ios developer and illustrator/animator for hire

Hello,

 

I am posting my services as an award winning illustrator.

and have worked on many international projects.

You are welcome to view my portfolio here.

http://natalievondra.weebly.com/childrens-books.html

 

Prices range from $3,500 (for 12 pages) one drawing/page a week.

to $10,000 for a book and mobile app (Including simple animations and sound and Promo movie)

 

I am also able to help set up websites and other graphics tasks.

Feel free to make an enquiry

 

With thanks

 

Natalie

Comments

  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius

    Your art is impressive, but how much?!!!

  • Thank you Kevin

     

    That would depend on many factors, style wanted, amount of pages and illustrations.

    size of illustrations (Cover,full page,half page, white bg or coloured background etc)

     

    It is best to let people contact me to discuss their own project.

     

    With thanks

     

    Natalie

     

     

    http://natalievondra.weebly.com/

     

     

  • potetjppotetjp Professor

    The number of styles at your disposal. is amazing.

  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius

    Your art is very good, but I doubt many people who use Lulu can afford your fees.

     

    There are also many people who will do it for far less.

  • Thanks Kevin

    Actually my rates are very reasonable and have been taken from the national averages of what graphic designers charge (and what they also should be charging in order to make a living - so I will post here so others can understand since maybe for many this is the first time they have hired an illustrator so have not really the understanding of fair pricing - I'm not trying to gouge anyone but make a normal living like many other designers out there.

     

    If your not hiring a professional then consider to drop the price, however

    professionals do deserve to get paid accordingly for their skill and time

     

    GRAPHIC ARTISTS GUILD'S PRICING & ETHICAL GUIDELINES HANDBOOK GRAPHIC DESIGN

     

    *Salary Averages*

    entry-level (1 to 2 years out of school)..................$29,000-36,000
    designer..................................................$32,000-45,000
    senior designer...........................................$42,000-61,000

    Median Freelance Rates (per hour)
    designer..................................................$40
    senior designer...........................................$60
    creative director/designer................................$75

     

    PROJECT PRICES

    Corporate Logos
    Major Corp................................................$4,000-25,000
    Minor Corp................................................$1,500-12,000

    Logotype
    National/large company....................................$7,500-15,000
    Regional/small company....................................$2,000-6,500
    Individual................................................$1,000-3,000

     

    ILLUSTRATION

    *Salary Averages*
    1 to 3 years experience...................................$32,750-44,500
    3+ years experience.......................................$42,750-60,000
    specialized illustrator...................................$53,500-76,750
    ^(technical, medical, scientific, cartoon)

    The Handbook is vague about illustration hourly rates, as most freelance projects are those with an agreed upon fee specific to the job. But hourly pricing should be comparable to that of graphic design. These prices are from my experiences and what I have seen:

    Illustration Freelance Rates (per hour)
    amateur to entry-level....................................$15-30
    illustrator...............................................$25-70
    senior illustrator........................................$70+

     

    PROJECT PRICES

    Book Covers - hardcover
    major title...............................................$3,000-3,500
    small print run...........................................$2,000-3,000
    small press...............................................$1,200-2,500
    textbook..................................................$1,200-2,000
    young adult/chapter.......................................$2,000-3,000

     

    Book Covers - paperback
    major distribution........................................$2,500-5,000
    trade paperback...........................................$2,500-4,000
    textbook..................................................$1,500-2,000
    young adult/chapter.......................................$2,500-4,000

    ^additional fees (% of original fee)
    rush fee..................................................25-100%
    sale of original artwork..................................100%
    unlimited use for any media for 1 year....................50-100%
    foreign publication rights................................50-100%
    total copyright transfer..................................150-200%

     

    Children's Books (32 page, hardcover, illustration ONLY)
    advance...................................................$7,000-40,000
    royalty (percent of list price)...........................3-5%
    royalty escalation........................................4.5-6%
    paperback edition.........................................3%

     

    ^subsidiary rights
    foreign publisher.........................................25%
    motion picture, TV........................................25%
    publisher direct sales....................................25%
    Merchandising.............................................25%

