About Luis Peres

“He is totally professional and extremely pleasant to work with […]”
– Monika Langguth – Author/Songwriter – Connecticut/USA

Hi ! My name is Luis Peres, I´m 49 years old and I´ve been illustrating professionaly for about 25 years now since 1992 and always working from the south of Portugal.
Over the years I´ve worked in children books, a few board games, posters, prints, logos, my share of school book projects and everything that needed my style of illustration.
Also do some illustration talks now and then when I´m invited to speak about my creative journey.
I work both for regular companies such as Areal Publishing; ( as well as Eudactica ; Arandis, etc ) here in Portugal for example; or for private clients that want to go into print-on-demand projects. I do not descriminate and I treat each project the same way.

25 years ago, I was part of the team that created the first professional Portuguese PC video game ever done in Portugal, which came out back in 1995 (Gambys) after I spent three years designing the game characters; creating hundreds of sprite animations (pixel by pixel on the old Deluxe Paint software long before Photoshop came along) and also modeled and made a few 3D rendered short films to include in the game; at that time when 3DStudio was just begining and was still in its 2.0DOS version; if you can imagine how that was like back then; with a 4.86PC at 33Mhz speed with 16MB Ram…fun times.
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After that I´ve designed hospitality software for several years while doing part-time illustration in between, but since 2005 I work full time in illustration as a freelancer.

Last year (2018) I was nominated for the anual sci-fi illustration award by the European Science Fiction Society which was something that came as a surprise.



I do work with all types of budgets, so if you´re not a company but just a person with a dream do not hesitate to contact me to present your project today as I’ll try to come up with a solution that is not expensive for you but which will still be fair to me.
If you are or want to be a self publish author do not be shy as I have experience in helping print-on-demand clients to get their personal book projects done too over time.
I have more than ten years of experience working long distance over the web
and I stick to deadlines.
No, really I do !


“I am highly impressed with the quality of his work and he consistently meets or
exceeds my deadlines. Luis puts his heart and soul into each illustration he creates.”
— Christina Matthews – No More Monsters, Inc. – Florida, USA


“When I received the sample illustrations of the main characters in my manuscript,
I immediately knew Luis Peres was the illustrator for my children’s picture book. ”
— Mary Evans – Author of “Thunder and Lightning” – USA


“He was able to capture the images that were in my mind’s eye  for over 16 years.”
— Tony LamaIr B. – Usa




If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work on a pod project ( I do not descriminate print on demand material for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.









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