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  • $65 hourly
    • Over ten years of experience in the graphic design field • Recently gained a business diploma in Australia • Experienced in printing and direct customer relations • Excellent skill in hand-drawing, digital illustrations and watercolours • Managing and organisation skills in the industry-related
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    Animated Cartoon
    Comics
    Typography
    Graphic Design
    Watercolor
    Icon Design
    Children's Book Illustration
    Illustration
    Vector Art
    Infographic
  • $25 hourly
    Currently a children book illustrator, who loves to draw various art style, cute stuffs, and children related illustration. I worked in an outsourching game-related art studio for 4 years. And do various 2D arts project as freelancer for another 4 years. Experienced in making assets for 2D mobile/Pc games, card games, isometrics, vector, items assets, illustration, digital painting, character concept, portraits, or book/novel cover. I can work with traditional and digital media. For digital, i used Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and a little bit of Flash for simple animation. Im a self-taught artist and always searching for new challenges to improve my skill.
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    CGI
    Concept Design
    Book Cover
    2D Design
    Illustration
    Children's Book Illustration
    Adobe Photoshop
  • $35 hourly
    Hello! If you are looking for a good and creative illustrator, then you are here! My name is Anton I work as an illustrator for 13 years! My skills: -Illustrations -Portraits in images, in the style of comics cartoons -Illustrations for comics -Illustrations for books -Illustrations of book covers Contact me, and you get an excellent illustration with attention to detail and completed on time. Being a good specialist in my business, I carefully consider all the small details of the customer. I offer you the best visual solution for all your needs. I am well-versed in client memos and I treat every detail with trepidation and fulfill everything in due time. I am always open to new interesting projects and I look forward to working with you, and even for a long-term one !!! We will do our projects together !!!
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    Caricature
    Children's Literature
    Comic Art
    Sticker Design
    Branding
    Line Editing
    Digital Illustration
    Illustration
    Children's Book Illustration
    Cover Art Design
    Concept Artistry
    Logo Design
    Adobe Photoshop
  • $22 hourly
    I am a graphic designer and children book's illustrator. My best skills in graphic design: - Logos and Corporate Identity - Catalogues and Brochures - Labels and Packaging My best skills in illustration: - Digital illustration for children's books - Vector illustration for business - Watercolor illustration for cards and textile I will be happy to work with you!
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    Playful Tone
    Drawing
    Illustration
    Graphic Design
    Children's Book Illustration
    Label & Packaging Design
    Procreate
    Business Card
    Logo Design
    Book
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe InDesign
  • $40 hourly
    I am an Children book Illustrator, especialized in carton and stylized work style. I give life to your children book story, if you want to interview me to help you with your children book feel free to contact me. Experience with: Children Books Text Books Character Design Background Prop Design StoryBoard Storytelling
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    Cartoon Character
    Digital Illustration
    Cartoon Art
    Children's Book Illustration
    Character Design
    Adobe Illustrator
    Procreate
    Adobe Photoshop
    Graffiti
    Sketch
    Botanical Illustration
  • $25 hourly
    Hi I’m Mila! I have 5+ years of experience in illustration and graphic design. My degree in publishing helps me to create captivating illustrations while my postgraduate degree in brand management allows me to come up with fresh ideas for the logos and branding design. I will be happy to help you with : • Creating illustration for your book/project • Creating character for your project • Designing children’s workbooks • Board game of puzzle design • T-shirt and fabric design • Designing logo and branding design • Booklet or leaflet design • Technical or medical illustration - will turn your scribbled drafts into clean drawing • Sketchnotes • Presentation design • Layout design • 2D Product prototype I work with: •Adobe Photoshop •Adobe Illustrator •Adobe InDesign • Procreate I speak several languages and work pretty fast! Will be glad to work with you! Regards Mila
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    Book Cover
    Digital Illustration
    Cartoon Character
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe InDesign
    Storybook
    Minimalist
    2D Illustration
    Children's Book Illustration
    Adobe Illustrator
    Line Drawing
    Sketch
    Contemporary Style
  • $10 hourly
    I am a full-time freelance illustrator experienced in both digital and traditional media (pencil, watercolor, gouache, and acrylic painting) based in Indonesia. I'm fluent in a wide range of art styles including realism portrait for human and pet, floral watercolor, landscape painting, and children illustration.
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    Music Arrangement
    Drawing
    Graphic Design
    Digital Painting
    Sibelius
    Illustration
    Children's Book Illustration
  • $60 hourly
    Top-rated award-winning illustrator with over 10 years of experience in children’s book illustration, visual storytelling, and character development. Transforming your story idea from concept to published book with a full cover-to-cover design. Experienced with working with Amazon KDP, Ingram Spark, Bookbaby, and more! My art style is fun, colorful, and expressive and I love to push the limits of the imagination. Cover-to-cover design process: Discussing the project in detail Character design Drawing/ Sketching and dummy book layout Text Layout Finished original illustrations. print-ready files when complete And revisions are included at all stages. As a self-publisher, I understand the ins and outs of bringing a story to life and I strive to make the publishing process as painless as possible. The publishing industry is ever-changing, and many publishers have different specifications when submitting your book. I stay on top of the latest changes and offer as much support as I can along the way.
