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  • US$100 hourly
    With over 15 years of experience, I excel at creating 360º creative solutions that resonate with culture and make people feel seen. As the founder and Creative Director at Miranda Media, I specialize in transforming consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands into stories people love. My work has connected millions, turning blank pages into impactful narratives. Services Offered: • Digital and Experiential Marketing Campaigns: Creating engaging campaigns customized to client objectives from concept to completion. • Brand Strategy and Positioning: Helping brands find and tell their unique stories. • Web Design: Specializing in WordPress for dynamic and responsive websites. • Social Media Marketing: Leveraging trends and social media to elevate brand engagement. Let's Connect! Driven by a deep passion for storytelling, I aim to create experiences that connect with people, making them feel seen, understood, and inspired. Let's find your brand's story. Contact me to discuss your project!
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    Branding
    Brand Marketing
    Advertising Design
    Brand Strategy
    Social Media Design
    Food & Beverage
    Creative Strategy
    Social Media Advertising
    Creative Direction
    Ad Campaign
    Graphic Design
    Marketing
    Web Design
    Digital Design
  • US$90 hourly
    Howdy, My name is George. I am an award winning multidisciplinary Graphic Designer with over 14 years of experience in the design world. My expertise focus on: • Logo Design • Brand Identity • Web Design • User Interface (UI Design) • User Experience (UX Design) • Print Media + Packaging • No-Code Development (Webflow, Framer) I am creative, fast, deadline-oriented and always here to listen. I look forward to helping you with your graphic design needs! Recognition: • Ermis Awards 2019/2020/2021 - Red Dot Awards 2019/2020 - Ermis Awards 2023 • Former Jury Member at SITM Design Awards.
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    Webflow
    Branding
    UX & UI
    Ecommerce
    User Experience Design
    Custom Web Design
    UI/UX Prototyping
    User Interface Design
    Corporate Brand Identity
    Print Materials
    Web Design
    Logo Design
    Graphic Design
  • US$45 hourly
    TOP creative with over 15 years of professional experience in the field of visual communications, brand and digital product design (ux/ ui), having high capacity to adapt, to communicate and to lead the creative process. A logical thinker with a sharp sensitivity for the 'beautiful' and the 'functional', capable of delivering high end tailored solutions that help clients accomplish their goals. Among past clients : Renault, Accor Hotels, Comité de Champagne, Corrona, Stella Artoise, Orange etc.
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    Landing Page
    Creative Direction
    Brand Identity & Guidelines
    Mobile App Design
    Brand Naming
    Packaging Design
    Brand Identity
    Logo Design
    Branding
    Creative Writing
    Graphic Design
    Brand Positioning
  • US$150 hourly
    Spending 20 years designing packaging for retailer-owned brands, I learned a thing or two about standing out, telling a short story, and connecting with customers. And I want to share this knowledge with the people creating innovative products. I’m Kelley, a graphic designer specializing in brand identity and packaging design. I help product-based businesses, unsure of where to start and whom to trust, create package designs that genuinely represent their brands. I support my clients with strategic, research-backed design plans creating packaging that stands out on-shelf, so customers want to take their products home while relieving them of the anxiety and second-guessing of doing it alone. The design process I use is collaborative, meaning I really want your input. Not only is it important to me that your branding and packaging delivers business results, it's also critical that you feel proud of the visual representation of your brand. I help small businesses sell products with engaging brand identities, packaging, and eCommerce websites. To get started, I'll get to know you and your business. Really getting to the core of what is unique about your products. From there, we’ll establish a creative direction that reflects your brand’s distinct personality. And then, the fun part — graphics strategically designed to resonate with your ideal customer! Product categories: - Skincare - Candles - Soap - Food - Apparel - Footwear - Jewelry - Home goods - Decor Shopping channels: - Boutique shops - Mass retail - DTC / D2C (Direct to consumer) Design deliverables: - Logos - Style Guides - Primary Package Design - Secondary Package Design - Single Package Design - Packaging Design Systems - Labels and Hangtags - Print Specifications - Print Supplier Recommendations - Shopify Website Design - Squarespace Website Design
