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:

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

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YunoJuno offers WONGDOODY access to a lot of great freelancers, supporting us with an account manager and talent manager.



Emma Dawson, Lead Talent Acquisition, EMEA

YunoJuno has reduced the time and admin spent on completing IR35 compliance for all of our freelancers. It's revolutionised how quickly we can hire someone, in a fully compliant way.

Emma Hughes, Senior Creative Producer

YunoJuno is a great platform for finding the best freelancers and really happy with the support of the team there. Super easy to use and it takes care of all our freelancing requirements. All-in-all, it's been a great solution for me and for our Creative Studio at OVO Energy. Happy to recommend YunoJuno to all of my contacts.

Natasha Montgomery, Creative Resource Manager

It's helpful to have the contracts/ briefs and bookings all in one place.The team from YJ are really helpful and make the process smooth.

Tessa Schimetat, Senior Production Manager

The recruitment portal on YunoJuno is really clear and easy to use. It's super helpful to have the list of candidates and all our invoices in one place and to be paid on time. The team is helpful, knowledgeable and on hand to help with any questions we have. Would be great if more of our clients used YunoJuno to manage their freelancers.

Daniel Levy

YunoJuno IR35 process is a seamless experience and takes a lot of the stress away. YunoJuno really helps from an agility and productivity perspective, quickly answering the business needs and helping to create a much more diverse and output focused team. The quick payment of freelancers at YJ is a game changer. We've managed to reduce time to hire from a week to a couple of hours.

Senior Project Manager

I really enjoy working with YunoJuno. The platform is user friendly, intuitive and the Account Management team has been responsive and on hand to help throughout the entire process.Working with YunoJuno, I have been able to onboard, hire and manage my freelancers seamlessly and with speed.

EMEA Marketing Director, Creator, Emerging, Social

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

Frequently asked questions

What is illustration?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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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