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    Kindle Direct Publishing
    Layout Design
    Playful Tone
    Drawing
    Cartoon Art
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Children's Book Illustration
    Book
    Colorful Style
    Character Design
    Storybook
    Digital Art
    2D Illustration
    Illustration
  • $40 hourly
    As a graphic designer and illustrator with over 7 years of experience, I am passionate about creating visual solutions that effectively communicate my clients' messages. With a keen eye for detail and a strong grasp of design principles, I specialize in bringing ideas to life through a variety of mediums. I am also a pro at creating and designing coloring books that engage and inspire both children and adults alike. From branding and packaging to illustrations and digital designs, I am committed to delivering high-quality work that exceeds expectations.
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    Photo Editing
    Covers & Packaging
    Digital Illustration
    Portrait Art
    2D Design & Drawings
    Graphic Design
    Art & Design
    Vector Graphic
    Adobe Photoshop
    Logo Design
    Adobe Illustrator
    Children's Book Illustration
  • $30 hourly
    I'm an illustrator and graphic designer living in southern Appalachia. I graduated from ETSU with a BFA in graphic design and I have experience with illustrating children's books and designing logos, t-shirts, packaging, etc. I always complete projects in a timely manner and and my priority is to bring my client's ideas to life and give them high-quality work.
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    Book Cover
    Digital Art
    Colorful Style
    Children's Book Illustration
    Nature Illustration
    Animal Illustration
    Illustration
    2D Design
    Storybook
    Drawing
    Graphic Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Art & Design
    Poster Design
    Cover Art Design
  • $30 hourly
    Hey guys! Thanks everyone for visiting my profile. If you're in need of a creative artist who makes whimsical beautiful illustrations with unique style, here I am. I'm fond of painting and every artwork by me is created with great passion and love. To familiarize with my works please see my portfolio. I'm open to any new ideas and ready to visualise whatever you need. Cheers!
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    Caricature
    Painting
    Portrait Art
    Adobe InDesign
    Cartoon Character
    Drawing
    Digital Painting
    Freestyle Drawing
    Sketching
    Illustration
    Children's Book Illustration
    Watercolor
    Character Design
    Pencil Illustration
    Procreate
    Adobe Photoshop
  • $25 hourly
    Hi, My name is Rania Hasan, I am an illustrator and graphic designer, I studied Graphic design in university and worked as one in Print houses and Magazines, I've experience in creating and publishing digital content for more than 6 years where I gained experience using digital tools such as (Ps/Illustrator/Id/Aftereffects/coral draw/procreate) ..my passion towards telling stories moved me towards game art and picture books where I've been working since, I created background art and characters spirits for games, had the pleasure to illustrate many children books.
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    Illustration
    Playful Tone
    Watercolor
    Digital Art
    Storyboarding
    Children's Book Illustration
    Graphic Design
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe InDesign
    Adobe Photoshop
  • $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
    Character Design
    Illustration
    Colorful Style
    Storyboarding
    Children's Book Illustration
    Digital Art
  • $15 hourly
    Hello, I’m Shofikur, a full-time freelance graphic designer on Upwork! Over the past four years, I’ve worked with 100+ individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations to bring their creative visions to life. I would love to collaborate with you on your next project! Services: ► Character Design (Anime, Manga, Comic, Fan Art, OC) ► Illustration (Children’s Books, Characters, Isometric, Vintage) ► Memorable Logo & Branding Design. ► T-Shirt Designs Vector Illustration and Mockup. ► Twitch Branding. ► Icon Design ► Infographics & Eye-Catching Marketing Materials. ► Print Media (Flyers, Posters, Brochures, Book Covers, Etc.) ► Photo Editing ( Retouching, Manipulation, Color Grading, Etc.) Program Experience: Adobe Illustrator • Adobe Photoshop • After Effect • Camtasia • Streamlab OBS I look forward to working together soon. Feel free to reach out with any questions!
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    Manga
    Portrait Art
    NFT Character
    Comic Art
    Cartoon Character
    Sticker Design
    T-Shirt Design
    Icon Design
    Children's Book Illustration
    Logo Design
    Character Design
    Illustration
    Cartoon Style
    Anime
    Line Drawing
  • $20 hourly
    Hi there! I design beautiful, engaging book covers for authors and any digital design. I pride myself on reliable communication and being an easy to work with, friendly guy!
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    Illustration
    Adobe Premiere Pro
    Watercolor
    Children's Book Illustration
    Animation
    Adobe Lightroom
    Book Cover
    Ebook Design
    Concept Artistry
    Poster Design
    Banner Ad Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe InDesign
    Adobe Illustrator
  • $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
    Character Design
  • $20 hourly
    Professional illustrator and artist. Highly competent in composition creation and image generation as well as digital post production.
