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Silent Icon Studio
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kirstie D.
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Jason Slater designed the artwork for our lower level kids ministry hallways at Progressive Baptist Church. Each Bible story scene (12 scenes, all over 10ft x14ft!) was hand drawn and illustrated with care, from conception to final installation (on vinyl). Jason was diligent, able to convert our ideas onto paper, and quite pleasant to work with. We we highly recommend his studio to anyone needing custom and professional illustration.

from 4 reviews
    Mike P.
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    My artist for our children's books brought Rick Torres on board back in 2007. I give our artists and graphic illustrators free hand in any/all their work. I have always been more than impressed with RT's work. "Pendleton the Penguin & His Magical Friends" will be released GLOBALLY this year and we've already rec'd rave reviews about the content of the characters. High marks for Mr. Torres across the board. Mike Proko []

    • 29 years in business
    Sharon S.
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    I have worked with Patrick for over 8 years, for clients including Scholastic and Highlights for Children. He is an especially versatile illustrator whose clever depictions of kids and animals are always spot on for the assignment (often very tricky assignments, as with Hidden Pictures scenes) and usually add thoughtful and humorous touches to our original briefs. Some of his individual illustrations (my favorites include his anthropomorphized insects and fish) have inspired us to create actual series based on the characters, such as the Antics series of inside-back-cover puzzles for Highlights Let's Play Hidden Pictures. Always on time (and timeless — the Scholastic skills book series for which Patrick illustrated the whimsical covers in 2007 are still top sellers at B&N.) Always in the format I need — and always willing to make last minute adjustments or send me versions or elements when needed. Patrick is one of my favorite "go to" illustrators for a variety of clients and types of projects. Sharon Streger Sequel Creative

    A. Duck Illustrations
    from 2 reviews
    • 27 years in business
    Julie H.
    Verified review

    Brian has done several drawings for us. He recently did a caricature of my husband, our pets and myself. It came out great. Brian is easy to work with, open to suggestions and the end product is excellent. Very professional.

    Cara Dunning Art
    from 2 reviews
      Brittany N.
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      I am a huge fan of excellent customer service and Cara surpassed my expectations by far! From the beginning of the process Cara was extremely helpful and knowledgable about her craft. She was very thorough and provided an array of options while also giving her expert opinion. Not only was her service AMAZING, but the finished product was absolutely perfect! My boyfriend wanted a business logo designed, so I shopped around for him. I sent Cara a picture and within a day or so she had preview ready. My boyfriend immediately stopped looking for artists for his design because Cara was just that great! It doesn't end there...we wanted the logo put on a t-shirt and the company we used gave us a hard time. Cara took the initiative to contact the tshirt company personally and helped us solve our issue. Thank you, Cara. We truly appreciate your service. Brittany and Davonte'


      I am a character concept artist and fashion illustrator working in Chicago, IL. I also specialize in a variety of other styles such as graphic novel, children's book and advertisement.


      Hello! My name is Kristel Becares, and I am a Chicago based illustrator and fine artist. I study at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and have been making art for over 10 years. I specialize in graphite/charcoal, acrylic, ink, and colored pencil, but I've had a lot of experience with watercolor and pastels as well. My portfolio consists of portraits, life drawings, still lifes, and illustrations in different styles and mediums. I've worked on a lot of independent projects, but I would love more experience in working with commissions, group projects, and collaborations. Whether you are looking for someone to design a book cover/album cover, a portrait of your dog, a landscape painting to hang in your bathroom, an illustration of favorite superhero, or even a tattoo design, I am open to all requests and ideas and will put my heart and soul into each project.


      I am an illustrator that can draw and work digitally in Photoshop and Illustrator. I do concepts, storyboards and finished art. View my portfolio to see the variety of skills and expertise I bring to the table.


      I have a diverse skill set. My styles are malleable. I am skilled in the ability to translate an idea or concept that is shared verbally into an effective visual representation. I believe in making the impossible possible and spare no energy making ideas reality.


