What does an Illustrated by actually do and in what fields can one work? Today's most successful Illustrated present their work and talk about their experiences in one of life's most beautiful careers. Illustration is no longer just illustration. Today, Illustrated write and create children's picture books and graphic novels; they structure information through infographics; they design logos, fonts, and other typographical applications; they contribute to the Edited design of newspapers and magazines; they apply their talents to advertising and fashion; and they develop and produce their own products on the basis of their creations. Despite the fact that all of these activities are based on illustration, each of them has its own rules and its own specialists, tasks, and job descriptions to go along with them. Against this background, A life in Illustration gives an insider's look at the diverse facets of this creative medium through extensive portraits of today's leading Illustrated. Perceptive texts and images describe the work and day to- day activities of outstanding talents including Christoph Niemann, Andrea Ventura, Jan van der Veken, Peter Grundy, Jessica Hische, and the New York Times's Jonathan Corum. Stars on the international scene give their personal insights into the hands on aspects of working in specific areas of illustration.