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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.

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Designers from around the world enter your contest by sending you ideas. You give feedback to create the ideal illustration.
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1. Describe your perfect illustration

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

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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.

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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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We develop location based VR entertainment solutions. Our latest product is a platform in which 4 players can play a VR
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Merged in 2004, the ACE Packaging Group is one of the leading manufacturers of paper packaging throughout the Benelux...
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We sell and install cell phone repeaters. If a building has no cell phone signal, we can install our hardware so a pe...
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ABOUT THE ORGANISATION: Cenlive is a Communities Empowerment Network that provides free advice, support and represen...
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We are RESTO PET and we will be selling RAW pet food on the Belgian Market. We want to look nice and family minded. Take
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We are offering a SMART BOATING ASSISTANT with the purpose of making navigation & the usage of boats easier & safer. Ou
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We are making yoga mats
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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.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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