Custom Illustrations Services

Customize your creative direction and bring your ideas and vision to life with Design Pickle’s on-demand, flat-rate, 100% custom illustration service.

Be Unique With Custom Illustrations

If you can imagine it, we can design it.

Be original.
Elevate your creative.

Are you looking to hire an illustrator or designer to elevate your brand or business? Design Pickle’s  Illustrators will provide you with original illustrated graphics created from scratch to match your specific needs and illustration style based on your feedback.

Professional Illustrator Match

We do the heavy lifting to match you with the best illustrator who has the skills, talent, and tools for each illustration design request.

100% Original Artwork

Every digital illustration is created from scratch by a professional graphic illustrator.

Unlimited Requests + Revisions

Get as many graphic illustrations as you need for your next project for one flat rate, with endless revisions.

"Design Pickle helped bring my children's book series to life.

I have consistently been delighted with the illustrations I receive, and the extremely fast response time to revision requests. I have had the pleasure of working with a few illustrators on multiple projects and ALL have been incredibly talented. When one illustrator has been off sick or away on vacation, an entire team helps to continue with your project seamlessly. I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Design Pickle. I am incredibly grateful that I took a chance and tried out their services.”

Elizabeth Bortz – Books by Lizzy, LLC

Illustration vs Graphic Design

Custom Illustrations


Graphic Design

Illustrations are artworks that can stand alone or be used as a part of graphic design compositions. For example, a painting or drawing of pickles is an illustration. But, a painting of pickles used on a pickle jar label with a company logo and product information – that’s graphic design.

Need graphic design instead? Learn about our graphic design service.

Custom Illustrations is included in Graphics, Graphics Pro, and Graphics Premium plans.

All plans include unlimited requests, unlimited revisions, and Adobe source files.

Add an Illustrator to Your Team!

Design Pickle creatives hail from around the world and bring a comprehensive skill set, ensuring you are matched with the right creatives – quality control included.


Frequently Asked Questions

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The leading flat-rate creative design services company

Trusted by thousands of brands, Design Pickle is an unlimited graphic design software that offers high-quality, cost-effective, and scalable graphic design for any size business or industry. We set out on a mission to change lives through creativity in 2015 and just 5 years later we’ve completed over 1 million graphic design requests (and counting!).

Design Pickle came to life when our founder, Russ Perry, realized there was a major gap in the entire graphic design industry. You could hire reliable designers and graphic design firms, but they often cost a small fortune. On the other hand, there are inexpensive freelancers and contract graphic design services, but they can be unreliable (and the cost of revisions can add up quickly). Design Pickle was created as an affordable graphic design service alternative to enable teams of all sizes to scale their creative content, eliminate creative bottlenecks, and get their message to market faster.


Design Pickle offers you an alternative and affordable option when it comes to graphic designer services. You shouldn’t have to pay every time you need a simple tweak or even a complete redesign if your designer missed the mark on their first try.

We are not satisfied with your designs until you are, which is why Design Pickle subscriptions include unlimited graphic design requests and revisions. There’s no limit to how many new designs or revisions you can request.

Do you have multiple brands or businesses? No Problemo! There’s NO LIMIT on the number of brands you can manage in your Design Pickle account. We realize in this fast-paced virtual culture, many organizations manage several brands, whether they own multiple businesses or work on multiple graphic design projects. Denying our clients the chance to request unlimited brands just doesn’t jive with our mission statement.



Every Design Pickle client is paired with a designated graphic designer to bring their ideas to life. Our graphic designers are ego-free, with quality review teams and managers supporting you and your designer throughout the creative process.

Graphic design services are crucial for any business, whatever industry you’re in. We make sure to pair you with a designer who matches your business, your brand, and how you plan on using our design services.

Onboarding is simple. Just answer a few questions so we can learn more about your specific needs and match you with a designer uniquely qualified for each of your design requests.

If you’ve worked with graphic designers before, you know the struggle of trying to maintain brand consistency throughout your designs. We recognize this struggle and thwart it before any major mistakes are made.



We have created our own app that you will use to manage creative requests, and communicate with your designer. You can use email to submit requests, but the Design Pickle Platform is designed specifically for request management and ensures that you don’t miss any important details.

The Design Pickle Platform is also fully integrated with UnsplashAdobe Stock, JumpStory, Pexels, and our very own stock library FreshStock! If you need a stock photo for your graphic, you can search any of these image databases directly inside the Design Pickle Platform! If you don’t have time to search, you can always tell your designer what you’re looking for and they’ll search for it for you.

