Membership Testimonials

Jason Piperberg
An illustrator, comic artist, and storyteller...
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Hire an Illustrator has been an incredible boon to my business and put my work in front of clients who may not have found it otherwise. Since joining I've seen a definitive increase in work and income.

Felix Altréus
I’m a freelance illustrator and animator ba...
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I love the idea of "hire an illustrator" I dont think it's ever been easy to find job as an illustrator, and due to the large amount of people with great skills, it sure doesn't gets easier. With sites like Hai there is an opportunity to not only find work, but to get inspired by other people, and to develop. And by keep drawing and get connection with people there is a way to advance, and hopefully get even more work.

Anyu Rouaux
Hello, I'm a freelance illustrator for childr...
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I'm new here but it looks like an awesome initiative to bring artists and clients together!

Kyle Huston
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At the time of this writing, I've been pursuing a freelance career in illustration for about 2 years which is about how long I have been a member of HAI. I'd say 99% of all my work or clients have come to me through this site. It's fair to say this site is just about singlehandedly responsible for launching my career. This is especially true for me since I live in the middle of nowhere on the coast near the California-Oregon border: thank god for the internet and thank you HAI.

With over 10 years of illustration experience...
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I just joined today but so far the customer service makes me think the staff here cares. Happened upon this site but a post about how to find jobs which highly recommend this site.

Scott Monaco
Mr. Monaco brings 20 years in the Advertising...
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The attentiveness and commitment to members is refreshing and encouraging. It is apparent that this is a team who cares deeply. Like the many great artists here, it is a joy to be a part of such a wonderful resource for organizations seeking illustrations.

Rob Hooper
I am an awarded illustrator and cartoonist sp...
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I have received several enquiries and subsequent commissions from Hire An Illustrator. They have been an absolute pleasure to deal without exception. This site is comprehensive and supportive, I hope to continue a long and mutrually rewarding relationship with HAI!

Gabriela Larios
Salvadorean illustrator and textile surface d...
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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.

Jennifer Albright
Digital illustrator from Southern California...
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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.

Tom Woolley
I’m a freelance illustrator based in Birmin...
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Hire an Illustrator is vital for my illustration business. I've had lots of work and enquiries through HAI including a serial book publishing deal. HAI is easy to update and a fantastic marketing tool. I would highly recommend it for any freelance illustrators.

Paul Shipper
Inspired from a very young age by the one she...
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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!

Sean Counley
I love finding the character in a book cover,...
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First commercial work through HAI came through within the first month! That is an excellent turn of events.

Rachelle Meyer
I'm an American illustrator living in Amsterd...
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It has been very worthwhile signing up with hai. I've connected with more clients through their service, some of them high-profile companies I wouldn't have met on my own.

Mohan Ballard
Colour, colour and colour! This is what I fee...
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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!

Emma Russell
Emma Russell is a freelance illustrator based...
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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!

Rebecca Solow
Since 2006 I have been a freelance illustrato...
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HAI has allowed me to reach clients and markets that I would otherwise not have access to. Since joining I have expanded my client base and gotten projects ranging from print publications to projects in gaming, film, and even jewelry design. I enjoy being a part of the HAI community, and appreciate the hard work that goes into running the site - I look forward to many more years with HAI!

Sharnee Taylor
Sharnee Taylor is a Melbourne based Illustrat...
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I've had this site highly recommended by fellow illustrators.

Anna Platts
I am a freelance illustrator and designer wit...
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I think HAI offers a brilliant platform for illustrators to showcase their work, alongside really good value services like postcard printing and distribution. The great folks behind it are always helpful and prompt in their replies to any queries. I have landed some of my best clients through HAI and consider it a vital resource in my constant search for new clients.

Ken Dutton
Ken is a creative, collaborative freelance il...
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Just starting the relationship... (but so far, so good)

Joanna Scott
Joanna has worked as an artist and illustrato...
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I've had a a number of enquiries and one really great job through HAI, which more than paid for the yearly subscription.

Vicky Scott
I'm a freelance Illustrator from London, curr...
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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.

Shirow Di Rosso
I am a freelance illustrator and Art Director...
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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.

Oguzhan Secir
Drawing has been my daily habit since childho...
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It's a very effective platform for illustrators. I've read positive feedbacks over internet about the site. I'll try and write my own in the the future.

