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Social Media Creative Designing and Management Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

$40
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

Need creatives for a digital marketing agency. Creatives up to 20. It would be simple but conceptual, some posts can be manipulations.…

Graphic Design Social Media Content Social Media Content Creation Facebook Instagram Social Media Management Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator
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Youtube thumbnail designer Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

$5
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

We're on the lookout for a skilled thumbnail designer to join our team for a Faceless Youtube channel, Requirements: Excellent photosh…

Graphic Design Adobe Photoshop YouTube
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youtube Thumbnail designer Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

$1,000
Fixed-price

Entry
Experience level

Seeking Top Youtube thumnail Creators Criteria: -$0,50 per thumbnail - Deliver 20 thumbnails weekly - Similar quality to: https://www…

Graphic Design Social Media Imagery Photo Editing YouTube
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I need to create a thumbnail for the videos Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

$8
Fixed-price

Entry
Experience level

I need to create a thumbnail for the videos of my YouTube channel. I'll pay $8 to create a thumbnail I will provide you the picture, yo…

Graphic Design Photo Editing Video Post-Editing Social Media Imagery Adobe After Effects Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop
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Tattoo Artist/Graphic Designer Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

I am needing a small edit to a minimalist tattoo design.

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Graphic Design Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

$10
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

Creating visual designs for print and digital media Collaborating with clients and decision-makers to understand project requirements D…

Graphic Design Logo Design Adobe Illustrator
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Product Marketing (1 page) Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

$50
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

Create a 1 page brochure for a product we are selling.

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Logo & Typography Design Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Expert
Experience level

Requirement of Logo with Typography with company brand guide lines. Also colour coding.

Graphic Design Corporate Brand Identity Minimalist Typography Logo Design
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$5
Fixed-price

Entry
Experience level

I am selling advertising space on a 4 ft by 8 ft sign that will be hung up at our self storage facility. The goal is to sell ad space…

Graphic Design Lead Generation Marketing Sales Infographic Social Media Imagery
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$25
Fixed-price

Entry
Experience level

We are starting a new business renting interlock lid storage totes to people who are moving. I need a variety of images edited and gra…

Graphic Design Infographic Social Media Imagery Website Asset Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop
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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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