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Jessica Warrick
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Portland, United States

I create illustrations for children's books and nature inspired art for pattern design. My illustrations are semi digital. They begin as traditional watercolor and pencil pieces that are scanned and colored in Photoshop. I've had the pleasure of working with wonderful clients during the 14 years of my artistic career including HarperCollins, Chronicle, Heinemann, Flashlight Press, Kane Press, Learning A-Z and several indie publishers.

Jessica Warrick
Twine
Portland, United States

I create illustrations for children's books and nature inspired art for pattern design. My illustrations are semi digital. They begin as traditional watercolor and pencil pieces that are scanned and colored in Photoshop. I've had the pleasure of working with wonderful clients during the 14 years of my artistic career including HarperCollins, Chronicle, Heinemann, Flashlight Press, Kane Press, Learning A-Z and several indie publishers.

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Illustrators for hire in Portland, US

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I create illustrations for children's books and nature inspired art for pattern design. My illustrations are semi digital. They begin as traditional watercolor and pencil pieces that are scanned and colored in Photoshop. I've had the pleasure of working with wonderful clients during the 14 years of my artistic career including HarperCollins, Chronicle, Heinemann, Flashlight Press, Kane Press, Learning A-Z and several indie publishers.

I am an eager graphic designer/video editor, with an interest in expanding and learning new skills. My motivation to grow and expand my experiences in professional and team environments helps me learn and adapt. I work well under pressure, am a great problem solver, and love to collaborate to create solutions for client’s needs. _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signin_ --- Graphic Designer + Video Editor/Producer + Social Media Marketing UEi Test Instruments July 2016 - May 2020 Graphic Designer and Event Manager Assistant University of Oregon January 2015 - June 2015 --- BFA in Digital Art at University of Oregon

Originally from Scotland, I have now relocated to Portland Oregon USA. I am a current Illustration major who is passionate and dedicated to my work as well as my big love muffin cats. I have experience with many past commissions and projects for individuals and galleries. I am also well known for adding my own style and surrealist twist to my work where appropriate. What I do best is character design, small animations, and logo design. **Day rate** $100 per day (Though negotiable if budget is tight) **Employment and project experience** 2019 - Provided a small animation for a larger compilation being presented as an installation piece. 2018 - Aided in a logo design for a health and lifestyle coach website 2016 - Completed multiple character design sheets for a client project 2013 - Completed three pieces for a gallery in Glasgow, Scotland **Qualifications and education** Currently working towards a BA in Illustration at Pacific Northwest College of Art

A Portland-based visual designer focused on creating websites, brand identities and logos, and marketing materials for small and mid-size companies. mackenzie-steele.com Expertise: Visual Design Branding Website Design Marketing Strategy and Design User Interface Design (UI) User Experience Design (UX) Custom Illustration Front End Web Development Marketing Designer / Treehouse June 2019 – Present Created experience maps, wireframes, personas, user flows and re-designed the Treehouse UI. Evolved the Treehouse design system and set overall art direction for campaign executions, social content, and photo/video shoots. Junior Marketing Designer / Treehouse January 2018 – June 2019 Worked within an established design system to design, develop, and maintain branded touch-points such as landing pages, emails, sales decks, white papers, banner ads, and other marketing creative. Executed visual concepts through final production and tracked analytics weekly to optimize, and ultimately exceed conversion goals. Designer / Makespace! Designed brand systems, websites, apps and a wide variety of digital and physical experiences for over 50 clients. Worked on a multi-disciplinary team in a highly collaborative environment from concept to launch.

My name is Joya Menashe. I am a Portland native designer/artist, et al. I think it’s important to say that, because I’m loyal to this city. I get it. I am a creative type (B), in every aspect, including presentations, excellent lettering & drawing board skills, real time. You have an idea? I'm already sketching it while we speak. In addition, I am very experienced with all adobe software, especially a master of photoshop & illustrator. I’m fast when time is an issue, methodical with the creative process and a contributor when brainstorming is essential. I work well under pressure, don’t rattle easy at all. Co workers call me the calming force in the deadline storm. I’m a start to finish kind of person, and do not drop the ball - ever. I take pride in the completion of projects, while always looking ahead to the next. I’m a multi tasking guru. Thrive in team environments but also work well independently. I take ideas and make them happen & look good. I don’t care about breaking a nail either, I roll up my sleeves, climb the ladder to hang it etc... I care about getting it done.

My name is Tyler Spencer. I am a Graphic Designer currently living in Portland, Oregon. As well as currently working as the Lead Designer in the Portland office of Zing Toys, I have worked as a freelance designer, photographer and videographer for more than five years here in Portland. Much of my personal work is based in humor (and strange geeky tangents) and I have found that the designers, artists and companies that I am drawn to are those that clearly enjoy what they do. I want to enjoy coming to work and look forward to collaborating with people who feel the same. I believe that design is, at its root, a problem solving journey. I take a lot of joy in applying my existing skills to find new solutions, and if I don’t have the particular skills needed, I relish in learning them. This has helped lead me to design solutions for variety of mediums such as print, web, video, apparel and screen printing on unconventional mediums such as wood and even Goodwill paintings. I bring a great deal of enthusiasm, a good sense of humor, and a healthy dose of creativity to everything I work on.

I am an illustrator and animator based in Portland and I work hard making commercial and educational animations so that I can create cartoons for fun.

Travel and photography are my favorite things to do.

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How To Hire an Illustrator in Portland, 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 Portland, 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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