Join our club and become part of our thriving community

Established in 2007, Hire an Illustrator is a community of around 500 professional illustrators. Our mission is to cultivate constructive connections between clients and members regardless of location, to provide advice for members, and to help clients find illustrators suitable for their projects. We aim to foster a sense of community and advance the reputation of our members and the illustration industry as a whole. Become a member!

Membership requirements

Our members work with advertising firms, publishers and periodicals along with designers and private individuals. They have wide-ranging abilities covering everything from animation to billboard-sized murals. All applications for membership are considered; we look for talent and experience – or the potential to succeed in the creative industry. The most important aspect of a successful application is that we believe your work is commercially viable.

Join the club!


As a club, Hire an Illustrator is here for it’s members. We offer member-only support such as assistance with pricing and portfolio advice, as well as the opportunity to get involved in our competitions, exhibitions and other projects. It doesn’t matter where you live in the world, if you have the creative talent, you can be a part of the HAI community.

Passionate about our profession

Illustration is our passion and we love everything associated with it. We want to see our illustrators make the most of the club we run and are constantly pushing boundaries to make things better! We talk to clients day in and day out, and recommend our members for jobs and projects at every opportunity.

Direct mailers!

Our mail packs are sent out to several thousand clients and inclusion is included as part of membership. We can even get top quality postcards printed for you.

From only £3.99 per week

$7 USD | €5.25 EUR | £3.99 GBP

Save money on membership with an annual subscription. Agent and collective rates are available upon request.

:) Subscribe!

Your illustration community

You’ll find there are lots of benefits to being part of our club… We have access to up-to-date and reliable mailing lists. Our email newsletters go out to several thousand commissioning contacts, not just other illustrators. We send out 15-20 mail packs and promos per week. We advertise on numerous industry related sites. Our website is fast, our illustrator database is always up-to-date and members control their own content. We even have an in-house programmer to make sure everything runs like clockwork. However, perhaps the most important thing is that if you have questions or need help, you’ll be able to email real people who will give you real answers and advice.

What are you waiting for?

Image credits…
Rocket Man by John W. Tomac
Turnip by Jon Burgerman
Membership card background by Marc Scheff
HAI logo by Beach

Included with your membership

  • Membership card (coming soon)
  • Personalised advice and support
  • One-on-one technical support when you need it
  • Member-only competitions, projects and exhibitions
  • Have your name put forward for client jobs*
  • Spotlight interviews and featured portfolios

Plus free for all members…

  • Your very own portfolio page
  • – Unlimited image uploads
  • – Embed an animation or motion showcase video
  • – Pick your own categories for database listings
  • Submit news for the site and consideration for the newsletter
  • Get listed by your geographical location on our Google map
  • Free website hosting!
  • Regular member-only updates, discounts and offers
  • Be seen by several thousand potential clients

We want you to take full advantage of your membership which is why we work with you directly to help you be the best you can. For the tech-savvy you’ll have a blast, but for the technophobic we are more than happy to hold your hand and guide you every step of the way.

* As appropriate depending on the client’s needs.

We would love you to join us! Sign up today or email us, if you have any questions.