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  • US$30 hourly
    I am a freelance illustrator with over 10 years of experience in the fields of editorial illustration, 2D and 3D animation, comics, and advertising. I also have studies in graphic design, so I have a solid background in terms of design software and technical and communicational aspects of each creative process. I am very creative and enthusiastic and have a good understanding of the customer needs. I can adapt to many different styles, according to what the project requires. I specially enjoy projects which involve a graphic narrative and character design. I'm flexible with my working hours and very responsible with the deadlines. I look forward to hearing from you!
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    Drawing
    Comics
    Illustration
    Digital Illustration
    Freehand Digital Illustration
    Comic Art
    Storyboarding
    Cartoon Art
    2D Illustration
    Children's Book Illustration
    Editorial Illustration
    Vector Graphic
    Logo Design
  • US$50 hourly
    Hey there! I'm Kati, a professional freelance Illustrator from New York. I have spent the past 10+ years building my skills and reputation with my client base and am always looking to develop new work relationships! I value strong communication skills, swift, professional work, and overall client satisfaction. My work is 100% my own, and I do not support using stolen work/AI generated images. Please value and respect my time - my rate is clearly stated and non-negotiable. If your project needs to be rushed, additional fees will apply. I have worked with a multitude of commissioned work not limited to, but including: TCG Illustration Character Sheets/Concept Work Graphic Novels and Comics Key Art/Promotional Posters Storyboards Children's Books Officially Licensed Anime Work Patents Image Manipulation Informational Imagery Logos Business Cards Editorial flyers Book Covers/Full wraps Graphic Design/Editing Magazine Covers Beer/Wine/Liquor Labels General one-off commissions, especially focused on fantasy genre Strengths include: Photoshop Illustrator InDesign *Please note - 1.) I do not offer free samples of any kind. We may initiate a sample phase for a fee based on the level of detail you're interested in. 2.) Flat rate commissions do - not - include unlimited revisions. 3.) When sending out proposals - please include details! Timeline, desired style, things of this nature. It's alright if some things can't be shared until the artist is chosen, but general information is a MUST. I typically automatically decline if there is little to no information pertaining to the project. 4.) REPEAT: My current hourly rate is clearly stated and non-negotiable. If your project needs to be rushed, additional fees will apply. REGARDING GENERAL ILLUSTRATION SAMPLES: A full illustration from sketch, to color rendering + editing is NOT a sample. That is a fully finished piece, and will be treated as such for payment. I offer paid test runs of varying degrees, depending on the project/what needs to be demonstrated. Please feel free to inquire.
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    Pop Art
    Comics
    Comic Art
    Sketch
    Adobe Illustrator
    Children's Book Illustration
    Logo Design
    Graphic Design
    Cover Art Design
    Storybook
    Illustration
  • US$15 hourly
    I am an award winning artist and Childrens Book Illustrator based in the PNW. In the past year, I have illustrated 5 Childrens books and I hope to continue working with new authors to help make their dreams come true! You can find some of my work in my portfolio. Childrens book illustration is something I absolutely love to do and I have also worked for 7 years as a fine art and pet portrait artist. I have participated in numerous fine art exhibits all across the United States and won awards for my work including the Spanish Art Village in San Diego and Maker Faires. I am very passionate about art and I love to work with my customers and to make them happy. You can find some of my wonderful customer reviews in my Etsy Shop - WeirdVanity. My turn around times are quick and I donate a portion of my earnings to various animal charities every year as a tradition. Awards : Outstanding Graduate Award 2021-22 - Sessions College for Professional Design ​ The People's Choice Award - Emerald Spring Exhibition 2020, Emerald Art Center Springfield, OR ​ Third Place in the Doggone Art show - Spanish Art Village, Balboa Park San Diego ​ Merit Award - Magnum Opus XXVIII Juried Art Show - Sacramento Fine Arts Center, CA
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    Ebook Formatting
    Adobe InDesign
    Freehand Digital Illustration
    Cartoon Art
    Storybook
    Children's Book Illustration
    Illustration
    Adobe Illustrator
    Cover Art Design
    2D Art
    Animal Illustration
    2D Illustration
    Pattern Design
  • US$38 hourly