    Music Packaging (popular & rock)
    major studio/distribution.................................$1,500-6,500
    small studio/distribution.................................$1,200-3,000

     

    DVD&Video
    major studio/distribution.................................$1,200-3,500
    small studio/distribution.................................$750-1,500

    Retail products - (T-shirt designs are requested a lot on dA. PAY ATTENTION!)
    apparel...................................................$1,800-4,200
    electronics...............................................$1,200-3,500
    gifts/novelties...........................................$1,200-3,000
    sporting goods (ex. skate decks)..........................$750-2,000
    toys/games................................................$2,500-6,000

     

    ^additional fees (% of original fee)
    sale of original art......................................100-250%
    rush fee..................................................20-150%
    total copyright transfer..................................100-200%
    transfer of legal authorship and all rights...............125-300%

     

    COMICS

    Comics Rates (per page)
    writing...................................................$75-120
    painted art...............................................$300-400
    pencil art................................................$100-250
    ink art...................................................$75-200
    lettering.................................................$40-50
    coloring..................................................$100-150

     

    ANIMATION

    Fees (per second) 2D 3D
    Advertising...............................$300-2,000...............-
    Broadcast.................................$175-500.................-
    Corporate.................................$150-2,500......$275-3,000
    Web, large client.........................$200-1,000......$300-2,000
    Web, small client.........................$120-800........$325-1,500

    Median weekly salaries of animation artists
    2D animator...............................................$1,425
    3D animator...............................................$1,809

    Animatics (per frame)
    5x7"......................................................$150-450
    8x10".....................................................$175-500

     

    Storyboards (per frame)
    thumbs....................................................$40-150
    8x10" keyframe............................................$200-500
    9x12" keyframe............................................$250-500

     

    WEB DESIGN

    *Salary Averages*
    web animator (1 to 5 years experience)....................$38,250-53,500
    web animator (5+ years experience)........................$51,000-73,250
    web site designer (1 to 5 years)..........................$40,750-59,000
    web site designer (5+ years)..............................$59,250-85,000
    digital artist for web content (1 to 3 years).............$31,250-40,750
    digital artist for web content (3+ years).................$40,750-54,000

    Median Freelance Rates (per hour)
    web designer..............................................$50
    web programmer/developer..................................$75
    content developer.........................................$60

     

    PROJECT PRICES

    Web Site Design (Client revenue of $1mil to $10mil)
    static Site...............................................$7,750-15,000
    e-commerce................................................$7,500-18,000
    price of 6-10 Elements (animation/audio)..................$400-1200
    monthly maintenance fee...................................$150-750
    Banners, Buttons, Flash Animation.........................$575-5,000

     

    additional fees
    rush fee..................................................50-200% of original fee
    monthly maintenance fee...................................$150-750

     

    "Kill Fees" - Cancellation & Rejection Fees

    How many times have you heard "I decided I don't need you" or "I found another designer" from a client whilst working rigorously for them? Well, contrary to the claims from clients who believe they don't need to pay you if they aren't going to use your work or don't need you to finish, they most certainly do. And there are specifics on the matter to boot.

     

    Cancellation-
    A cancellation fee occurs when a client halts progress on a project due to unforeseen circumstances or any other reasons beyond the artists control. All rights transfered to the client, agreed upon in the contract, are still valid for what work is completed by the artist.

    Averages (% of original fee) Illustrators Graphic Designers
    prior to completion of sketching stage................25%.............40%
    after sketching stage, prior to finished work.........50%.............80%
    after completion of finished work.....................100%............100%

     

    Rejection-
    a rejection fee occurs when a client halts progress on a project due to dissatisfaction/no desire to finish project. All rights transfers written in the contract are not to be obtained by the client, and any completed work may not be reproduced by the client.

