20 Best Artist

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Alexa Quinn Madrid

New York, NY, USA

Interdisciplinary Artist

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Samantha Glassman

Charlotte, NC, USA

Graphic + Brand Designer, Content Creator

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Don Holmquist

Sacramento, CA, USA

Designer focused on amplifying your brand.

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Sara Servan


Illustrator, Graphic & Motion Designer

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Michelle Nova Luna

New York, NY, USA

Multidisciplinary Art Director & Brand Designer

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Esra Baskaya

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Experienced Visual Designer + UI/UX Designer

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Malana Bryant

North Carolina, USA

Graphic Design & UX/UI Design Specialist

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Laura Mujica


Digital Designer & Design Consultant ⚡

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Emilie Thonat

Marseille, France

3D artist creating immersive experiences

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Anita Nur Taiba

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Graphic Designer

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Margherita Passarini


Cartoon children's book illustrator 📚🎨✨

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Shae Paquette

L'Orignal, ON K0B, Canada

Engaging blog writer & photo editor

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Ali Fariu Mohamed

Hamilton NSW 2303, Australia

Creative Visual Artist, 2D/3D Graphic & Animation

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Gabriela Yanez

Mexico City, Mexico

Sr. Creative Designer & Brand Identity Expert

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Nabeel A. ✦


Product Design | Brand Design | Illustration

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Blake Steven

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Visual Artist and Designer based in LA

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Jordan McBarnett

Tampa, FL, USA

Transforming Concepts into Reality

Common projects for Artists

Creating digital illustrations for websites, social media, and other platforms.

Designing custom graphics for branding purposes such as logos, icons, and typography.

Producing cover art for books, albums, or magazines.

Developing visual concepts for advertising campaigns.

Crafting unique artwork for personal or commercial use.

Designing characters and environments for video games or animations.

Tips for working with and hiring Artists

Define your vision

Before hiring a freelance artist, have a clear idea of what you're looking for. Whether it's a specific style, theme, or color scheme, having a defined vision will help the artist understand your expectations better.

Review their portfolio

Take the time to review the artist's portfolio on Contra. Look for their style, versatility, and attention to detail. This will give you a sense of their capabilities and whether they align with your project's needs.

Communicate regularly

Establish a communication routine with your freelance artist on Contra. Regular check-ins allow you to provide feedback, make adjustments, and stay updated on the progress.

Respect their creative process

Every artist has a unique creative process. Be open to their suggestions and ideas, and remember that creating great art takes time.

How to hire Artists

Define your needs

Understand what you need from the artist. Whether it's a specific style, theme, or color scheme, having a clear vision will help you find the right artist for your project.

Post a detailed job

Include all relevant details about your project when posting a job on Contra. This will allow potential artists to understand your project's needs and determine if they are a good fit.

Review applications

Take the time to review each artist's portfolio and previous work. This will give you a sense of their style and quality of work.

Conduct interviews

Ask potential artists about their creative process, how they handle feedback, and their experience with similar projects.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right artist, make an offer through Contra. Be sure to include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Artists

1. What is your creative process and how do you approach new projects?

2. Can you provide examples of similar projects you've worked on?

3. How do you handle feedback and revisions during the creative process?

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Freelancers on Contra come across very professionally. They actually seem to read your job posting and have directly relevant skills, which isn’t always the case on most other freelancer sites. On Contra, freelancers who matched with my job seemed to have the relevant skills I was seeking.

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Frequently asked

A freelance artist provides artistic services on a project-by-project basis. They create visual art in various forms, from digital illustrations and graphic designs to traditional paintings and sculptures. They work across various fields, including advertising, publishing, gaming, and more.

A freelance artist provides artistic services on a project-by-project basis. They create visual art in various forms, from digital illustrations and graphic designs to traditional paintings and sculptures. They work across various fields, including advertising, publishing, gaming, and more.

Hiring a freelance artist on Contra gives you access to top artists from around the world. You can easily review their portfolios, collaborate on projects, and handle all contracts and payments in one place. Plus, Contra does not take a commission from the artist's fee, ensuring they are fairly compensated for their work.

Freelance artists can work on a wide variety of projects, including creating illustrations for books or websites, designing logos or branding materials, producing artwork for advertising campaigns, and more. The scope of their work depends on their skills and your project requirements.

You can hire a freelance artist on Contra by posting a job with your project details and requirements. Artists who match your criteria can apply, or you can browse through artist profiles and invite those you like to apply. Once you've found an artist you want to work with, you can offer them the job directly through Contra.

Freelance artists use a variety of tools depending on their specialization. Common tools include graphic design software like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, digital painting tools like Procreate, 3D modeling software like Blender, and traditional art supplies like paints and brushes.

The cost of hiring a freelance artist on Contra can range from $25 to $150 per hour, depending on the artist's experience, the complexity of the project, and other factors. It's recommended to discuss the project scope and budget with the artist for a more accurate quote.

Freelance artists on Contra are paid commission-free, per project, per hour, or per milestone. The funds for each milestone are held in escrow and only released after the deliverables for that milestone are approved by the client.

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