    Hi there! My name is Audrey. If you need high-quality, organic animation/motion graphics in a quick turnaround time, look no further. I have years of design and animation experience and have learned several techniques to attract viewers and grow your brand. My specialty is eye-catching hand-drawn animation — I will make something that grabs attention! I have experience with: • After Effects • Animate • Premiere Pro • Character animation • Character design • Storyboarding • 2D character rigging • Lottie / website animation • Logo animation • Intro / Outro animation • Marketing and advertisements • Social media post creation • Illustration • Graphic Design Contact me if you need someone who will create what’s best for your business or brand. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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    Visual Art
    Traditional Animation
    Instagram
    2D Animation
    Motion Graphics
    Adobe Animate
    Character Animation
    Social Media Design
    Illustration
    Graphic Design
    Animation
    Adobe After Effects
    Adobe Photoshop
  • US$30 hourly
    Greetings, I am a seasoned freelance Comic/Manga Artist with extensive experience in the field. I excel both as a collaborative team member and as an independent contributor to projects. In addition to my freelance work on various platforms, I have also achieved local recognition as a published author. If given the opportunity to work with you, I guarantee the delivery of exceptional results, executed to the highest industry standards. My skills encompass the creation of top-tier comics, manga, storyboards, character designs, mobile game character designs, and similar creative assets—all at competitive rates. I eagerly anticipate the prospect of collaborating with you and contributing to your projects.
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    2D Design
    Cartoon Art
    Drawing
    Comic Art
    Digital Painting
    Comics
    Graphic Design
    Book Cover
    Manga
    Sequential Art
    Storyboarding
    Illustration
    Anime
    Clip Studio Paint
  • US$60 hourly
    I love working with humans and businesses of all shapes, sizes and industries from anywhere and everywhere on anything thing and everything. Working side-by-side with you is essential to give any ideas you have legs to succeed, I always believing that every design should serve a purpose and carry an idea. Delivering honest design to those who are ready to elevate their brand or packaging.
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    Illustration
    Design Concept
    Brand Design
    Brand Identity
    Branding
    Logo Design
    Editorial Design
    Label & Packaging Design
    Packaging Design
    Poster Design
    Typesetting
    Graphic Design
    T-Shirt Design
  • US$65 hourly
    I specialize in physical design and prototyping. I possess an incredible array of skills ranging from concept sketching, to graphic design, packaging, 3D modeling, some electronics experience, as well as skills with 3D Printing technology.
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    Pixologic Zbrush
    3D Design
    3D Sculpting
    Sketching
    2D Design
    Autodesk Fusion 360
    3D Modeling
    Product Design
    3D Printing
    Product Development
    CAD
    Graphic Design
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
  • US$55 hourly
    Concept art generalist with over 9 years of experience in the game industry, looking for some interesting projects to work on.
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    Illustration
    Game Art
    Cartoon Art
    Concept Design
    Digital Painting
    Realistic
    Unreal Engine
    Environmental Design
    Drawing
    Concept Artistry
    Blender
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
  • US$30 hourly
    I am a professional illustrator with experience in the production of motion, corporate, advertising and infographic illustrations. My skills include the development of characters, isometric objects and compositions, prints and web illustration , informational illustrations and much more. In my works, I prefer to use a non-standard approach, bright colors. I have a special love for bright cartoon characters, complex multi-object compositions. My main clients are young companies, startups, motion studios, and I also work with large companies in maintaining and enriching their material with bright and colorful illustrations. I`m not afraid of difficulties and unusual tasks. always open to the study of new, the conquest of new heights and development. I have expert skills in programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, Corel Painter. I have my own view of design and professional skills to transfer my vision from concept to finished art, whether for print or the Internet. My permanent track record for providing innovative, beautiful and professional visual design is guaranteed to bring its customers fantastic value for their business every time.
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    Individual Portrait
    Adobe Creative Suite
    2D Design
    Line Drawing
    Illustration
    Art Deco
    Isometric Style
    Animation
    Logo Design
    Banner Ad Design
    Print Design
  • US$35 hourly