Marc Osborne
Illustrator, Fine Artist, Graphic Shirt and A...
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I feel that the staff tries very hard to create a welcoming experience for Illustrator and Client alike. Knowing that I have a network to publish my work makes me feel incredibly professional. Though in this downtime of work I wonder how my work's reach is, overall the response to articles is usually positive. If I had one arguement it would be to see some statistics for the response on a certain article, perhaps a hint to what demographic of design I should focus on. Overall, I enjoy the experience!

Nadia Ronquillo
Nadia Ronquillo is an Ecuadorian content crea...
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Just signed up but have received many positive comments on their services.

Josh Filhol
Hi I'm Josh, a UK based freelancer. I use a m...
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Hire an Illustrator provides a great service to those seeking a career in illustration. I've had a few one-off jobs but one client I met via HAI brings in frequent work, which is great. The site is easy to navigate and use, and the featured illustrators and newsletters are great ways of promotion and seeing the amazing variety of work here.

Mark Hammermeister
Mark Hammermeister is an award winning illust...
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HAI has been instrumental in sending new work my way. I recommend it highly.

Dave Franks
The Most Experienced Picture Strip Artist in ...
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Looks good to me.

Martin Beckett
I have been working as an illustrator for ove...
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I love HAI, I find Darren and Jane extremely helpful and easy to deal with. I have only had a couple of jobs through HAI, but these have been solid quality jobs with no hassle and decent pay. I find having a presence on HAI to be absolutely necessary and am looking forward to getting my next job through them ;-)

Sofíe Yáñez
Hello! Welcome! As a traditional and digital ...
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While I am just starting I am gratefully pleased by the whole experience, it's such a pleasant process and well structured platform with high recommendations.

Pete Underhill
An illustrator specialising in art for childr...
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Hire an Illustrator has brought me a broader client spectrum than I could have ever reached alone. As a consequence of my engaging with a more varied market and altering my approach accordingly, I'd say my work has improved. Thanks HAI!

Jorge-Luis Mendez
I am an illustrator working out of New York C...
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Love it.

Ginger Nielson
I am a full time Picture Book Author/Artist. ...
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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.

Lyn Stone
Freelance Artist / Illustrator (Traditional a...
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“So far its all been worth it. You always get the tyre kickers, but for every so many of those, you get the serious clients, who love your work and want to commission you. I’d suggest giving HAI a go. You never know!”

Simon Carr
I'm a freelance illustrator and artist, curre...
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Joining HAI was one of the best marketing decisions that I've made for my business so far.

James Beihl
I am an Art Educator and Commercial Artist sp...
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Its a great site that caters to serious clients. Ive had the pleasure of working for a few really great clients from here.

Timothy Banks
Timothy is a professional artist that draws a...
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HAI is an invaluable part of my illustration marketing. Having my portfolio listed with the other high quality work found on the site is a perfect calling card for clients. I love HAI!

Tijmen Ploeger
Tijmen Ploeger is an artist currently based i...
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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.

Pete Drawgood
Studio Drawgood was set up in 2002 featuring ...
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I have got quite a few jobs from clients finding me on HAI. One great one was from a German company Netzsch, who wanted me to create a superhero character to help promote one of their products. For me it is worthwhile being on HAI.

Chantelle & Burgen Thorne
We illustrate together 'cos it's more fun and...
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Strong online presence, responsive, efficient, organised, pleasant and professional.

Jeff Miracola
I have been illustrating professionally for o...
Portfolio | Website 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.

Ian Ball
Ian Ball is a British artist, illustrator and...
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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.

Sian Bowman
Originally from Wales, U.K, now based in Here...
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This is a great community of artists. I feel proud to be a member. I find Darren and Jane very helpful when I have any queries and I have had some very good commissions that have come directly through being a member.

Imogen Fancourt
Interested in modern science, otherworldlines...
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Hire an Illustrator are a knowledgable, approachable and dedicated set of minds who will go above and beyond to offer advice and assistant to a broad range of artists. With regular opportunity for social media promotion, exhibition opportunities, and quick response time, Hire an Illustrator are a great way to gain some exposure and be part of an inclusive and diverse artistic network.

Florian Haeckh
​Hi, I am an illustrator & character de...
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I think HAI is a very helpful site. I have received quite some jobs. More than enough to get back the initial investment for joining the site.

Tim Lord
Freelance Artist / Illustrator from Shropshir...
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Hai is an excellent place for Freelancer's like me, I've had so many opportunities since I started here - I only wish I had joined sooner! Thanks Guys! X

Drawing since knee high to a flea, internatio...
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A fantastic resource and tip top. I'm looking forward to working within the community and hopefully begin able to challenge myself with exciting briefs and helping clients get the stunning visual solutions they are looking for.