The Design Pickle Platform stores all of your past requests in a central location. If you ever need a revision, or you just want to look through your past design requests, you can do it directly in the Design Pickle Platform. We provide graphic designer services for businesses who want to enhance their brand message, including logo, print, and digital design.


Your professional graphic designer works on your requests every business day.


In general, you can expect your first round of designs back in 1-2 business days under a Graphics Plan. If you opt for a Graphics Pro or Graphics Premium Plan, you can expect your first round of designs back the same day. Your designer works on your queue each business day. However, turnaround time is dependent on two factors: the complexity of your requests and the number of active requests in your queue.


If you need additional help, we have a 24/5 dedicated customer success team in the trenches ready to handle any challenge you may throw at them. Similar to working with a designated designer, you will get your own dedicated Customer Success team member assigned to you. This helps to build a relationship with your personal Customer Success representative so we can tackle your concerns efficiently and effectively. Just send an email to [email protected] and they will be happy to assist you!


You own everything we create for you. Our designers provide the source files for each project they work on. You receive an editable Adobe file as well as a JPG, PNG, and PDF for every completed design.


You are never locked into a contract and can cancel at any time for any reason. There are no setup or cancellation fees.

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Think of us as your graphic design BFFs! Just like real BFFs, we both need to learn a little bit about each other before making any requests.

After signing up, we’ll ask you a few questions so that we can have a better understanding of your needs and how our design services can help your business. Then we will walk you through a series of videos that will teach you how to get the most value out of your Design Pickle subscription. You are free to start requesting once the onboarding process is complete!


There is one main way to submit design work requests, by using the Design Pickle Platform.


The Design Pickle Platform ensures that you’re not missing any important details with each request you send in.

You can submit a request by following three simple steps:


Step 1 is actually the only step that is mandatory! The other steps in the Design Pickle Platform allow you to thoroughly explain to your designer exactly what you’re looking for so they can nail it on their first attempt. Don’t worry – you will still be able to request unlimited revisions if needed!

In Step 1, you’ll name your design, pick your file size and dimensions, and describe what you want in your request. The other fields in Step 1 are completely optional, but filling them in will help your designer get a general vibe and style direction of your new request.

You also have the option to fill in the target audience for your design, share links to inspiring photos or websites you want your designer to gain inspiration from, and you’ll have a chance to describe what you’re NOT looking for.

At the bottom, you can select which file type(s) you need for your design. By default, we will provide a JPG, PNG, PDF, and Adobe source files.


In Step 2, you’ll have a chance to search the Unsplash and Getty Images database. Unsplash is free for all clients to browse, but access to the Getty Images database costs an extra $25 per month.

If you require a stock photo added to your design request simply select “Yes, I need photos”. Then answer whether you prefer to search for your own photos, or if you’d like your designer to search for you.

If you want to search for your own photos, select “Find my own photos”. A search box will appear and you can search for what you’re looking for. Unsplash will automatically load photos with that keyword. If you upgraded to Getty Images, you can browse their database too.

If you want your designer to search for you, just tell them what you’re looking for and they’ll do the legwork for you! Onward to Step 3!


Step 3 is the place to upload any assets you would like to share with your designer for your request. You can upload logos, branding colors, a specific font, or even a hand-drawn doodle of what you’re looking for! Don’t worry if you’re not a good artist; our designers are good enough to turn your napkin drawing into graphic design gold.

Once you get into a good flow with your designer and understand what makes a great request, you can begin to send in email requests to your designer.


The Design Pickle Platform will store all of your past requests for as long as you’re a client. If you ever need a revision, or you just want to look through your past design requests, you can do that all directly in the Design Pickle Platform.

Our unlimited graphic design service quickly delivers quality designs. However, we aren’t a replacement for a full-time designer. Design services not within our scope include:

  • Website coding
  • Video editing

Our list of what we CAN make for you is rather extensive.

Here are just some of the requests that we’ve seen come through the Design Pickle Platform

  • Digital graphics
  • Infographics
  • Direct mail pieces & email templates
  • Lead Magnets
  • Event graphics
  • eBooks and cover images
  • Flyers
  • Icons
  • Blog post graphics
  • Worksheets
  • Online Ads
  • Signs and logo design
  • Graphics for social media pages
  • Business card design
  • T-shirts (print design) 
  • Vehicle wraps
  • Tour posters
  • Job post graphics
  • Banners
  • Other promotional marketing and advertising materials
  • Brochures
  • And so much more!

Now, you should have a better idea of what kind of graphics you can expect from Design Pickle. So let’s walk through a few of our most popular sample requests. Again, you can use email or the Design Pickle Platform to submit your graphic design requests.


