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Art With Anderson: Art, Illustration & Instruction
Art With Anderson: Art, Illustration & Instruction

Art With Anderson: Art, Illustration & Instruction

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Introduction: Welcome! My name is Joe Anderson, and I provide fine art commission services along with a full suite of digital illustration, design & animation. I also offer private art instruction in a range of techniques. Pulling on a decade of experience as a full time artist & certified arts educator, I have developed optimized workflows that are sure to yield work that meets exacting standards while meeting your timeline and budget. I look forward to learning how I can help you realize your vision. Services: Charcoal, Graphite, Pastel, Watercolor, Oil Painting (Portraits, Landscapes, House Portraits) Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premier Pro, Blender, Maya (Graphic Design, Business Identity, Logos, Letterhead, Packaging, Animation, Technical Illustration, Medical Illustration, Instructional Design, eLearning.) Private Instruction: Drawing, Pastel, Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil. Photoshop, Illustrator, ProCreate

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Hired 6 times

2 similar jobs done near you

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1 employee

11 years in business

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Cash, Check, Credit card, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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Jan - Jun

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects
  • Muralist - West Chicago 2020

    Approx. $450

  • Norman Rockwell Style Holiday Card

    Approx. $600

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Exceptional 5.0

7 reviews


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Elena Y.


Joseph is an amazingly versatile artist whose work is becoming a co-creation of my novel. He is an amazing draftsman both on paper and in digital media, and I don’t mean that in the sense of mechanical, more in the sense of being able to draw anything, however specific or outlandish. In some ways, I am sad that I can’t currently hire Joseph to create a drawing on traditional media of some kind for me to display in my house, because the work he has shown me is absolutely breathtaking. Maybe once the novel is a bestseller! Anyway, I know this is only a fraction of what he can do, but Joseph has been creating head shots of ten major characters for my novel (from the eighteenth century), as well as illustrations for pivotal scenes in the book. Along the way he has done an amazing job of giving me options that balance detail against cost, without compromising quality. Joseph is great to work with — very kind and intuitive, and incredibly knowledgeable about art, in terms of the ways of drawing but also how to compose scenes. Also, I love that we are creating not-completely-polished versions of the drawings so we will know how they are all looking, roughly, before finalizing, to leave room for creating narrative and stylistic continuity once we know how the whole arc will look. My enthusiasm is completely something Joseph has built from scratch based on his work, and the great experience I have had working with him. I was skeptical about Thumbtack, but Joseph is the real thing.
Oct 19, 2020
Kevin B.

Portrait Artistry

Joe was very responsive from my initial reach out. I wanted to get a unique painting done of myself and girlfriend from a recent trip we had together. Joe walked me through what he was thinking and we got the process going! From there he went to work and finished the piece much sooner than planned! It looks so awesome and I know my girlfriend will love it when I give it to her on her 30th bday. Would highly recommend for anyone out there!
Oct 26, 2020
Lizett p.


Thank you Joe for your hard work. I received the canvas today. My dad is going to love seeing his parents on 1 picture. Thank you for being very prompt on responses and I truly value your honest opinion on what would best suit our families pixelated photos since that's all we had to work off of. I would recommend you to anyone - very professional!
Apr 10, 2020
Alicia B.


Joe is incredible. He went above and beyond what our company needed him to do, coming well-prepared with a presentation on how to best meet our needs. During our shows, where we needed him on projects, he was attentive to what we needed and what others wanted. He was careful and precise in everything he worked on. This guy is a rockstar!
Mar 4, 2020
Joseph F.


Joseph did a great job for me on my designs. Would highly recommend him to anyone!!!!
Sep 10, 2020
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Joe Anderson


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I offer a few ways of working with clients depending on the type of project and client preference. The three ways are: Fixed, Hourly, & Subscription. Fixed Price Projects: Portraits From Photos: Fixed Prices Based on Size & Media Pencil, Watercolor, Oil, Digital Painting/Printing Small Business Packages: Logo, Letterhead, Squarespace Website Hourly: Custom Fine Art & Illustration: Hourly (Minimums Apply) Image Editing/Formatting/Changes Design & Website Maintenance. (Suited best for well defined tasks) Subscription*: Book/Children's Book Illustration Multi Part, Large, or Complex Projects Long Term Projects Concept to Creation or Turnkey Projects *What is a Subscription Project? If you project will involve ongoing collaboration, or you would like help developing your idea from the ground up, subscription allows you to reserve a number of hours per month in my schedule to ensure that your project will be completed on time and within your budget. This arrangement works well for Authors who are looking for a collaborative relationship with an illustrator, for a small business seeking help to develop their full identity, or a client who needs help fleshing out an initial idea.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I believe that a well defined process is key to success in any creative endeavor. That is why I have developed an optimized process for every type of project I offer to ensure that my clients are satisfied with their professional relationship as much as the final product.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    In 2010, I graduated with a BFA from the University of Illinois after studying both Fine Art Studio & Art Education. During that time, I also studied at Parsons School of Design for a summer, & won numerous awards for drawing and & painting, and received a scholarship for Artistic Excellence. Since then, I have maintained a professional art, illustration, & design practice while simultaneously holding a tenured position as a public school art teacher, starting an art gallery in Chicago, & delivering talks at institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago Ryan Education Center & the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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