Most of your work can be done from the comfort of your home or office. You might also get to travel quite frequently, mainly for client meetings.
As a fresher, you will usually work on executing the ideas and concepts finalised by your creative team. This is when you get to do the actual illustrating. As you go on to work at senior positions, you will work on ideating and conceptualising. You will also coordinate with clients and the team.
Illustrators/cartoonists usually choose to specialise in particular fields or industries to optimise their talent. You can decide to dabble in fashion designing, scientific and medical illustrations, branding or packaging designs for advertising. You can even work on creative visual content for gift wrapping paper, greeting cards, books, magazine covers and more!