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Army MOS 25M Multimedia Illustrator

The Army produces training manuals, newspapers, reports and promotional materials on a regular basis. Graphic artwork is used in these publications, as well as in signs, charts, posters, television and motion picture productions. As an integral member of the Army’s multimedia team, the Multimedia Illustrator produces graphic artwork, drawings and other visual displays.

Multimedia Illustrators are primarily responsible for supervising, planning or operating multimedia imaging equipment in order to produce various kinds of visual displays and documents. Some of your duties as a Multimedia Illustrator may include:

Create illustrations, layouts, map overlays, posters, graphs and charts in support of Army
combat and non-combat operations

Produce computer-generated graphics
Draw graphs and charts to represent budgets, numbers of troops, supply levels and office organization
Develop ideas and designing posters and signs
Help instructors design artwork for training courses
Draw cartoons for filmstrips and animation for films
Work with television and film producers to design backdrops and props for film sets
Perform maintenance on assigned equipment
Perform preventive maintenance checks and services on assigned vehicles and generators

Job training for a Multimedia Illustrator requires of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 13 weeks and one day of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction, including practice in preparing graphic designs and illustrations. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you learn are:

Introduction to graphics, lettering, drawing and layout techniques
Illustration and television graphic techniques
Theory and use of color

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Multimedia Illustrators provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Multimedia Illustrator, you may be involved in:

Direct the manipulation and enhancement of images
Determine media, style, design and technical requirements for other illustrators to create, sequence and develop presentations
Determine and develop

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you learn as a Multimedia Illustrator will help prepare you for a future as a graphic designer or illustrator with government agencies, advertising agencies, web design firms, print shops or engineering firms. The Army offers certified apprenticeship training programs for some specialties within this occupation.

Related Army Positions
Combat Documentation / Production Specialist (25V)
Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist (46R)
Civil Affairs Specialist (38B)

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