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Custom graphic illustration: creative ideas from professional artists

There’s no better platform to get a custom illustration. With two ways to work, you get the design you want, in the manner that works best for you. No templates. No robots. No frustrating apps. Just a 100% unique graphic illustrations.

Run a graphic illustration contest

Designers from around the world enter your contest by sending you ideas. You give feedback to create the ideal illustration.
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Hire a professional graphic illustrator

Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll match you with the perfect design partner. Or, if you’d prefer, browse portfolios and pick your own.
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We’re your creative partner

No matter how you choose to work, rest assured you’re working with the best. All of our designers are hand-vetted and rated, and our team provides 24/7 support.
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The graphic illustration process

Create a design brief.

1. Describe your perfect illustration

Our creative brief makes it easy to describe your vision for the perfect graphic illustration and set your budget.

Pick your winning design.

2. Find an amazing design partner

We’ll help you connect with professional designers to bring your vision to life. You’ll collaborate and give feedback to create the ideal illustration.

Get dozens of designs.

3. Get an illustration you love

We’re your creative partner from start to finish. Once you finalize your design, we’ll transfer the copyright and send you the image files.

Classic to cartoony: we’ve got art for you.

We’ve been the leader in online graphic design since 2008. Check out our clients who love their graphic illustrations:
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Creative, creative, creative! I need you to be creative! We sell baby milestone blankets / art. The designs will be use
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The Public Works Department serves the City of Laguna Niguel, California. Public Works maintains the City's infrastruct
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We create inspiring self-help materials to help me achieve their goals and dreams.
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The Public Works Department serves the City of Laguna Niguel, California. Public Works maintains the City's infrastruct
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Thank you for your help! Our brand is called, "Cosmic Ranch" and we need your help creating an illustration for our YouT
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We’re a podcast targeting 20 and 30 something’s. Not political, but topical at times with feature segments like you migh
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We are a panel of WordPress users who discuss various aspects of the content management system. Our target audience ...
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We are looking for a wall piece that will show different aspects of our concept as well as fun with japanese art
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Speedmark is a global logistics company that specializes in airfreight (moving shipments by plane), ocean freight (movin
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Professional illustration, no matter your budget

We guarantee that you’ll get a great graphic illustration no matter what your budget is. If you hire a designer, you can negotiate a budget that works for both you and your designer. If you launch a contest, we offer four fixed-price options. Prices exclude Sales Tax.

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Mid & Top Level designers only
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Top Level designers only
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Prioritized support

Your burning illustration design FAQs, answered.

Everything you need to move to production. Your illustration will be uploaded in the correct formats based on your stated needs. Typically this means a production-ready Adobe Illustrator file, Adobe Photoshop file, PDF file or EPS file.

Since not everyone has the correct design programs to open these files (your printer will), you will also get web preview files in PNG or JPEG file formats.

Plus, you’ll get the full legal copyright, so the design will be all yours.
Lots of ideas! If you’re looking for inspiration, explore 99designs for fantastic examples of illustrations created by our design community.

Bring as many specifics as you can, too. Include color ideas, character descriptions, data, themes, dimensions, other art you like, printing requirements and any other specifications that would affect your design.

The more you give the designers, the better they can create an illustration for you.
Your custom illustration contest includes one winning illustration. If, for example, you need a second piece or an additional size, you have a couple of options: you can run a second contest, or you can start a 1-to-1 Project with your winning designer to create the additional assets.
On 99designs, designers agree to upload only original artwork, so each designer owns the rights to their design submissions until you choose your contest’s winner. During the design handover stage, the designer agrees to transfer the rights, and you become the owner of the copyright of that illustration.
Choose “Make your contest private” from the Contest options section before you launch your illustration art contest. This will prohibit designers from using their designs elsewhere, and your contest will be unsearchable on the web.

This will automatically attach a standard NDA template to your contest. If you prefer, you can also upload your own NDA.
In a design contest, illustrators from all over the world submit concepts unique to your brief. You choose finalists, give feedback to hone the designs and ultimately award your favorite graphic illustration as the winner. If ideation and seeing a variety of different design styles is important to you, we’d recommend a design contest.

On the other hand, if you have a clear idea of the style and direction you’d like to take with your illustration, or if you have a more complex design project (e.g. a complete book of custom illustrations), it’s best to start a project with a freelance artist.
Yes. If you have any specific images (like a logo or a photo) that need to be included with your illustration, please submit them to designers with your brief.
 
Absolutely (and we love it when that happens)! When your illustration contest has finished, you can start a 1-to-1 Project with your winning designer.
We guarantee that you’ll get a great illustration at any pricing level, but our higher-priced packages give you more design options and better support.

Here’s how it works: When you pay more, the prize for the winning designer is bigger, too. More experienced designers participate in your contest, so you get more high-quality designs to choose from. More options means additional time that's needed to review your designs. That’s why our Gold and Platinum packages offer dedicated managers to help streamline that process by writing creative briefs and giving your designers feedback.

When selecting your illustration contest package, think about how much time you’ll have and what experience you have writing briefs and working with designers. If you're still unsure, contact us for a design consultation.
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 60 days of payment on all Illustration Contests, except those with a guaranteed prize and those that have entered the Final Round. You can also call us anytime to help you rewrite your brief, reopen your project to ensure you get a good result and help you pick a winning design. Remember, if we refund your contest, you aren’t legally entitled to use any of the designs submitted to your contest.

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