    Averages (% of original fee) Illustrators/Graphic Designers
    prior to completion of sketching stage................................21%
    after sketching stage, prior to finished work.........................42%
    after completion of finished work.....................................100%

     

    A Brief Overview of Contracts

     

    I’ll put this more for the other artists out there that may read this post:

    As freelance artists, you want to have a working, or boilerplate contract for use with every client. A boilerplate contract is a basic ready-made contract that can be augmented and fine-tuned on a client to client basis. Clients do not need to follow and absolutely specific formula. As long as everything is explained, either simply or in a complex manner, and signed by both parties, it is a working, legal contract. Contracts themselves incorporate all the little nuances listed and discussed so far in this news article. Here's a bullet point list of what's needed for a good contract:

     

    • - Date
    • - Both parties named
    • - Explanation of the project (name of project, type, media, where will it be used? Be as specific as possible.)
    • - Use (advertising, editorial, corporate, book, personal)
    • - Geographic area of use (N. America, Europe, Planet Earth, etc.)
    • - Length of use (one time, one year, etc.)
    • - Ownership of original art (who keeps the original work?) <--****This is the important part for all you commissioners out there. You need to know if your sale is of the actual work or of certain rights****
    • - Exclusivity (are the rights secured by the client in the contract exclusive to the client?)
    • - Fee/estimate (original fee for project, as well as additional kinds discussed above)
    • - Other expenses/'Overhead' (cost of supplies, travel expenses, etc. Are they to be paid for by the client or must the artists cover these expenses themselves?)
    • - Kill fees (cancellation or rejection fees)
    • - Mapped out payment/project schedule (avoid client suggestions of payment AFTER completion of work. Any respectable client will know that segmented payment for assurance is the correct method)
    • - Late payment fees (agree upon a date when payment from client is considered late. What are the penalties? Usually, clients are charged 1.5% of the total price per month late.)
    • - Client alterations (any changes to the artwork requested by the client not discussed or agreed upon prior are considered billable. Fees for such occurrences are up to the artist. Most tally any additional time toward alteration an bill by their hourly rate. For example, an artist whose hourly rate is $40/hr must be paid $80 for 2 hours of alterations to a project.)
    • - Final artwork (How will it be delivered? Physically by mail, digitally by email? Does the artist receive finished samples if the artwork is for reproduction? Insurance/compensation if original artwork is damaged and cannot be returned to artist?
    • Negotiation

    A contract rarely is accepted by a client or artist on the first writing. But do not be afraid to make alterations to parts of a contract you are not in agreement with. These are some guidelines for both clients AND artists for reviewing

    contracts:

     

    • - Read and reread very carefully.
    • - Make separate note of problem areas.
    • - Strike-through any sentences or clauses you do not agree with and plan a rewrite of them on a separate document (notepad, what-have-you).
    • - Alter the original contract neatly with your rewritten clauses. Initial next to every change.
    • - Send to other party. A cover letter along with an alert to changes you have made is encouraged. It is important to come across as positive, since you are effectively denying something you were wanted to agree with.
    • - The other party will do as you have done with the contract and send it back to you. The process goes on until both parties are satisfied and are ready to finalize their agreement.

    Finally, both parties sign and date the contract!

    **DISCLAIMER**


    I am very aware that many of the active artists pursuing paying jobs in the employment section of the forum are indeed non-professional minors. These guidelines are meant for professional purposes. That does not mean that amateur artists cannot charge the suggested prices listed here. The only person that says what you can and can't charge for you work is you, the artist. It is however, widely accepted that an artist is usually paid or allowed to charge a certain price based on their ability, demand from clients, and years experience. As a general rule of thumb, for a starting artist or non-established one, charging somewhat below these standard prices is a good idea. Not too low, though. I will die (err that's a bit extreme. How about "leave these forums") Ill be happy when I see the last single digit priced commission/freelance exchange on deviantArt (Hell even double digits bug me).

    And once again, to repeat. 90% of the content of this post is verbatim or paraphrased material from the Graphic Artists Guild's Pricing & Ethical Guidelines Handbook 12th Ed. 2007 - Ive just ordered the new one.

    hope it helps

     

    Also some helpful links as for pricing
    http://designsalaries.aiga.org/ (http://designsalaries.aiga.org/)
    http://www.aiga.org/salary-survey/ (http://www.aiga.org/salary-survey/)
    http://www.roberthalf.com/creativegroup/marketing-salaries

    Game Developer magazine did a lot of salary surveys, worth reading the free archives:

    http://www.gdcvault.com/gdmag (http://www.gdcvault.com/gdmag)

    https://www.graphicartistsguild.org/ (https://www.graphicartistsguild.org/)

    http://www.artistsmarketonline.com/ (http://www.artistsmarketonline.com/)

    http://animationguild.org/contracts-wages/ (http://animationguild.org/contracts-wages/)

  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius

    That's a very good posting, and no doubt true (and we posters here often advise people about contracts, copyrights and so on) but as I said, this is a site for self-publishers using POD, many of which even moan about having to pay a few $s for a Proof. They are not major corporations, who can claim costs back from tax.