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    Branding
    B2C Marketing
    Covers & Packaging
    Consumer Goods
    Package Graphics
    Bag Packaging
    Minimalist
    Brand Identity
    Label & Packaging Design
    Packaging Design
    Creative Direction
    Logo Design
    Graphic Design
    Retail & Consumer Goods
  • US$80 hourly
    I'm a Top Rated Motion Graphic Designer with more than a decade of professional experience. Proficient in a wide range of tools, including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and Cinema 4D. cardozopuig.com 3380+ hours worked and 163 successful projects with brilliant client reviews. "Terrific work! We will be working together a long time." "We asked Cristian to help us create some animated elements for a recent website redesign project. He is work was exactly what we were looking for. Communication back and forth was super smooth, the project was well organized, and everything happened exactly on time/schedule. I'd love to work with Cristian again in the future." "Cristian delivered an excellent quality animated explainer video to us. He is highly experienced and made the process really easy. His choices of graphic images and transitions were spot on. He even went above and beyond by improving the quality of the voiceover we provided him, resulting in a better finished product. We look forward to working with him again and would highly recommend him!" "I've already told everybody I know to work with Cristian. His work was top-notch, he had rapid response times, took direction - and subsequent feedback - extremely well and was extremely patient with me as I took a couple days to give feedback. I can't recommend Cristian's work ethic and talent strongly enough. Will definitely be working with him on future projects." "Cristian is awesome! Very professional and went above and beyond. We hope to be working with him again soon!" "Christian is simply amazing - his design concepts are at a stellar level and continue to blow away our clients. We are really grateful Christian for all your ongoing work. Keep it up! We love working with you." "We are so satisfied with Cristian job that we have no doubts, if we are in need of a graphic project we will contact Cristian." "He has always the right graphic solution for your needs...you won't be disappointed. "Brilliant work, fantastic communication and very easy to engage with. Would very highly recommend." "Cristian did a fantastic job - was excellent with the back and forth nature of the gig and performed admirably! A fantastic freelancer - All the best Cristian!" "Fantastic work from Cristian, client very happy with the final output. Cristian was very patient on this project where we were held up in signing off the project." "Cristian helped bring our ideas to life. He understood and implemented the changes we requested quickly and without issue. He asked smart questions and was a collaborator." "Cristian did a great job for a quick turn around on the project. I will definitely work with him again..." "Cristian did this animation job carefully and quickly. He was very responsive, took direction well and offered suggestions for design solutions. I enjoyed working with him and would work with him again on future projects." "I am extremely satisfied with this work and the way he handled the job. I am not easy on details and he got them right. Very happy with both the result and the proces. A nice person, producing very professional material. Will hire him again for sure!" "Once again, Cristian delivered on time and accurate. Will definitely call on him again for our motion graphic needs." "Rare hyper skilled talent ! Thank you brother" "An absolute pleasure to work with Cristian. Excellent communication throughout, showed me lots of options for logos (very hard to decide as they were all excellent) and then we honed in on the final product. Will definitely work with Cristian again, I'm already thinking of work I can pass his way" "Third time hiring Cristian, absolutely fantastic work, great communication throughout, always sending me examples, samples and such which I really like. Will hire again for sure." "Great professional, Great work presentation. Always available. Great contractor"
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    Advertisement
    Explainer Video
    Adobe Premiere Pro
    UI Animation
    Motion Graphics
    Animated Explainer
    2D Animation
    Visual Effects
    Typography
    Graphic Design
    Motion Design
    Adobe After Effects
    Presentation Design
  • US$60 hourly
    Hi! Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Jacqui, a passionate creative with over 10 years of experience in art direction, graphic design, and digital marketing in international markets. I have a keen eye for creating clean editorial layouts (print and digital), retouching imagery, producing on-brand social media content and marketing collateral. With a proven record of brand development and growth through digital platforms, I love providing clients with unique design and direction that will set them apart.
