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  • $100 hourly
    Turning Brands into Stories People Love With over 15 years of experience as a Creative Director, I specialize in transforming consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands into stories people love. I've worked with clients such as Yoplait, Kraft, Dunkin, Anheuser-Busch, Gallo Wines, Sunny D, Apple & Eve, Juicy Juice, and Northland Juices, creating campaigns that have connected millions. Experience Highlights: 💪 Specialty: Expert in CPG marketing. If you represent a CPG brand, I'd love to collaborate. 🧠 Creative Director: Manage the entire design process, from web development to ad analytics, acting as your one-person agency. 🤝 Collaboration: Excel in partnering with everyone from CEOs to junior designers. 🎓 Educator: Stay ahead of marketing trends and teach clients the latest innovations, allowing you to focus on your business. Driven by a deep passion for storytelling, I aim to create experiences that connect with people, making them feel seen, understood, and inspired. We can create remarkable moments that forge authentic relationships and drive your brand toward success. Let's create stories that connect. Contact me to discuss your project!
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    Advertising Design
    Brand Strategy
    Social Media Design
    Food & Beverage
    Creative Strategy
    Event Marketing
    Social Media Advertising
    Creative Direction
    Ad Campaign
    Graphic Design
    Marketing
    Advertising
    Web Design
    Digital Design
  • $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
  • $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
  • $90 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
  • $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. I'm proud to be awarded the brand new Top Rated Plus Upwork contractor elite badge. I have successfully completed 430+ projects + 400 projects on other platforms, with several hundred ***** 5 star approval ratings *****. I have been on the Upwork platform since their very first day. Expert creations hand-built and crafted with love using Powerpoint, Keynote, Google Slides, Prezi, Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator plus many more. I 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. 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
  • $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
  • $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
  • $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
  • $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
  • $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
  • $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
  • $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
  • $88 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
  • $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
  • $125 hourly
    Hi! I'm Giacomo, and I am an expert creative graphic designer, brand identity and packaging designer. I have 20 years of experience in logo design, brand identity, packaging and label design, print design and advertising. I’m certified as Vetted Expert in brand identity design by Upwork Talent Management Team (Only the top 1% of Upwork experts hold this badge). Working with high-impact startups and large international brands, I have learned to pair my design skills with a highly professional, effective and strategic work style. I create smart, modern, and conceptual design works through constant exploration of new trends in the visual arts. My goal is to create designs that don’t just look good, but also add value to your company. My fields of expertise are: • Logo Design | Brand identity • Label and Packaging Design (dieline, special finishings and press ready files creation) • Corporate Identity Design • Brand guidelines • Print design (flyers, brochures, stationary, business cards, catalogs etc.) • Magazine and Newspaper Advertising • Brochures and books • Social media Ads design
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    Brand Design
    Label Design
    Branding
    Brand Identity
    Corporate Brand Identity
    Logo Usage Guidelines
    Brand Guidelines
    Brand Identity & Guidelines
    Graphic Design
    Brand Identity Design
    Packaging Design
    Label & Packaging Design
    Logo Design
  • $75 hourly
    Logos | Corporate ID | Brochures | Web UI | Sell Sheets | Packaging Top Ranked Individual Design Provider Since 2008. If you would like high quality work with a fast turn around for a fair price, contact me. You won't be disappointed. I enjoy working on all kinds of print & corporate identity projects. I am capable of following strict directions as well as conceptualizing solutions that will work for you. I have an excellent reputation as a hard worker and talented artist and would be happy to provide references upon request. I am a highly motivated, creative, and hardworking individual. I'm a full time freelance artist (available throughout the day, not just evenings and weekends) with more than fifteen years industry experience. I began learning to draw, paint, and design at age two and it has been my passion ever since. I'm living my dream, and as my parents always told me, when you love what you do it hardly feels like work! Logos & Corporate Branding Business Cards, Letterhead, Envelopes, Pocket Folders Brochures & Annual Reports Trifolds, Program Books & Posters Apparel Design & Specialty Invitations & Announcements Advertisements, Sell Sheets, Marketing Flyers Web Layouts & Email Blast Layouts Creative or Technical Copywriting Direct Mail & Postcard Designs Book & Magazine Layout Photo Retouching, Composite & Silhouetting Logo Redraws & Illustrations
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    Branding
    Management Skills
    Corporate Brand Identity
    User Interface Design
    Advertising
    Label & Packaging Design
    Web Design
    Logo Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
  • $85 hourly
    Let's Create Something AWESOME! I am an energetic, thoughtful designer and illustrator with a passion for creative solutions. I've had over a decade of experience in both the marketing and publishing fields and know the importance of meeting a deadline. Collaboration is a huge part of my process but my broad range of skills has given me the ability to fill many roles and work independently. My creative skills are constantly evolving along with my love of communication and all things design related. I have had the pleasure of working on a wide range of projects including website design, print design, book layout, infographic design, custom illustration, logo designs, trade show graphics, billboards and anything else the design world brings my way. