About Us

Contact Creative is a free resource for anyone looking to hire top UK creative talent, providing a range of solutions to help you browse, search and find the perfect creatives to work with.


In print and online, we present an even playing field where independent creative freelancers compete for the attention of prospective clients through the strength and relevance of their artwork and previous experience.

“Don’t let google or anyone else decide which creatives you work with, use your eyes and get in contact !”

Contact promotes a diverse selection of professionals including illustrators, photographers, designers, animators, videographers, stylists, models, location providers and other associated service providers.

We take great care to ensure all of our members are established professionals with a proven track record of delivering commercial-quality work, on-time, to-brief and within budget.

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Are you a talented creative? Find out more about how we can help you engage with potential clients, please visit our join us page.

Whether you’re looking for a particular person, agency, style, brand, subject or type of creative... tap in a keyword or two to bring up a relevant selection of artist portfolios to look at.

It works a bit like a miniature google, searching biographies, client lists and sample image tags to ensure that you find the right illustrator or photographer for the job.

Exclusively showcasing UK illustrators, designers, photographers and film makers, contact-collections features hand-picked artwork samples from established freelance creatives available for hire.

Fully compatible with mobile devices and with live links to investigate further, scroll or click down and find an image that inspires you into making the right choice.

All Contact source publications are freely available to view online as ebooks. See recent editions or check the archive to find countless titles filed to the brim with the finest creative talent the UK and Europe has to offer.

Our interactive ebooks feature a quick-browse visual index, live on-page links, shortlisting functionality and are fully compatible with all desktop and mobile devices.

Contact has ruled supreme as Europe’s leading creative source directory for over 30 years, ever since the first beautifully produced editions of 'Contact Photography' & 'Contact Illustration’ hit desks in 1984.

Buy books here or better yet take our 1 minute survey to see if you qualify for a free annual art buyers subscription! (Act now, spaces are limited)

Tell us what you need and we’ll pick out a short list of relevant artists to forward the details on to. Those selected will then email you back with samples, ideas and quotes to help you make an informed choice.

No more than 20 creatives are contacted at a time (unless you want to widen the net!) and all the creatives contacted are approved professional members of Contact.

Are you an independent uk-based creative or service provider?

Shortly after entering your email address here, we'll send you a link to an application form to apply for your free account on this site.