    Hello, my friend. I am here to bring your ideas to life in the best way and in the shortest time. I can do: ❇️ 3D Animation video ❇️ Realistic design and rendering of your product ❇️ Cinematic 3D Video Trailer ❇️ Promotional video ❇️ Character animation ❇️ Realistic 3D character (MetaHuman) ❇️ 3D Cinematic Environment I work with programs: ➕ Unreal Engine ➕ Adobe After Effects ➕ Adobe Premiere Pro ➕ MetaHuman ➕ Blender ➕ Cinema 4D ➕ SpeedTree 💪 I will be glad to help you with your project.
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    3D Product Rendering
    3D Avatar
    Photorealistic Rendering
    3D Rendering
    Environment
    Movie Trailer
    Game Trailer
    MarvelousDesigner
    Cinematic Video
    Character Animation
    3D Product Animation
    Unreal Engine
    3D Animation
    Animated Environment
  • US$25 hourly
    My portfolio: behance.net/buhinskaya41a4 Need nice icons for your project? I am ready to help you! Creating eye-catching icon design, illustration and vector arts are my passion. I am an illustrator, icon designer, and an expert in Adobe Illustrator. I can create unique icons for your website, platform, book, magazine, app, presentation, and anything that you only can imagine. Other passions include Illustration and digital drawing. I have solid background and experience with such skills: ⭐️ Icon Design; ⭐️ Adobe Illustrator CC; ⭐️ Adobe Photoshop CC; ⭐️ Sketching and hand drawings; ⭐️ Illustration; ⭐️ 2D game graphics; ⭐️ Characters design; ⭐️ Concept arts; ⭐️ Digital illustration. My projects are always executed with precision and creative ideas. I try to follow all the modern design tendencies. In addition, I am very attentive to details. I listen, offer advice, and make sure that you are as happy with the process as you are with the final results. Our cooperation can bring brightness and uniqueness to your project. Look forward to our cooperation. Let’s create a masterpiece together! Highlighted skills: Icon Design, Icon Creation, Icon Adaptation, Illustration, 2D Design, Graphic Design, Character Design, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Icon Set Creation, Digital Illustration, Marketing Illustration.
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    Sketching
    Cartoon Art
    Black & White Style
    Adobe Illustrator
    Icon Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Graphic Design
    Line Drawing
    Illustration
  • US$30 hourly
    I am a licensed Electronics Engineer but have passion in ARTS. I left my daytime work to work as a freelancer online. My expertise is digital illustrations, graphic designing, and now have extended to simple short 2D animations. I mostly use: - Adobe Photoshop (9 years) - Adobe Illustrator (6 years) - Adobe After Effects (1.5 years) - Canva (1 year) My design/art style is very flexible and i learn a variety along the way. My most recent experiences involve -creating mocks for apparel prints and other PODs. -designing pitch decks, logos, and brochures. -designing characters and illustrating them. -2D animations for a sample game design. My work ethic is to always go an extra mile to deliver what clients envision. I am easy to communicate with and do my own research to learn as much as I can with the designs needed. All my designs are unique, original, and created with passion. I look forward to working with you.
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    Clothing & Merchandise Design
    Vector Tracing
    Graphic Design
    Canva
    Drawing
    Freestyle Drawing
    2D Animation
    Character Animation
    NFT Art
    2D Design
    Logo Design
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Illustration
  • US$19 hourly
    I am children book illustrator from Ukraine. I really love create funny characters and draw stories. I am easy to communicate and work with.
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    Vector Art
    Procreate
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe InDesign
    Adobe Illustrator
    2D Illustration
    2D Game Art
    Concept Artistry
    Children's Book Illustration
    Illustration
  • US$22 hourly
    💎An expert in 2D Animation and Illustration with over 5+ years of freelance experience. I focus on trying to bring my expertise to every project, not only to produce the highest quality of work but to blow your audience away. 🌟WHAT I'M ABLE TO OFFER YOU🌟 ✅Animation ✅Illustration ✅Storyboarding ✅Backgrounds ✅Character Design 👉 Cartoons and animations are just worlds that we create to be the greatest they can be, and all it takes is a lot of passion and a bit of know-how. I look forward to creating worlds with you! 🌎
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    Flash Animation
    Background Filter
    Video Editing
    Video Production
    Character Animation
    Illustration
    Anime
    Clip Studio Paint
    Adobe Animate
    Adobe After Effects
    Animated Cartoon
  • US$17 hourly
    A professional illustrator with 4 years in children's books illustration, I will give you the most detailed, beautiful and appealing art to make your book and your story really stand out. I love what I do and I dedicate to my projects fully, because these stories matter and art helps to bring them to life.
