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Rostislav Yeni
Dnipropetrovs'k, Shevchenkivskyi...

I am a Digital Designer with 10 years of design experience in many graphics industries. I'm used to working with several projects at the same time, even in the shortest possible time. Ready to adapt to any task, because I quickly learn. I am willing to work remotely or full time. **Day rate** $30 per hour, $240 per day **Employment and project experience** _2014 - PRESENT_ - I work as Digital Designer in All Fit Automotive _2015 - 2017_ - Worked as Presentation Designer. _2014 - 2018_ - Worked as Freelance Graphic Designer. _2010 - 2011_ - Worked as Illustrator. **Qualifications and education** _IHE in Environment design_ NAKKKiM

Rostislav Yeni
Dnipropetrovs'k, Shevchenkivskyi...

I am a Digital Designer with 10 years of design experience in many graphics industries. I'm used to working with several projects at the same time, even in the shortest possible time. Ready to adapt to any task, because I quickly learn. I am willing to work remotely or full time. **Day rate** $30 per hour, $240 per day **Employment and project experience** _2014 - PRESENT_ - I work as Digital Designer in All Fit Automotive _2015 - 2017_ - Worked as Presentation Designer. _2014 - 2018_ - Worked as Freelance Graphic Designer. _2010 - 2011_ - Worked as Illustrator. **Qualifications and education** _IHE in Environment design_ NAKKKiM

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I am a Digital Designer with 10 years of design experience in many graphics industries. I'm used to working with several projects at the same time, even in the shortest possible time. Ready to adapt to any task, because I quickly learn. I am willing to work remotely or full time. **Day rate** $30 per hour, $240 per day **Employment and project experience** _2014 - PRESENT_ - I work as Digital Designer in All Fit Automotive _2015 - 2017_ - Worked as Presentation Designer. _2014 - 2018_ - Worked as Freelance Graphic Designer. _2010 - 2011_ - Worked as Illustrator. **Qualifications and education** _IHE in Environment design_ NAKKKiM

Hi I'm a concept-artist and illustrator from Ukraine I do: Concept art for games,companies etc. Character development and design Illustration for books,games,sites Book and sites design Comic strip Prints,stickers,stock images and backgrounds

Hi. My name is Oksana. I am an illustrator. I specialize in creating illustrations for children's books and covers, illustrations for the web. I have been working in this direction for a long time. If you are looking for a creative, hard-working and creative worker, then you are here. Contact me.

Hello to everyone! My name is Viktoria and I am a professional illustrator (I create fashion illustrations, illustrations for books, advertising illustrations, for different events). I am from Kyiv, Ukraine. My drawing style is flat but with maximizing of all the details. I take care very much of my clients needs, always punctual and responsible, with a very creative mind full of bright ideas :) I have been working as a fashion illustrator for more than a year, I’ve been taking part in workshops for illustrators and have completed few educational courses on different types of illustration.

Hello! I am Lana Shybinska aka Redhead Trickster, the most caring artist in the whole universe and I am always ready to work! So, why me? I never spend more than 1,5 month on one commission. You see, I have some ongoing commercial projects with strict deadlines. Discipline is what I am made of. No surprise deliveries. You will see every single step of my work. You can message me at any time - I will answer in about an hour (or up to 6-7 hours if you noted me while I was sleeping). I love every single customer and every single character I draw. Many of my customers receive small gifts from me - like bonus sketches or PSD files!

I’m an artist and illustrator. I draw and paint already for more then 15 years and can’t stop doing that. My scope of work includes children's book illustration, editorial illustration, patterns and other. For the illustration I combine in my work watercolour painting, classical drawing, and digital art techniques. As an artist I’m found of landscapes and nature. I always search for a beauty and harmony in a space around me. For this part of my art I use traditional technique: oil on canvas, watercolour on cotton paper. Behind the art I’m a mother of three beautiful children.

Hello! My name is Alyona. I am an illustrator and graphic designer from Ukraine. In 2018 I graduated from the Teesside University and got my Bachelor's Diploma in Graphic Design. In my work I like experimenting with new visual techniques and tools (digital and physical), and never restricting my vision with only one chosen style. I have been working in fashion business as a member of the marketing department as well as participating in creating the new seasonal fashion collections. --- Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator 2016 - current time Marketing Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Lusk (Prague, CZ) April 2017 - November 2017 Graphic and Textile Designer, Must Have (Kyiv, UA) March 2019 - current time

Hi! My name is Elena, I'm a fashion illustrator. This job combines two of my biggest passions: art and fashion. I work with a wide range of clients from clothing brands to individual customers. Also, I'm an event inllustrator in my home city, available across Ukraine. I draw models at fashion shows, as well as guests on all kinds of events. I specialize on fashion drawings, sketches and portraits. Beside that I can do all kinds of sreative projecs: book illustrations, business cards, lookbooks, prints for t-shirts and other apparel, paintings on canvas and what not! I'm passionate about what I'm doing and always eager to jump into a new project as long as it's fun, creative, inspiring and rewarding.

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About Freelance Digital 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.

Experience

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.

Specialism

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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