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.
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:
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:
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.