Frequently asked questions:

Last updated: February 9th 2023
What is your availability?
My business hours are Mon - Fri 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM (New York UTC-5)
I am available for large commissions starting in Spring 2023, but my schedule for 1-2 days commissions is more flexible and is reviewed on a case by case basis.
How much do you charge for a children's book?
If you're interested in a quote, please fill out the appropriate forms and shoot me a message that you have done so: tranbasia[at]gmail[dot]com. I'll get back to you as soon as possible :)

*Recommended reading before you hire an illustrator:

How about other projects?
E-mail me at tranbasia[at]gmail[dot]com with the following information: project info including the timeline, size, deliverables(JPG? Vector? PDF?) and anything else you deem relevant. I'll respond with a quote ASAP 🙂

What's included in the quote?
Here's a breakdown of what is usually included in my quote for a children's book:
· X full spreads; X single page; X spot illustrations
· full cover design
· taxes
· three revisions not exceeding 2 hours of work after the final render has been completed. After that they are $50/hour.
The following are available for an additional fee:
· character designs
· interior design layout for the book / typesetting
· EPUB + Print-ready PDFs*
· 1 3D mockup and up to 2 social media adverts
*I am experienced in working with Kindle Direct Publishing and IngramSpark. If you wish to print with another service, I require print guidelines to be provided before our start date.​​​​​​
What is your process?
Here are the typical milestones in a children's book collaboration. These would be added to a Google Calendar and if you wish you can be invited to them. A children's book, no matter the size, takes me at least 3-4 months.
1. Project start date
2. Character design sketches
3. Cover sketches
4. Interior illustration sketches
5. 2nd cover sketch pass due
6. 2nd interior illustration sketches pass
7. Cover linework
8. Interior linework
9. Color pass on cover
10. Color pass on interior
11. 1st pass on the final render of the cover
12. 1st pass on the final render of interior illustrations
13. Final render of cover
14. Final render of interior illustrations
15. Final files delivery
How do payments work?
I require a 10% payment upfront or $500 tops on the project's start date, which is then deducted from the entire fee. The remaining payments are then divided into installments, typically once a month corresponding with the delivery milestones.
Accepted payment methods: Venmo, Paypal, Zelle, direct deposit.
What have you been up to?
Travelling! By the time we return home in a week we will have travelled 24,500 miles, which is ALMOST the circumference of the Earth (24,900 miles) I suppose we will just have to try again. We visited family in Poland just in time for Christmas, Vietnam, just in time for the Lunar New Year, and Arizona, just in time to avoid the cold in Jersey. We got to see our family, and although it is a cliché to say, it is no less true, that where family is, home is too. In a way we did not travel far from home after all.
Warm regards,

Peoria, AZ, United States
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