What is a Caricaturist?


Caricaturist Job Description

Caricaturists create artwork that deliberately distorts a person’s appearance in a comical, derogatory or flattering fashion. Caricaturists are often employed or contracted by magazines, newspapers, books websites and other publications.



Typical Job Duties

• Deliver a convincing replica of the subject’s mannerisms

• Alter a subject’s facial features while still allowing them to be recognizable to viewers

• Perform research on the physical appearance, opinions, or politics of the subject

• Maintain portfolio of work

• Prepare preliminary samples of work to meet a client’s request

• Prepare final drawings for publication

• Negotiate fees



Scholarships for Becoming a Caricaturist

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Caricaturist. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Fine Arts Scholarship page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Caricaturist. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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