Conceptualizes and creates illustrations that represent an idea or a story through two-dimensional or three-dimensional images. Illustrators may do drawings for printed materials such as books, magazines and other publications, or for commercial products such as textiles, packaging, wrapping paper, greeting cards, calendars, stationary and more. Illustrators use many different mediums, from pencil and paint, to digital formatting, to preparing and creating their illustrations. Illustrators consult with clients to determine what illustrations will best meet the story they are trying to tell, or what message they are trying to communicate.