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    Digital Marketing
    Photo Retouching
    Packaging Design
    Graphic Design
    Layout Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe InDesign
  • US$55 hourly
    I will create a unique, professional, poetic, conceptually strong and visually engaging design for your brand. As an expert visual artist and graphic designer with 20+ years of experience, I can make your brand stand out and get noticed. Whether you’re a larger organization, small company or an individual, I treat every project with the same high degree of ambition and attention to detail with fast turnaround time and effective communication. Every project has a specific identity that I study and translate into visual design, always using knowledge, experience and methodology. My approach is generous and dedicated, developing graphic systems and visual languages that help define my clients’ personal and specific visual identity. I specialize in: • Logo design • Brand identity • Typography • Art direction • Cd and album cover design and visual identity for music • Artwork and illustration • Packaging • Web (visual design) • Photo editing … and everything in between, for both print and web. Let’s make the magic happen!
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    Brand Naming
    Branding
    Corporate Brand Identity
    Album Cover Design
    Illustration
    Label & Packaging Design
    Typography
    Packaging Design
    Brand Identity Design
    Adobe InDesign
    Logo Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
  • US$50 hourly
    🏆 Tappaward: App of the Day; 🎖 Interface Interaction: Behance; 🥈 Dev Challenge 2018: Second Place Hello! My name is Arsentii, I am a Design Director of Starbase Agency. We're a small design team from Ukraine. We work with startups as well as small and medium businesses. Our approach relies on trusting relationships, expertise in a client's domain, and a business-oriented mindset. My area of knowledge includes: ✔️ Art-Direction and team managment; ✔️ Brand Strategy and Identity; ✔️ Design for iOS and Android devices; ✔️ Creating design systems; ✔️ Modern design guidelines; ✔️ Atomic Design methodology. Among my works there are: ✔️ Yoga application that has 10.000 active users per day; ✔️ 2 web projects for the Football Federation of Ukraine; ✔️ and a list of other works that are available below. Except for devising high-quality user experience designs, I guarantee to deliver work according to the deadline. My Skills: Wireframes and Prototyping, Landing Pages Design, UX / UI, Design for Mobile Interfaces, Web design, Graphic design, Design thinking methodology, iOS and Android guidelines, Material design by Google, Typography, Mac OS applications design, Windows Apps design, Logo & Branding Working with: - Sketch, Adobe Photoshop (PS), illustrator (Ai), After Effects (Ae), iPhone, iOS, Android, Mac OS, Windows platforms, InVision, Marvel, Principle Prefer to work with: - Startups, MVP, MMVP, healthcare, sport, UI, UX, Interfaces, UI Design, the blockchain, e-commerce​, fitness, banking
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    ScreenFlow
    Unified Modeling Language
    UI Graphics
    Website Prototyping
    Product Design
    User Interface Design
    Mobile UI Design
    Icon Design
    Mind Mapping
    User Experience Design
    Graphic Design
    Web Design
  • US$40 hourly
    I have over 10 years of experience working as a creative. Currently I am working with a marketing agency as its Creative Director, improving the way our clients engage with its customers by coming up with effective strategies centered on customer insight and competitive advantage. Utilizing innovative tools such as CRM platforms to increase/improve engagement and acquisition. All these are deeply rooted on identifed customer needs.
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    Video Advertising
    Figma
    Social Media Marketing
    Email Marketing
    Website
    Content Strategy
    Web Development
    Content Management
    Marketing Strategy
    Adobe After Effects
    Adobe Creative Cloud
    WordPress
    Marketing
    Web Design
  • US$68 hourly
    Hello there! As an Art Director specializing in Branding and Brand Marketing, I bring over a decade of diverse experience spanning studios, agencies, and in-house teams in the Marketing, Tech, e-Commerce, and SaaS sectors My expertise encompasses campaigns, brand identities, social media, design, content creation, video production, and web development. I've collaborated with renowned outfits such as The Cutaway, Centre for Projection Art, and Growth Gurus. My work has gained my clients notable recognition and has secured industry awards, most recently securing Growth Gurus the 'Best Design Agency APAC' award in Yotpo's Agency Partner Awards 2023. My Focus: ↘️ Art Direction ↘️ Brand Identities ↘️ Brand Style Guides ↘️ Brand Strategy ↘️ Content Audit & Recommendations (web & social) ↘️ Marketing Collateral (digital & print) ↘️ Market Research My Output: ↘️ Streamlined communication (Slack, discord, or your choice of platform) ↘️ Professional project management (Asana) ↘️ High-quality creative output ↘️ Expert-level use of creative tools (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Figma, Webflow, and more) ↘️ Actionable strategies and creative guides I'm confident we will make great collaborators! Looking forward to working with you. High five...
