Hire a Book Illustrator in Canada

We've sourced the best book illustrators in Canada who are ready to help you with all your illustration needs.

Dane L.

Dane L.

BC, Canada

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I love to help people realize their dream of becoming a published author.


Work experience:

  • Ebook Launch

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Fiction Romance Young Adult Historical Fiction Horror Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense

Claudie C.

Claudie C.

Quebec, QC, Canada

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I am a freelance Illustrator from Canada. I specialize in Children's Books, but I also illustrate realistic and fantasy book covers!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Design Illustration Book Interior Design

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Young Adult Picture Books Art Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Middle Grade Fantasy Children's - Non-fiction Children's Middle Grade Fantasy

david s.

david s.

Toronto, Ontario Canada

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Currently working on some personal book projects and continuing to develop my illustration styles.


Work experience:

  • McClelland & Stewart

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Genres:

Ashley S.

Ashley S.

Welland, ON, Canada

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Freelance Designer and Lettering Artist always looking for a new project! Clients: Harlequin, Harper Collin's, Hachette Book Group + more.


Work experience:

  • The Edit By Ash
  • The Printing House

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Romance Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Self-help & Self-improvement

Anna L.

Anna L.

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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I'm an independent illustrator with a classic background. I love working on people, animals, enjoy drawing food and abstract patterns.


Work experience:

  • Freelance illustrator working from home

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Picture Books Art Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences Action & Adventure Agriculture Children's

Rialda D.

Rialda D.

Waterloo, ON, Canada

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Freelance illustrator with a passion for vivid colours, serene compositions and delicate details.


Work experience:

  • Self employed

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Picture Books Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Nature Travel Poetry Holiday Sports & Outdoors Children's

Laura W.

Laura W.

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Lighthearted but hard-working illustrator specializing in whimsical and heartfelt kids' books – I love to bring a story to life!


Work experience:

  • Laura Watson Illustration

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration

Genres: Non-Fiction Picture Books Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Middle Grade Children's - Non-fiction Children's

Hanna S.

Hanna S.

The Kootenays, Canada

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I'm an illustrator who specialises in whimsical maps for all genres and book covers for Cozy Mysteries, RomComs, and Chicklit


Work experience:

  • Book Cover Bakery

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design

Genres: Fiction Romance Young Adult Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Children's Middle Grade Fantasy Cozy Mysteries Contemporary Romance Romantic Comedy Chick Lit Young Adult Fantasy

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Book Illustrator for hire in Canada

Some books require illustrations — like picture books, for example. But just because other kinds of books might not necessitate illustrations doesn’t mean that they can’t benefit greatly from the work of a talented illustrator: a book cover boasting its own unique and genre-indicative illustrations can help it stand out amongst covers with stock footage, and explanatory illustrations can make all the difference between a technical book that confuses readers vs. one that captures them. And, of course, children’s books generally come with full suites of illustration.

If you’re already convinced that you want to hire an illustrator in Canada to help bring your book to life, you’re probably now focused on the how: how to go about finding the right professional for you?

Style is of course one of the biggest deciding factors when it comes to picking an illustrator — you want to know they will be able to understand and execute the vision you have for your book. The best way to find an illustrator who “gets it” is to browse through their samples and see if they’ve designed work similar to what you have in mind. And if you don’t already have a concrete visual of what you’re looking for stylistically? Looking through the portfolios of professionals should help bring the creative direction of your book into sharper focus as you get an idea of the different styles out there.

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