Testimonials
From illustrators about hai

Emma Russell
Emma Russell is a freelance illustrator based in London. She specialises in contemporary, figu...
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A client found me through my HAI portfolio for some illustrations for corporate videos. I am very pleased that they found me as the job was great fun and the client has hired me again for additional projects. All thanks to having a profile on HAI! - Emma Russell


Brandon Dawley
Brandon has spent numerous years working in the apparel, comic, publishing and film industries ...
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I find Hire An Illustrator to be the perfect fit for myself and my peers. It is designed for the illustrator by creative people with an intelligent approach to creative business. And the price fits right nicely. - Brandon Dawley


Sharntay
Sharnee Taylor is a Melbourne based Illustrator specializing in Fashion Illustration. She often...
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I've had this site highly recommended by fellow illustrators. - Sharntay


Andrew Pawley
A monkey orphaned at birth and raised in the human community, Andrew Pawley has always had an u...
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I have been dealing with the wonderful folks at HAI for several years and have always been amazed at their professional standards! The quality of service is second to none. The presentation of artist's work on the website is of a very high standard and I love the easy way in which users can interact with their content with the minimum of fuss or technical know-how. But what really makes HAI stand out from the crowd is the personal touch. Every enquiry I've made, every call for assistance has been dealt with toute suite and on a personal level. I feel respected and cared for as a member of this - Andrew Pawley


Albinal (Ian Ball)
Ian is an immortal small-town vagrant descended from a line of powerful witches. He also makes ...
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Hire an Illustrator is a great place to have a portfolio. It's good value for money and seems to be evolving quickly with lots of new features. It provides a place to release news and gain exposure and is the sole reason I landed one of my biggest jobs to date. As well as all that Darren and Jane are seemingly always available to ask questions and offer support. I'd be lost without it. - Albinal (Ian Ball)


Gaz Roberts
Gaz is owner of Thick Black Line Ltd, provider of illustration & animation services and all...
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I am a fresh face as far as HAI is concerned - I'm looking forward to seeing how it all pans out... feedback soon. - Gaz Roberts


Katrin Funcke
Katrin lives and works in Berlin with her husband and two boys. As a schoolgirl she also love...
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I just joined HAI, but what immediately struck me was the personal and very quick service and communication with Darren. Unbelievable! - Katrin Funcke


Mark Hammermeister
Mark Hammermeister is an award winning illustrator and designer from the Detroit area. His prim...
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HAI has been instrumental in sending new work my way. I recommend it highly. - Mark Hammermeister


Alex Fine
I am a freelance illustrator from Baltimore, Maryland. I have worked for clients such as The Wa...
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Thanks for putting me in the Featured Illustrator section. I actually got a job offer shortly after it was posted. HAI really is the best site for illustrators to join and I'm always recommending your site to every young illustrator that contacts me. - Alex Fine


Melanie Renaux
Inspiration for my work can come from everywhere, music, architecture, generally it's the combi...
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In my opinion joining HAI was a great move. Starting out in the illustration industry, it really helps to know you can boost your public profile and have some great people helping you with the time consuming aspect of freelance; known as promotion. Also; they know the best people to send your work to, so it's a no-brainer really. I also like the fact that you can pay for HAI in different ways, this can help loads when you're just starting out and you're on a tight budget. I like to visit the site often to look at others work and get some inspiration. Thanks HAI :-) - Melanie Renaux


Jan Bowman
Originally from Scotland via Canada, I trained as an architect and now draw pictures for a livi...
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Excellent site and service. I'm very impressed by HAI's attention to detail and the effort they've gone to to make the site easy for illustrators. - Jan Bowman


Nicholas Jackson
At my core is a love of creativity and beauty. Although I have formal classical training in sk...
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HAI has been simply brilliant for me as an illustrator trying to break into the industry. I have been getting contacts I would never have dreamed of getting so very early on in my career. Cheers to HAI! - Nicholas Jackson


Andy Hulland
Mr the beef aka Andy Hulland is an illustrator and artist based in the Cathedral Quarter, Derby...
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Since having an HAI portfolio I have had an increase in offers of work; including an on going relationship with a particular client. Personally, the fee to have a portfolio on HAI has been money very well spent. - Andy Hulland