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    Cartoon Character
    Drawing
    Playful Tone
    Graphic Design
    Cartoon Art
    Adobe Photoshop
    Colorful Style
    Book
    Adobe Illustrator
    Illustration
    Storybook
  • US$40 hourly
    Creative artist with a valuable skill to create all of your ideas from scratch. I specialize in 3D character design and concept art using Blender and Zbrush. My style has been compared to Pixar because of the strong expressivity, quality of shapes and colorful palette. Communication and feedbacks are very important in order to develop a good product and I'm open and very flexibile when it comes to reach a top quality work. I'm very passionate and motivated , in 5 years of experience I learned how to manage any kind of project with a positive attitude and got skills in problem solving. I'm versatile and capable of using a wide range of softwares, also proficient in Vector art and 2D animation using Adobe Animate. Very hard worker, I always meet all of the deadlines without any problem. My main skills : • Making model sheet/ concept art for your project. • Creating cartoon 3D characters • Sculpting, Retopology, texturing, rigging, animation • Exporting files fully working with Unity or UE. • Capable to work under pressure. • Very enthusiastic. I'm sure, together , we can meet all of the expectations and make a great collaboration. Thank you.
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    3D Illustration
    Character Animation
    3D Design
    3D Animation
    Game Art
    3D Modeling
    2D Art
    3D Game Art
    3D Rendering
    Cartoon Art
    3D Sculpting
    Cartoon Character
    Illustration
    Blender
  • US$50 hourly
    I am a designer, illustrator, and content creator with over 8 years of experience using digital art programs such as Adobe Photoshop and other associated products. My aim is to work with you, the client, on an individual basis to achieve goals specific to your needs. I begin by listening to your input and aesthetic or stylistic vision, delivering personalized sketches or step-by-step progress check-ins depending on your necessities. I offer quick communication with a skill emphasis on custom or personalized character design and animation. I am happy to offer style guidance, or to follow aesthetic choices that have already been established. I have worked as a freelancer illustrating for children's books, creating individualized art commissions, designing and coding web pages with the use of HTML and CSS, and creating animated advertisements for a start up and individuals with the use of Adobe After Effects and Premiere. I have a passion for cartooning, illustration, and color; with a desire to learn more and the motivation to actively pursue opportunities that allow me to do what I love and to deliver the best product I can to the individuals I work with. I graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
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    jQuery UI
    C
    T-Shirt Design
    Toon Boom Harmony
    Logo Design
    Adobe After Effects
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Character Animator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Illustration
    Animation
    Cartoon Art
  • US$35 hourly
    Experienced storyboard artist and illustrator who has created work for companies like Nivea, Nascar, Snapple, Nescafe, and more. Illustrated the children's books "The Case of the Hidden Treasure" (upcoming) and "Ned and Rosco." My skills include storyboarding, sketching, illustration, and painting, and my program knowledge includes Adobe Photoshop, Storyboard Pro, and Clip Studio Paint. I also have extensive experience using Wacom drawing hardware. My biggest passion is telling stories through art, and I am happy to make my clients' ideas come to life!
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    Digital Illustration
    Digital Painting
    Drawing
    Book Cover
    Adobe Photoshop
    Storybook
    Illustration
    Colorful Style
    Storyboarding
    Children's Book Illustration
    Digital Art
  • US$80 hourly
    I have a Master degree in animation from the Academy of Fine Arts of Zagreb (Europe) and more than 10 years of work experience in the field of animation. See more of my works on instagram @antemuralis_pekmez😊 You can get video game assets and animations, character design, music viedeo, logo design, stroyboard, animatic, commercial, explainer, festival animation, documentary, pretty much anything that needs movement :P This is what I can do for you: 1. Briefing: You tell me ‘hey Marta I would like a logo animation, an intro/outro, gif, explainer, whiteboard, stop-motion, music/lyric video, app web animation, game animation or asset, character design, background, book trailer, commercial, documentary, comic, etc.,… 2. Preparing the elements for the animation: I see your references, what style you like and provide everything that is needed for the animation. Model lists, turnaround of the characters (if needed we design them), height comparison charts, palette, backgrounds, assets, brush charts and so on. 3. Storyboard and animatic This usually goes for longer animations. I plan each scene of the animation as a comic book - the camera angle is set for each cut and a description is given to what does happen. Then each scene from the storyboard is timed. We exactly see how many seconds each cut takes. It's the first preview of the animation flow. We can already see if some scenes may need to change order, look longer, shorter, switch order, add or delete, because many times when something looks good as a static drawing it does not look good in a scene sequence. 