Hire a Book Illustrator in United Kingdom

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

Alex R.

Alex R.

Bristol, United Kingdom

Request a quote

A cover designer with over 10 years of experience. I have worked for Penguin, Simon and Schuster, HarperCollins and Harvard.


Work experience:

  • Alex Robbins

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration

Genres: Business & Management Non-Fiction Political Science & Current Affairs Economics Short Story Fiction Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Social & Family Issues Young Adult

Adam G.

Adam G.

London, United Kingdom

Request a quote

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

Emma G.

Emma G.

London, United Kingdom

Request a quote

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

Patrick K.

Patrick K.

Brighton, United Kingdom

Request a quote

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

Peter B.

Peter B.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Request a quote

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

Edward B.

Edward B.

Brighton, United Kingdom

Request a quote

Graphic Design professional specialising in cover design and illustration.


Work experience:

  • Warner Music
  • Penguin Books UK
  • Edward Bettison is self employed

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Nature Historical Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Music Humanities & Social Sciences Philosophy Mystery & Crime

Nick C.

Nick C.

London, United Kingdom

Request a quote

I am a book cover designer with 20 years experience. I have designed everything from thrillers, crime books and illustrated womens fiction.


Work experience:

  • LITTLE BROWN
  • HarperCollins

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Romance Young Adult Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Classics Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction

Alan G.

Alan G.

Lincoln, United Kingdom

Request a quote

Illustrator/designer. 72 Penguin non-fiction books’ graphics; 3 book series Osprey Ex-graphics ed., Daily Telegraph, 20+awards. Cover illus.


Work experience:

  • Raven’s Quill Ltd
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Evening Despatch / The Northern Echo/ London Daily News

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Picture Books Children's History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Fantasy

Join Reedsy to browse 1000+ similar profiles

Sign up with or

Book Illustrator for Hire in the UK

You’ve done the hard work of getting a story on paper. Now let us help you find the perfect illustrator to bring your words to life.

In many genres, particularly those for a younger audience, the words and the pictures will come 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 — in the UK or elsewhere in the world — that can illuminate it and take it to the next level.

But how can you find the perfect illustrator for your story? It’s probably not a surprise that talented illustrators are highly in-demand. But it’s not enough to simply be gifted. The ideal illustrator should have previously worked in your genre and have years of experience in the industry. More importantly, their style of illustration must match with your own unique voice.

If you’re struggling to find the right book illustrator to fit this profile, that’s when Reedsy can step in. Our Book Illustrators have worked for the biggest publishers and the most prestigious illustration agencies in the UK. We rigorously vet and accept only the top 3% of talent in the industry to ensure that you’re seeing the best freelancers available. What’s more, our platform lets you browse each illustrator’s individual gallery, so that you can get a feel for their illustration style before you commit to a collaboration. So what are you waiting for? Simply sign up for a free Reedsy account today to meet the perfect book illustrator who can breathe life into your story.

Related learning courses

Writing a book? Check out these free 10-day Reedsy Learning courses.

Book Design 101

Want to learn about what it takes to craft a beautiful book that will sell? This free course has got you covered.

How to Self-publish a Book

Thinking of self-publishing? Control your destiny and learn how to self-publish with confidence and style.

Find other professionals in United Kingdom

Find book illustrators in United Kingdom

Skills related to Illustration

What is Reedsy?

Successful authors build talented teams around them to bring their book to life. Through the Reedsy Marketplace, you can meet the industry’s top professional book editors, cover designers, book marketers and ghostwriters. Reedsy professionals know the publishing landscape better than a writer knows the taste of hot coffee, come meet them. Create your free Reedsy account and start requesting free quotes and honest advice today.