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    Brand Research
    Webflow
    Shopify Website Design
    Digital Advertising
    Digital Design
    Creative Direction
    Brand Marketing
    Brand Strategy
    Brand Guidelines
    Brand Identity
    Brand Development
    Web Design
  • US$50 hourly
    ✅ Fresh, unique, and beautiful visual content that’s on brand, on budget, and on time. ✅ Supporting Enterprise clients worldwide, including Microsoft, Scuderia Corsa, Toyota, TEDx, MHP, Credit Agricole and many more. ✅ Upwork Top Rated Plus - Top 3% of All Upwork Performers. ✅ Specializing in 2D Art & Illustration, Graphic Design and 2D Animation. ✅ Creative Visual Content Agency. I have more than a decade worth of experience as a professional artist and designer and successfully managed to work as a freelancer with 100+ clients. My portfolio is very diverse and includes all types of digital art and design. My key expertise is in: ✔️ 2D Art & Illustration: - Illustration - Digital Painting - Children's Books - Graphic Novels - Comic Books - Storyboards - Maps - Posters - Wallpaper Design - Concept Art - Character Design - Scientific Illustrations - Medical Illustrations - Botanical Illustrations - Avatars and portraits - Playing Cards Design - Manga - Merchandise Design ✔️Graphic Design: - Logos - Stationery Design - Branding - Rebranding - Infographics - Icon Design - Marketing Collateral - Brochures, Catalogs, Magazines, Leaflets, etc - Book Design - Social Media Post Design - Photo Editing / Manipulation - Ad Design - E-commerce Graphics ✔️2D Animation: - Animated GIFs - Motion Graphics - Explainer Videos - Whiteboard Videos I have worked with entrepreneurs, top professionals and industry thought leaders from all kinds of industries (education, real estate, venture capitalist, design agencies, startups, big-tech enterprises, etc.) See below what some of them have to say about me, and if you still want to find out more, drop me a line!
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    Graphic Design
    Editorial Design
    Label & Packaging Design
    Presentation Design
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Brand Identity & Guidelines
    Adobe After Effects
    2D Animation
    Adobe Illustrator
    Illustration
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe InDesign
    Logo Design
    Children's Book Illustration
  • US$75 hourly
    3D & Motion Designer with 10+ years of experience in TV channel branding, 3D visualizations, on-air and motion graphics. Rated in TOP 1 % among Upwork freelancers. Highly proficient in Cinema 4D & After Effects. Portfolio is available at renderhell.com
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    3D Animation
    Visual Effects
    Video Post-Editing
    3D Rendering
    Audio Post Production
    Video Editing
    3D Modeling
    3D Design
    Redshift3D
    Animation
    Adobe After Effects
    Maxon Cinema 4D
    Video Intro & Outro
    Motion Graphics
  • US$69 hourly
    ⭐️Expert-vetted, Top 1% of Upwork Talent ⭐️ I have been a Creative Director and Designer for over 17 years helping clients reach success through visual design. I immerse myself in your company and truly believe that high-quality visuals increase viewer interaction and produce results. My team works closely with you every single day, often becoming a seamless extension of your in-house departments. We truly care about your business and know how important quality is for your success. We make sure all of your projects are on-target and delivered on-time to produce the results you are looking for!
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    Print Design
    Web Design
    Graphic Design
    Corporate Brand Identity
    Design Writing
    Presentations
    Trade Show Design
    Layout Design
    WordPress
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Google Slides
    Presentation Design
    Financial Presentation
  • US$89 hourly
