Hire Book Illustrators in the United Kingdom

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Alex

Alex

Bristol, United Kingdom

A cover designer with over 10 years of experience. I have worked for Penguin, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Little, Brown.


Work experience:

  • Alex Robbins

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration

Genres: Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Technology, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Business & Management, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Economics, Music

Sara

Sara

Bristol, United Kingdom

Cheery, charming & creative book designer, illustrator & lettering artist. 19 yrs experience in children's book publishing


Work experience:

  • Puffin Books
  • Duchess of Bristol

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Classics, Women's Fiction, Middle Grade, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction

Edward

Edward

Brighton, United Kingdom

Graphic Design professional specialising in cover design and illustration.


Work experience:

  • Warner Music
  • Penguin Books UK
  • Edward Bettison is self employed

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Nature, Historical Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Music, Humanities & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Mystery & Crime

El

El

Manchester, United Kingdom

Vibrant, stand-out illustration with a lively style. Perfect for children's books, fashion editorial, and travel genres


Work experience:

  • Ellie Sutton

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Travel, Non-Fiction, Women's Fiction, Short Story, Education & Reference, Children’s Non-Fiction

Sarah

Sarah

England, United Kingdom

Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator specialising in children's publishing, creating beautiful and engaging books and content.


Work experience:

  • Sarah Fountain Design
  • Pearson Education
  • John Brown Media
  • Redan Publishing

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design Production Management

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Comics Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Middle Grade, Education & Reference, Children’s Non-Fiction

Jonathan

Jonathan

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Award-winning creative with 29 years experience illustrating, designing and art directing books, catalogues and point-of-sale.


Work experience:

  • ASCO Group
  • Pearson
  • Lion Hudson
  • InterVarsity Press
  • Huzzah Creative Ltd
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Petrofac

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design Production Management

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Historical Fiction, African American Fiction, Philosophy, Education & Reference, Cultural & Ethnic

Britt

Britt

Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom

Scottish Artist and Illustrator. Studied Visual Communications at NCAD Dublin, graduated 2005. Creative freelance with flair and good cheer.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • BBC Radio Orkney

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design

Genres: Humor & Comedy, Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Nature, Short Story, Calendars, Middle Grade, Agriculture

Mandy

Mandy

London, United Kingdom

A children's book designer, specialising in fiction and non-fiction. I have over 20 years experience, with a safe pair of hands and big ears


Work experience:

  • Mandy Norman Designs

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design Production Management

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Classics, Calendars, Non-Fiction, Middle Grade, Mystery & Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels, Children’s Non-Fiction

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You’ve done the hard work of getting a story on paper. Now let us help you find the perfect illustrator to bring your words to life.


In many genres, particularly those for a younger audience, the words and the pictures will become intertwined. Both should complement the other perfectly. If you think back to your most beloved children’s books, chances are that you still vividly remember the art that brought the story to life in front of your very eyes. So whether you’re publishing a children’s book or a technical piece of writing, your story deserves the illustrations that can illuminate it and take it to the next level.


But how can you find the perfect illustrator for your story? It’s probably not a surprise that talented illustrators are highly in-demand. But it’s not enough to simply be gifted. The ideal illustrator should have previously worked in your genre and have years of experience in the industry. More importantly, their style of illustration must match with your own unique voice.


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