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YunoJuno is a leading all-one-platform to find, hire, manage and pay elite and vetted freelancers. Working with global brands, we’ll find the best illustrators for your project with just a few clicks.

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Why hire an experienced freelance illustrator?

Your brand’s story is unique and deserves to be communicated in an authentic way. A key benefit of hiring a freelance illustrator is their ability to help solve problems, communicate messages and visualise complex ideas. By including illustration within product design can help add a human touch to the experience and often make your product / service easier to use. An illustrator will work with you to create a style and visual language that supports your brand’s message and unique personality. They will provide the imagery you need, for the media you request, in the style and format you desire. They can also help generate ideas, if you’re unsure where to start.

How hiring illustrators through YunoJuno works


Create your project brief

Specify your project brief with a few clicks and get matched instantly.

Find the best freelancer

Select from a pool of 70,000+ vetted freelancers, available remote or on-site.
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Manage contracts and payments

Easily manage all payments, contracts and communication through YunoJuno.

What does a freelance illustrator do?

An illustrator creates two-dimensional images for various companies and industries. This can include, fashion design, magazines, web sites, technical designs, advertising, children’s books and medical manuals. This includes, but isn’t limited to:

Liaising with editors, authors or designers.
Drawing rough sketches for approval
Combining hand-drawing and painting with digital media to create complete illustrations
Refining designs with illustration software
Using various colors, graphics and effects to better convey each concept
Ensure that printed illustrations meet quality and color standards
Brainstorm with the design team to come up with new ideas, patterns and styles
Producing final illustrations

Manage contracts and payments with ease

Powerful freelancer directory

Manage and communicate with all your freelancers, from any source, all in one place.

All contracts organised

Create, send and store your contracts at the click of a button, kept up to date with legislation changes.

Fully-compliant payments

Payments to all freelancers and recruiters, deduct tax at source when required, meaning you only have one supplier.
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Frequently asked questions

Illustration is visual imagery that is best known for interpreting, depicting, explaining, and/or decorating the words in books, newspapers, and online media.

There are several reasons why now might be the time to hire a freelance illustrator. This includes:

Time — Illustrators are experts at visualising how to use your product or how your service works. They can do this very quickly and effectively, especially if you're in a rush to get your illustrations.

Skills/knowledge — Working directly with an illustrator gives you a collaborative experience where you hold a wealth of opportunity for input and ultimately influence the outcome of the deliverables. You’ll work together to come up with the best solution based on your business needs.

Ideas — For whatever reason, the lightbulb moments have dried up, and you need an injection of creativity from someone with a fresh perspective. Illustration can make it easier for visitors to understand what your company is about. They can help visualise complex ideas and make products more friendly and approachable than described in a block of text.

Teamwork —  Illustrators are able to work well with other members of the team, collaborating well with one another, ensuring you not only deliver on time, but you produce the best outcome.

Freelance illustrators have a wide variety of skills. The most common attributes found in elite designers include:

  • Demonstrable portfolio of completed illustrations
  • Hands-on experience with computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Solid knowledge of image editing and digital sketching software, like Photoshop, Indesign and Adobe Illustrator
  • Drawing skills with an attention to detail (both by hand and digital pen)
  • Strong aesthetic and conceptual skills
  • Natural creativity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Empathy
  • Style
  • Knowledge of Adobe's creative apps
  • Interactive media skills
  • The ability to present their work
  • An eye for detail
  • Ability to collaborate and meet deadlines

Each of our illustrators have been manually vetted by our dedicated onboarding team to ensure they have the right skills and experience to be considered an elite Freelancer. They have their own profile that outlines their skills and experience, giving you the opportunity to review this to ensure they have the right background for your project.

Our contracted rates for Illustrators in 2019 ranged between £200 and £500, with the average day rate being £300.

Hear it from the world's best businesses

Using a tool like this helps us find the talent we need, when we need it, meaning we can keep projects going without any unnecessary delays.

— Paul Stafford, Head Of Digital Marketing & Online Brand, Superdrug

90% of briefs are filled within 24 hours, literally cutting our admin time by about 80%.

— Edilia Hinojosa, Senior Project Manager
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YunoJuno is a great way of finding talent quickly. It's also helpful to have the contracts/ briefs and bookings all in one place.

— Tessa Schimetat, Senior Production Manager, Depop
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Best illustrators are in high demand

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