History Illustration Services

Hire top freelance history book illustration professionals on Reedsy. Give your book beautiful illustrations in three easy steps: sign up, upload your project brief, and request quotes from professionals of your choice!

Brianna

Brianna

New York, United States

I'm a freelance book cover designer and illustrator with nearly a decade of in-house experience at a top publishing house.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Travel, Poetry, Historical Fiction, Music, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Sports & Outdoors, Thriller & Suspense

Stewart

Stewart

Morgantown, WV, USA

Over 30 years in publishing. Art Direction, Graphic Design, Typography, Illustration, Project Management. Two cats are also here to help.


Work experience:

  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • Sasquatch Books
  • Seattle Weekly
  • The Rocket
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery & Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Contemporary Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Charlie

Charlie

Portland, ME, USA

Illustrator and designer specializing in history, dramatic realism, and original compositions


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction

elbie

elbie

Sebastopol, CA, USA

Experienced cartographer specializing in maps for fiction and non-fiction publications.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Geography, Humanities & Social Sciences, History, Political Science & Current Affairs

Adly

Adly

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Designer and Illustrator. I design literary fiction, pop-sci, and current affair books. I have worked at Penguin, FSG, and Melville House.


Work experience:

  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Penguin Press
  • Melville House
  • Self-employed
  • Icrave

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Technology, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Music, Philosophy

Jeff

Jeff

New York, NY, USA

Jeff is an Art Director from NYC. He specializes in the Fantasy, YA, and Sci-Fi genre. Known for creating cover for Snow Like Ashes series.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Management, Computers & Internet, Technology, History, Religion & Spirituality, Nature, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Cultural & Ethnic, Holiday, Inspirational, Women's Fiction, Music, Entertainment, New Age, Mashups, Themes & Motifs, Writing & Publishing, Mystery & Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction, Economics, Design, Photography, Architecture

Ashley

Ashley

Portland, ME, United States

I'm an art director, graphic designer and illustrator that loves book design, typography and the interplay of graphics and text.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Macmillan Children's Books

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Nature, Home & Garden, Middle Grade, Education & Reference, Middle Grade Fantasy

Ian

Ian

Winston-Salem, NC, USA

A professional illustrator with a passion for fantasy, mystery, history, and more.


Work experience:

  • Travel Stamps
  • Freelance

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Science Fiction, Nature

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Hire the best history book illustrators


What can a book illustrator bring to a history book? If you're writing for a younger audience, for example, illustrations can really help bring your book to life —think the Horrible Histories series.


But even if you write for older audiences, a history book illustrator can give your work a colorful and thoughtful cover, too, like the cover of The Silk Roads. Ideally, you want to hire a history book illustrator who understands and can find inspiration from artworks from the past, like engravings on ancient temples or embroideries on clothes.


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