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Fariza Dzatalin N.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • CG Artwork
  • Book Cover
  • 2D Design
  • Concept Design
  • Children's Book Illustration

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...

Christopher M.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Concept Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Digital Painting
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Rendering
  • 3D Animation
  • Maxon Cinema 4D
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop

I'm a professional with about ten years of experience working in a range of fields including concept art and illustration for games as well as motion graphics and 3D animation. My services primarily include: - Concept Design for Games, TV, and Film - Motion Graphic Animation - 3D Graphic Design The main software packages I'm proficient with include: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Autodesk Maya, Maxon Cinema 4D, Octane Render, and X-Particles.

Tetiana B.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Cartoon Art
  • Sketching
  • Black & White Style
  • Character Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Line Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Icon Design

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 what you only can image. Other my 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...

Jaime R.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Poster Design
  • Flyer Design
  • Banner Ad Design
  • Album Cover Design
  • Logo Design
  • T-Shirt Design
  • Photo Editing
  • Vector Art
  • Label & Package Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Digital Art

I'm a skilled, experienced illustrator and graphic designer with +10 years in freelance illustration and graphic design, and hold a master degree in Fine Arts, from the Fine Arts University of Lisbon. My strongest skills rely on intricate, bold and figurative illustration work and on cleaner, minimal layouts as well. Over the years I've been producing extensive work for a variety of outputs. My main areas of expertise: - Digital Illustration - Poster design - T-shirt /apparel design /merch design - Logo design & branding - editorial (books and magazines) illustration - music album artwork - label/packaging design

Mariana H.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Book
  • Digital Art
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Children's Book Illustration

Hi! My name is Mariana and I am ready to help you with your project! I am a graphic designer and illustrator based in Kiev and open for new interesting offers. I have experience in creating original drawings and full projects so you will have amazing result independently on your budget. I always try to find individual approach for my clients and do my best to solve your problem. My strong points are - Creativity and Openness Just view my portfolio and let's work together!

Agu C.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Animation
  • 2D Animation
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Drawing

Hello! My name is Agu Crisostomo, which is pronounced: AHH! GOO!!! (with or without the screaming) I'm an animator and illustrator based in Manila. I have been creating and consuming creative content my whole life. Videogames, films, books, music... Nothing is safe! I pull inspiration from all of these and pour it into my work, hopefully creating something truly unique! If you want to create something together, shoot me a line! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

Brittany O.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Comics
  • Sketch
  • Concept Art
  • Character
  • Drawing
  • Manga
  • Anime
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Digital Illustration
  • Cartooning
  • Character Design
  • Comic Art
  • Digital Painting
  • Book Cover

Hello! I'm Brittany, a comic/manga artist, illustrator, and character designer who works both in black and white and color. Whether you have a multi-part series or a simple idea you would like to see visualized in a comic, novel, or singular image, I am here to help. I'm super dedicated to helping people bring their ideas to life, whether it's for themselves or to be shared. Being a writer myself, I have been on both sides of production and I can not only help with materializing your ideas but can also offer advice for how the writing can itself prop up the illustrations. I have much experience in starting projects from the ground up but...

Gregory D.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Animation
  • Cartooning
  • Character Design
  • Playful Tone
  • Character
  • Children's Literature

As a kid I always loved drawing and inventing funny characters. I grew up with a bedroom filled with comic books and annuals which had me poring over the artwork for hours. Roll forward several years I have amassed over 20 years’ professional experience as an animator, which includes illustration, storyboards, character design - even down to making a decent cup of tea. For 12 years I ran my own studio, Planet Sunday, where we created award-winning animated content for kids of all ages. After making the tough decision to close the studio last year I have taken off the business suit and literally gone back to the drawing board to fill up my...

Silvia F.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Comic Art

I'm a freelance illustrator and comic artist graduated in graphic design. I have more than 10 years of experience in comics and illustrations with publishers and worldwide clients. I'm very serious about deadlines.

Brianna O.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Concept Art
  • Comics
  • Clip Studio Paint
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Freehand Digital Illustration
  • Character Design
  • 2D Illustration
  • Realistic
  • Storybook
  • Cartoon Character
  • Digital Painting
  • Colorful Style

Hello! I am a Visual Artist and Illustrator specializing in digital and traditional illustration, with a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art. I am the illustrator for the children's series, The Land of Twilight Trilogy as well as other children's books and YA novels. I am a dedicated individual, diligent worker, collaborator, creative thinker, and adaptive learner with the dream of bringing people's ideas and dreams to life! Please don't hesitate to reach out and thank you for visiting my page!

Andreea H.
$20/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Children's Book Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • 2D Illustration
  • Digital Illustration
  • Freehand Digital Illustration
  • Colorful Style
  • Playful Tone
  • Character Design
  • Character
  • Storybook
  • Illustrative
  • Line Drawing

Hi! I'm Andreea and I'm an illustrator and graphic designer from Bucharest, Romania. I love creating characters, children's book illustrations and experimenting with new styles. I create digital freehand illustrations, usually in Adobe Photoshop. My skills include: - freehand digital illustration - children's book illustrations - paper engineering If you have any questions, please message me. I'm looking forward to working with you!

