Hello!

I am Jay Pillerva (pil-YER-vah), an independent digital illustrator and author. I love drawing cute, warm things and writing dark, scary books. How fitting!I left my animation job to pursue freelancing and to work on my own content. I write young adult novels and design characters for streamers, hobbyists, and even fellow authors. I aim to create my own identity in this vast digital space.

Email: jaypillerva@outlook.com 💌
Commission Status: Open ✅



Featured Testimonials

"Investing in Jay’s artwork was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Not only was I totally pleased with the product, but the process was also fun and easy. Working with Jay felt like simply talking to a friend. Highly recommend!" —Ally

"Jay was so great to work with! She took a wonky stick figure sketch I provided and really hit it out of the park. She brought my characters to life perfectly. Jay was also very communicative and provided updates at every stage of her process which made receiving the final product all the more exciting! I would not hesitate to work with her again as well as recommend her to others!" —Kiley

"I absolutely adore the covers and additional artwork that Jay created for me! The final products are gorgeous. My readers loved them too, and they helped me launch a successful Kickstarter. Communication was prompt, and the process was smooth. I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again! " —Jackie Lau


Testimonials

Reviews customers have shared on my commission services


"Working with Jay was a delight, start to finish. She was able to give me a quote for the first piece I ordered after I sent her the details, including a breakdown of how the pricing went. There were no issues at any point with communication from her, I was the one who kept being delayed due to circumstances so her patience was greatly appreciated! Jay provided multiple WIPs and allowed me plenty of time to give feedback or raise any concerns I might have—but really, I had nothing but glee because she got everything perfect. Still, the option was there if I needed it! The finished project is amazing, I love showing off the art to friends (and including Jay’s Twitter info each time!) and just smile whenever I look at it. I’ve since spoken to her about commissioning her for more projects, and can’t wait to work with her further! Cannot recommend her enough!" —Faux Ghoulie

"Jay was so great to work with! She took a wonky stick figure sketch I provided and really hit it out of the park. She brought my characters to life perfectly. Jay was also very communicative and provided updates at every stage of her process which made receiving the final product all the more exciting! I would not hesitate to work with her again as well as recommend her to others!" —Kiley

"Jay was fantastic to work with. All communication was fantastic from clarifying my requests and ideas to helping with revisions and providing the commission. In total Jay provided six unique works (D&D characters) which matched the source material (rulebook art) perfectly. I look forward to working with you again in the future!" —Cullen

"I absolutely adore the covers and additional artwork that Jay created for me! The final products are gorgeous. My readers loved them too, and they helped me launch a successful Kickstarter. Communication was prompt, and the process was smooth. I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again! " —Jackie Lau

"I love the drawing I received so much! I commissioned a drawing of Bakugo from MHA and Jay mentioned that they don’t do fanart often, but looking at the art I received you would never be able to tell. it is absolutely perfect and I hope to commission again in the future! " —JR

"I love the art style, the reason why I commissioned in the first place, I also appreciate your work and professionalism while working with me." —Chow

"The artist did an amazing job and I really appreciated her professionalism as well. " —Linnae

"I had never worked with an artist for a commission before and was unsure of the process. When reaching out through social media, there were lots of hits but too often it just felt like bots—vague responses without any form of certainty. The first thing I liked about Jay was there were links to her portfolio and rates which immediately screamed professional. I acknowledged that I was new to the process and she was so friendly, courteous, and patient with me the whole way. The way she was able to listen to my ideas and not only know exactly what I wanted, but actually EXCEED what I was looking for, making this such a seamless and rewarding experience. I hopefully have a lot more books left in me and I will not hesitate to reach out to Jay in the future!" —Brandon Braxton

"Investing in Jay’s artwork was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Not only was I totally pleased with the product, but the process was also fun and easy. Working with Jay felt like simply talking to a friend. Highly recommend!" —Ally

"Jay made my wildest dream come true. I did not expect to get the exact thing I asked for as it was pretty strange to begin with but she did it with no questions asked. She was so kind and easy to work with. Definitely will get to commission her again." —Cooper

