Hi, I'm Akili!
I'm a Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer based in London.
If you have a commission request or general enquiry, please get in touch through the contact form or drop me an email! Please read the FAQs below before making a commission enquiry.
My rate is project-based!
The first 50% of the fee will need to be paid upfront in order for me to start the commission, and the remaining 50% will need to be paid upon delivery of goods.*
If you would like a quote please get in touch by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the contact form. Please read "What should I include in my enquiry?" found below before making your enquiry.
*For commissions under £100, the total fee will need to be paid upfront in order for me to start the commission.
Yes! You can request your own bespoke digital or print illustration through email or the contact form.
Digital Illustration Commission
A high quality digital illustration will be sent to you via email (as either a jpeg or png).
Print Illustration Commission
A physical high quality print of the digital illustration will be sent to your preferred address. The size of the print will be up to you. A print can be hung up on the wall by itself or in a frame.
Please read "What should I include in my enquiry?" found below before requesting for a commission.
If you would like any sort of illustration in your commission please state whether you would like:
- Personal / Commercial Commission?
(If you intend to use the commission for your business and/or you intend to make money in any way from it, this will be classed as a commercial commission.)
- How many subjects / people?
- Portrait / Half-body / Full Body?
- Background? (Plain Coloured / Patterned / Illustrated)
- Text? (E.g. Name, quote etc.)
- A Print or Digital Illustration Commission? (Please view 'Can I get my own bespoke illustration' to know the difference)
- Anything else you would like to include? Theme?
Please provide clear high quality (not pixelated) photos of the person(s) as I will use them as reference for the illustration(s). If you would like the person to have a certain expression such as a smile, please provide a picture of them smiling! If you would like the person to wear a certain outfit / accessory / hairstyle, etc. please provide clear pictures of these as well.
Thank you very much and speak to you soon!
Unfortunately, I do not sign work-for-hire or all-rights buy-out contracts* in which all rights and source files are transferred to you or your company.
As a freelancer, these contract puts me in an unfavourable position as I do not receive any employee benefits from you or your company and I would lose the right to claim authorship from future use of the work forever.
Therefore, I will send you my own Commissioner Agreement Letter/Contract. This will outline the project details and grant a licence of the artwork(s) for the agreed terms and conditions. If additional usage is needed in the future, an additional licence fee will be given.
*Logo design and branding projects are exempt from this.