Infographics – Career in the Trades

illustration, image, vancouver, graphic design, union, illustrator, best practice, transportation trades, career in trades, BC, British Columbia, marine career, yachts, boats, sailboat, coastal communities, mechanics Canada career planning,Infographics visually communicate dense information in a fun and appealing way.

I was contracted to create four posters to engage youth about careers in the trades.

The Transportation Career Development Association is responsible for career accreditation in four sectors: marine, aerospace, construction, and ground. Interesting and diverse careers including driving bulldozers, working on trains or boats, designing aircraft blueprints … and much, much more. In general these sectors depend on highly skilled workers.

Here’s a bit of my behind the scenes process while I drew these infographics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

draft image for infographic about the aerospace sector and trades in BC, illustration, image, vancouver, graphic design, union, illustrator, best practice, vector,I’m provided with text, and I begin sketches that spread it out on the page to tell a story. I try to be thoughtful about making the images explain and support the words.

 

Once these sketches are approved for the concept, I begin to draw all of the images in detail.

 

The next version is all black and white.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

draft image for infographic about the aerospace sector and trades in BC, excavator image, illustration, image, vancouver, graphic design, union, illustrator, best practice, vector, There were dozens of small images between these 4 posters.

I work in a combination of pen and ink and also a digital tablet. The end result is a vector-based image in Illustrator. For example, I drew this excavator in pen and ink and brought it into Illustrator for edits. Sometimes the line quality is different when working with pen and ink than the digital brushes, and I like the result.

 

 

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draft image for infographic about the aerospace sector and trades in BC, illustration, image, vancouver, graphic design, union, illustrator, best practice, vector, diesel engine drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colour is added next. These colours were chosen from the palette of the TCDA.

Final result are four infographics and hopefully more young people who are interested in these career paths. illustration, image, vancouver, graphic design, union, illustrator, best practice, transportation trades, career in trades, BC, British Columbia, ground transportation, train, trains, image transit, bus, transport truck, trucker, roads, Canada career planning,

 

 

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