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How much does an illustrator in the U.K. make?

It depends on the project size and the illustrator's expertise. In the U.K., the average annual salary for an illustrator is £25,000.

How can I find an artist for hire?

Most artists or illustrators who are available for projects list their services on freelance sites like The Dots, Guru, and Upwork. If you post a job in the illustration category on one of these sites, illustrators should apply.

Is it better to use a freelance artist-for-hire or to hire a permanent employee?

Most businesses use freelance illustrators for their projects because they do not need illustration work to be done every day. However, some creative fields may require full-time illustrators. In that case, it would make sense to hire someone as a permanent employee rather than a freelancer.

What are some important tips to hire an illustrator?

  • Ask to see the illustrator's portfolio. An illustration is entirely visual, so you will discover very quickly whether you like the artist's style by viewing some of their work.
  • Negotiate with an illustrator to get an agreeable rate. If you're working with a freelancer, their prices aren't necessarily fixed and they will likely offer a better price if they feel that your project is a good opportunity for them to showcase their skills.
  • Before the project or job begins, be very clear about your expectations.

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