      I am experienced with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, which I have used to do illustrations, logos, and banner designs. Currently, I'm enrolled at DeVry University, and I am six credits away from graduating with my Multimedia Development and Design degree, in which I hold a 3.4 GPA. I am also a small business owner and a veteran.


      I am a senior graphic designer and technical illustrator. I have a proven record of achievements in designing print collateral including brochures, catalogs, annual reports, data sheets, ads, signage, logos, newsletters, and packaging. I am also skilled in print management and production methods. I have excellent communication and problem solving skills. Specialties are: * graphic design * technical illustration * package design * POP display * branding * web design * technical writing


      Art is my passion and teaching is my goal. Passing on the knowledge that I have to others is what I want.

      • 13 years in business

      I'm passionate about my code and I strive to produce fast and efficient websites, and elegant WordPress themes, code and plugins. As I am also an artist, I experiment with many visual design styles, including steampunk, modern, and futuristic.


      I graduated from the American Academy of Art with a BFA in illustration. I am currently tattooing at Animal Farm Tattoo at 3935 N Pulaski. I am also available for freelance work including illustration, fine art, design, murals, etc.


      I illustrate your words into pictures from your poem, story, or novel. I can create logos for your business. I am a full handwork artist, not computer-generated style, so your work is totally unique. I work in pen and ink, color pencil for a full rich color designs.


      I have a fast turnaround on every project from complete branding packages to children's book layouts and illustrations. Do you need info graphics and B2B marketing? I have a check and a check for those.


      I design and illustrate for both print and digital media. As a freelancer; I have worked for the New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, American Airlines, Columbia Pictures, advertising agencies, many associations, as well as for businesses large and small.


      During my career, I have designed and produced printed materials, including multi-page publications, brochures, collateral marketing pieces and invitations for a wide variety of clients, as well as brand identity pieces. I have extensive knowledge of design-related software, including QuarkXpress, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML, and Adobe InDesign and Flash. I have created traditional and electronic illustrations, and I am very experienced in using typography as an expressive element of my designs.


      Katherine Razzi has a vast experience in commercial arts and illustration, with extensive knowledge in the printing process and good connections with local printers. She is talented in graphic design work, cartoon illustrations, greeting cards, and form design. Pricing is negotiable depending on project.


      Do you need a designer who has a unique aptitude for reading, understanding and interpreting people's needs? Several years of customer service, international travel, and volunteer work has given me an advantage over other graphic designers who are lacking important interpersonal skills. My creative versatility offers the ability to present a broad range of solutions when producing graphic design work. Priding myself on being a very organized and ambitious self-starter, I thoroughly research a topic before beginning the first sketches of any design. Finding it comforting and reassuring for my clients, I include them every step of the way. Communication is the key to perfecting the design. Professional illustration, logo, web, presentation, and brochure design, are just the beginning of my range of graphic design services. An expert with Adobe CC, Keynote/Power Point, photography and image manipulation, I can offer a unique perspective on design by incorporating my own illustrative touches. With more than 5 years of experience operating a successful design business as well as working full-time as an in-house graphic designer for an international company. I have the knowledge and creativity you need to get the job done.

      • 6 years in business

      (I am a prolific artist)My work constantly stands out because of composition and the use of colors and a tiny bit of humor in my works. If not, I do traditional asian paintings to high details. I work with realism, surrealism, abstract and all forms of painting and drawing. I can render well and i know how to make something pop. I am well-rounded in techniques in painting and illustrating( I will be graduating from School of Art Institute of Chicago next year). My works stand out because I put high amount of effort into every piece of my work and it shows when sellers come to see my work because my works are often purchased when shown.

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      Need a Digital Illustrator

      Franklin, WI

      • Project style
        Digital, I'm not sure
      • Intended use
      • Budget
        Not sure yet
      • Details
        This would be a variety of animals, such as birds and wildlife. Illstruations exist, but we'd want new illustrations to refresh the product line.
      • $250
        Average price
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