    Award winning, high speed presentation and keynote guru expert rockstar offering AAA service for professionals who want to dazzle their audience, and have peace of mind in the run up to presentation day. Would you like access to the same AAA pro-level graphic design resources as used by the best companies in the world? 👍 Google: --- for their Google Slides conferences 👍 Microsoft: --- launching and developing their new products and online events 👍 Linkedin: --- for events, trend reports and more! You can trust in a designer who has successfully delivered 430+ projects and another 500 projects on other platforms. Rely on the confidence of hundreds ***** 5 star reviews ***** here on Upwork. A true Upwork Elite Level veteran ---- I have been on the Upwork platform since their very first day. You can expect expert creations hand-built and crafted with love using Powerpoint, Keynote, Google Slides, Prezi, Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator plus many more. Together we can push these programs past their limits to deliver industry leading presentation decks. With fifteen years experience working for all kinds of clients from international brands, fast paced startups, timeless local companies and inspiring speakers, you can stay focussed on your primary role - making winning ideas! The power of your presentation is everything! ____________________________ I have fifteen years industry experience creating presentations for all kinds of business, corporations and individuals. From blue chip corporations to small start-ups via well-established studios. I have worked with design agencies, marketing spaces, advertising companies, media giants and magazine houses to help them communicate their ideas in a stylish and reliable way. I come from a family of print and design. At three days old I was in the family print factory and grew up playing with lead type and slept in a cot made to store paper! I set up my first commercial design business in 1988, at the age of nine years old. This dates back to the days when Apple produced computers with 2 megabytes of RAM and 20 megabyte hard-drives! Simply put, you cannot find a designer of my age that has more experience in professional design environments. Neither can you find a more enthusiastic advocate for quality presentations. ____________________________ Fully experienced in the main design packages: Powerpoint Keynote Google Slides Prezi Adobe Creative Suite Adobe Indesign Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe Acrobat Microsoft Word / Office Additionally I will use many other programs to complete jobs on an individual basis.
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    Adobe Illustrator
    Graphic Design
    Quark Xpress
    Adobe InDesign
    Adobe Photoshop
    Presentation Design
    Keynote
    Prezi
    Microsoft PowerPoint
  • US$50 hourly
    ⭐ Expert in Brand Identity, Website Design, & Packaging Design 💼 Over 11 years of Experience 🏆 Top Rated Plus since 2021 My clients are making markets move, and I help them crush it. Available per project or ongoing (weekly or monthly) I have been a Startup and Small Business-focused design consultant for more than a decade along with High Profile Clients throughout my career. "Daniel is an elite designer. Meaning, he knows how to listen and understand what you're trying to articulate, asks insightful questions then delvers with elite designs within a very modern and simplistic design. So easy to work with. Patient, no ego, very professional. I've already hired for a second project immediately." - Jim, Chattr CEO 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Available for a video call or to answer any questions you may have should you like to know more. I look forward to the opportunity to work together and bring your vision to life!
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    App Design
    Editorial
    Mockup
    Responsive Design
    User Interface Design
    Brand Identity
    Graphic Design
    Brand Guidelines
    Layout Design
    Label & Packaging Design
    Packaging Design
    Logo Design
    Web Design
    User Experience Design
  • US$48 hourly
    Hello! I’ve been involved in the information design industry for over 10 years, and my experience is my most valuable skill, along with my desire for constant learning and improvement. In 2019, I founded Infowithart Design Agency—a team of visual storytellers! We aim to tell your story in a visually appealing and thrilling manner to effectively convey your message to the target audience. Main design services. 1) Graphic design: - infographics; - illustrations (any difficulty and style, from simple to complex technical and isometric); - presentations (investor, sales, educational, business, and other pitch decks); - banners and other advertising designs. 2) Editorial design: - reports; - whitepapers; - brochures, ebooks, cheat sheets, etc. 2) 2D animation: - explainer videos (intro/outro, advertising, etc.). - GIF animation, etc. If the content is king, then the design is queen. So let's keep them together (to rule the kingdom) and make outstanding visual content! It’s critical to ensure your content is widely read and shared.
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    Business Illustration
    Advertising Design
    Layout Design
    Annual Report
    Ebook Design
