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Menu Creation in Toast Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are looking for a skilled freelancer to help create a menu in Toast. The menu should be user-friendly and visually appealing. The fr…

Graphic Design Layout Design Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator
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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Expert
Experience level

Attached is the lace appliqué idea as I want a crazy suit jacket for an event, would be coloured in green or in white as I haven’t deci…

Graphic Design Layout Design Accessories Concept Design Sewing Made-to-Measure
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Icon Design for Website Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

$50
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

We are seeking a talented graphic designer to create 12 custom icons for our website. The icons will be used to visually represent diff…

Graphic Design Logo Design Icon Design Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator
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Email Designer Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

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Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience level

I'm an eCom email marketing agency owner looking to work with an email designer. This is a freelancer role to begin with but could beco…

Graphic Design HTML Email Design Adobe Photoshop Figma
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Media Kit Design for Radio Station Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are looking for a talented graphic designer to design a professional media kit for our radio station. The media kit should effective…

Graphic Design Adobe InDesign Logo Design Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator
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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are looking for a top-tier YouTube Thumbnail Designer to create some thumbnails. If you have what it takes to create eye-catching, s…

Graphic Design Photo Editing Adobe Photoshop Logo Design Thumbnail
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Clay.com Coach Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Expert
Experience level

**Description:** I am looking for an experienced Clay.com expert to provide one-on-one coaching sessions to help me get started on th…

Graphic Design Shopify Web Development
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Social Media Graphic Designer Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience level

We are looking for a social media graphic designer who can design beutiful attractive images for our social media feed/ stories. We nee…

Graphic Design Twitter/X Banner Ad Design Infographic Pinterest Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Facebook Social Media Imagery Instagram
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30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

Job Title: Graphic Designer/Artist Company: The Adventurers Guild Location: Remote About Us: The Adventurers Guild is an ambitious a…

Graphic Design Adobe Photoshop Character Design Clothing Colorful Style Logo Design Adobe Illustrator Illustration Font Development
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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Expert
Experience level

I am hiring a graphic designer to create Pinterest Pin images to promote our software product. (Our product is a Photoshop Plugin used…

Graphic Design Content Creation Facebook Social Media Imagery Adobe Photoshop Pinterest
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Graphic Designers on Upwork
can earn $40–$75/hr.
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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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