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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. Rachael C.

    Rachael C.

    Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    Throughout my career I have worn many hats: Graphic Designer, Art Director, Illustrator, Photographer, Marketing Director, even Project Manager. As an accomplished designer with over sixteen years of award-winning design, illustration and photography under her belt, I feel like I would be a great fit for any design project. As Graphic Services and Public Relations Project Manager for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, I designed annual reports and catalogs with creative flair and a fine attention to detail, while also managing the graphic services department and overseeing all advertising and marketing for the entire four campus college. As a photographer for my own business, I have used a keen eye and heavy dose of passion to beautifully photograph products, corporate businesses, and individuals. During my career, I have developed marketing strategies and effective design solutions for numerous happy clients, and I have managed and updated websites, blogs and social media pages with rich content. Through it all, is a deep respect for people and positive experience, and a sincere enthusiasm for seeing my clients thrive and succeed.

    $30.00 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Mauro Santos

    Mauro Santos

    Graphic artist and multidisciplinary designer

    Portugal - Last active: 1 month ago

    Mauro Santos also known as Oruam Graphiks is a Portuguese graphic artist and multidisciplinary designer with a background and visual culture influenced by graffiti. Driven and motivated by the practice of design his projects are mainly focused on the field of graphic arts – such as graphic design, identity and branding, wayfinding and signage information, editorial and layout design, typography, lettering, illustration and others. In order to develop and exercise the creative stimuli he incessantly continues to search, relate and combine new disciplines and areas of personal interest to his work. Oruam Graphiks is currently working as an independent designer and artist, freelancer and collaborator in national and international projects as well. + For any inquiry about work, project, collaboration or other related subject feel free to send a message.

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
  3. Michael H.

    Michael H.

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 2

    I am an experienced designer and developer with a history of working on projects of all sizes. I also have a traditional background as a Creative Director and Illustrator that gives me a very holistic approach to any project. I can also provide strategic consulting for online businesses, whether you need input on a strategy, or help with lead generation and marketing. Part of my work history involved time in an incubator overseeing the technical development of portfolio companies. I appreciate every client and make sure that I do everything possible to make a project successful.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
  4. Dan Sampson

    Dan Sampson

    Animation & Video Editing

    Canada - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 3

    Dan is an Animator and Video Editor with over 10 years experience located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has animated various commercials and music videos using After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash and Premiere. Some of Dan’s clients include Medieval Times, Ubisoft, Jimmy Cliff, Three Days Grace, Deltron 3030 and Tuxedo. Dan is experienced in 2D Animation, Character Animation & Design, Videography, Video Editing, Motion Graphics and Illustration.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
  5. Jason G.

    Jason G.

    Visual Artist & Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    My name is Jason, I've been a freelancer visual designer for over 18 years (plus worked at agencies along the way) and love to take on creative projects of all shapes and sizes. I have experience working for small local companies and large-scale prominent figures as well. Some of the many services I offer include: - Graphic Design - Web Design - Digital Art and Illustration - Photo Manipulation, Editing and Restoration - Digital Photo Coloring of black & white photography - Flyers, Brochures, Posters, Album Art, Clothing, Packaging and so on... - Video Editing and Production, no motion graphic services (yet) - Social Media Ad Campaigns (managing and designing for them) - Desktop publishing, page layout and cover design - Mobile App Design (graphic production, non-coding projects) - Traditional drawing, sketch based work etc... etc... Here's a little more information about me via my LinkedIn profile: and a link to my Behance portfolio: I am interested in both short-term and long-term opportunities. Feel free to contact me anytime, I am also available to chat on Skype.

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
  6. Lauren Curtis

    Lauren Curtis

    Freelance Artist/ Illustrator/ Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    Providing original, eye-catching artwork & designs to meet all of my clients creative needs in a timely and professional manner is my goal. I will work to come up with ideas that exemplify the client's brand & bring their project to life artistically, and will supply idea choices to choose from. The selected image(s) will be completed to specifications and satisfaction. I have 30 years of professional art experience and have been hired by clients throughout the US & abroad to create illustrations for publications, websites, craft and greeting card companies, businesses and more. I have also done design work including logos, ads, flyers, business & post cards, book & CD covers, etc. I specialize in hand-drawn/painted images (pen & ink, watercolor, pencil) as well as Photoshop and photography. I am seeking new opportunities to increase my client base and expand my artistic career.