    Sales & Marketing Collateral
    Technical Illustration
    Editorial Design
    Graphic Design
    Brand Identity & Guidelines
    2D Animation
    Infographic
    Presentation Design
    Data Visualization
  • US$75 hourly
    I add market value through design and communicate ideas and concepts visually. Hi, my name is Rana, and I am a Canadian-Jordanian Visual and UI/UX Designer. Well-versed and formally educated with expertise in graphic, illustration UI/UX, and presentation design. My strengths are my ability to strategize, technical proficiency, and creativity.  I develop effective visual content tailored to meet the unique goals of my clients. Some of my accomplishments include designing winning reports, proposals, presentations, and advertising campaigns for established companies and startups from all around the world. And on a day-to-day basis, I build engaging user experiences that convert and design brand identities from the ground up. List of services: -Graphic Design -Brand Identity and Design -Illustration -Web & Mobile Application UI/UX -Web Design -User Interaction & Prototyping -Print Design -Infographic Design -Presentation Design (PowerPoint, Google Slides, PDF, other) -Proposal, Report, White Paper and Sales Playbook Design -Visual Strategy -Design Consultation     -Game Concept Design Software I use the most: -Adobe Photoshop -Adobe Illustrator -Figma -Adobe InDesign -Adobe After Effects -Microsoft PowerPoint (and other MS software) + Google Slides -Zeplin -Adobe XD Let's work together! Rana
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    Creative Direction
    Concept Artistry
    Brand Identity Design
    Illustration
    UX & UI
    Graphic Design
    Game Design
    Web Design
    User Interface Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Presentation Design
    Adobe XD
    Interaction Design
    Figma
  • US$33 hourly
    Hi, I´m an Illustrator and animator based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Working for Movies, Series, Music Videos, Docs, TV ads, Explainer Videos, Etc. Mixed Media, 2d, Cut out, After effects, Toon Boom, Photoshop.
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    Toon Boom Studio
    Cartoon Art
    Music Video
    Animation
    Illustration
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe After Effects
    Motion Graphics
    2D Animation
  • US$35 hourly
    With over 18 years of experience in the field, I've had the opportunity to work with various advertising agencies across the MENA region, Europe, and the USA. My expertise lies in logos, branding, social media, and UI/UX design. Key Points: Extensive Experience: Over the course of my 18-year career, I have had the privilege of working on diverse projects, ranging from branding to digital marketing campaigns and UI/UX design. This breadth of experience has equipped me with a comprehensive understanding of design principles and the ability to navigate the evolving landscape of graphic design. Creativity and Innovation: I am passionate about creating visually compelling and innovative designs that effectively communicate the intended message. My portfolio showcases my proficiency in utilizing various design tools and platforms to deliver high-quality and impactful visuals. Adaptability and Collaboration: I thrive in collaborative environments and have successfully worked with cross-functional teams to bring creative visions to life. My ability to adapt to diverse projects and work seamlessly with colleagues and marketing teams has been instrumental in my past professional experiences. Attention to Detail: I understand the importance of attention to detail in graphic design, and I take pride in my ability to deliver pixel-perfect designs. Whether working on print materials, digital assets, or branding projects, I ensure that every element is meticulously crafted to meet the highest standards. Client Satisfaction: In my previous projects, I have consistently exceeded client expectations by delivering projects on time and within budget. I prioritize clear communication and collaboration with clients to understand their vision and goals, ensuring the final product aligns with their brand identity.
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    Social Media Management
    Branding
    Facebook
    Digital Marketing Materials
    UI/UX Prototyping
    Mobile App
    Graphic Design
    Brand Guidelines
    Banner Ad Design
    Logo Design
    Social Media Imagery
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe InDesign
  • US$200 hourly
