How One Illustrator Has Earnt $000s on Skribbl

October 2021
Illustrator Features
in 2 minutes
Charlie Martin

Doing what we love for a living is what we all want right ? 

Finding those stepping stones to help you on your way and take you down the creative path that you want can be challenging at times, but that’s where Skribbl comes in.

Turning your side hustle into a career doesn’t have to be a struggle and Skribbl is proof of that, so we wanted to share the journey of how one of our creatives has turned their creative passion into their job with the help of Skribbl!

The Illustrator

Eleanor Wright, a marketing graduate of the COVID-19 pandemic, has always had a creative interest in the arts but began illustrating as more than a hobby of late and so began her journey on Skribbl in an attempt get her artwork out there.

By gifting a little in the form of some inspired illustrations to help build a varied Skribbl profile (19 different packs to be precise!) including a showcase of different illustration styles and contexts, her artwork has been viewed by over 70,000 people from 191 countries – which is pretty awesome to say the least.

This visual online portfolio showcased the different types of illustrations that could be created and used which led to being spotted by a future client.

The Opportunity

Fast forward four months and this growing visual online portfolio had now facilitated bespoke commission work after being spotted on Skribbl which have lead to creating brand illustrations and even bespoke hand illustrated Airforce 1’s as a first Skribbl commission!

HappyCo. an Edinburgh based gifting company (one of the fastest growing companies in the corporate gifting industry) came across our website and illustrations through one of their design partners who got in touch after loving the artwork and seeing the potential of Eleanor’s style – & the rest is history.

Here’s what HappyCo. Had to say about their experience

“As we were going through the rebranding process and designing our new site, Spurwing, our partner for the site build shared an awesome concept for incorporating illustrated hands into our designs. We instantly fell in love with this, and could see how it would complement our new branding, and inevitably our minds went into overdrive with thoughts of how else we could use illustrations to convey key messages or represent different elements of our business.

From the first phone call with Eleanor we knew we were in good hands, she understood our business and what we were looking for with a custom illustration pack. Fast forward two months and what started off as having the Hands illustration pack from Skribbl has grown into us having a full range of illustrations that we are using across the board from our site and socials, through to our packaging and even hand-illustrated Nike Air Force One trainers. The possibilities are endless when you partner with the right creatives and let the ideas flow.”

Skribbl | Royalty Free, High-Quality Illustrations for Design Projects

Enrich your next design project, and support human artistry, with Skribbl's growing collection of royalty-free, hand-drawn illustrations.

Have a question? Send your email to

Skribbl in Numbers

No. of artists: 77
No. of illustrations: 2,966

Skribbl Ltd © 2024. All rights reserved. Company Number: 13572679

Built with Gusto