4. Animation: key poses, phasing, clean – up and colouring After we're set on each scene I proceed to draw the key poses of every movement in each scene. Drawings are added in-between the key poses to crate smooth movements. Each drawing is cleaned and made as the final version. I colour each drawing. About me: I’m communicative, positive, hard working, passionate about animations, look up to Disney and Ghibli, would like to open my own animation studio. I hope to have a relaxed, fun and open minded atmosphere where you feel free to suggest ideas and enjoy your working time with me. My experience is that in such an environment the best creativity flows out. My work experience: I've studied animation for 5 years at the Academy of Fine Arts of Zagreb and have a Master degree in animation. I have more than 10 years of work experience in the field of animation. I've worked for 6 years at the HRT (the main television house of my country) on various shows providing regular monthly animated content. Outside of that regular job I made animations for many different institutions (universities, conferences etc.), had art exhibitions, performances and installations. For the past 2 years I've started freelancing thus entering the gaming industry (see sofl game on insta as ex.), doing commercials for different brands and ordinations, videos for different purposes (explainer, book trailer, theatre play, history museum shorts), app animation, logo design and animation, character design and animation, storyboarding and animatic, e - mail signatures, intro and outros, comics, costume design,... with people all around the world (US, Australia, Canada, Israel,...). I specialise in traditional animation or classical animation, cel animation, hand-drawn animation, also known as 2D animation: is an animation technique in which each frame is drawn by hand. I also do stop – motion, whiteboard, video editing, illustration, character design, storyboarding, rotoscoping, adding animation to already existing footage. My main programs are Procreate, Photoshop, Premiere and Soundbooh. Feel free to contact me and ask questions, wish you a lovely day M. A. Marta J.
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    Video Animation
    2D Game Art
    Animation
    Storyboarding
    Character Animation
    Game Art
    Illustration
    Logo Animation
    Whiteboard Animation
    Stop-Motion Animation
    Traditional Animation
    2D Animation
    Animated Cartoon
  • US$65 hourly
    Darina is amazingly talented. Created just what we asked for and we couldn't be happier. Will definitely be working with Darina again! Taylor Moran, Project manager, stylized portrait + With me, you get confidence in your project's success. ---------------------- It is a Breeze working with Darina. She is always positive and attentive and what I mostly like about her is that she is so open to change and would listen to you and make sure that the end result is exactly as you wish. Will definitely work with her again Shereena Alshamsi, Project manager, fashion fabric print designs. + With me, you get a positive and hard-working creator. My goal is to match your project needs and make you happy with the result. ---------------------- Darina might be the best freelancer we have hired on Upwork. She continues to do a great job for us and communicates well. Nick Dauch, Director of Marketing, over 150 stylized portraits for a team. + With me, you get full time and long term project supporter. ---------------------- “Darina is extremely talented and very dedicated. The project turned out to be very difficult, yet she stuck with it and made sure the illustrations were as perfect as possible. I am very happy with the results. Darina is easy to work with and goes above and beyond the call of duty to deliver a great product.” Schirete Zick, Public Relations and Marketing Professional, A movie script presentation of scenes with realistic portraying. + With me, you get a patient, dedicated problem solver. ---------------------- (The testimonials above are from Upwork client feedback, all of which is available to you below.) + With me, you get a proactive and versatile content creator, a pro with Adobe suite. Whatever industry you're in, I am ready, willing, and able to handle all your artwork requirements, including, but not limited to: * Pro digital watercolor * portraits * caricatures * line arts * pet portraits * fashion fabric print designs * Character creation (vector and raster) * copying different styles (like young Picasso’s painting style) * social media content including video content * pitch deck/ work presentation Important !!! Don't support projects with religion content, any spiritual content, war or military themes, violence, cruelty, witchcraft, ​and immorality