Jennifer Albright
I am a Los Angeles-based illustrator who specializes in caricature and portraiture, ranging in ...
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When I began freelancing, I had no idea how to promote myself or reach out to art directors. Hai! took all the anxiety and guesswork out of the promo process. With Darren and Jane's help and personal touch, I'm finally getting the illustration jobs I always wanted. - Jennifer Albright


Katy Davis
Hello there. I'm Katy Davis, AKA Gobblynne - a freelance animator and illustrator. I work wi...
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I've just a job through Hire An Illustrator and that was to do a 4 part series of illustrations for Woman's Weekly Magazine (Issues 22, 29, May, 5 & 12 June 2012). It was a great job and I was thrilled to have been found through HAI! - Katy Davis


Mohan Ballard
Colour, colour and colour! This is what I feel best describes my work. I feel this is a reflect...
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I wanted to say how pleased I am with the service hai provides, and that I have already had one commission and one potential commission come my way since joining, and they have both said they found my work on the hai website. So I'm thrilled! I'm loving the site and I appreciate all the team members hard work in promoting us as illustrators! - Mohan Ballard


Ohara Hale
Ohara Hale is a Montreal-based artist. She draws, sings, writes, and loves to make: books, musi...
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I LOVE IT. I love the enthusiasm that goes into this whether it be between the quick and friendly communication from Darren and Jane or the myriad of improvements made over time to help make it easier for the illustrator. :) It's a genuine effort for the love of illustration. - Ohara Hale


Vicky Scott
I'm a freelance Illustrator recently relocated from London to Brighton. Over the last 7 or 8 ye...
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Great website, really easy to use and update. Great for updating new and showing new work quickly and promotion. Very good personal service. - Vicky Scott


Gabriela Larios
Salvadorean pattern designer and illustrator based in London. Gabriela collaborates with inte...
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I think so far the service has been good! I am looking forward to be promoted and get more work through the Hire an Illustrator services. - Gabriela Larios


Jeff Miracola
I have been illustrating professionally for over 16 years and have done work for clients such a...
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HireAnIllustrator.com has been an invaluable tool for my business. Having a portfolio of my work at this site has helped me reach a wider audience and has already more than paid for itself with the new commissions I've received. Thank you HAI for an awesome site and all the expanded services. The mail packs and printing service are a great example of forward thinking and one of the reasons HAI stands out from others. - Jeff Miracola


Coen Hamelink
Dutch awarded illustrator & designer, living near Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I grew up clo...
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Hai is a great place for fantastic illustrators from all over the world who cannot wait designing when they just got out of bed, well... when they're still in bed waking up with loads of creative energy and brilliant ideas. - Coen Hamelink


Tijmen Ploeger
Tijmen Ploeger, is an illustrator currently based in Berlin, Germany. During the last 12 years ...
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There are many pages where you can dump your link and get into the maze of work-searching co-illustrators. HAI is very different in this, behind this website they are constantly busy -in real life- to get you customers and it pays off. Probably the majority of illustrators on HAI are here since years, and that says something. - Tijmen Ploeger


Andrea Wong
Hello, my name is Andrea Wong and I am an Asian girl born and raised in Hannover, Germany. I wo...
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I am very happy that Jane and Darren established this site to make it easier for illustrators to meet their clients. Thanks to hai I have worked for several clients from all around the world. - Andrea Wong


Ginger Nielson
I am a full time Picture Book Author/Artist living in rural New Hampshire. My work is a semi re...
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Many of my clients come directly from HAI. The site is one of the best portfolio and all round gathering sites for employers and artists. The services the site offers are above and beyond any other hosting site. - Ginger Nielson


Kathy Jurek
An accomplished watercolorist with a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art/Graphic Design, Kathy's desi...
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I'm very pleased with my experience so far! I just signed a contract for a children's illustration commission after being on HIA for two months. - Kathy Jurek


Paul Shipper
Paul Shipper Illustration Studio. Specializes in Traditional and Digitally Illustrated Works of...
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Hire an Illustrator is definitely a community worth being associated with. These guys really care about us illustrator types and it really shows in what they do. Thanks Guys for creating HAI! - Paul Shipper


Shirow Di Rosso
I am a freelance illustrator. I have just finished my first children's illustration book called...
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A few clients have already found me through this site and it is really paying off. I'm very happy I signed up. Thanks to HAI I'm fulfilling a live long dream of illustrating a children's book. It's really worth the the annual fee. - Shirow Di Rosso