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Seif Alhasani
London, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Seif and I am a professional illustrator from Sweden. I have worked in London for over 13 years making visuals for books, magazines, user interfaces for apps & websites and much more. Some of my clients include LEGO, Nokia, London School of Economics, Deutsche Bank and Royal Mail, as well as many clients in the private and charity sectors. I specialise in vector illustration, especially icons, characters and animals. Fluent in English, Swedish and Arabic. Drop me a line if you'd like to discuss a project. I look forward to working with you! Kind regards, Seif

Seif Alhasani
London, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Seif and I am a professional illustrator from Sweden. I have worked in London for over 13 years making visuals for books, magazines, user interfaces for apps & websites and much more. Some of my clients include LEGO, Nokia, London School of Economics, Deutsche Bank and Royal Mail, as well as many clients in the private and charity sectors. I specialise in vector illustration, especially icons, characters and animals. Fluent in English, Swedish and Arabic. Drop me a line if you'd like to discuss a project. I look forward to working with you! Kind regards, Seif

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Hi, I'm Seif and I am a professional illustrator from Sweden. I have worked in London for over 13 years making visuals for books, magazines, user interfaces for apps & websites and much more. Some of my clients include LEGO, Nokia, London School of Economics, Deutsche Bank and Royal Mail, as well as many clients in the private and charity sectors. I specialise in vector illustration, especially icons, characters and animals. Fluent in English, Swedish and Arabic. Drop me a line if you'd like to discuss a project. I look forward to working with you! Kind regards, Seif

I have a huge passion for design and all aspects of the creative processes. I've spent the past eight years working in different disciplines of design from; print design and illustrations to digital and interactive design. I love working within a team, getting other perspectives is crucial to problem solving and overall improvement. Expanding my skills and keeping up to date in the industry is really important to me, I am always looking to try out new things to push my abilities further.

John Peter Meiring is a London-based illustrator and Motion Graphic designer with 12 years experience in the creative industry. Since graduating from Intec College in 2011 I've commissioned and art directed plenty of fantastic projects globally, so I have first hand experience of what clients look for in a freelancer. The best part of being a freelancer is that I get to work on a numerous amount of different projects, ranging from Graphic Design branding to Illustrating Children’s picture books, and of which I also have the skills to rig and animate both of these sets. I am a creative professional with an obsession for design and the skills to deliver a wide range of creative solutions for my clients. My skills involve Graphic Design, Illustration, 2d animation, Motion Graphics, Storyboarding and Film editing. If you are interested in making nice things happen, don't hesitate to get in touch!

My name is Maja and I'm a freelance 2D artist and a full-time couch potato. Contact if need concept art, character design, editorial, book or gaming illustration, graphic and UI/UX design and marketing or advertisement material.

Who Am I? Gabrielle is a Children’s picture book illustrator, Character design & Vector goddess Gabrielle has designed her first children’s picture book called this book is for children aged 2-5 years old. It has big text and some words are bold, the illustrations inside are big and oh so colourful for a child to enjoy by themselves or with a parent. What Inspires Me? Gabrielle is inspired by rainbow, magical, nature related, animals, bugs and kawaii. My Skills: Gabrielle has gained experience and skills using Lino, screen print, riso printing, dark room, large scale drawings and has 4 years digital knowledge in adobe illustrator, Indesign and photoshop. What Collectives Am I Part Of? Gabrielle is part of two collectives one is called colour_collective where a bunch of illustrators including Gabrielle Lilly, Katy Halford all come together and post artwork on Fridays on twitter at 7.30pm GMT. What I Study: Gabrielle is currently in her final year of illustration at university. She will be studying illustrating children’s books as of July 1st 2019. Wanna Get In Contact? If you have any questions about my work, any opportunities or your a publishing agency that would like to talk to me, please feel free to get in touch below. I would be delighted to hear from you. Email:

