Trying to find an illustrator

Since my project is so complex, with characters that are the main face of the brand, it is vital I get them perfect. I know my own skills within illustrator are not good enough yet to draw what I need therefore the search for an illustrator began.

Looking online I found a multitude of different designers offering their skills online. Many of them didn’t fit the requirements for the style I was looking for. I neeeded my characters to;

– Be very simple

– Be colourful

– Have the ability to be customised with items like hats

– Be drawn in illustrator so I could access the files

This proved trickier than expected, with 80% of professionals not responding to my offer of work. It’s¬†important to ensure all illustrators are paid for their work, and they should know how much you are going to profit from the use of their work so¬†they know how much to charge.

I spoke with multiple agencies with very little luck and decided to advertise in university among my peers. This is the poster I put together;

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Eventually after weeks of searching, I found a relvent artist who was able to do the designs of the characters, first on paper and then after in Adobe Illustrator. I gave the artist the brief and she started drawing sketches of what the frogs could look like. See this post for the details on the sketches (