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Illustration is the creation of images like drawings, paintings and sketches of things seen, imagined or remembered, using a range of mediums (e.g. design software, pencil or collage). On Upwork, the world’s largest online workplace, you will find creative graphic artists with experience in technical illustration, advertising illustration and graphic design software (such as Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop) to manage your professional logo design or provide you with new graphic design ideas for your portfolio.

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  1. Kate Levine

    Kate Levine

    Presentation Specialist | Graphic Recorder | Storyboarder

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 1

    Presentation Specialist... ...a way to engage your audience in a beautifully designed and easy-to-digest PowerPoint presentation ...a keen ability to make better sense of slides by working with clients one-on-one to help deliver a concise and compelling presentation ...hand-drawn illustrations may be utilized based on stylistic preference Graphic Recorder… …is a tool for visual learners; people who are more visual can see the conversation form in front of their eyes and better contribute to the conversation …is a live record of what decisions are made during the meeting and creates accountability for next steps …sure beats PowerPoint Storyboarder… …is a way for people inside or outside of your organization to educate meeting participants on important pieces that directly impact your specific project; instead of receiving this education via PowerPoint, I can work with the presenter to create a compelling storyboard …is an advantageous approach to PowerPoint because there is iteration between the presenter and myself which boils down the education piece to what is really important to share Process Facilitation… …is logistical decision-making of which I have over 9 years of experience; for example, it may make sense for meeting participants to work in parallel on 2 or more burning issues; I can help create efficient teams and facilitate movement in and out of smaller groups while ensuring capture of all decisions, on the fly …is a mandatory element to any meeting; I have seen all different scenarios which means I can help keep things moving and suggest ways to iterate and challenge ideas and decisions

    $120.00 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Lenora Jayne

    Lenora Jayne

    Illustrator and Graphic Designer with Flair for Fashion and Typography

    United States - Last active: 07/21/2014 - Tests: 6

    I’m a Brooklyn-based creator, fluent in multiple disciplines. I seek to weave together my deep-seated love for art, design, music and technology. A self-taught art school dropout, my skills include: ● Graphic Design ● Illustration ● Typography & Lettering ● Photography ● Fine Art (Collage / Watercolor / Painting / Drawing / Printmaking)

    $40.00 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Melissa Matthews

    Melissa Matthews

    Artist (illustrator & graphic design) and business consultant

    United States - Last active: 11/19/2013

    I'm a 28 year old mixed media artist, illustrator and entrepreneur. I am originally from Brooklyn, NY and currently split my time between NY and my cultural home of Trinidad & Tobago. I am of Afro-Trinidadian descent and absolutely ecstatic that my career allows me the flexibility to straddle my two cultural worlds. Thus, I prefer to work on virtual projects. I have done numerous promotional and marketing designs for clients as well as my own company. I have also illustrated children books, designed invitations, and numerous logos. I also have a lot of experience in administrative roles and customer service. I also currently manage and co-manage the online (social media & blogs) presence of four companies,;; MAM-Limited-Art (; MAM SQUARED LLC ( and would be glad to assist with your social media and blogging needs.

    $27.78 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Wayne Agnew

    Wayne Agnew

    Web and Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 05/19/2014 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    During my thirteen years in the graphic design and web design industries, I have handled a diverse array of projects and clients with dedication, creativity and skill. Throughout my career I have always put in my best effort on every project, and I use Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, Javascript, JQuery, and Flash to complete my comissions. My experience has enabled me to work with many different facets of the design process, and I look forward to translating my clients' ideas into reality. I am a reliable and imaginative designer who has experience designing for web and print, a solid business acumen, and has superior communication and multitasking abilities.