    Self-publishers, many of which never sell a book, in fact average book sales of even traditional publishers is only around 5,000 per publication. They would never get fees such as yours back.

    The annual wages you mention are a bit invalid because they will rarely be working on just one project for the entire year.

     

    I don't offer such services on Lulu simply because it would not pay for my time, but at least one regular forum contributor does

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Miller_(artist_and_author)

     

    Take a look at what Ron Charges.

     

    http://www.custom-book-tique.com/book-formatting-with-pictures

  • But I'm not really trying to attract the hobbyist - but more the independent authors who are serious about publishing and getting the best possible project. I have worked with a few here such as Julie Hodgson and huginn grétarsson who has now got her books into the shops and starting to get some nice recognition such as winning some awards. Hugins just got his book that we worked on into croatia and slovenia as well as doing well in Iceland.

     

    So for me its not really that important to attract everyone, as yes probably most people here are not serious about selling and more about making something just for themselves - which is ok

     

    "The annual wages you mention are a bit invalid because they will rarely be working on just one project for the entire year"

    Why do you say that?  you can still work out an hourly rate - book cover takes a week * hourly rate = fair price.

     

    http://www.custom-book-tique.com/book-formatting-with-pictures

    The link you provide as a comparative is not actual illustration work -

    (for what he is doing I would charge about a similar price)

  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius

    But I'm not really trying to attract the hobbyist - but more the independent authors

     

    Of which there are many of the latter using Lulu. They can be one and the same thing, though, to start with.

     

    who are serious about publishing and getting the best possible project.

     

    Most on here are very serious about publishing, or they would not be here, but few here can afford professional services. Those who can have often employed them before they come here to publish.

     

    I have worked with a few here such as Julie Hodgson and huginn grétarsson who has now got her books into the shops and starting to get some nice recognition such as winning some awards. Hugins just got his book that we worked on into croatia and slovenia as well as doing well in Iceland.

     

    So that's two who had or could risk the sort of fees you charge then. Some rare people can. Smiley Happy  But what have you done for Julie? Money does not always mean a good book, though. Throwing money at a project does not always mean sales and is often just old-school Vanity Publishing. One would also hope the employ an Editor and Proofreader also, however.

     

    So for me its not really that important to attract everyone,

     

    Just those who can afford such fees, and possibly not miss the loss of them if their book does not sell enough to even break even. To recoup your fees 100,000s of a book would have to be sold, and POD is already expensive, which does not help sales.

     

    as yes probably most people here are not serious about selling and more about making something just for themselves - which is ok

     

    No that's not true, 1000s a week apply fro Lulu's free ISBNs, they would not do so if just creating a book for themselves.

     

    "The annual wages you mention are a bit invalid because they will rarely be working on just one project for the entire year"

    Why do you say that?  you can still work out an hourly rate - book cover takes a week * hourly rate = fair price.

     

    That proves my point then. The lower wage you mentioned would work out at around $9 an hour. It's often the ones on those wages who do all the work.

     

    Anyway, good luck. Someone else may reply to you soon.

  • $3,500 (for 12 pages) one drawing/page a week

    3500 / 12 = 291.66 / week

    7.291/hour  (for very detailed original illustrations, and its not even the hourly rate of 9$)

    and sure this is based on the drawings being very detailed and not cartoony

    (more simple drawings or simply editing photos - the hourly rate becomes more fair)

    but to say that it is an unfair rate I charge is actually not true.

     

    It is simply that often people dont underestand the true cost and time invested into making artwork.

  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius

    It is simply that often people dont underestand the true cost and time invested into making artwork.

     

    Often true, but I do because I do it   Smiley Happy

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