Cartoonist job description template

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A cartoonist is an artist who creates characters, comic strips,/or comics, primarily using drawings and illustrations made by hand or via computer software. Similar to graphic designers, cartoonists might use computer graphics software and other digital tools to develop characters and comic strips. Characters can also be developed for video games and other digital platforms, such as video shorts and GIFs.  

Below, we will cover a sample job description, exploring the daily responsibilities and necessary qualifications for a cartoonist. 

The Job Overview

We are seeking an artist to create cartoon versions of our products and our company executives. These cartoons will be used as part of our marketing campaign to better reach our audience. You are expected to be proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.


Below are some of the responsibilities a cartoonist is expected to assume in their position:  

  • Work with designers and animators to develop concepts
  • Collaborate with other artists to create the final product
  • Use available tools and software to develop and refine characters
  • Work with other cartoonists and collaborate on character designs and development
  • Conceptualize new characters based on client direction
  • Finalize and ink all rough sketches
Job Qualifications and Skill Sets

Below are the qualifications expected of a cartoonist:

  • High school graduate or have completed GED; associates or bachelor’s degree in fine arts or cartooning preferred
  • Drawing skills
  • Experience developing and creating finished cartoon characters across multiple genres
  • Ability to convey humor or seriousness in drawings
  • Ability to work in multiple formats, such as comic strips, comic books, editorial cartoons, and graphic novels
  • Track record working in a variety of media, such as ink, pencil, crayon, or digital
  • Experience working in nontraditional forms, such as found photography or animation


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