Hire Book Illustrators in the United Kingdom

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Adam

Adam

London, United Kingdom

Internationally published, award winning illustrator with many years professional experience


Work experience:

  • freelance

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Picture Books, Children's, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Travel, Psychology, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Entertainment, Middle Grade, Education & Reference

Peter

Peter

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Publishing professional with over ten years' experience, specialising in cover design and layout for non-fiction and sport.


Work experience:

  • Birlinn Ltd, Arena Sport, Polygon
  • Polaris Publishing Ltd

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors

Berenice

Berenice

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Award-winning book cover and interior page designer, project manager and Squarespace designer.


Work experience:

  • Hello Lovely
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Pearson and Penguin
  • M&M Communications

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Anthologies, Classics, Women's Fiction, Writing & Publishing, Short Story, Middle Grade, Children's, Education & Reference, Children’s Non-Fiction

Mark

Mark

Cardiff, United Kingdom

A highly collaborative designer, producing impactful covers, interiors and marketing images for a wide range of genres. I cannot scuba dive.


Work experience:

  • Coverness Design
  • Visit Wales

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

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, African American Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Science Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Contemporary Fiction

Cassia

Cassia

England, United Kingdom

I have a passion for innovative & fun design, cooking and nature, which is probably why those are my favourite genres!


Work experience:

  • Remedy Creative
  • Chamberlain Dunn
  • Cassia Friello Designs
  • The Detective Agency

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, DIY & Crafts, Nature, Home & Garden, Inspirational, Middle Grade

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

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

Jenny

Jenny

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

I'm an experienced book designer and illustrator. I specialise in all fiction and non-fiction genres from kids books to cook books and more!


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House New Zealand
  • Penguin Books New Zealand
  • Book Design Ltd (now Smartwork Creative)
  • Pearson Education New Zealand
  • Self-employed

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Humor & Comedy, Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences

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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.


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