    💰 $200M+ raised by clients with my pitch decks 🏆 Top 1% of Freelancers on Upwork (Expert-Vetted) 📈 15+ Years in Presentation Strategy and Design ✅ 100% Job Success Score WHY CHOOSE ME: 🎯 Results-Focused: I specialize in crafting presentations that are not only look great and on-brand, but more importantly presentations that drive the results you want, whether it's securing funding or communicating strategic initiatives. 📣 Communications and Marketing Expertise: Leveraging a solid background in marketing and corporate communications uniquely positions me to create presentations that resonate with audiences and drive results. 🌟 Commitment to Excellence: With creativity, responsiveness, and a collaborative spirit, I ensure every project exceeds expectations. 🕰 Proven Track Record: Decades of experience delivering high-quality, effective presentation solutions. The pitch decks I’ve created have helped companies raise more than $200M collectively. 🔍 Clarity in the Complex: Don’t let your main messages get lost in the details, I specializing in distilling complex business concepts into clear, compelling presentations. 🎨 Modern Aesthetic: Emphasizing a clean, modern, and professional design style that enhances message delivery. SPECIALIZING IN: 📝 Comprehensive Presentation Strategy: Offering a full range of services beyond design, including presentation strategy, storytelling, content development, and flow. 🛠 Tools of the Trade: Mastery over Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Apple Keynote, ensuring deliverables are fully editable and versatile. 📊 Diverse Types of Presentations: Pitch Decks, Investor Presentations, Sales Decks, Marketing Presentations, Strategy Presentations, Client Presentations, Training Presentations, Proposal Presentations, Conference Presentations, Board Presentations, Keynote Speaker Presentations, Research Presentations, Financial Presentations, Presentation Templates, Slide Templates, Executive Summary Presentations, Webinar Presentations, Seminar Presentations, Case Study Presentation CLIENT TESTIMONIALS: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "You helped us enter our new funding round with more confidence and excitement around talking about our company." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Kristina exceeded our expectations, delivering exceptional results that not only met but surpassed our goals." 📞 LET'S CONNECT Elevate your presentations with a designer who understands business and communicates effectively. Reach out to bring your next project from concept to reality.
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    Marketing Presentation
    Analytical Presentation
    Fundraising Presentation
    Demo Presentation
    Keynote
    Pitch Deck
    Financial Presentation
    Training Presentation
    Sales Presentation
    PowerPoint Presentation
    Presentation Slide
    Visual Presentation Design
    Data Visualization
    Business Presentation
    Presentation Design
  • US$60 hourly
    - 25 years of professional experience - Expert-vetted - 400+ Jobs done on Upwork +500K Earned - Strong Portfolio I’m a full-time freelancer Creative Director and Brand Identity Designer with over 25 years of experience. I have a great success track record with design projects. I believe that the role of creativity is to build value, through clear, functional, and timeless design. Beautiful design creates value in itself, and it is a critical driver of culture, connection, and business performance. I specialise in: • BRANDING. Logo Design; Brand Identity; Brand Guidelines; Art Direction • WEB DESIGN. UX/UI, Website Design; Webflow Development; Digital Marketing • EDITORIAL DESIGN. Annual Reports; Whitepapers; eBooks; Data Visualisation * MOTION GRAPHICS | Explainer Videos | Animated Reports and Presentations • PRESENTATION DESIGN. Pitch decks; Presentations; Lead Magnets I have worked on both the client and agency side, adding value to companies like NewsCorp, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Microsoft, Deloitte, KPMG, Commonwealth Bank, the University of Sydney, and the NSW Government to name a few. Please find below links for other portfolio pages. I would love the opportunity to discuss your project. Let's chat.
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    Corporate Branding
    Web Development
    Corporate Style
    Modern Style
    Minimalist
    Branding
    Annual Report
    Graphic Design
    Brand Identity Design
    Brand Identity & Guidelines
    Logo Design
    White Paper Design
    Presentation Design
    Brand Guidelines
    Sales & Marketing Collateral
  • US$50 hourly
    I have 10 years experience in web-design and leading the team as an art-director. I have strong skills in creating interfaces, layouts, prototypes. I like making clien's business more attractive and effective. If you're looking for an experienced and professional designer who will bring fresh solutions and ideas to your project, let's get in touch!
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    Presentation Design
    Banner Ad Design
    2D Design
    Adobe Creative Suite
    Mobile UI Design
    UX Research
    Graphic Design
    Adaptive Web Design
    Web Design
    Adobe Illustrator
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Graphic Designer, Art Director, or Creative Director: Which Do You Need?