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    Digital Illustration
    Adobe Premiere Pro
    Adobe After Effects
    Watercolor
    Illustration
    Vector Art
    Children's Book Illustration
    Realistic
    Colorful Style
    Adobe InDesign
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
  • US$30 hourly
    In love with Digital Illustration for 6 years and more than 18 years with Fine Arts 😍 💛 Working from a safe place in Ukraine 💛 ❤️ 27+ satisfied customers on Upwork from the USA and Great Britain, Singapore, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, etc. 🔸 I work in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign + Procreate 😃 Cute illustration style that will make you smile and make your product stand out ✏️ Professional Artist, Illustrator and Graphic designer What can you get? 🌸 Children's book illustration 🌼 Cute and Cartoon character design 🌼 Book layout for Amazon KDP Paperback and Ebook 🌼 Book layout for IngramSpark and printing houses 🌸 Kids' playmats and rugs design 🌸 Adult coloring book 🌸 2D Illustration 🌼 Book cover 🌼 Postcard design 🌸 Board games So, I'm open to creating new characters, illustrations, etc. for your projects. Feel free to contact me here and... Let's start creating adorable projects together! 😉 Children's Book Illustrations, Experienced illustrator, Children's Book Illustrator, Illustration, Character Design, Book Cover, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Drawing, Storybook, Storyboarding, Cartoon Art, Colorful Style, Children's Book Illustration, Graphic Design, Sketching, Sketch, 2D Illustration, 2D Art, Freehand Digital Illustration, Doodle, Modern Style, Playful Tone, Digital Art, Layout Design, Kindle Direct Publishing, Book, Minimalist, Organic & Natural Style, Black & White Style, Animal Illustration, Charcoal Illustration, Oil Illustration, Watercolor, Hand-Drawn Style, Acrylics Illustration, Scenery Illustration, Coloring Book, Coloring Pages, Line Drawing, Lettering, Black & White Style, Art Deco, Traditional Style, Freestyle Drawing
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    Colorful Style
    Cartoon Character
    Card Game
    Character Illustration
    Book Cover
    Digital Illustration
    Hand-Drawn Style
    Animal Illustration
    Procreate
    Adobe Photoshop
    Freehand Digital Illustration
    Children's Book Illustration
    Cover Art Design
    Storybook
    Illustration
  • US$35 hourly
    Hi, my name is Eloy, I am an illustrator with knowledge of animation, 3d modeling and a lot of experience, I have worked for publishers as well as for national and international brands. I am creative and decisive, I try to offer the best options for each situation. I like that my works transmit emotion to those who see them. I have a wide variety of styles and resources and I have a perfect command of the Adobe toolkit. I like to communicate with clients to understand their needs and contribute my experience and knowledge to their projects
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    Vector Graphic
    Cartoon Art
    Digital Illustration
    2D Illustration
    Editorial Illustration
    Children's Book Illustration
    Illustration
    2D Animation
    Technical Illustration
    Adobe After Effects
    Adobe Illustrator
    Comic Art
    Caricature
    Maxon Cinema 4D
    Adobe Photoshop
  • US$35 hourly
    I'm an illustrator/Designer with over 20 years experience. I specialize in character design. I have experience in children's book illustrations, logo design, mascot design, toy design, package illustration, video game development, storyboards and T-shirt design. I worked as a designer in the Toy industry for a number of years where I worked on designs for various toy and candy products for Hasbro, Mattel, Playmates, FisherPrice and Mars Candy. My work involved product and character development, turn around technical illustrations for sculpting, full color product illustrations for packaging and presentation, storyboards, and some sculpting and model making. I also worked as a designer for a T-shirt company where I created designs for Children's T-shirts and Collegiate T-shirts for youth and adults. I have done illustrations for 8 children's books and I have done work with over 60 clients across the United States. I have excellent drawing skills and work primarily with Photoshop and Illustrator.
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    Playful Tone
    Digital Illustration
    Cartoon Character
    Illustration
    Logo Design
    Adobe Illustrator
    Children's Book Illustration
    Storyboarding
    Line Drawing
    Black & White Style
    Adobe Photoshop
  • US$30 hourly
