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Illustrators are artists hired to create illustrations, pictures or still drawings, for use in advertisement, books and magazines, packaging, greeting cards, newspapers, and other digital media mediums. Illustrators are widely employed by advertising and marketing agencies and publishing houses.

What Does a Freelance Illustrator Do?

Illustrators make products or services much easier to comprehend and recall with their drawings and paintings. Freelance Illustrators for hire could be of different types depending on their creative choices. Children’s book illustrator for hire, as the name suggests, creates illustrations for a younger audience and hence, uses brightly colored simple drawings. Freelance Book Illustrators begin by reading the book and understanding its objective, genre, and target audience. After this, they create appropriate drawings, sketches, and charts for the cover as well as for content inside the book. A Freelance Adobe Illustrator designer conceptualizes and creates original images and artwork for print publications and digital media. 

Most of these illustrators work digitally and digital illustration freelancers are widely found in top freelance marketplaces, like Guru, online. You can hire a freelance Illustrator who can provide a package of services.

When looking to hire a freelance Illustrator, make sure they can:

  • Develop visual ideas as per the brief.

  • Use their drawing, sketching, painting and photographic skills to produce illustrations.

  • Format images using computer-aided design software such as Illustrator, QuarkXPress, InDesign, Freehand and Adobe Photoshop.

  • Print illustrations that meet quality and color standards.

  • Liaise with editors, authors, and designers.

  • Think creatively and deliver in the stipulated time.

  • Work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Qualifications of an Illustrator

Browse freelancers’ profiles to make sure they have:

  • Professional degree in an art or design subject such as illustration, graphic design or fine art.

  • Strong aesthetic and conceptual skills.

  • Excellent drawing and IT skills.

  • Ability to think of out-of-the-box ideas.

  • Attention to detail and ability to work methodically.

Additionally, knowledge of digital media and web marketing skills would be advantageous.

Benefits of Hiring Freelance Illustration Services

There are a number of illustrators who are looking to get freelance projects. You can find freelance Illustrators who can shell out flexible working hours and work round the clock. They communicate with the client directly and can provide a host of additional services, such as storyboarding, as well. It makes the most sense to hire an illustrator for freelance work when the job is small and needs to be completed as soon as possible.

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