"Jay is an absolute joy of a human being and an absolute joy to work with. I recommended her to everyone I know and can't wait to comm her again!" —Marcie P

"Service was very quick and I got my order nicely before the deadline. And the fact she has set working times made communication very predictable. Despite the big time difference, the communication went very well... The finished piece really looked like the photo of my partner with our cat. She nailed it!" —Laura

"Jay was very friendly and responsive and made sure I was happy with every detail. She took all of my requests into account and delivered a great result!" —River

"Great artist, great art, great person. Could not recommend more. Will commission again in the future, likely multiple times." —Thorsten Kleeberg

"Thank you so much again for your brilliant work! You've brought the scene to life and I'm obsessed with it! Truly so lovely to work with and I'll definitely be back again. " —Anise Starre

"Great Artist. Was very patient and a pleasure to work with. She kept me updated every step of the process, responded in a timely manner, and was making sure I was happy with the piece. Would definitely recommend Jay to others." —Riley

"Jay was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She made it apparent through our discussion prior to commencing work that she not only wanted to do a good job, but also cared about my original character who I was getting commisioned. Jay asked about not only my color choices but about my character's personality and background to make sure she could deliver exactly what I was looking for. I was given an expected timeline at the start and frequent updates as things were progressing. I was thoroughly satisfied with the final product I was given and would highly recommend Jay to anyone looking for high-quality art." —Nelley

"I knew Jay was the right person to work with when I needed beautiful backgrounds illustrated! So very happy with the process and how it all turned out. Would definitely come back for more art!" —Lala

"Jay knew exactly what I had in mind. Her talent exceeded my expectations. We are very happy to have done business with her. I highly recommend her." —Sarah


To All Former Clients:

If you've worked with me before, I would greatly appreciate it if you could take the time to rate my services. Your feedback means a lot!

Let’s Work Together!

If you're interested in a commission, refer to these links below:


Artworks

Illustrations for various projects


Illustrations


Character Art


Cover Illustration and Layout


Featured Testimonials

"Jay was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She made it apparent through our discussion prior to commencing work that she not only wanted to do a good job, but also cared about my original character who I was getting commisioned. Jay asked about not only my color choices but about my character's personality and background to make sure she could deliver exactly what I was looking for. I was given an expected timeline at the start and frequent updates as things were progressing. I was thoroughly satisfied with the final product I was given and would highly recommend Jay to anyone looking for high-quality art." —Nelley

"Jay made my wildest dream come true. I did not expect to get the exact thing I asked for as it was pretty strange to begin with but she did it with no questions asked. She was so kind and easy to work with. Definitely will get to commission her again." —Cooper

"Jay knew exactly what I had in mind. Her talent exceeded my expectations. We are very happy to have done business with her. I highly recommend her." —Sarah


Let’s Work Together!

If you're interested in a commission, refer to these links below:

Contact

Email: jaypillerva@outlook.com 💌
Commission Status: Open ✅

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Payment Requests and Invoices
Will Now Be Sent in PHP

The artist will send payment requests and invoices in their local currency (Philippine Peso) instead of USD (United States Dollar). The price sheet now contains prices in PHP with USD approximates.In case of issues, the artist may send a USD invoice to the client instead.


Commissions

Rates and information on commissions. Please read everything carefully.

Character Rates - Personal Use

Starting rates per character in PHP (₱) with USD ($) estimates. Prices may increase for more complex designs.Approximate exchange rate is 1 USD = 55 PHP*

Backgrounds

Includes interiors, exteriors, and outdoor sceneries. Rates of backgrounds depend on the complexity and style of the commission.

