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Shayla Bond
Toronto, Old Toronto, Canada

Self-taught illustrator and textile artist living in Toronto, Ontario. Graduated with a BFA in Fashion & Textiles from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Works in textile design and freelance illustration.

Shayla Bond
Toronto, Old Toronto, Canada

Self-taught illustrator and textile artist living in Toronto, Ontario. Graduated with a BFA in Fashion & Textiles from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Works in textile design and freelance illustration.

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Illustrators for hire in Toronto, CA

We have over 64 Illustrators in Toronto, CA! Twine will help you find the perfect Illustrator for your project.

Self-taught illustrator and textile artist living in Toronto, Ontario. Graduated with a BFA in Fashion & Textiles from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Works in textile design and freelance illustration.

I'm a visual designer from Toronto, Canada. Awarded creative problem solver with a demonstrated history working individual as well as in a team setting. Self motivated and skilled in all areas of visual communication from strategy to ideation to execution. Maintaining awareness of the current trends in branding, motion, print, apparel, and other visual ideologies. Devoted company employee as well as an entrepreneurial professional who understands the challenges of an evolving marketplace and the importance of empathetic actions. please view my full portfolio at _Website not available. Sign in: and instagram for my latest projects _Website not available. Sign in: Cheers!

I am a graphic designer based in Mississauga. I design: Logos, Triangulations and Artwork. If you would like me to design something for you, feel free to message me through Twine or by email: _Email not available. Sign in: Behance: _Website not available. Sign in:

To keep this short but effective I have always been into Art, When I say art I am referring not to just one thing rather a tree that splits into multiple branches, I have a passion for Drawing, Song writing, Composing, Graphic Design and of course crafting music. The list goes on! I have a true artistic vision and hope that one day I can make my passions my full time job. To see more of my artwork/photography follow my Instagram! I also have a blog if you wish to read and examine some of my writing skills _Website not available. Sign in:

Toronto-based graphic designer who loves fashion, music, and designing. Very easy to work with and very friendly. Large advocate of teamwork but capable of working alone. For all your designing needs from logos to brand manuals and everything in between, send me a message. #music #art #graphicdesign #graphicillustration

Itinerant Illustrator and Graphic Designer. Graduated in Toronto, Canada, I'm an absolute digger of good stories, cultures, language, Fantasy, Gothic Horror & anything-Punk genres. I've been a happy freelancer for a little over 4 years, the vibrant and semi-realistic style of my work is best suited for the entertainment industries, I can do: + Digital Fantasy, Gothic and Horror Illustration. + Card Games, Board Games and Video Game Graphics. Including some Pixel Art experience. + Vector Illustration. + Image Editing and Photo-manipulation. + Vibrant and eye catching Social Media and Website banners. + GIF creation and editing, short frame by frame animation. + Semi-realistic and colorful Children Illustration suitable for 7-11 year old kids. + Chinese brush painting and drawing with inks. Short Bio: I took 6 years of Illustration and Concept Art on two separate private institutions before enrolling to Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) in Toronto, Canada, where I graduated with a Bachelor in Design, Illustration in 2014. My tools of trade are mostly Photoshop, Illustrator, pen, pencil, and ink. Now I'm a full-time location independent designer and Illustrator. I'm delighted to have completed many projects successfully and look forward continuing to do so, please don't hesitate to contact me with any queries. ;) *** General Terms of Service: *** • I retain the right to display the resulting artwork in personal portfolios or to other prospective clients. • For security reasons I will only start working once the initial deposit has been paid. • Typically every job will start with a sketch or sketches, after approval of the final sketch the final rendering will start. Every job is entitled to three revisions. Revisions are small reasonable changes, not complete make overs. Color changes are exempt of this rule. • Extra work no disclosed at the beginning of the contract, such as new versions and new additions, or excessive and indecisive revisions will require extra charges. • The most important thing is that you are happy with the work, but if for some reason you are not (*knocking on wood this never happens) we'll work it out on a case per case basis. • The client will indemnify and hold the artist, me, harmless against any claim arising from the artist’s reliance upon reference material provided to the artist by the client, if any. *** Day Rate/8 hours of work *** $150 *** Portfolio *** _Website not available. Sign in:

I feel most creative and motivated when given a project or idea and am forced to complete it within a time frame. I love to work with digital art on photoshop and clip studio EX. My art style is historically cutesy but those are not the limits of my talents. They're just what I enjoy. By the time I was 17 I already had a job as a graphic designer at a print shop & that same year won $300 for myself and $600 for Brantford School of Collegiate Technology Program

Hello I am a freelance artist/animator based in Toronto Canada I have worked for big and small companies including The ROM, The weather network, TVO and others, I also have illustrated three children's books and have a strong interest and many years experience in both 3d and 2d animation. I look forward to working with you!

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How To Hire an Illustrator in Toronto, CA

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 in Toronto, CA?

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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