Pricing and Payment

Children's Illustrations

Graphic design rates start at $55 per illustration/page. 2 page spreads( 1 large illustration that stretches across 2 pages) are $110. There will be an extra charge if there are more than 3 characters in 1 illustration. 

Children's Book Covers For Print

Book covers start at $125. If you wish to use one of the illustrations from your story with a solid color for the back side, the fee will be $125 for your cover. If you want something different that one of your illustrations for your cover, the fee will be $225 for art on front with a solid color for the back. If you want art across front and back the fee is $325. * Ebook covers are free of charge if you order a cover for print* (provided the art is same as cover for print).

Children's Book Covers For Ebook

$225 for something different than one of the illustrations from your story.  If you want to use one of the illustrations from your story the fee will be $125. * If you order a cover for print, your ebook cover is provided free of charge.* (provided the art is same as cover for print).

Book Covers-Novels

$400-Full wrap around art work ( art across back and front).

$325- Art on front with solid color for spine and back.

$200- If you provide me with a photo you want me to use for your cover. * Photo MUST be high resolution of 300 dpi!*

EBooks- $300 for Ebooks. If you have a photo stock image you wish for me to use, the fee will be $150 *Ebook covers will be free of charge if you order a cover for print* (provided the art is same as cover for print).

Character Design

$75-$200 per character design. I can provide a background or send you the character image with a transparent background such as a png file. Final files will be @ 300 DPI unless you request otherwise. Prices vary depending on the amount of detail. Contact me with details for a price quote.


I require one half my fee down payment and the remaining balance is due upon completion. You receive 1 free revision per illustration and/or cover and afterwards, there will be a $20 fee per additional revision. I accept Pay Pal or Checks. Fees are for the finalized art only. * PSD Source files will be an additional fee and are NOT included!*

Pay Pal : I will send you an invoice via Pay Pal once our contract is signed. 

Checks: Please make check out to:

Christina Cartwright


1134 East Water Street

Mount Vernon, IN 47620

Any questions please email me at:


Here Are A List Of FAQs

1. What is your procedure?

A: Once we have the contract done and your down payment is made we can begin working on the illustrations/cover.

You can send me a detailed description of what you want your illustrations or cover to look like. Or..If it is a children's book we are working on, I can read your material and come up with the ideas myself if you would prefer. 

Once I have your illustration/cover ready, I will email it to you for you to review. You may or may not wish to see changes. If you wish for a revision, please be as specific as you can on what changes you would like to see. I will make the changes/revision and send you back the revised image for you to review. Once you approve I will proceed to the next illustration or cover.

Once all illustrations and/or cover are completed you will make the final balance payment.

I will send you the full sized resolution files for your illustrations and/or cover.

File formats will be in jpg, pdf, or tiff files. (if there is another file format you need please let me know.)

2. How long will it take?

 A: The amount of time it takes me will depend on the amount of detail that will go into an image. Most illustrations take me anywhere between 1/2 to 2 business days time. Covers will take 2 weeks at the most. Revisions can take from 1 hour to 1 day. 

3. Will you provide me with a sample before I commit?   

A: I will be happy to provide you with a sample image, before you commit, for a fee of one illustration. You can have me create one of your story illustrations to review. 

4.Who will own the art work?

A: You will be the owner of the art work. You can make posters, Tshirts, cups..however you see fit. You just cannot claim to be the artist. Digitell Design will have rights to showcase the work on my portfolio and or website if I choose to do so. You must give me, Digitell Design/Christina Cartwright credit for the art work. This will be outlined in the contract.

5. Will I have to pay you royalties?

A: NO. I will receive no royalties. This is a work for hire. Once the final payment is made we are finished with payments.

6. Will you provide me with the PSD files layers intact?

A: No. Only final files are included with the fee paid. If you wish to receive the PSD layer files, that will be an extra charge. If you know you will wish for the PSD files, please let me know and I will quote you a price for them.

7. I want you to draw illustrations based on my child and me. Can you do this?

A: I am no portrait artist, but I can make the characters look somewhat similar to your child or you. However, it will not be exact.

8. Do you do traditional art or use a computer?

A: I use my computer, but I also use a Wacom tablet and pen. Photoshop is the software I use along with some 3D graphics programs and Illustrator at times.

If there are any questions you may have that are not listed here, please contact me and I will answer them for you.