Jamie A.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Character Development
  • 2D Animation
  • 2D Art
  • Sticker Design
  • Character Design
  • Sequential Art
  • Comic Art
  • Cartooning
  • Children's Literature
  • Commercial Style
  • Cartoon Character
  • Digital Illustration
  • Digital Painting

Hi! I’m Jamie, A professional cartoonist, character designer, illustrator and more. I have 2 years of full time professional level experience. My highest goal is to help my clients achieve their goal with high-quality output designs and offer design advice with the wealth of experience I have amassed through the many types of projects I have taken on and learnt from. As a Cartoonist, I have enjoyed working for companies such as Razer, Ondat, Instinkt, Stefania and many other brands/individuals. Each one has left with more than they expected and delighted with the product they received. I’m a skilled and quality-oriented designer, aiming...

Eliza F.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Branding
  • Social Media Management
  • 2D Design & Drawings
  • Graphic Design
  • Children's Book Illustration
  • Illustrations

I am a professional illustrator who specializes in cute and whimsical illustration and design. I have experience illustrating and designing for companies including Hallmark, Hasbro Toy Company, American Greetings Cards, Purel, and am represented by Shannon Associates for children's book illustration. Some of the projects I have worked on include greeting card design/ illustration, character design, children's book illustration, storyboards for live-action and animated films/commercials, product design, pattern/ surface design, portraits, and special commissions based on clients specific needs. I look forward to helping you with any of...

Victor  C.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Digital Art
  • Vector Art
  • Cartoon Character
  • Children's Book Illustration
  • Character Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Infographic
  • 2D Illustration
  • Comics
  • Logo Design
  • Concept Artistry
  • Digital Illustration
  • Cartoon Art
  • Fantasy

I am a multidisciplinary Graphic Designer and Illustrator with 10+ years of experience. Among my qualifications are: - Logo design - Print and digital marketing materials - Email marketing - Packaging design - Digital illustrations - Web design - Cartoon and Character design - illustration My principles: • Quality goes first • Design is always unique • Deadlines are important • Communication is key

Ivan Z.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Children's Book Illustration
  • 2D Illustration
  • Character Design
  • Vector Graphic
  • Cartoon Art
  • Storyboarding
  • Comic Art
  • Logo Design
  • Freehand Digital Illustration
  • Digital Illustration
  • Comics
  • Drawing

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...

Ameilee S.
$38/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Concept Artistry
  • Comic Art

Hello! I am AR Sullivan, a NY based illustrator / concept artist. I have worked as a freelancer doing private commissions on and off since 2013 and am confident doing everything from illustrating holiday cards to designing RPG characters. I have a soft spot for science fiction and fantasy but am happy to work in most genres. I look forward to helping bring your ideas to life!

Jonathan  A.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Concept Development
  • Print Design
  • Storyboarding
  • 2D Art
  • Drawing
  • Infographic
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Graphic Design
  • Advertising Illustration
  • Digital Art
  • 2D Game Art
  • Children's Book Illustration
  • Digital Painting

Hello! I am an Illustrator, Designer and, Concept Artist specializing in Children's Illustration, Concept Design, Character Design, and Environment Design. I am a team player who loves the work that I do and helping my clients bring their visions to life. I am passionate about art and visuals and have experience with a wide variety of projects. I work primarily in digital media and I am well versed in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Procreate, Corel Paint, Corel Draw. Feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you today!

Chrisbel C.
$15/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Graphic Design
  • 2D Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Procreate

Hi! 👋 I have worked as a freelancer for more than 6 years, working for corporate, marketing, and advertising agencies. One of my main goals is to take the satisfaction of my clients very seriously. My main areas of focus include: - Brand Design - Illustration - Creating Posts / Visuals for Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) - Video Editing and Motion Graphics. - Designing Banners - Ads for Facebook, Instagram. - Packaging I’m easy going and always ready to work on exciting projects and provide fresh ideas. Let's get in touch!

Mary B.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Drawing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Character Design
  • Arts
  • Art & Design
  • Children's Book Illustration
  • Sketching
  • Character
  • Watercolor
  • Gouache
  • Graphic Design
  • Cartoon Art

Hello! My name is Mary, and I have been illustrating children's books since 2014. I can work traditionally (hand-drawn illustrations: like pencils/paints/etc) and digitally. I have skill in Ink, Gouache, colored Pencil, Graphite, Watercolor, and Digital Artwork. All of my hand drawn work is done and then scanned into digital files for delivery. I can 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...

Valeria L.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • 2D Design
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Corel Painter

Hi there! My name is Valeria Lujan and I am a professional graphic designer and illustrator with more than 6 years of experience in various fields. I have worked as a web designer, graphic designer, 2d animator, illustrator, and even I have given drawing and illustration classes at the university I graduated from. I am a versatile designer so I find it easy to adapt to customer's needs. I like to innovate and create functional and beautiful designs that fit the needs of each client. I have expert skills in software such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, and Adobe After Effects. I also use several illustration...

