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.

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

Michael R.

Michael R.

Toronto, ON, Canada

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I am an experienced book designer in both fiction and non-fiction, working with all publishers and authors to spark readers' imagination!


Work experience:

  • Harper Collins
  • Private Company

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Poetry Women's Fiction Entertainment Sex & Relationships Mystery & Crime Self-help & Self-improvement Parenting & Families Thriller & Suspense Economics Design Photography Architecture

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

Ian C.

Ian C.

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Hi! I am a picture book illustrator with a flat, simple, and textured style. I seem to get inspired ideas when eating chocolate.


Work experience:

  • Lemonade Illustration Agency

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Parenting & Families

David G.

David G.

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Commercial, with a twist of lemon.


Work experience:

  • KNOB&TUBE
  • Toronto International Film Festival

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Poetry Philosophy Entertainment Math & Science Thriller & Suspense Life Sciences

Tamara C.

Tamara C.

Montreal, QC, Canada

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Montreal based Freelance Illustrator, specializing in Children's books.


Work experience:

  • Heinemann Publishing
  • Éditions Hemma
  • Inhabit Media
  • Tamara Campeau

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Middle Grade Comics & Graphic Novels Gaming & LitRPG Fantasy Classics Holiday Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Middle Grade Fantasy

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

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, Sourcebooks + more.


Work experience:

  • The Edit By Ash
  • The Printing House

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

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

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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.

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