Let’s take a look at what art directors—and creative directors, and graphic designers—do to help determine the best fit for your next design project.

Graphic designer vs. art director vs. creative Ddirector: what’s the difference?

It might seem that these titles are as simple as junior, advanced, and senior designer—and their rates may reflect that—but it’s not that simple. Their responsibilities and what they contribute to a project can vary, depending on the structure of the team, design shop, or agency.

Marketing manager Joe Lesina makes a great analogy of creative work as music to help explain how the roles differ:

  • The creative team: All the professionals who make high-quality creative work possible are the orchestra, from copywriters and project managers to video producers and graphic designers. Each has his own instrument that contributes to the final production.
  • Graphic designer: An orchestra member who’s highly skilled in one instrument—say, the violin. He plays notes (and sometimes solos) that contribute to the sound.
  • Art director: A composer who writes the song the orchestra plays. He works with the orchestra to pull it together and polish it for performance.
  • Creative director: The director of the orchestra who selects the songs to be included in the production. He chooses songs that support his clear vision for the final, full-length performance.

Let’s look a little closer at each role, with examples of how each might complement the others’ roles on a real-life creative team.

The creative director: translating goals to strategies

Creative direction is focused on strategy. In any industry—fashion, music, advertising, event planning, hospitality, interior design—creative directors act as guardians of a brand’s vision. They’ll oversee the what, when, and where of visuals and messaging. They are also the keepers of creative briefs, translating business objectives into projects and ensuring they align with the strategy.

Example: A pharmaceutical company hires an ad agency to handle the branding, marketing, and sales materials for a drug launch. It conveys the business goals to the creative director, who brainstorms the specific projects to address each need, from TV ads and drug packaging to sales brochures and shelf talkers. After sitting in on market research, the creative director drafts a creative brief for each project, then reviews and approves concepts from creative teams.

Note: Whereas graphic designers often “graduate” to art directors, the step between art director and creative director isn’t quite as linear. Copywriters, who are often paired with art directors, have been known to become creative directors too.

The art director: wrapping a strategy in a vision

If the creative director handles strategy and a graphic designer handles execution, the art director creates the vision that brings the strategy to life. Art directors have a well-honed sense of graphic design, although they may not be the ones carrying out the smaller tasks. They’re responsible for translating a creative brief into tangible concepts, and their creative eye can focus on everything from photography to video to illustration.

Example: The pharmaceutical company wants a brochure created that reps can take with them on in-office visits. An art director and a copywriter team up to brainstorm the new branding, including a color scheme, a logo, and a tagline. They’ll create an entire system for the brand’s materials, with guidelines for how text, colors, logos, and messaging are used in different applications. For the brochure project in particular, they might create three options: a trifold, a folder kit with inserts, and a spiral-bound booklet. The creative director chooses a winning concept, then provides feedback as it is produced.

The graphic designer: executing the vision

When design files need to be created, graphic designers are your hands-on executors. They put their creativity down on paper or into pixels, whether it’s for web design, print, mobile UI design, or logos. Using Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, or InDesign, graphic designers execute the vision provided by an art director; however they’re perfectly capable of dealing with clients themselves.

Example: Using the branding system and concept created by an art director, a graphic designer might take over the brochure project as it goes through rounds of revisions from the client. He might flow in copy, tweak margins and kerning, make edits from the client or the editor, update logo versions, and upload the files to the production server.

Which creative do you need?

In the above examples, we looked at each role in terms of an agency, where titles are very structured. However, it’s more likely that designers wear a few different hats and are capable of everything from ideation to execution—especially freelance designers.

Keep in mind that what you need from a creative professional will come down to the level of execution you need vs. the level of vision and concepting you need. You might not need a creative director to help design a logo or a home page, while a junior graphic designer might not be the right choice to execute your top-to-bottom rebrand by himself. If you need a team of designers to carry out all aspects of your project, it might make sense to have a hierarchy with a more senior designer guiding the vision and junior designers building the files. In the event that one creative will suffice to complete your project, be sure it’s someone with the breadth of experience you need—something you can gauge by asking the right questions and reviewing portfolios of prior work.

Design roles are easily blurred, as many creatives regardless of title are capable of everything from ideation and conception to execution and production. A solo designer can wear many hats—and sometimes all of them, at one time.

Here are a few questions to help decide which of these creatives you need:

  1. What size is your company? A larger company with more resources has the capacity for more hierarchy in its design roles, in which case a creative director and an art director might not overlap as much. A small start-up might need only an art director or a senior graphic designer who can help with both ideation and execution.
  2. How complex is your project? How many assets do your require? How much strategy and planning is required to get started? If you need a more layered design system, you’ll want an art director or a creative director. For simpler, one-off tasks, an art director might be overkill.
  3. What does your project need? Do you need a thinker or a doer? In other words, what could your design project benefit from more: planning, brainstorming, and concepting or execution of specific deliverables? For the former, a strategic role like an art director would be a better fit.
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