“Whether I need it in 2 days or 2 weeks, whether it's info graphics or a full-page illustration, Charlie always solves problems with a creative flair. There's nothing he can't do.”
– David Speranza, 
Design Director, 
Bicycling Magazine and Mountain Bike Magazine
“Finding a freelance illustrator with a fantastic work ethic, attention to detail, and genuine kind spirit can be difficult to come by, but Charlie is one of those fantastic rare finds. With same-day turnaround for edits and superb communication, he has become our favorite illustrator to work with.”
– Jessica Jones, 
Editorial Assistant, 
“My company has been working with Charlie exclusively for over two years, primarily utilizing his design capabilities. Not only is Charlie a pleasure to work with, but he generates fabulous, creative ideas with minimal to no supervision and instruction. Charlie is unbelievably astute to our clients' needs and is able to produce work in a matter of hours. He is refreshingly honest and open with ideas and feedback, and makes working sessions with clients very productive. Charlie is one of the best, and we were fortunate to have discovered him early on.”
– Tracy Johnson, 
Account Manager, 
e-Brilliance, LLC
“The Philly Roller Girls rely on Charlie Layton to help us bring the unique sport of Womens' Flat Track Roller Derby to Philadelphia. Not only is his work truly original, well-crafted and a visually stunning – he's an absolute pleasure to work with. He demonstrates the perfect blend of professionalism and creativity.”
– Mishel Castro, 
Captain of The Philthy Britches, 
Philly Roller Girls
“Charlie is the guy we count on for our difficult design projects . . . short deadlines, unclear client expectations, and general mayhem. Time and time again he's been able to intuitively understand our clients' needs and create original artwork that perfectly joins with the motion and interactivity of our experiential marketing pieces. He's also a pretty nice guy no matter what is mother says about him.”
– Nik Klentzeris, 
Owner / Creative Director, 
Vanik Interactive
“He is very talented and I am very proud of him. He doesn’t call as often as he should but at least he doesn’t do drugs or anything.”
– Thanh Layton, 
Charlie’s Mother
"Judging books by their cover since 1982."

Charlie has 10 years of professional illustration and design experience, and has worked for advertising and marketing agencies.

In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, rock climbing, traveling, and photography.
He often draws inspiration from his experiences, and it's not unusual to see them reflected in his work.

Charlie graduated with a BFA from Kutztown University in 2004. He lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

For rates and availability please contact at:
484 832 5891
Hello. Welcome to the online portfolio of Charlie Layton. Charlie is a freelance designer based in Philadelphia with a strong illustration portfolio. His clients include national magazines, interactive agencies, small businesses, and local athletic teams. Charlie is comfortable working with anything from large company rebrands to small one off projects. He specializes in custom illustration, information graphics, and logo design.