Let’s be real—The creative process can be tricky. Sometimes it takes a few tries for your dedicated graphic designer to really lock into your business’s branding style. We offer unlimited revisions because we want you to be in love with your final designs.

The easiest way to FALL IN LOVE is to learn how to work with a graphic designer. You can directly reply to any email or Design Pickle Platform request to provide feedback for that specific project.

All feedback should follow these three basic rules:

  1. Be Clear
  2. Be Specific
  3. Be Actionable

And remember, your feedback doesn’t always have to be negative. Our designers are real people just like you and they love when you provide positive feedback when they really nailed your designs.

On the surface, our service is for anybody who has had any experience working with a graphic designer.

Does that mean we won’t accept clients who have never used a graphic designer before? Not exactly, but we’ve noticed that customers who have worked with a graphic designer in the past typically have more success with our service.

Why? Those who have experience working with graphic designers are usually able to provide better directions to their Design Pickle designer and they understand the design process with more clarity.

Traditionally, Design Pickle’s unlimited graphic design services have helped thousands of agencies scale smarter, marketing teams drive revenue growth, and start-ups have all seen success with using Design Pickle for their graphic design needs.


  1. You have too many design needs and need more support
  2. You’re spending too much money on your freelance or in-house designer
  3. You’re tired of surprise charges during the revision process
  4. You need an affordable on-demand service
  5. You need a designer who is reliable
  6. You need an ego-free designer
  7. You’re tired of getting into lengthy & expensive contracts
  8. You’ve overpaid for a designer before

You should sign up for DESIGN PICKLE today if any of these resonate with you.

What Does Unlimited Really Mean?

Unlike other graphic design companies, Design Pickle offers a flat-rate graphic design service that allows you to submit endless design requests and revisions. Does that mean if you need a bazillion designs, you could send them all in?

The quick answer is a big YES!  Our graphics team welcomes any and all requests within our Official Scope of Design Service (not one at a time or a weekly limit!).

Just remember that our throttle here on completing your bajillion-kazillion designs is turnaround time.

The requests you submit simply form a queue, and your designer will work on one request at a time.

However, the price you sign up with is the price you pay every month, no matter how many requests or revisions you send in!

How Long Will It Take To Complete My Request Or Revision?

There’s no firm rule for how many requests your designer can complete in a work day.

These factors will affect turnaround time:

  • The complexity of your request
  • How many requests in your queue
  • How many subscriptions you have (That’s right! More subscriptions = more design capacity.)

We do have some general guidelines for what you may expect from one (or more) subscriptions.

One subscription may look like one of the following:

  • 3 customized social media graphics or 10 templated social media graphics
  • 1 single-sided event flyer or 1 double-sided real-estate flyer
  • 1 Google Ad in 8 different sizes
  • 8 plain text tees or 4 typography tees or 1-2 graphic tees
  • 1 product background removal

Two subscriptions may look like one of the following:

  • 6 customized social media graphics or 20 templated social media graphics
  • Four podcast cover graphics
  • 2 Variations of a Google Ad in 8 different sizes
  • An event flyer with 4 variations
  • A background removal with complex shapes

These are just guidelines and not exact estimates! The time to receive a design or edit back will vary depending on the complexity of your request.

No request is created equal. Each client will find their own individual pace with our service that’s valuable to them and their business.

Sign up today and let us help you level up your design output.

A New Approach to Online Graphic Design Services. Simple. Scalable. Reliable

Whether you have considered hiring an in house designer, tried to manage a freelancer, or even worked with one of those “other design sites,” we know it sucks. Design Pickle is all about making your life easier. All for one flat rate.

Graphic design has become a cornerstone of business in today’s rapidly expanding digital landscape. Even if your business doesn’t operate solely online (like ours does), you still need various graphics for social media marketing materials, flyers for promotions, and maybe even a billboard (yes, we’ve done it!).

The truth is, it’s hard to quantify just how many graphic designs you’ll need over a certain period of time. This is one of the many reasons why our flat-rate models are so popular with our current clients. But one thing is undeniable – effective graphic design can have a huge impact on your ROI. It is a powerful tool that can immediately capture the attention of your prospective clients. 

Effective graphic design enables your business to:

  • Create strong first impressions
  • Make killer blog posts and promote them on social (without worry that you’re infringing on anyone’s copyright)
  • Build brand identity and bring awareness to your brand
  • Build customer trust and loyalty
  • Increase sales

And remember: a picture (or graphic!) is worth 1000 words.