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours
  7. Marc Ludena

    Marc Ludena

    Graphic Designer for Print and Web, Illustrator, Fine Artist

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 10

    Hi. I’m Marc. I’m a fine artist, illustrator and graphic designer. I’m also a bass player, cyclist, actor and director. And I’m a husband and father. I have a bit of an identity crisis. But I can make pretty pictures. And I can make ugly pictures prettily. And I can design your logo, your brochure or website. I’m looking for full time, contract and freelance work at this time. I relocated from outside Chicago to Anderson, SC in August of 2012. I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you in person or virtually.

    $27.78 /hr
    15 hours
  8. Madalina Tantareanu

    Madalina Tantareanu

    Graphic designer | Illustrator

    Romania - Last active: 12/16/2014 - Tests: 3

    Portfolio: Behance: For me, the story of becoming an illustrator began like any other story: when you least expect it. Thus, when I was a student at the Faculty of Journalism, during a layout course, I realized I did not want to write in magazines, but to illustrate them. It was a spontaneous desire to draw words, rather than express them correctly, truthfully and journalistic. Then, when I put the pen on my bench and looked for the pencil in my bag, I decided to apply to the Graphic Design Department of the University of Arts. I was admitted and started to draw all the words I couldn’t find and verbalize when I saw myself as a journalist. After graduation, I went to Valencia for a master in graphic design and illustration, and this experience helped me take my passion to another level and made me what I am today – personally and professionally. There, my interest in details grew, I used to spent hours and days on end drawing, learning, experimenting new things. I think Spanish words also helped, as I would illustrate them in order to learn, with no prior journalistic attempts. Currently, I am working under my personal brand, Mădălina Ţânţăreanu. I love working with typography, transforming words in images and taking them to the border between graphic design and illustration . “Illustrated typography ” is the concept that I am developing and the basis of most of my works. Starting from floral, fantasy, geometric shapes, I create worlds, stories, experiences around the letters. Pushing type to it s limit . When I am not using letters as form, I lose myself in complex and highly detailed illustrations for postcards, t-shirts and other media. I work in ink and pencil, mostly in black and white. I prefer this technique as black and white make the message of my illustrations more powerful, clear and concise – Less is more. Sometimes I add color, but I am careful not to center the essence of the story around chromatic elements, and just leave it in the visual power of shapes. I think black and white make the most colorful drawings. Moreover, I prefer hand drawing, as I think it makes a project more authentic and personal. I always like to say that a drawing done by hand is like an e-mail turned into handwritten letter and mailed to the recipient. So I prefer to write letters instead of sending emails.

    $33.00 /hr
    0 hours
  9. Samantha Muscat-Scherr

    Samantha Muscat-Scherr

    Graphic Designer

    United States - Last active: 06/18/2014

    I am a San Antonio based graphic designer who specializes in branding, logo design, print advertising, and multipage layout. My work often features traditional and digital illustration and hand-drawn typography. I am also familiar with package design, 2D animation, digital photography, and web design including knowledge of HTML, CSS, and current W3C standards. I love solving problems, and will use every tool at my disposal to arrive at the best solution. That can range from something clean and elegant to something playful and unusual, depending on the needs of the client. This variety makes each day an exciting new challenge, and no project is quite the same as the last.

    $60.00 /hr
    0 hours
  10. Alfredo Polanszky

    Alfredo Polanszky

    Alfredo Polanszky

    Uruguay - Last active: 08/27/2014 - Tests: 4

    ATTENTION and SERVICE We are committed to developing lasting relationships based on the efficient service. Being available to solve any agile customer demand. QUALITY OF COMMUNICATION Our goal is the clarity of the message and the projection of the brand by emphasizing quality and creativity. MANAGEMENT We involve professional and trusted vendors, ensuring completion in a timely manner of any project. EXPERIENCE We play in the communication area for over 25 years. We have operated on a wide range of targets for almost all commercial areas. CUSTOMERS Laboratorios Clausen, and Laboratorios Roemmers of Montevideo ("Theater in the Classroom" and "The National Comedy").

    $25.00 /hr
    0 hours