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    Digital Illustration
    Freestyle Drawing
    Drawing
    Digital Painting
    Sketching
    Pencil Illustration
    Character Design
    Illustration
    People Illustration
    Hand-Drawn Style
    Animal Illustration
    Children's Book Illustration
    2D Illustration
    Line Drawing
    Adobe Illustrator
  • $50 hourly
    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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    Sketching
    Art & Design
    Layout Design
    Graphic Design
    Cartoon Art
    Freestyle Drawing
    Drawing
    Children's Book Illustration
    Gouache
    Character Design
    Illustration
    Adobe InDesign
    Adobe Photoshop
    Watercolor
  • $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
    Character Design
    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
  • $20 hourly
    Are you looking for: - creative ideas - cute illustrations - timely communication - commitment to your needs and - devotion to get the result you have envisioned That's my work policy. You can contact me if you need illustrations or brand design
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    Digital Illustration
    Children's Literature
    Cute Tone
    Kindle Direct Publishing
    Whimsical
    Vector Graphic
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe InDesign
    Freehand Digital Illustration
    Children's Book Illustration
    Animal Illustration
    Adobe Illustrator
    Illustration
    Colorful Style
    Ebook
    Organic & Natural Style
  • $25 hourly
    Having graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, I set myself apart with my excellent writing and editing skills, natural artistic talent, and strong work ethic. I’ve earned my Bachelor’s degree in Writing, Rhetoric, and Communications, which has enabled me to grow experienced in multiple areas of writing and am a self taught and passionate artist. I always strive for perfection in all that I do, am very flexible, and would love to help you with your next project!
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    Manga
    Line Drawing
    Sketch
    Storybook
    Cartoon Art
    Anime
    Children's Book Illustration
    Book Cover
    Creative Writing
    Drawing
    Colorful Style
    Character Design
    Illustration
  • $50 hourly
    If you're looking for fresh and energetic designs, you’ve come to the right place! I am an award winning professional illustrator and graphic designer with a wide range of styles and techniques to fit any project. My work has been used by Parents Magazine, eHow.com, MSN, Microsoft, The Today Show, and NASA's gift shop. I have created thousands of illustrations for Adobe and still do so, on a regular basis. My niche is creating illustrations and designs for the youth market. I am a member of the SCBWI-Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and work within the guidelines of the Graphic Artist Guild Of America. With twenty years of experience and many publishing credits, I’m sure I can take your idea and give it that visual punch that you’ve been looking for. I am proficient in the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of products including: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat. Some of the Illustration and Graphic Design projects that I work on include: Youth Market: -- Layout and Design of complete Children's Books for self publishing authors through platforms like Amazon KDP and Ingram Spark. -- Book Cover Design for Children's Books -- Children's Book Illustration -- Children's Coloring Books and Activity Books -- Youth Apparel and T-Shirt Design -- Illustrations and Designs for products including: shoes, accessories, phone cases, school supplies, baby items, toys, art and crafts, and many more. -- Sticker Design -- Educational materials and STEM development General Market: -- Magazine and Book Cover illustration and Design -- Illustration and Design of Program Covers -- Illustration for Blogs and Web -- Vector Illustrations for various projects -- Vector Food Illustrations -- Illustration and Design for general items including: T-Shirt Design, Household items, Bed and Bath accessories, Jewelry and many more. -- Icon Design -- Logo Design -- Brochure Design -- Ad Design To get a glimpse of my talent and creativity, take a look at my portfolio which features a huge variety of projects from children’s book illustration to corporate graphic design.
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    Cartoon Art
    Digital Illustration
    Book Cover
    Graphic Design
    Illustration
    Children's Book Illustration
    Layout Design
    Vector Graphic
    Logo Design
    Print Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
  • $85 hourly
    Part of UpWork's “Expert-Vetted” group, which is invitation-only to the top 1% of professionals. Clients: Coca Cola, Fidelity, Google, Intel, McDonald’s, Ralph Lauren, and Time Warner. My work has appeared in The Atlantic, Forbes, and Wall Street Journal. I've had the good fortune to illustrate books published by Pearson, Penguin-Random House, McGraw-Hill, Macmillan, Prentice Hall, Harvard Business Review Press, including several bestsellers. A small percentage of my work comes from Upwork, (the majority are repeat clients, referrals, and clients from my agent.) For this reason, I am selective, and bid on projects for which I feel I can do excellent work. The best cartoons are more than just artwork. They depend upon funny concepts and writing. If you already have ideas for cartoons that you would like illustrated, I can give you publishing quality artwork to bring them to life. If you also need concepts and/or humor writing, I can assist with it. I am a published humor writer, and many of my clients hire me to create humor and concepts for marketing, advertising, publishing and presentations. ———- ♾️ “Mark did an absolutely fantastic job illustrating my book. Better yet, he was a pleasure to work with--a model of professionalism and high standards." —Daniel Pink, New York Times Bestselling Author ♾️ "The cartoons Mark created for us to advertise our new technology have received a huge response." -- Randy Harrel, Vice President, Director of Marketing, CISCO SYSTEMS. ♾️ "Mark: I so appreciate your help through the process of creating cartoons for my book and its promotional tour. While I’ve been working other New Yorker cartoonists, I’ve relied most heavily on you. I think your capacity to capture an idea visually is akin to magic."   - Author, Gary Hamel. "Humanocracy", published by Harvard Business Review Press Recent highlights: Created a series of humorous cartoons for Google. Illustrated a book and wrote humor for a soon-to-be published book by an bestselling author and former executive of DreamWorks. Humor writing and cartoons for an ongoing series of cartoons for Ralph Lauren Inc., for use in their advertising and social media. Created a series of cartoon advertisements for Bayer Pharmaceutical. Hired by Intel Corporation and Time Warner, to create a cartoon spokesmen for their advertising.