LINE ART

ComplexityPrice
Easy₱2,750 (approx. $50)
Medium₱3,850 (approx. $70)
Complex₱4,950 (approx. $90)

FLATS • SHADOWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

ComplexityPrice
Easy₱3,850 (approx. $70)
Medium₱5,500 (approx. $100)
Complex₱7,150 (approx. $130)

VECTOR • LINELESS • PAINTED

ComplexityPrice
Easy₱6,600 (approx. $120)
Medium₱8,250 (approx. $150)
Complex₱9,900 (approx. $180)

Static Vector Emotes

₱1,375 (approx. $25) - 1 Emote
₱3,850 (approx. $70) - Bundle٭ of 3
₱6,050 (approx. $110)- Bundle٭ of 5
For commercial use for your streams and servers!

*Bundles only apply if the same character/asset will be drawn in different expressions. If your emote set comprises of different characters/assets, the single rate of ₱1,375 (approx. $25) will be charged per emote.

Commercial Use?

This is any piece of art used for branding and meant for monetary gain. These include cover illustrations for albums and books, streaming and video assets, thumbnails, social media banners for business profiles, logos, and designs for merch.

Base Rates for Commercial Fees 
Orders Under and Exactly ₱13,750
(approx. $250)
+₱2750 (approx. $50)
Orders Over ₱13,750
(approx. $250)
+20%

Commercial fees may increase for bigger projects. Please request a quote upon inquiry.


Terms of Service

• Active hours are 9 AM - 9 PM, GMT+8.
• Rush jobs will not be accepted, but please specify any applicable deadlines and timeframes.
• While "first come, first serve" is usually implemented, the artist will prioritize projects with upcoming deadlines.
• Reselling the artist's works as NFTs is strictly prohibited.
• The artist reserves the right to deny any request that is out of their scope and abilities.

Estimated Delivery Time

• Estimated delivery time is around two weeks to a month depending on the complexity of the artwork and the number of orders in the queue.

List of Services

• Character Designs, Original Characters, and Reference Sheets
• Fantasy Characters, including TTRPG and Video Game Characters
• Cartoon Portraits, Profile Pictures, and Social Media Icons
• Pets and Animal Characters
• Fan Art and Other Derivative Works
• Interior and Exterior Backgrounds
• Banners, Thumbnails, and Other Promotional Artwork
• Merch Artwork
• Static Emotes for Twitch, YouTube, Discord, and other related platforms
• Book Cover Illustrations and Wrap-Around Designs
• Other Similar Work
Note: All commissioned artwork will be made in the art style shown on the portfolio page.

Limitations

A request will most likely be denied if it contains the following:
• Extreme Gore, Nudity, and Sexual Content
• Mecha and Vehicles
• Overly Complicated Character and Background Designs
• Offensive Content
• Other Projects Outside the Illustration Medium Including Graphic Design, Video Editing, and Complex Animations

Payment, Updates, and Revision Policies

• Once a concept is agreed on, full payment of your artwork is required to place your order.
• When your order is already placed and an initial sketch is sent to you, no refunds are allowed. Your artwork is specially made for you and takes time to create.
• If you are unsatisfied with the sketch, please communicate your concerns. However, revisions must not contradict your initial instructions. As much as possible, know what you want to have made before sending your inquiry.
• Once the sketch is approved by you, major revisions, such as asking to change the character's pose and overall appearance, will not be entertained.
• Up to three minor revisions (such as color changes and the addition of small details) are allowed per artwork. Additional modifications and versions of the piece may require an extra fee.

Payment Methods

• PayPal
• Bank transfers or card payments through Wise

Delivery

Only digital files will be fulfilled. Printing and shipping will not be provided by the artist.
• Regular, step-by-step updates of the artwork will be sent for your approval.
• Custom dimensions can be requested.
• All artworks are provided in PNG with a 300 dpi resolution.
• High-resolution file/s of the artwork/s will be sent via Google Drive link or email once completed.
• If you wish to have your artwork printed, CMYK PDF and/or JPG versions can be sent to you without any additional cost.

Artist’s Rights

• The artist retains ownership of the artwork and has the right to use any commissioned piece for portfolio and promotional purposes on their website and social media. If you, as the client, are not all right with this, especially for commercial projects, please feel free to reach out.

*If you avail of the artist's services, you agree with all the terms stated above (Updated December 25, 2023)