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Salma Alegre
Twine
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

I'm Salma Alegre, aka Darkjellyfish. Living on a tropical island has given me the chance to experience different types of living, increasing my creativity to match different needs. I can go from illustrating for a children's book to creating a reall

Salma Alegre
Twine
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

I'm Salma Alegre, aka Darkjellyfish. Living on a tropical island has given me the chance to experience different types of living, increasing my creativity to match different needs. I can go from illustrating for a children's book to creating a reall

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I'm a freelancer who specializes in 2D animation from the United States Animation. Isn’t there anything it can’t do? From bringing fantastic worlds to life to making the impossible possible, there is something inherently magical about the medium. It’s these reasons and more why I chose to become an animator. Creating has always been as natural to me as breathing…and about as necessary too. Since I was able to hold a pencil, I have always been drawing on anything and everything (bless the teachers that didn’t mind test papers with Popeye drawings in the margins). While animating is my primary passion, I do enjoy designing characters and illustrating as well. Feel free to reach out to me if you need an animator, designer, or illustrator. I would love to hear about your project and how I can help bring it to life. I check my email regularly and will get back to you as soon as I possibly can. Fast Facts • I can wiggle my ears. • I love D&D (I’ve been playing off and on since 2nd edition). • Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair was the catalyst that cemented my direction. • Made viewers emotional over the fate of an animated flour sack. • I have scars on both knees from two separate bike accidents. • I used to draw in coloring books creating comical and ridiculous scenes --- **Employment and project experience** **Animator/Designer** Lure Digital _September 2019 - Present_ --Character and environment design as well as animation on explainer videos for Invia Robotics **Animator** Parry Gripp _September 2019 - Present_ --Animated music videos for YouTube channel **Animator** Legacy Animation Studios _December 2017 - Present_ --Animator on Dawgtown feature film **Animator/Storyboard Artist** El Grupo Animation Workshop _July 2017 - Present_ --Animated and storyboarded Nosfurratu short film --Animated For A Few Dollars Less short film **Animator** Dr. U Skin and Hair Clinic _July 2019 - September 2019_ --Animated explainer videos/ads for treatment of scalp condition **Animator/Character Designer** Lowbrow Studios _June 2018 - February 2019_ --Animated characters for Annie Award nominated series, Human Kind Of --Provided character designs for Adam Ruins Cops episode of Adam Ruins Everything. --Provided character designs for pilot episode of Tommy Wiseau's Space World on YouTube --- **Qualifications and education** _BS in Media Arts & Animation_ at Art Institute of PittsburghWWWW
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When I was a little girl, I had a sketchbook where I used to draw whatever concerns my imagination. This was my way to express myself, my emotions, my true nature. As I grew, so did my skills and passion for drawing. Today, I'm a graduated graphic designer but I'm also a college student majoring in Fashion design at Style Design College in Milan. Creating the perfect combination of colours, extraordinary style and shapes to bring your thoughts to life in a visual way is what even design students and accomplished designers find hard. But this is my actual talent. There is still a long way to go before I can say I am an accomplished artist and qualified designer. But with over a hundred complete fun projects, I invite you to browse my portfolio. You can find my designs for print and web as well as my illustrations and fashion design concepts. I will be a great fit if you need: - handmade art dolls; - fashion design concepts; mood boards and illustrations; - fashion styling consultations; - graphic design services - book covers and book illustration, business cards, brochures, logos, posters, facebook posts and more; - digital or freehand illustrations; Aside from my classes in college, I'm available to work on clients' projects. I'm sensitive to deadlines (which cannot be said for too many designers out there). I have been told repeatedly I am a fresh breeze for every creative department. I can promise you unique ideas and designs which not only your target audience would love, but designs that achieve exactly the goal in your own mind. Give an introduction about yourself, who are you, what are your most important skills and what differentiates you from other designers. This is the first thing clients will see. They are often interested in sector experience and knowledge, so please mention it. --- **Employment and project experience** Studio for art dolls and design services | Made by Nadiusha May 2018 - Present "Made by Nadiusha" is the name of my personal studio where I have the chance to combine all of my passions as illustration, sculpture, fashion design, sewing and costume making, character and graphic design and photography. Here I create valuable and luxury art dolls for doll collectors just from scratch. You could also find me if You need any illustration or graphic design services to be done for you. You could find my dolls here: _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_ and here: _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_ Designer of handmade jewelry and gifts | Positivi Handmade January 2014 - Present I'm part of a team with a passion for creating gifts with personal signature. _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_ _Website not available. Sign in: https://www.twine.net/signup_ --- **Qualifications and education** New Bulgarian University Master of Arts (MA), Graphic design 2011-2013 Technical University Sofia Bachelor of Arts (BA), Graphic design 2007-2011WWWW
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How To Hire an Illustrator

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 ?

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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