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    Political Art
    Caricature
    Digital Illustration
    Cartoon Character
    Comics
    Cartoon Art
    Famous Cartoon
    Humor Writing
    Comic Art
    Adobe Photoshop
    Illustration
    Hand-Drawn Style
    Children's Book Illustration
  • $25 hourly
    Traditional 2D artist – specialized in storyboards, children’s illustrations and comics. I produce classic storyboards, children’s illustrations, watercolor illustrations, comics for grown-ups and kids. Professional artist for almost ten years now. Top Rated freelancer since I joined Upwork. Books with my drawings have been published in the USA, Canada, UK, Iceland, Italy, and more. I have collaborated with clients from all around the world, from Australia to Iceland. I have drawn comics in a variety of genres (sci-fi, slice-of-life, historical, horror, etc.), storyboards for animated feature films, advertisement and informational videos, and illustrations for books and posters. I illustrate both digitally and traditionally. I studied Drawing and Illustration in my hometown in Italy and have an academic background in Comparative Literatures. I am strongly interested in fiction and in storytelling mechanisms. I am always ready to collaborate with writers and commissioners in order to improve a story. I am dedicated to my job, timely in my deliveries and professional in my approach.
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    Comics
    Traditional Illustration
    Pen & Ink
    Drawing
    Sketching
    Comic Art
    Illustration
    Children's Book Illustration
    Storybook
    Character Design
    Storyboarding
    Black & White Style
    Colorful Style
  • $30 hourly
    Hi! I am an Illustrator with a BFA in Graphic Design. I have designed published children's books, book covers, traffic box wrap designs, an instruction manual, and much more. I efficiently meet deadlines and deliver quality illustrations and designs. I can design: - Children's Book Illustrations (including formatting) - Graphic Design (Posters, Flyers, Logos, etc.) - Book Covers / Spines / Back Covers - Cover Art Thank you for your time! Brooke
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    Drawing
    Book Cover
    Children's Literature
    Digital Design
    Cartoon Art
    Children's Book Illustration
    Adobe Photoshop
    Graphic Design
    Animal Illustration
    Illustration
    Contemporary Style
    Cover Art Design
    Storybook
    Freehand Digital Illustration
    Digital Art
  • $30 hourly
    Hi! I'm an illustrator and I specialize in children's books. I believe an image should not only repeat what the words say, but it must also be able to tell a story by itself, revealing emotions and bringing the characters to life, to let us dive into the new world it depicts. An image shouldn't only illustrate, it has to transcend the story and create a whole new experience, making us go on a journey. I paint my illustrations digitally but I like them to have a strong traditional feeling. I love creating colorful, joyful, and fresh pieces, perfect for children's books. I also provide support with self-publishing. I design the illustrations according to the book you need/want to create, and then follow the publishing process until it's done successfully. I also deliver every file you need to publish your book. I get truly involved in every project I am part of, and I always put my heart and soul into my drawings. If you work with me, you will not only find an illustrator but also a partner. I will work by your side to deliver a beautiful result that will make both of us happy :)
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    Digital Illustration
    Page Layout Design
    Digital Painting
    Drawing
    Ebook Design
    Book Cover
    Sketch
    Children's Book Illustration
    Hand-Drawn Style
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe InDesign
    Illustration
    Animal Illustration
    Colorful Style
    Storybook
    Cover Art Design
    Adobe Illustrator
  • $25 hourly
    ▪︎Professional children's books illustrator▪︎ Hello! My name is Mariia. My main specializations are children's book illustrations and brand character creating. I have 7+ years of experience as an illustrator. I like to create and draw children's illustrations, this is my passion! I have experience in creating a series of childrens book illustrations. I have large work practice with clients from USA, Australia, Canada, France, Germany etc. My skills: • Animal illustration • 2d characters • Children's book illustration • Botanical illustration Most of all, I love to draw children's illustrations for: • Children's books • Picturebook • Games • Children's encyclopedias • Packaging • Brand characters concepts I draw using digital devices in Photoshop. I am always looking for new creative projects. Feel free to contact me here, and let's create something beautiful together! :)
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    Comics
    Cartoon Character
    Children's Literature
    Digital Illustration
    Illustration
    Children's Book Illustration
    Watercolor
    Character Design
    2D Illustration
    Adobe Photoshop
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Children’s Book Illustrators Hiring FAQs

