Before you apply - please make sure that you are okay with the following:
1. You will only work with the Adobe suite - can be indesign, illustrator or photoshop - nothing else (we usually work with Photoshop so that is easier for us).
2. We want you to complete the full 32 illustrations and printables - there is one price for the whole job, as there is a mix of easy and difficult, it all equals out.
WHO WE ARE:
Want to work on something fun and creative that helps kindergarteners?
We are looking to cultivate a good relationship with an illustrator/graphic designer to help us with our current need and also be on our books for future work.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
We will need you to design and draw printables and illustrations for an educational PDF.
We are developing a fun set of activities for kids and their parents, that help them learn more about the amazing world they live in! Some of the areas that we touch are: maths, science, music, art, creativity, coding (and it goes on!!). These activities are being combined into one giant PDF. Each activity will have text, illustrations and some will have printables to help the kids and parents understand best how to do them.
A printable is an accompanying page of a fun educational activity which parents will need to print out to use. Some examples of a printable may be e.g. a simple diagram showing different parts of a flower, a sheet of cutouts of rocket ships etc. Printables must be in Letter Format.
An illustration is a drawing or diagram that explains how an activity works. It's a visual representation of an activity. Example of an illustration may be e.g. Dinosaur egg hidden in grass, examples of different rocks and how they can be used as tools etc. Illustrations will all be exported in rectangular dimension and incorporated alongside text (we handle the text and layout, you handle the illustration!)
These printables/illustrations will be incorporated inside our final PDF - but we only require you to export them, hand them over, and we will do the final setting with text.
We will be providing examples, where necessary, and in quite a few instances you will need to copy what we have already created (which makes it even easier!).
We will want you to export into PNG or PDF, as well as handing over the original file.
Skills you will need:
- ability to see what our style is and copy it
- simple character design skills
- understanding of how to quickly tell a story through a simple illustration
- consistency of design
- ability to keep the final printed product in mind (sizes etc)
- ability to take on a lot of feedback (the work MUST fit with our PDF style!)
- an excellent understanding of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
To help safeguard you and us - we will be splitting this job into several milestones.
MILESTONE 1: Create 1 x Printable Activity ("Dino Mask")
MILESTONE 2: Create 1 x Illustration Activity ("Comic Book Heroes")
MILESTONE 3: Complete 18 Printables & Illustrations for STEAM
MILESTONE 4: Complete 12 Printables & Illustrations for 21st Century
Illustrations/Printables in total = 32 (some are so simple they should take no more than 5 minutes, others require much more thought and time).
Pricing: (including upwork fees) = $250 USD (this works out to be around $7.50 an illustration and rounded up).
I have uploaded the full work list of illustrations and printables need "Upsells work for Printables Artist.pdf". If you want to check out some of our existing design style please look at "Humans, Animals, Factoids.pdf" (we are not expecting as much detail as in these images but it gives you an idea of the fun, bright characters kids love).
An example of a printable that you will need to copy or be similar to be will be "skeleton.png" or "steg.png"
We will work with you and give you full support and feedback throughout the whole process. Really, it sounds a lot tricker than it actually is :)
Looking forward to working with you!
I am looking for a mix of experience and value
December 4, 2017
You should have experience with the following applications: