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Some inspiration for your Reedsy profile: Illustrators

Want to join Reedsy as an illustrator? Here’s how you can nail your profile and access high-quality projects.

Being an illustrator on Reedsy means getting to numerous book projects brought to your inbox — no matter your genre of preference, we have a wide selection of clients for you! To showcase your skills and attract suitable clients, you’ll need to put together a great Reedsy profile. (Note: To sign up as an Illustrator, select the main “Design” service in your profile, then tick “Illustration”.)

Here are two illustrators that got it just right.

The overview is where you will go into detail about your career and work. In this example, Larson has done an excellent job tying his overview with his Gallery, so that the latter is a demonstration of the former. He kept the text short but it has everything you need to know that Larson means business!

We also recommend adding keywords that describe the mediums you use and your design style (e.g. bold, comic, classic, watercolors, etc.) So when a potential client searches by keywords to find a specific style, your profile will pop up in their search results!

The catchy and intriguing energy should also be part of your short description, so that you’d draw the author in form the get-go. Below you can see how the profile would appear in Reedsy’s search results.

Tip: As an illustrator (with no additional services), it’s not necessary to have any published books in the portfolio section, so focus all your attention on your Gallery! Add your best work in the highest quality images.

2. Guilia Lombardo Keeps Genres Specialized

You might be tempted to just select all design services available, but it’s much more compelling when you show your specialty and support it with specific examples. Guilia has carefully selected her genres, choosing children’s books and calendars to showcase her unique and vivid style.

Note: If you are going to add services other than Illustration (e.g. “Cover Design”, “Book Interior Design” or “Production Management”), we will need to see at least three examples of published work in your Portfolio and/or Gallery.

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Updated on: 05/31/2022

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