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Pittsburgh, United States

Rob Jones is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in comic books from various publishers big and small, and in projects for companies like FedEx and the United Way. He was also the last assistant to train under comic book industry legend Dick Giordano. Since Giordano’s passing in early 2010, Jones has worked mostly as an illustrator and designer for novels and children’s books, and with various publications and arts organizations, including the Library Foundation of Sarasota and the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida. He has continued to develop his own comic book storylines and characters with the assistance of his editor/wife Megan and his studio assistant/dog Rambo.

RobJonesArt
Twine
Pittsburgh, United States

Rob Jones is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in comic books from various publishers big and small, and in projects for companies like FedEx and the United Way. He was also the last assistant to train under comic book industry legend Dick Giordano. Since Giordano’s passing in early 2010, Jones has worked mostly as an illustrator and designer for novels and children’s books, and with various publications and arts organizations, including the Library Foundation of Sarasota and the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida. He has continued to develop his own comic book storylines and characters with the assistance of his editor/wife Megan and his studio assistant/dog Rambo.

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Rob Jones is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in comic books from various publishers big and small, and in projects for companies like FedEx and the United Way. He was also the last assistant to train under comic book industry legend Dick Giordano. Since Giordano’s passing in early 2010, Jones has worked mostly as an illustrator and designer for novels and children’s books, and with various publications and arts organizations, including the Library Foundation of Sarasota and the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida. He has continued to develop his own comic book storylines and characters with the assistance of his editor/wife Megan and his studio assistant/dog Rambo.

A graphic, photo, illustration junkie and coffee addict from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I'm constantly on the lookout for opportunities to make things beautiful and exciting through research and making. Now based in Pittsburgh PA, I am looking to collaborate with creative individuals who strive for excellence in design, with hopes of creating work that would be loving to our neighbors.

my name is skyler and i like to float. i'm also an illustrator//bedroom-musician/photographer/producer. lo-fi analog vibes

Ellissa is an illustrator and designer based in Pittsburgh, PA. she loves horrible bright colors and loud shapes.

Hey, how's it goin'? The name's Dak and I'm a freelancer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While I wear many hats when it comes to skills that I have, but I tend to focus on illustration, logo design, typography and branding. I'm very familiar with the Adobe Creative apps, but Illustrator is my preferred program and strongest skillset. --Employment & Experience-- Graphic Designer / Art Director Steel Valley Coffee Roasters June 2017 - Current Freelance Designer Voodoo Brewery Homestead September 2015 - Current Freelancer Self-Employed January 2018 - Current --Education-- Commercial Art Crawford County Career & Technical Center August 2009 - June 2011 Illustration / Graphic Design (BA - Partial Degree) Edinboro University of Pennsylvania August 2011 - June 2012

I grew up a doodler and I purchased a Gateway computer back in 1991 and with a copy of Abobe Photoshop and a ton of books learned how to utilize this new creative medium. As the years went on I picked up new tools (Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver etc.) I have continued to add to my program repertoire as new software and media becomes available. I am continually striving to learn the newest technologies and techniques to be the best Graphic Designer I can be almost 30 years later. Please reach out to me if you are looking for a creative, experienced graphic designer to work with you on your project.

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I'm a wildly creative person who doesn't try to limit my options. I graduated in 2011, best in class at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, in digital media productions. My work with video art landed a job editing for music videos. After that I became an assistant editor for law firm commercials. I'm also a self taught painter that specializes in large nebula paintings and abstract works. I also enjoy pen work and comic book drawing. Lately, I have been hosting art workshops and showing my works in galleries and other locations in the Pittsburgh area.

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How To Hire an Illustrator in Pittsburgh, US

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 Pittsburgh, US?

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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