What is a children’s book illustrator?

A children’s book illustrator is responsible for creating illustrations that perfectly accompany the story that is being told. They are able to create captivating images that keep their reader’s engaged.

How do you hire a children’s book illustrator?

You can source children’s book illustrators 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 children’s book illustrator.
  • 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 children’s book illustrators. 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 a children’s book illustrator you need to complete your project. 

How much does it cost to hire a children’s book illustrator?

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

  • An experienced children’s book illustrator 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 children’s book illustrating services more competitively. 

Rates typically charged by children’s book illustrator on Upwork are:

  • Beginner: $15 per hour
  • Intermediate: $27 per hour
  • Advanced: $110 per hour

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

How do you write a children’s book illustrator 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 children’s book illustrator job post titles:

  • Illustrator needed to create images for a children’s book on nature 
  • Freelance illustrator needed to draw images for an upcoming children’s book 
  • Digital illustrator needed for online educational course for children

Project description

An effective children’s book illustrator job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From developing pencil sketches to replicating popular cartoon characters, 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 genres, software, or drawing tools, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Children’s book illustrator job responsibilities

Here are some examples of a children’s book illustrator job responsibilities:

  • Create vibrant images for educational course for children under 10 
  • Develop illustrations that coincide with the storyline
  • Deliver illustrations for various children’s books targeting different ages 

Children’s book illustrator job requirements and qualifications

Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a children’s book illustrator. Here are some examples:

  • Ability to create fun images that would resonate with children under 10
  • Must have experience using a variety of mediums and drawing styles to fit the narrator’s story 
  • Understanding of 4-color print production required
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