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Creative Graphic Designer
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 7 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are seeking a highly skilled Graphic Designer to join our creative team. As a Graphic Designer, you will be responsible for creating…

Graphic Design Infographic Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop
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Thumbnail for a tech youtube videos
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 7 hours ago

$1,000
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

I am looking for 5 top thumbnail designer Who meet the following criteria. :) - $2 per video - 3 videos per week ( it can be more) - Th…

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Creative partner for LinkedIn Ad designs
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

Hours to be determined
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Expert
Experience level

We are looking for a creative partner to help us with LinkedIn ad designs. This means that you would work with our team members to co…

Graphic Design Creative Strategy Design Thinking Banner Ad Design Finance & Accounting Sales & Marketing
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Need a Graphic Designer, Who knows how to use WIX
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

$60
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

So your role will be : to assist me on my website and to change my wix website completely, and documents and posts, also to create pr…

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Graphic Designer (People with Disability Preferred)
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

$600
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

About Us: Participant develops assistive products, starting with a worldclass wheelchair for children called Cub (bit.ly/1minCubDemo),…

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Restaurant Poster Designer
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 7 hours ago

not_sure
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are looking for a talented poster designer to create eye-catching and creative posters for our restaurant. As a designer, you will b…

Graphic Design Adobe Illustrator Print Design Adobe Photoshop Poster
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Business Plan Formatting and Graphic Design
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 7 hours ago

$400
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

We are looking for a skilled professional to format and polish our business plan. The ideal candidate will have a strong eye for design…

Graphic Design Google Docs Adobe Illustrator Layout Design Adobe InDesign
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Hebrew Brochure Editing
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are looking for a skilled editor to help us edit our brochure of 25 pages in Hebrew. The brochure contains important information abo…

Graphic Design English Proofreading Hebrew
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Innovative Company Graphic Designer needed.
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

$100
Fixed-price

Entry
Experience level

We are in need of a talented graphic designer who can come up with an innovative and professional Business Card for our business. We do…

Graphic Design Adobe After Effects Illustration Infographic Adobe Illustrator Brand Identity & Guidelines Logo Design Adobe Photoshop
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Creative Beauty Makeover Artist
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are looking for a talented and creative beauty makeover artist to help our clients transform into a completely new and beautiful ver…

Graphic Design Logo Design Illustration Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop
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Graphic Designers on Upwork
can earn $40–$75/hr.
Learn more below about how you can earn a career on the world’s work marketplace.
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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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