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Alexandra Hohner
United Kingdom

I am an animator, illustrator, designer, documentary maker. As an artist, I specialised in tradigital methods: I animate frame-by-frame but digitally (mostly in TvPaint). I draw pictures no matter if it is vector graphic or pixel-based. I use beaut

Alexandra Hohner
United Kingdom

I am an animator, illustrator, designer, documentary maker. As an artist, I specialised in tradigital methods: I animate frame-by-frame but digitally (mostly in TvPaint). I draw pictures no matter if it is vector graphic or pixel-based. I use beaut

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£100 per day (GBP)
I am an animator, illustrator, designer, documentary maker. As an artist, I specialised in tradigital methods: I animate frame-by-frame but digitally (mostly in TvPaint). I draw pictures no matter if it is vector graphic or pixel-based. I use beautiful design to tell stories either with moving or still images. If you interested more of my work have a look at my website: _Website not available. Sign in: If you have an idea that you'd like to discuss feel free to contact me I am always open for collaborations. WORK EXPERIENCE 2018 •Book illustrator for Sailboat (work in progress) •Director, scriptwriter, designer, animator for music video 'Royal Baby' (unreleased) • Animator collaborating with Guerilla Creative to animate a short fundraising video for JDRF • Animator - illustrator for a deep-sea documentary produced by Sheree Marris (unreleased) • Animator for educational shorts for Health Chronicle’s and After Skool’s youtube channel •Illustrator, artist for Instinct magazine by Karbon co. • Art director - Animator for Love Ghost’s 27-4 music video • Illustrator for myevideo production company • Art director - Animator for website opening short animation for Developing London 2017 • Director - animator for award-winning short ‘M.E’ 2016 • Animator-director for BBC Listening Project’s ‘Really good at laughing’ (2016) • Art director - Animator for Sharp-Shotz ‘You are not alone’ 2015 • Animator for short documentary ‘Girl Wonder’ EDUCATION BA in animation at University of West of England
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$175 per day (USD)
Hello! I’m Jonny. I create and design playful visuals out of stories and ideas. Over twelve years of experience in illustration and design has seen me in a wide variety of projects, including: - My own graphic novel series, The Dragon Lord Saga, published by Rabbit Room Press. Two volumes have been printed to date, with more to come! - Contract work creating visual storytelling for clients, including comic books, webcomics, children’s books, informational curriculum, video storyboards, and more. - Art design work on commission, including logo and brand design for businesses and organizations, cover design for books and albums, and card design for trading cards and card games. I enjoy adapting my work to the needs of any project, but I particularly connect with projects evoking humor, playfulness, or innocence. I would love to meet you! Feel free to contact me at any time with questions or comments. Work samples and references are available upon request. Have a great day!
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I’m Moriah McReynolds- illustrator, dog mom, and Coca-Cola connoisseur. Thanks for finding your way to my twine - I’m glad you’re a part of this art loving community! Originally from SoCal, I made the trek to Marion, Indiana for college and found a love for the community that made me want to stay. I hope to spread my love for art and community to those around me through my art and activism! I am a big believer in creating art in hopes of creating change! I have been a freelance illustrator since 2016. I graduated in 2018 and shortly after illustrated a children's book for Cardinal Publishers Group. BS in Illustration at Indiana Wesleyan University Please visit my website at _Website not available. Sign in:
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About Book Illustrators

To kick things off, choose what type of illustrator you need for your project.

Custom illustrators can be hired directly from the following pages:

  • Children’s book illustrators for hire
  • Comic illustrators for hire
  • Logo artists for hire
  • Designers for hire

Next, it’s time to start the hiring process:

Finding An Illustrator For Hire

Looking for illustrators might seem like a time-consuming affair.

Twine simplifies the process of looking for an illustrator by implementing a vetting process, matching clients to creatives through over 10 different criteria.

Here’s a quick overview of how to hire an illustrator using the platform:

  1. Post up a job, detailing the nature of your project
  2. Wait for illustrators to pitch on your brief
  3. Review your pitches and choose a candidate
  4. Negotiate your terms
  5. Sorted!
Tips For Writing Your Job Brief

Here’s an interesting statistic:

60% of pitches for jobs online have been abandoned due to the application’s length or complexity

Although Twine manually vets all pitches that a client receives, it’s really important to make sure your brief is clear and concise to maximize the volume of high-quality pitches you receive.

By posting a clear and concise brief for your illustration, freelance illustrators will be able to quickly gain an understanding of your project and determine if they’re a good match.

To maximize your chances of receiving high-quality pitches, make sure to include the following information within your job brief:

  • Who you are
  • What you require (and why)
  • The size & scope of your project
  • References of work you like
  • Target audience
  • Budget
  • Deadline

If you’d like a more in-depth look at how to structure your project brief, check out our illustration project brief example.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Illustrator ?

The cost of hiring an illustrator will vary significantly from project to project.

For example, if you wanted to hire an illustrator for a children’s book, it would cost you a lot more than hiring a logo designer for a basic business logo.

Using the data from our network of freelance illustrators, here are the ranges you can expect for a day’s work (7-8 hours):

Illustrator LevelJuniorMid-LevelExpert
Day Rate$150-250$250-500$500-1000

Here are the price ranges in GBP:

Illustrator LevelJuniorMid-LevelExpert
Day Rate£100-200£200-400£400-800
How much does it cost to get a book illustrated?

Using the data from our platform, book illustration can vary from $80 to $2,000. The average price of a book illustration on Twine is $546.67

How much do illustrators cost per image?

Cheap illustrations can cost as little as $20, whereas more expensive pieces can cost as much as $450. Using the data from our platform, the average cost per image on Twine is $68.93.

In general, the more images you require, the cheaper the cost per image will be.

If you’d like a more thorough overview of illustrator rates, head over to our freelance illustration marketplace to view current listings, alongside our network of custom illustrators for hire.

Frequently Asked Questions
Why hire an illustrator?

Here’s the thing:

As tempting as it might be to use stock art…

Your customers will spot it in an instant.

And do you know what they’ll think?

They’ll think you’ve taken shortcuts with your product.

You need an illustrator to produce original work if you want to showcase the time, effort and energy you’ve put into your work.

If that doesn’t convince you, here are three further advantages of commissioning original illustration work:

Retain creative autonomy

Working with stock art can force you to compromise on your product in order to make the artwork fit. Hiring a freelancer lets you tailor the art to your product.

Stand out from your competitors

90% of information processed by the brain is visual. An original, eye-catching illustration is an excellent way of setting yourself apart from the competition.

Keep your costs down

Top-quality stock art is expensive, with many providers locking you into an extensive subscription plan. An original illustration will not only be far-superior in quality, but often more cost-effective than stock art.

What are the advantages of hiring a freelance illustrator over an agency?

Great question!

Here are the top three advantages of hiring a freelance illustrator over an agency:

Price point

With office space, employee benefits and set working hours, agencies have high overheads factored into their costs. Hiring a freelancer cuts out the middleman and provides you with a top-quality result at an effective price point.


Top-notch illustrators will often start their careers at an agency before moving on to freelance work. This makes freelancers some of the most experienced & knowledgeable professionals in the game.


Most agencies target a broad market. Instead, many freelancers will specialize in a particular niche of illustration, such as children’s books or album artwork. This allows you to choose a professional who lives and breathes your particular project.

What are you waiting for?

Twine is one of the best freelance sites for illustrators. Post a job now and hire an artist online in a matter of hours. You can also take a look at freelance illustrator’s portfolios on the platform to see what our creatives have to offer.

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