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Elmira Georgieva
Barcelona, Spain

Hello :) My name is Elmira and i'm a published Children's book illustrator. Every single one of us has a story to tell, and I hope to help you visualize yours in my own cartoony, whimsical style I have a 5 year background of fine arts, from a trad

Elmira Georgieva
Barcelona, Spain

Hello :) My name is Elmira and i'm a published Children's book illustrator. Every single one of us has a story to tell, and I hope to help you visualize yours in my own cartoony, whimsical style I have a 5 year background of fine arts, from a trad

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$100 per day (USD)
Hello :) My name is Elmira and i'm a published Children's book illustrator. Every single one of us has a story to tell, and I hope to help you visualize yours in my own cartoony, whimsical style I have a 5 year background of fine arts, from a traditional art school, specializing in printmaking . And a bachelors degree in 2D Animation So if you require something more realistic or a short animated clip, I'd love to show you some of my previous work and see if it's what you are looking for! Thank you for your time, and for taking a second to read a little bit about me. I hope to hear from you! :)
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£160 per day (GBP)
Hello, My name's Marie. I'm a freelance motion graphic designer and illustrator. I have been freelancing for over 5 years working with companies and solo clients. I can produce character designs, concepts, illustrate, video edit, sound design and edit, and of course animate. I am also willing to tackle new tricks to build up my portfolio so if there's anything I've not mentioned just feel free to ask. I am hard working and very responsive, I like my clients to get the best from me and keep them up to date with the work I produce.
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$250 per day (USD)
⚡Howdy! My name is Magda, I'm an illustrator and graphic designer based in Romania. I've been working as a professional digital artist for 7 years and I'm very happy to make a living from art. My major content is based mostly on illustrations, but I also make graphic design stuff (from logo to broshures, icons, covers, patterns, posters, character design, concept art, product design packging, children's book illustrations, landscapes, portraits etc.) To see more of my work check my portfolio : _Website not available. Sign in: I am always open to different kind of projects, if you have something interesting to show me, just let me know ! EDUCATION - Master degree in Comics and Animation at University of Art and Design (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) - Licensed in Painting at Faculty of Visual Arts (Galati, Romania). CONTACT _Email not available. Sign in: _Email not available. Sign in:
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$100 per day (USD)
Hello, my name is Crina Magalio. I’m a digital illustrator, fine artist, graphic designer, and book illustrator, based in Clermont, Florida (I work online). ***Traditional and Digital Art / includes 9+ years of experience*** Proficient in Mac computers, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Wacom tablets, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe PDFs, Google Docs, Microsoft Office Software (Powerpoint, Word etc), digital coloring and line art, type setting, typography, scanning, vector drawings, Nikon DX camera, and photo editing. Proficient in using micron pens, ink, ebony pencil, watercolor, graphite, gouache paint, HB pencils, Prismacolor markers, creating GIFs, and character design. ***Employment and Project Experience*** *Freelance Book Illustrator (Young Adult Genre) - J.L.Willow Books “A Weighted Soul and Other Tales of True Fear” Written by J.L.Willow Partnered with a local illustrator to create her new young adult book about paranormal stories. Completed and Illustrated 7 full-page, black and white illustrations. 2020 *Educational Testing Services (Short-term contract Artist) - Educational Testing Services Handled multiple Adobe Illustrator projects for standardized assessments within tight deadlines. Maintained the Art Department’s style guide while creating (Adobe) Illustrator vector diagrams and drawings. 2018 - 2019 *Children’s Book Illustrator - NJ client Dan Meyer Illustrated two published books, "Hello Good Buy" and “It All Started With A Chickadee” books. Both Written by Dan Meyer Published by Lulu Press, Inc. 2014 - present *Freelance Coloring Book Illustrator - Carol Simon Levin “Remembering The Ladies: From Patriots In Petticoats To Presidential Candidates” August 2015 *Banner Designer Collaborated with a hair salon owner and created a stylish banner for the front of the building. Utilized (Adobe) Illustrator, created vector logos, and printed a 6 foot by 3-foot vinyl banner. 2018 *Theater Scenic Designer/Intern - Readington Community Theater Created 13 scenic illustrations for both “The Producers” and “Godspell” musical adaptations. 2017 - 2019 *Work in progress book: "Shine Everyday" story by L.Greg Smith, Chuck Berger, and Leslie “Hook” Greene. ***Education*** Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration in Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2018. ***Work Ethic and Personable Skills*** First, I research color schemes and design options thoroughly. I keep organized files of reference material and illustrate polished final concepts without missing a client’s deadline. I am always eager to learn and ask questions. I'm respectful, inclusive, productive, and I maintain efficient communication skills. ***Publications*** *"Doctor Who 100 Illustrated Adventures" published by Penguin Random House Artwork selected and published in the BBC Doctor Who book of top 100 episodes. _Website not available. Sign in: *"It All Started With a Chickadee" by Dan Meyer and published by Lulu Press, Inc.
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$120 per day (USD)
Enthusiasm and compromise have always been a cornerstone in the way I approach my projects. And the sum of my past experiences is what allows me to envision what I want and how to do it. And I'm convinced that keeping ourselves curious and restless will lead me on the right path. Day rate $105 per day Hour rate $15 Employment and project experience 2012-2018 - Freelance at Doblenudo. 2011-2012 - Art direction at Sacatestudio. 2010-2011 - Art direction at Pandalab. 2007-2009 - Art direction at IMC comunicación. 2006-2007 - Web graphic design at Craverolanis. 2004-2006 - Senior graphic design at IMC comunicación. 2002-2004 - Web graphic design at Insite LA. Qualifications and education Graphic designer at Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)
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My name is Hoda, I am an illustrator and graphic designer. (MA in illustration and BA in graphic design) I have some works experience in logo design, poster, and illustration especially children book illustration. I work both traditional and digital but I really interested and skilled in hand drawn with many ranges of media and techniques such as Acrylic, Watercolors, Oil color, color pencil and etc. I had some exhibitions in US and selling works, and also have some selected works in juried art competitions and magazines. My website address is _Website not available. Sign in:
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$140 per day (USD)
I have my passion fixed on telling stories through expressive characters in a world filled with warm nostalgic colours. I make: - narrative illustration - character design - book & cover illustrations - 2D game assets - visual novels - comics - and portraits. I believe every project starts with a vision, and it will be my pleasure to bring it to life! Looking forward to do exciting projects with you! Cheers, Inezwandita
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$160 per day (USD)
Hi everyone, my name is Beatrice. I'm an illustrator and Motion Designer based in Quito - Ecuador. I love to create and animate characters, illustrate food and interesting backgrounds, I absolutely love coffee and I have 3+ years of experience on working in awarded advertising agencies. Also I can speak and write fluently English and Spanish (And I'm Learning French and Dutch too) Currently I'm working on Publicis Groupe but im available for freelancing jobs! --- Visit my socials! BE: _Website not available. Sign in: IG: _Website not available. Sign in: VIMEO: _Website not available. Sign in: TW: _Website not available. Sign in: thank you! 🌺🌺
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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.


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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