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.

Blair K.

Blair K.

Toronto, Canada

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Award-winning illustrator and designer specializing in bold, conceptual images.


Work experience:

  • Blair Kelly

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Inspirational Middle Grade Children's Education & Reference Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rialda D.

Rialda D.

Waterloo, ON, Canada

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Freelance illustrator specialized in digital illustration who enjoys drawing people and colourful scenes.


Work experience:

  • Self employed

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Holiday Sex & Relationships Non-Fiction Social & Family Issues Young Adult Travel Coming of Age Career Guides Entertainment

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

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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.

Of course, you also want to keep genre in mind. If you want to hire an illustrator in Canada to work on your fantasy children’s book, look for professionals with relevant experience designing for that specific aesthetic.

Luckily, Reedsy is here to make it easy for you to find your ideal book illustrator for hire in Canada — or elsewhere in the world. Our illustrators go through a rigorous vetting process, and we only accept the top 3% of talent in the industry. What’s more, you can see samples of every illustrator’s past work before you commit to a collaboration. Sign up for a totally free account and start browsing through their portfolios today. You’ll find your ideal illustrator for hire in Canada before you know it!

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