    $25.56 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Nicole M. Kowalchuk

    Nicole M. Kowalchuk

    Expert Graphic Designer, Web Designer & Illustrator

    Canada - Last active: 09/25/2013 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 10

    “Design thinking” is a cognitive and intellectual process that balances the rational and emotional – in effect combining left brain and right brain thinking. Putting forth this effort has fostered design thinking capabilities and my team management experience. I have a full working knowledge of print, web, photographic and design processes and experience in managing a creative team. I can progress work from initial brief through to finished art and liaise effectively with management, staff, developers, architects, photographers, illustrators, printers and suppliers. I am constantly refining and developing the creative and technical skills required to expand personal and team creativity. I practice design thinking strategies and study the many models and frameworks that enable solutions and innovation. DESIGN QUALITIES 

• Work well with many personalities, team player • Effective at planning, prioritizing, monitoring and reviewing • Able to motivate and encourage others with new perspectives • Decisive and able to work well under pressure • Problem-solving skills - able to use many methods of strategy • Capable of a massive range of styles • Excellent knowledge of design and typography

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Natalie H.

    Natalie H.

    Expert Graphic Artist with over 15 years experience

    United States - Last active: 12/04/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 8

    I have been a Graphic Artist for over 15 years, and I have extensive experience designing for both print and web. I am very skilled in all Adobe design products, Quark, Flash animation and RWD. I have created a large number of recruitment websites for high-end clients (including responsive web design). Print ads, book designs, illustrations, infographics, emailers, Flash animation, logos, websites and brochures are all part of my portfolio. Examples of all are available. I provide extremely high quality, clean designs, I am very professional and I look forward to working with you and making sure you are happy with the end product.

    $28.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Zamir Elinson

    Zamir Elinson

    Graphic Designer & Artist

    Netherlands - Last active: 05/09/2014 - Portfolio: 1

    The main target of my company is first of all to listen to my client's needs, the next step will be to come up with the best marketing and product solutions. A long the many years of working on different projects with big companies and small or private sections I have gained many skills and learned a lot, there is always something to learn no matter how smart you are. My studio can build up a concept from scratch to the finale stage of the product and the marketing. The doing and concept of ZE-DESIGN is doing what we do best : *Logo Design / Identity *Corporate Identity Package *Environmental Application / Signage *Custom PowerPoint Presentations *Business Cards / Letterhead *Promotional Items *Brochures *Social Media Integration *Video & Animation * Caricature & Art work

    $38.89 /hr
    0 hours
  8. Lisa Vang

    Lisa Vang


    United States - Last active: 12/21/2013 - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 9

    Currently, my career goals include more illustrative/graphics work that will stimulate my brain. I have illustration and graphic design experience on both Mac's and PC's. Instead of reading a long-drawn overview about me, why not take a look at my works instead? They will give you a much better feel for what I can do.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Ashley Barcroft

    Ashley Barcroft

    Computer Aided Drafter and Designer

    Canada - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

    I am a Cad Technician currently working for a survey company that primarily services the oilfield sector. Our products include: location sketches, well sites, pipelines, and many other plan types a client may request. In addition, various software and websites are used to aid in completing our plans. These include: AutoCad Map 2013, Microsoft Office/Excel, our own G.I.S. system, and various websites to help acquire information required for our plans. I have been in this current position for three years and it has been a great learning experience. I am interested in working part-time in the evenings/weekends for extra income. My hours are flexible based on the scope of job, deadlines, etc. I possess a diploma in Cadd Technical Illustration, which has increased my knowledge with various drafting/designing techniques on multiple programs. I am willing to learn the scope of job required and move up with experience. Thank you for your consideration.

    $10.00 /hr
    79 hours
  10. Kenet Guevarra

    Kenet Guevarra

    2d Illustrator, 2d Animator, 3d Motion Capture Animator

    Philippines - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a freelance illustrator, 2d animator and 3d motion capture data editor/animator. I had the opportunity of working in an array of art -related work from layout designs to 2d/3d animation and motion capture cleanup/editing on triple AAA video game titles. My exposure to these disciplines provided me the knowledge to produce art in various styles to meet your art needs.

    $11.11 /hr
    67 hours