Yussuf A.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Comic Art
  • Sequential Art
  • Character Design
  • Book Cover
  • Manga
  • Sketch
  • Comics

I am a comic illustrator with a very distinctive style and standard quality. I have worked in the comic industry for a few years and i have the skills and commitment to bring your comic ideas to life. i enjoy working with writers and editors to tell incredible stories about interesting characters (i mean, is there anything better in the world?). Along with sequential pages, i also do dynamic cover designs as well as character designs. You should Hire me

Nick S.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Elearning
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Articulate Storyline
  • Instructional Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Concept Artistry
  • Digital Art

I do digitall Illustrations both in Photoshop and Illustrator (when vector images are required). For my interactive courses I use Storyline 2 and 3, and Captivate software. I did illustrations and developed e-learning courses for major companies such as McDonalds, Kaspersky Antivirus, Tinkoff and Svyaznoy.

Olga K.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • CorelDRAW
  • Character Design
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Graphic Design
  • Procreate
  • Vector Graphic
  • Digital Art

Skilled illustrator + characters and graphic designer. Excellent technical skills and a lot of experience with various techniques: -Digital art: vector and raster graphics -Traditional art: watercolor painting, graphic art, comics etc I always bring to the project: -Responsible approach -Efficiency and responsiveness of execution -originality and high quality -attention to your needs -great communication skills -enjoyable creative process

Ricardo C.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Corporate Brand Identity
  • Label & Package Design
  • Product Design
  • Print Design
  • Advertising
  • Infographic
  • 3D Rendering
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Blender
  • Concept Design
  • Layout Design

Hi! My name is Ricardo, I'm a graphic designer and illustrator based in Argentina with over nine years of experience. My passion is to create clear, well-crafted and innovative visual solutions that my clients can be proud of. I will use my expertise to bring your projects to life across multiple platforms, be it web, print or any other. If you have a freelance opportunity, feel free to contact me.

Alex S.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • 2D Illustration
  • Character Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Art & Design
  • 2D Art
  • Anime
  • Sketch
  • Concept Art
  • Portrait
  • Digital Painting
  • Game Art
  • 2D Game Art
  • Drawing

Hi! I am Alex, I have a BA in Fine Arts and over 10 years of experience and schooling in traditional art. I currently work as a Graphic Designer and as a freelance Concept Artist, field in which I have 3 year experience. I am a BIG videogame and movie enthusiast and an even bigger fan of illustration, design and cool ideas and I would love to help you bring yours to life! Some things with which I could help: - Character Design - Prop / Vehicle Design - Creature / Monster Design - Environment Design ( interior + exterior ) - UI design And also: - Illustrations - Splash art - Portraits

Keisha S.
$65/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Children's Book Illustration
  • Infographic
  • Watercolor
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design
  • Icons
  • Comics
  • Vector Art
  • Animated Cartoon

• 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

Aki W.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Illustration
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Vector Graphic
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Icon Design
  • Infographic
  • Graphic Design
  • Line Drawing
  • Vector Art
  • Minimalist
  • Poster
  • Flat Style
  • Banners
  • Instructional Infographic
  • Banner Ad Design

Hi, I'm Aki! I’ve been a graphic designer and illustrator on Upwork since 2019, and have worked with hundreds of clients to help them to achieve their design goals. If you're looking for clean, modern, and on-trend designs, then I'm the person for the job! My specializations are in social media/display ads, infographic design, and vector illustrations. Here are the services I offer: • Digital Marketing Graphics (web banners, social media ads, display ads, etc.) • Vector illustrations (blog header, website hero, social media post, etc.) • Icon Creations (social media Icons, website assets, etc.) • Infographics (social media post, website...

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How to Hire Top Illustrators

What is an illustrator?

The work an illustrator provides can be as diverse as the projects requiring their artwork. Some illustrators use pencil, ink, watercolor, and oil paint while others may be more adept at using computer illustration software such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. Either way, an illustrator can help you navigate the creative process and deliver beautiful graphics that bring your commercial, nonprofit, or personal project to life.

How do you hire an illustrator?

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

  1. Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in an illustrator.
  2. 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.
  3. Shortlist and interview 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 illustrator you need to complete your project. 

How much does it cost to hire an illustrator?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions. Learn about the cost to hire a illustrator.

How do you write an 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 illustrator job post titles:

  • Looking for an illustrator to develop construction and architectural renderings
  • Seeking an illustrator with experience in children’s books
  • Software illustrator needed for B2B icon development

Project description

An effective illustrator job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From initial conception to final computer files, 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 illustrators who use computer software, oil painting, pencil, or any other medium, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Illustrator job responsibilities

Here are some examples of illustrator job responsibilities:

  • Creating illustrations for print collateral using Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop
  • Conceptualizing relevant imagery to be used in a series of brochures
  • Developing graphic files suitable for print and web

Illustrator job requirements and qualifications

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

  • Mastery of latest graphic design software, such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop
  • Ability to take client direction, conceptualize initial drafts, and deliver final artwork
  • Completion of deliverables by agreed-upon deadlines
  • Portfolio of completed artwork for consumer product packaging
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