Hire the best freelancer illustrators available

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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Work with the top & vetted illustrators

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

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Create your project brief

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

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

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Why 12,000+ world’s most innovative companies trust YunoJuno

I have to say a huge thanks to your team — YunoJuno has saved us on many occasions now.

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I have to say a huge thanks to your team — YunoJuno has saved us on many occasions now.

Christine Richter, Creative Operations Manager

We haven’t used a recruiter in ages, working closely with the YunoJuno Talent team we moved to sourcing 100% via the YJ Marketplace.

Marie Brittain, Resource Manager

YunoJuno have been brilliant in identifying remote working freelancers who always deliver. From first introductions and telephone calls, to brief discussions and final delivery, the key has been good, clear and honest communication.

Nick Astor, Content Strategy & Execution Lead

The freelancers on YunoJuno are consistently of the highest calibre. It is also the easiest and most transparent recruitment service I have ever dealt with.

Christian Anderson-Ramshall, Head of Digital Production

Implementing YunoJuno has taken much of the manual management out of this system, reducing administrative workload and improving operational efficiency. The way we on-board and pay our valued freelancers is now a totally different experience.

Dan de Lord, Talent Strategy & Acquisition Director

YunoJuno are my recruitment saviours! I’ve worked with them for a few years now and they’ve helped with many resourcing challenges. The platform is really easy to use, it provides a wide range of freelancers to interact with and also means I’m only dealing with one vendor – which makes my internal financing hassle free!

Steph Fair, Creative Services Manager

Freelance support can be a great option for your business. It gives you the advantage of flexibility and the power to hire specialist expertise when it’s truly needed. Independent contractors can be self managing and great additions to the team.

Claire, Head of Design

The YunoJuno team have been super helpful and helped me find a talented engineer to support our MVP build in no time at all!

Winnie, Founder & CEO,

For us, the benefits of using YunoJuno are across the board. It allows us to brief and hire freelancers quickly and easily, making it very simple for us to scale resource on any given project at any time. It also allows us to quickly find freelancers across multiple industries, all from the same place.

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Frequently asked questions

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

When should I hire an illustrator?
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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.

What skills should you look for in an Illustrator?
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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
Why choose a YunoJuno illustrator?
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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.

How much does it cost to hire an illustrator?
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Our contracted rates for Illustrators in 2019 ranged between £200 and £500, with the average day rate being £300.

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Best illustrators are in high demand

Posting a job on YunoJuno only takes a few clicks. Or speak with an expert about how YunoJuno can help your business with managing freelancers.

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