There is no hard and fast rule to reach the ladder, but necessarily needs some effort and hard work.
Be unique and represent your thoughts clearly, without any ambiguity. Be firm in your concept or theme or idea to be illustrated.
Teamwork is essential if you are working for a larger firm. Getting the necessary approvals from the heads, leads is mandated, and involving other fellow members in creating the work collaboratively will add feathers to your crown.
Assist others and bring out your own ideas first and then collectively represent them. This helps in knowing the unknowns, as every person is creative in his/her own way, and can be guidance for better graphics.
Seek help whenever required. Nobody is perfect, so seek and assist.
Books or papers for that matter doesn’t feel good ifit’scompletely theoretical. We need some images and pictorial...