Artist: Finishing

Finished artists and print finishing artists take design roughs or visuals prepared by graphic designers and art directors through to formal artwork, ready for reproduction onto different materials. 

Finished artists and print finishing artists generally translate ideas from layout roughs into an acceptable commercial image suitable for graphic reproduction. They draw objects, diagrams or charts, and paste-up copy and illustrations. Some of them operate cameras and photographic equipment to produce prints for graphic art reproduction. Others use computer-generated graphic techniques, such as drawing and typography, to produce artwork.


  • advertising agencies

  • design consultancies

  • art studios

  • retail stores

  • publishers of newspapers, books and magazines

  • printers

  • packaging companies

  • educational institutions

  • government departments

  • television studios

  • self-employment, as a freelance finished or print finishing artist

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