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Make AI Image with my guidance around Donald Trump
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 10 hours ago

$100
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

Make AI Image with my guidance around Donald Trump Here's an example 1. Donald Trump changing his diaper in a bedroom 2. Melenia chang…

Graphic Design AI-Generated Art
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Graphic designer that works with ai and psd
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 9 hours ago

$20
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

Design a poster for a fictional client "Ikea". The campaign is called "De familie kurkzaam". It's about Ikea wanting to sell their sust…

Graphic Design Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator
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Short-Term Project Opportunity in Material Design 3
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 9 hours ago

$700
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

We are seeking talented individuals with expertise in Material Design 3 to create and deliver guided projects on the Coursera platform.…

Graphic Design Typography
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Graphic designer needed to create a website banner
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 9 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

we need a graphic designer who has experience with clothing brands Need to create web banners for our clothing brand Can be a full ti…

Graphic Design Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Banner Ad Design Website Asset
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Create logo mockups
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 9 hours ago

$30
Fixed-price

Entry
Experience level

I want to create a sketch or draft from the idea for the logo that I have. The logo is for a product that will automatically deploy s…

Graphic Design Brand Identity & Guidelines Infographic
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Works for my Etsy shop
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 10 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

I need an employee who will work three hours a day for all days of the month, an experienced employee with good customer relations and…

Graphic Design Data Entry SEO Keyword Research Etsy Listing
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Graphic Designer Needed
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 9 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are seeking a skilled graphic designer to assist us in creating visually appealing and professional designs. The ideal candidate wil…

Graphic Design Logo Design Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop
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Graphic Designer for Phone Case Art
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 9 hours ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Entry
Experience level

Case Combo is looking for a talented graphic designer to create unique and eye-catching designs for our phone cases. The position offe…

Graphic Design Illustration Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator
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$35
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

We're in search of a talented Graphic Designer to create 6-12 lifestyle images using our existing product photos from Amazon and Etsy.…

Graphic Design Adobe Illustrator Product Listings Photo Editing Adobe Photoshop
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Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Expert
Experience level

Thank you for applying to our open role for Amazon Listing Optimization and A+ Content Creation. To better gauge your abilities and sui…

Graphic Design Amazon
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Graphic Designers on Upwork
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How to become a freelance Graphic Designer

Are you a creative visual communicator who loves helping others find new ways to express their vision through graphics, typography, and color? You may have what it takes to become a freelance graphic designer on Upwork.

What does a graphic designer do?

Graphic designers are the visual communicators of a business. They project a company’s mission and vision and draw in new stakeholders and consumers by utilizing various media forms. They can paint new identities and brands through advertising and promotional work.

Whether it’s a new business launching its first storefront or a widely recognized company that requires a brand refresh—graphic designers must be able to collaborate across various departments of a business to convey these company goals.

What skills do you need to become a graphic designer?

The minimum qualification to become a graphic designer is typically a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or similar creative subject. However, it’s important that you have a strong portfolio to showcase your best work to potential clients. Common skills a graphic designer should have include:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Creativity in various media forms
  • User experience and website design fundamentals
  • Storyboarding
  • Desktop publishing
  • Composition
  • Image editing
  • Proficiency with design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, and GIMP

Should I get a graphic design certification?

In addition to developing your skills, obtaining a professional certification may help your Upwork profile stand out. Some examples of popular graphic designer certifications include:

  • Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)
  • Advertising Design Certification
  • Adobe InDesign (Certified)

These certifications will provide you with a strong foundation to begin your graphic design career.

What are the job responsibilities of a graphic designer?

Typical graphic designer responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with advertising directors, brand consultants, marketers, and other departments to create new media and artwork
  • Designing new media using graphic design software and tools
  • Creating a package of new fonts, colors, and other design elements to tie together brand packages
  • Translate a company’s goals and needs into promotional design strategies
  • Pitching new design concepts to advertising teams

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