    👋 Hi, I am a Product Designer who specializes in the creation of web and mobile UI / UX Designs. I have experience designing web and mobile apps from initial research and sketches to beautiful, high-fidelity prototypes. Having a background in teaching and visual design - - I understand people's needs on a deeper level and put myself directly in the shoes of the user. - I have excellent visual design knowledge with ideation and immediate execution. I am passionate about creating designs that solve a problem, have optimal usability, and have a terrific experience! 👉 My Skills • Web design (UX/UI) • Mobile design (UX/UI) • User flow creation • Wireframing • Creating clickable prototypes • UX strategy • Mindmap / User Journey Map creation • E-commerce design • Graphic creation • Style & color guideline creation; • Landing page design • Web application/SaaS product design • Dashboard design • Illustration • Storyboarding 🛠️ Tools • Figma • Sketch • Adobe XD • WordPress • Miro • Illustrator • Procreate Have any questions? Feel free to contact me! Looking forward to working together 😊
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    Playful Tone
    Cartoon Art
    Book Cover
    Digital Printing
    Digital Painting
    Greeting Cards & Invitations
    Illustration
    Colorful Style
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Sketch
    Procreate
  • US$40 hourly
    I got my BA in Fine Arts at Western Washington University; I specialized in drawing and painting. For the past last six years, I've worked as a graphic designer. Graphic Design Prior to becoming a freelancer, I worked as a lead graphic designer for a small company that distributed its products on a national scale so it was necessary to be a jack of all trades. Some of the graphic design services I can provide are: Logo design Packaging design Branding Infographics Presentations Brochures, sell sheets, and other sales material Marketing collateral (ads for web and print, flyers, posters, etc.) Photography & photo editing Illustrator I do most of my work digitally, but I am comfortable working in a wide range of mediums and styles, both digital and traditional. Some of the mediums I am proficient in are: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Procreate, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, colored pencil, pen, and Ink. Some of the illustration services I can provide are: People Animals (real and fictional) Botanical/Nature Landscape Food Medical/scientific Architecture Illustrations for books (both kids and adults) Concept art Character design Quality sketches T-shirt design (as well as other merchandise) I try to be quick to deliver and find creative solutions for my clients, and I will work hard to bring your ideas to life!
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    Illustration
    Digital Art
    2D Design
    Digital Illustration
    Photography
    Drawing
    Image Editing
    Graphic Design
    Logo Design
    Infographic
    Packaging Design
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    Hello! My name is Mary, and I have been illustrating children's books since 2014. I work both traditionally (hand-drawn illustrations: like pencils/paints/etc) and digitally. I have skills in ink, gouache, colored pencils, graphite, watercolor, and digital artwork. All of my hand-drawn work is done and then scanned into digital files for delivery. I also do interior book design and layout for printing purposes as well as cover art and design. Check out my portfolio for some of my work. I am also willing to provide other examples upon request. I have illustrated over thirty books for self-published authors and traditionally published books. My illustrated books are for sale on Amazon and other self-publishing platforms. Unless specifically requested, I do retain the copyright for all of the work I create.
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    Creative director / Designer at Kiddithinks Children's Design Studio. Extensive experience specializing in apparel, graphics and merchandise for the commercial children's market from babies to tween, with expertise in branding and licensed merchandise design, including fashion, graphics, stationery, textiles, accessories, toys, plush, room decor, illustration, packaging, trend prediction and character development. International clients have included Target, The Children's Place, Walmart, Macys, Toys R Us, JC Penney, Mothercare, Marks and Spencers, The Disney Store and Amazon sellers. Expertise in licensed product design and presentation pitches, having worked with Disney, Nickelodeon, Mattel, Marvel, Hasbro, Sanrio etc and can help clients develop their own lines and brand identity through character creation, original artwork, logos and packaging design. ( Please note I am a designer not a business or marketing strategist and am in not in the business of helping clients connect with new customers or licensors). Customized trend research, shop reports and mood boards for children’s targeted markets. Plush toy and promotional merchandise design. Graphics, Illustrations, portraits, T shirt prints, textile print design etc Pitch decks for new characters, brands, start ups and You Tube channels. British born , New York based with global market experience. I encourage you to take a look at more of my work and testimonials at kiddithinks.com
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Character Designers Hiring FAQs

