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Eva Hill
Washington, United States

I'm a 2D + 3D designer + animator. I love making people laugh and have a versatile design portfolio. I'm up for any challenge and great with deadlines. Former clients include: New York Magazine, HuffPost, MTV, Time Inc., The New Yorker, Facebook

Eva Hill
Washington, United States

I'm a 2D + 3D designer + animator. I love making people laugh and have a versatile design portfolio. I'm up for any challenge and great with deadlines. Former clients include: New York Magazine, HuffPost, MTV, Time Inc., The New Yorker, Facebook

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$500 per day (USD)
I'm an illustrator and designer from the greater DC area. I started as a fine artist with a love of drawing, print media and painting, but have discovered the fun of translating these mediums into digital design, vector art & illustration. I have experience with a wide variety of materials and styles, and love the process of researching style and carrying that through the design process. Having traveled significantly in my childhood and for work, I have a specific interest and eye for ethnic design, research & production. My husband, Sam Hakes, and I work as a team combining our skills to not only create still images, but to animate, film and tell stories. I started in education, working as an art teacher for 3 years before directing a non-profit that developed programs and services for intercultural dialogue, service and exchange. This role included a tremendous amount of strategy, visioning, marketing and communication. I transitioned to working for an international organization that produces films. On this team I have worked as the team graphic designer, which included web design, print design, logo design, branding and movie poster design. On this team I have worked on set as an Assistant Director, wardrobe coordinator, and set designer. --- **Employment and project experience** **Graphic Designer** Create International _September 2019-Present_ **Illustrator & Designer** Red Arrow Creative _December 2018-Present_ **Assistant Director** Second Touch Movie _October 2019-November 2019_ **Graphic Designer** Logo Design for Kindling Strategic _February 2019_ **Producer & Talent Director** Long & Foster Realtor Promo Videos _March 2019_ **Wardrobe & Second AD** Adama's Dream Movie _October 2018-November 2018_ **Graphic Designer** International Friends _August 2011-April 2018_ **Art Teacher** DC Public Schools _July 2010-July2013_ --- **Qualifications and education** _BA in Fine Art_Indiana University of Pennsylvania_ _BS in Art Education_Indiana University of Pennsylvania_ _MA in International Education & Training Programs_ American University_WWWW
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$250 per day (USD)
Hello! I want to work not only to meet your graphic design needs, but to take your business's design strategy to the next level. I have experience across multiple disciplines. Currently I work in IT as a solutions implementation analyst, specializing in Salesforce. I have worked across all areas of system implementation and acted as the functional lead for multiple work streams. Prior to working in IT, I studied Mechanical Engineering and developed manufacturing and product development skills during two separate internships. My goal is to take everything I've learned from my journey to provide graphic design solutions from a dimension no other designers have. Through all of my previous experiences, I have culminated a unique perspective on what it means to be successful and the skill set it requires. I also have a passion for the creative side of life, which is why I began graphic design. Combining these organizational and delivery skills with my passion for creativity I can not only provide a great product but help guide the discussion along the way. No matter what the design goal is, I will help you achieve it. I am a part-time freelancer, working full time 9-5 U.S. E.T. However, I am very responsive to email and have flexibility to accommodate client requests. I am constantly trying to improve my skills or seek out opportunities to learn new techniques. I look forward to hearing from you and hope we can work together! Contact: _Email not available. Sign in: Instagram: polarcana - _Website not available. Sign in: behance: polarcana _Website not available. Sign in:
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How To Hire an Illustrator in Washington, 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 Washington, 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.


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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