Frequently asked questions:

What is your availability?
My business hours are Mon - Fri 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (UTC-5:00 - New York)
I am available for large commissions starting in 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@gmail.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@gmail.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 typical breakdown of a children's book quote:
- character designs if applicable
- X full spreads; X single page; X spot illustrations
- full cover design
- interior design layout for the book
- EPUB format
- Print-ready PDF*
- 1 3D mockup and up to 2 social media adverts
- taxes
- three revisions not exceeding 2 hours of work after the final render has been completed. After that they are $50/hour.

*I am experienced in working with Kindle Direct Publishing and IngramSpark.​​​​​​​​​​​​​
What is your process?
Here are the typical milestones in a children's book collaboration done in graphite and colored digitally. These would be added to a Google Calendar and if you wish you can be invited to them ☺️
1. Project start date           
2. Character design sketches due        
3. Character design linework due            
4. Cover sketches due           
5. Interior illustration sketches due            
6. 2nd cover sketch pass due            
7. 2nd interior illustration sketches pass due            
8. Cover linework due            
9. Interior linework due            
10. Cover graphite render due            
11. Interior graphite render due            
12. Color pass on cover due            
13. Color pass on interior            
14. 1st pass on the final render of the cover due           
15. 1st pass on the final render of interior illustrations due          
16. Final render of cover due         
17. Final render of interior illustrations due          
18. Final files delivery due
What is your style?
Below are 4 medium choices that I offer:
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?
Recently, I've been learning ASL at the Sign Language Center in NYC!

Stay safe!
Basia

27.12.2021, Jersey City, NJ, USA
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