Hire a Book Illustrator in United Kingdom

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El S.

El S.

Manchester, United Kingdom

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

Laura F.

Laura F.

Bath, United Kingdom

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I am an award-winning freelance Book Designer with 18 years experience in the Publishing industry. I'm also an illustrator and artist.


Work experience:

  • Usborne Publishing, Wolverhampton
  • Usborne Publishing, London
  • Laura Fearn Art, Design and Illustration

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Picture Books History Humanities & Social Sciences Nature Poetry Historical Fiction Anthologies Music Plays & Screenplays Short Story Math & Science Education & Reference Life Sciences Children's - Non-fiction Children's

Jamie N.

Jamie N.

Cuckfield, United Kingdom

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A super friendly digital artist specialising in bespoke fantasy and sci-fi digital paintings for book cover work and illustration.


Work experience:

  • Various, including Riot Games, independent authors, board game companies
  • RedBedlam
  • Yazino
  • Self Employed

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Fiction Picture Books History Humanities & Social Sciences Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Horror Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Urban Fantasy Gaming & LitRPG Children's

Britt H.

Britt H.

Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

Berenice S.

Berenice S.

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Award-winning cover & interior page designer, project manager, 20 years experience in print & ebook


Work experience:

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

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

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

Emma G.

Emma G.

London, United Kingdom

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A freelance book cover designer with over 10 years of experience working across a wide variety of imprints at HarperCollins and LittleBrown.


Work experience:

  • Little Brown
  • HarperCollins

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Romance Biographies & Memoirs Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Classics Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Patrick K.

Patrick K.

Brighton, United Kingdom

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With 30 years experience designing covers for the UK's top publishing houses, I also art direct, illustrate and do hand lettering for covers


Services: Design Cover Design Illustration

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Literary Fiction Young Adult Humor & Comedy Picture Books Action & Adventure Christian Fiction Historical Fiction Anthologies Classics Cultural & Ethnic Inspirational Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Children's

david b.

david b.

Brighton, United Kingdom

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Freelance illustrator working for over 15 years in editorial, advertising, design and publishing sectors.


Work experience:

  • freelance
  • UKG

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Fiction Non-Fiction Picture Books Action & Adventure Inspirational Short Story Mystery & Crime Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Children's

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