talent and commitment are valued and appropriately rewarded.

Out of the six years experience, I have worked as a freelance illustrator for two years. During this period, I worked with a whole range of clients including marketing agencies, comics and other book publishers, website owners, and animation film makers. For the past four years, I have worked with Lunar Publishers Pvt. Ltd. I am excellent listener and this helps me understand the requirements of the clients. I am aware of the trial and error process during finalization of the illustration and handling the client during this process is my area of expertise. I can work in teams and individually. I also have some experience as a team leader.

On the technical side, I possess vivid imagination that helps me to provide illustrations for text, ideas, and situations. I have a keen aesthetic sense along with a natural talent for selection of colors to suit the overall context. I have a bachelor's degree in visual arts that included an illustration program. This provides me with an excellent theoretical background for this job. I am more than comfortable with the use of software related to the design of illustration.

It will be a pleasure to work with an organization of your caliber. I have attached my resume with this cover letter. You can contact me on the telephone number or the email address mentioned above as and when you deem fit.

Yours sincerely

(Stephan Nash)
Enclosure: Resume

Illustrator Cover Letter must focus on the artistic ability and the interpersonal skills of the candidate. Interpersonal skills are needed to understand the requirements of clients while technical abilities can help the applicant transform these requirements in practice.

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