Dec 2015- May 2016: Children’s book illustrator, Mikra Asia-Pontos, Papadopoulos publications, Athens, Greece. asia Feb 2015- present: Professional Artist, commission creative. I am drawing, sketching and paint on various surfaces until I find a normal job ☺. I also do digital illustrations and logos, banners, magazine pages etc etc Aug.2014-Dec. 2014: Assistant Art Director for the Imperial War Museum of Athens. Exhibition supervisor and coordinator. Involved in the development and reconstruction of War Museum’s Library via NSRF program of development by Ministry of Development and Competitiveness placement, Athens Greece. Mar 2014-Dec 2014: Greek National Military Service. First class Corporal. Promoted to First Class Corporal due to discipline and commitment. Athens, Greece. Jun 2013-Sep 2013: Set Designer, Scenic Artist on behalf of Alchemic Order Production for the play “The portrait of Dorian Grey”, London, United Kingdom Dec 2012- May 2013: Exhibition manager, Acquisition consultant and Web designer on behalf of SPKorenArt Iberian Art consultancy, London, United Kingdom Aug 2012-Oct 2012: Mural commission on behalf of Vans Shoe CO. Vans Official Store Opening Event .Athens,Greece Jun 2011-Jul 2012: Member of Venue and Sponsorship Committee for Goldsmith University Final Exhibition, London, United Kingdom Dec 2009- May 2010: Senior Curator for “Anti-Love exhibition” at Avalon Room,London, United Kingdom Oct 2009 – Dec 2009: Resident artist and art planner for the redecoration/rebirth of Cargo’s Backyard Art Space for Cargo-London, London, United Kingdom Apr 2009 – Sep 2009: Mighty designer. Logo, invitations and banners for MDX_show at Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom Feb 2008 - Feb 2008: Junior Curator and Studio Assistant for Middlesex University Exhibition at Rag Factory Creative Space, London, United Kingdom

Freelance illustrator based in Bandung, Indonesia. Fascinated with pen and ink on paper with cross-contour hatching or engraving alike technique. For any inquiries, commission, or anything else do not hesitate to contact me at: Email : instagram : @sapiptenktai To see more of my work, please go to:

My name is Ngandu Tshimanga, a multi-disciplined artist currently residing in London. I have worked in the entertainment industry since 2014. Presently working as an freelancer I had the opportunity to work on a number of projects from concept art and visual development for game development to storyboarding and developing stills for films and animations, illustrative visual assets for card games and more. These experiences assisted in discovering new skills and expanding my knowledge and creative approaches to both technical and practical issues, as well as new ways of improving and expanding current skill set. This cultivated a positive learning atmosphere through effective collaboration with other talented creatives, clients and studios. Available for contract work, full- time or any commission based work. Feel free to contact me at:

Self-taught illustrator and textile artist living in Toronto, Ontario. Graduated with a BFA in Fashion & Textiles from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Works in textile design and freelance illustration.

Patrick Girouard has designed and illustrated over 200 books for children, including "Yikes- Lice!," winner of Science Books and Films Best Books, and "I Have a Weird Brother Who Digested a Fly", a Society of School Librarians International Honor Book. His clients include Sesame Street Magazine, National Geographic World, Kid City, Spider, Weekly Reader, USA Today, Click Magazine, Oxford University Press, Child's World, Sterling/Pinwheel, Children's Press, Igloo Books, Magic Wagon, Ranger Rick, Compass Point Books, Reader's Digest, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Scholastic, Paper Magic, Gibson, Current, American Greetings, and Albert Whitman & Company. His work has been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators NYC, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Natalini Galleries Chicago, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the Lighthouse Art Center, and the Robert E. Wilson Gallery at Huntington University. In addition to books and magazines his work can be found on greeting cards, games, toys, museum exhibits, cd's, puzzles, t-shirts, posters and limited edition prints.

Hello there, RJ is here! I'll create high quality website vectors illustrations, and deliver fast! I will be happy to help you on your projects. Please leave messages if I'm offline, and I'll try to respond as soon as possible. Open for work from home freelance or commissions Email = Thank you!

