Professional illustrations and graphics;
Children’s Book’s-
Complete Package
One off illustrations – Or Hundreds
Print and Digital – Paper or Computer

City Studio

Humble Swantson St studio based in the iconic Nicholas Building. Plenty of parking off Flinders Lane and Federation Square. Lets grab a coffee and talk about your next project.


With simple over heads and no agent fee’s I create top quality artworks at a fraction of the price.
I offer a professional  free quote for complete job with no hidden extras

My Past & Valued Clients

The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital
East Coast
hello World
Bureau of Meteorology
Collingwood World
Dunlop Volley
The Arts Center Melbourne

Testimonials from my Clients

From Self Publisher to Advertising - Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • “I got Lucky!”

    Earlier this year I engaged Paul Ikin to illustrate a children’s book. I chose his name at random from the Internet. I got lucky! Paul is very talented and professional and a delight to work with. His illustrations for my book were just right and have been much admired.

    – Michael Strong

    Author of Charlie and the Magic Vacuum Cleaner

  • “Good fortune!”

    It was my good fortune to be recommended the illustration services of Paul Ikin who illustrated my children’s book ‘Chiwawa Rock’

    I am looking forward to working with Paul in the near future.

    – Terry Hodgson

    Author of Chiwawa Rock

  • “Pure talent!”

    We engaged Paul at the early stages of our creative endeavour and  from the initial meeting, he was able to take our conceptual character ideas and transform them into reality. Pure talent !

    If your looking for an illustrator that listens, willing to guide you through the process and delivers on time and on budget- Paul is your man!

    – Kelly Heath

    Managing Director

  • “Very helpful when it comes to guiding first timers.”

    “Paul is extremely professional and so talented, he was able to bring my characters to life that truly depicted my requests and exceeded my expectations. Paul is a great listener and very helpful when it comes to guiding first timers through the normal processes of the self publishing world. Truly impressed!”

    – Nerida King

    Author of Jimry Whippet and the School Bully

  • “Thinking of employing an illustrator?  Then, look no further than the marvellous Paul Ikin!”

    People can’t help but pick up my book, smiling as they do and saying, “Beautiful.”; “Wow!”; “Great cover”.  It’s a lovely feeling and I’m proud to watch their faces and listen to their pleasure.  Then they weigh the edition in their hands and flick through the pages, favourably commenting on the layout and cute in-text motifs sprinkled throughout.  Each time this happens I think how glad I am I decided to employ Paul as my illustrator.

    Paul’s artistic skills, combined with his professional attitude and easy good humour, have been considerable contributing factors to the success of my publication.  He was a wonderful collaborator in this artistic pursuit.

    He listened and respected my ideas and brought an enthusiasm and unflappable charm to the project which assisted with nerves and helped keep me focussed.

    During the days just prior to publication whilst viewing the final draft of the book, my printer made the comment, “If only every illustrator was as thorough as Paul, mine would be a much easier job!”  Need I say more?

    Paul is a professional.  He cares and respects the artistic pursuit and the clients he works with.  This is his secret; the secret to providing an up-to-date commercially successful service.  Remember, success rubs off.

    – Heather Ruth Laurie

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  • “The books are the embodiment of what I had visioned.”

    Throughout the process of creating the books, I have benefited from Paul’s technical and publishing knowledge. He has provided options and advice in terms of design, printing, and business development. Using his knowledge and abilities has given my books the best possible chance of success and also, perhaps more importantly, the books are the embodiment of what I had visioned.

    -Micheal Ewer

    Author of the Toby The Toothbrush Series


Creative Illustration & Graphic Design Studio

      • Melbourne based freelance Illustrator
      • Inner city artist studio
      • Small, efficient and affordable
      • Tertiary qualified Illustrator and Graphic Designer
      • Over 8+ years Industry experienced
      • Fast Turnaround
      • Professional & diligent
      • Understanding & friendly
      • Adobe Creative Suite software & Mac OSX equipment
No Agent Fees
No Agent Fees


What I Can Do for You

  • Most styles for eBooks, Print POS and Advertising
  • Traditional – Pencil, Ink, Watercolour
  • Digital – Vector and Photoshop
  • Children’s books, book covers and full package.
  • Lables & Product Packaging
  • Logos
  • Music Packaging – CD and Vinyl / Record Covers
  • Character Design
  • POS –  Instore Posters, OOH and Outdoor Billboards
  • Icons
  • Website & Microsite illustrations

Melbourne City Illustration Studio