What is character design?

Character design is the broad practice of creating characters for film, animation, gaming, and other creative media. Character designers are the ones who design the visual look and feel of a character via graphic design, 2D/3D modeling, or animation. 

How do you hire a character designer?

You can source character design talent on Upwork by following these three steps:

  • Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a character designer.
  • Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
  • Shortlist and interview character designers. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview. 

Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of character designer you need to complete your project.

How much does it cost to hire a character designer?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced character designer may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their character design services more competitively. 

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project. 

How do you write a character designer job post?

Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

Job post title

Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample character design job post titles:

  • Character designer needed to design custom 2D sprites for RPG Maker
  • Need a character designer to create character profiles for a comic
  • Seeking a 3D character designer to create rigs and models for an animated film

Project description

An effective character design job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From 2D sketches to 3D models, list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries, software, or art styles, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Character designer job responsibilities

Here are some examples of character designer job responsibilities:

  • Turn creator notes into concept art to design the look and feel of new characters
  • Sketch 2D designs that convey a character’s visual style and personality
  • Create model sheets, expression sheets, poses, mouth charts, costume designs, and other character-related art needed for production
  • Maintain accurate documentation for character production methodologies and techniques
  • Design, rig, model, and texture high-fidelity 3D animated characters

Character designer job requirements and qualifications

Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a character designer. Here are some examples:

  • Character design
  • Illustration
  • 2D/3D design and animation
  • Graphic design tools (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • 2D/3D modeling tools (e.g., Blender, Maya, Modo)
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