As a seasoned designer, I am capable of managing different creative challenges mainly to deliver logos and custom Illustrations as part of your brand identity for your business or product. I bring expertise to provide solid and coherent digital designs for online campaigns, social media or just as a support design to apps. And for those never-forgotten always-needed printings I will gladly produce layouts to adverts, flyers, posters, brochures, product packaging and labels. My main goal is for you to be completely satisfied with the design process and the final outcome. As every project could have different challenges I am always open to constructive feedback that can help me reach that goal effectively. Choose me to find exclusive and innovative designs raising the profile of your business and engaging new customers, more than twenty years of successful experience that have built customer confidence in my skills, and a quick response adaptable to meet tight deadlines. I'm looking forward to hearing about your design project!

My main focus since 2005 has been storyboarding and scamps/visuals for film, TV, advertising and PR. I create illustrations for print and web, also vector and other graphics for animation. Samples of my work can be seen at Clients include: Lexus, Heineken, Nintendo, Mattel Toys, Intuit, Nokia, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Nissan, Audi, Disney Channel, Working Title films, M&C Saatchi PR, Freuds PR, Lipsync Creative, Warner Bros, Adidas, Compare the Market, Carlsberg. Whilst most of my work today is digital, I have a fine-art background involving portraiture and hand-painted illustration which can be seen at

Michael James I am a Senior Professional Graphics Designer in the NEWAGE Technology Company LTD., I work globally with Startups and Agencies. I design and create product brands, intuitive web interfaces and Social media marketing ads and more. A creative thinker, branding expert, designer and marketer, founder of Swiftstudio Creative agency an award winning professional designer, with 6 years working experience in my field. Working together with top internet marketer, seo expert, brand strategist and creative expert.   I was born in Miami on 11 Feb 1996.  I Graduated from The Oxford University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer UI/UX in May 2017.   After my education, I interned with a printing press group; I later worked as an I.T consultant and then project manager in both Crest Inc. and Spice Initiatives Ltd. My clients included Covenant University Center for Research Innovation Development (CUCRID)and The OnNetworth Plc After receiving a direct commission in April 2017.

Hello! This is Pratyush Kumar and 'am an Asian. I specialize in Logo Designing, Pencil Illustrations and Vector Arts along with real life mock-up examples. I like to keep my designs more simpler and minimalist so that it stands out. And also it portrays the theme clearly. And all these at a very affordable cost budget. This is what differentiates me from other designers. Talking about experience; I helped many individuals to design their works and set-up a portfolio. And this is how I have gained experience yet. I have knowledge in different software like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe XD. Am also a part time front-end developer. I design web pages for different individuals as well as companies. mail me at: **Day rate** $30 per day **Project Experience** _2017_ Worked at a MLM industry named Pvt Ltd. _2018_- Worked on Logo projects for an start-up individual. Brand name: The All Know1ng Apparel. And many such different individuals. _2018_ Working as an Intern in a company called AppStone Pvt. Ltd **Qualifications and education** B.Tech in Computer Science_ at Trident Academy of Technology

PORTFOLIO: Every project on my website is solely created by me. From concept to final render, I can complete a product to the highest quality. I believe that fresh perspectives and trying new techniques help the team of animators finish their goals. Contributions to my former Animator role and this field at-large revolve around my essential hand-drawn 2D, 3D animation and story development talents. I have developed strong critical thinking abilities and fostered a reputation as a key contributor through observation and time-management skills. As a team player, I am collaborative with peers, searching for ways to integrate valuable insights. Through these qualities, I have confidence in my ability to facilitate positive change and collective effort.  I have over 23 years of animation experience. I have worked on feature-length movies that include, "Hellboy" (2004), "Shoot  'Em" (2007) and "Scooby-Doo" 2002. I created music video DVDs for music artist 50 Cent "Get Rich or Die Trying", Rob Zombie "Dragula" and Eminem "Encore". I am proficient in Cinema 4D 20R, Adobe After Effects CC, Indesign CC, Animate CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, and Premiere Pro CC. My skill assets include over 25 years of figure drawing experience.  For a greater illustration of my background and qualifications, please review the link to my portfolio page. I am eager to speak with you about this opportunity and thoroughly appreciate your consideration.  
 PORTFOLIO: Sincerely, Francisco Enciso


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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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