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Seif Alhasani
London, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Seif and I am a professional illustrator from Sweden. I have worked in London for over 13 years making visuals for books, magazines, user interfaces for apps & websites and much more. Some of my clients include LEGO, Nokia, London School of

Seif Alhasani
London, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Seif and I am a professional illustrator from Sweden. I have worked in London for over 13 years making visuals for books, magazines, user interfaces for apps & websites and much more. Some of my clients include LEGO, Nokia, London School of

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Illustrators > GB > London

We have over 245 Illustrators in London, GB! Twine will help you find the perfect Illustrator for your project.

£200 per day (GBP)
Hi, I'm Seif and I am a professional illustrator from Sweden. I have worked in London for over 13 years making visuals for books, magazines, user interfaces for apps & websites and much more. Some of my clients include LEGO, Nokia, London School of Economics, Deutsche Bank and Royal Mail, as well as many clients in the private and charity sectors. I specialise in vector illustration, especially icons, characters and animals. Fluent in English, Swedish and Arabic. Drop me a line if you'd like to discuss a project. I look forward to working with you! Kind regards, Seif
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£50 per day (GBP)
Who Am I? Gabrielle is a Children’s picture book illustrator, Character design & Vector goddess Gabrielle has designed her first children’s picture book called this book is for children aged 2-5 years old. It has big text and some words are bold, the illustrations inside are big and oh so colourful for a child to enjoy by themselves or with a parent. What Inspires Me? Gabrielle is inspired by rainbow, magical, nature related, animals, bugs and kawaii. My Skills: Gabrielle has gained experience and skills using Lino, screen print, riso printing, dark room, large scale drawings and has 4 years digital knowledge in adobe illustrator, Indesign and photoshop. What Collectives Am I Part Of? Gabrielle is part of two collectives one is called colour_collective where a bunch of illustrators including Gabrielle Lilly, Katy Halford all come together and post artwork on Fridays on twitter at 7.30pm GMT. What I Study: Gabrielle is currently in her final year of illustration at university. She will be studying illustrating children’s books as of July 1st 2019. Wanna Get In Contact? If you have any questions about my work, any opportunities or your a publishing agency that would like to talk to me, please feel free to get in touch below. I would be delighted to hear from you. Email: _Email not available. Sign in:
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£60 per day (GBP)
Dec 2015- May 2016: Children’s book illustrator, Mikra Asia-Pontos, Papadopoulos publications, Athens, Greece. _Website not available. Sign in: asia Feb 2015- present: Professional Artist, commission creative. I am drawing, sketching and paint on various surfaces until I find a normal job ☺. I also do digital illustrations and logos, banners, magazine pages etc etc Aug.2014-Dec. 2014: Assistant Art Director for the Imperial War Museum of Athens. Exhibition supervisor and coordinator. Involved in the development and reconstruction of War Museum’s Library via NSRF program of development by Ministry of Development and Competitiveness placement, Athens Greece. Mar 2014-Dec 2014: Greek National Military Service. First class Corporal. Promoted to First Class Corporal due to discipline and commitment. Athens, Greece. Jun 2013-Sep 2013: Set Designer, Scenic Artist on behalf of Alchemic Order Production for the play “The portrait of Dorian Grey”, London, United Kingdom _Website not available. Sign in: Dec 2012- May 2013: Exhibition manager, Acquisition consultant and Web designer on behalf of SPKorenArt Iberian Art consultancy, London, United Kingdom Aug 2012-Oct 2012: Mural commission on behalf of Vans Shoe CO. Vans Official Store Opening Event .Athens,Greece Jun 2011-Jul 2012: Member of Venue and Sponsorship Committee for Goldsmith University Final Exhibition, London, United Kingdom Dec 2009- May 2010: Senior Curator for “Anti-Love exhibition” at Avalon Room,London, United Kingdom Oct 2009 – Dec 2009: Resident artist and art planner for the redecoration/rebirth of Cargo’s Backyard Art Space for Cargo-London, London, United Kingdom Apr 2009 – Sep 2009: Mighty designer. Logo, invitations and banners for MDX_show at Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom Feb 2008 - Feb 2008: Junior Curator and Studio Assistant for Middlesex University Exhibition at Rag Factory Creative Space, London, United Kingdom
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£280 per day (GBP)
I'm a Freelance Motion Designer and Illustrator based around London. Here is my Showreel for 2021: _Website not available. Sign in: This is my Instagram: _Website not available. Sign in: This is my Portfolio website: You can direct message me for the password I have 6 years of experience as a Graphic Designer and 3 years in Motion Design. Daily rate: £280
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£100 per day (GBP)
I'm an illustrator who is working around the world, based in London and Taipei. Most of my work is the picture book and packaging design. Gouache and mix media are the main styles. --- **Employment and project experience** **freelance illustrator** _June 2017 - 2019_ --- **Qualifications and education** _BA in Design_ Asia University _MA in illustration_ University for the creative arts
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£260 per day (GBP)
Hi and welcome to my page! My name is John Meiring and I'm a Illustrator and animator living in London. I am a hard working and passionate creative professional who enjoys working on various projects within my sector or scope of experience. I have experience in making content for Marketing, Advertising, Games, Films and Publishing. The bulk of my experience lies in Agency work and Animation Studios. _Website not available. Sign in: --------------------------------------------- Employment and project experience** • Belong Gaming Arenas • Deezer • Captain Morgan • Jonny Walker • New Balance • CBRE • Rubard • Kismet • Allied Artists
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£250 per day (GBP)
I have 14 years of experience in animation for children tv shows, commercials, and games. I have been absorbed by managing roles in the past 9 years, as Animation Team Lead first and then Head of Animation whilst working for Gamesys. Throughout the time spent at Gamesys, the team I have line managed has grown from a small group of 4 to 30 and it included traditional animators, motion graphic designers, 3d generalists, character designers, digital artists and Sound Designers. With them I have worked mainly directing the animation of games, tv adverts and promotional trailers for the game launches. At times, I have had a more hands on approach when needed, as I am a traditional animator at heart. I often storyboarded the game trailers myself. I love working with people, I love seeing how they take on my direction and what they bring to the table, I have been lucky to work with incredibly talented artists on my journey so far and I am looking forward to what the future will throw at me. _Website not available. Sign in:
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£270 per day (GBP)
Uk Based freelance designer Harris Thornton Clients List : Timberland - Jack Wills - Hoax 1994 - Burton Menswear - Tog24 - Boden Oliver Sweeney - Ben Sherman - Mr Grieves Print Studio - So We Flow - Illustrative works for print and digital platforms - Graphics, Marks and Logo - Product and apparel graphics - Repeat print and pattern - Jersey design, trim and apparel branding _Website not available. Sign in: _Email not available. Sign in:
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How To Hire an Illustrator in London, GB

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 London, GB?

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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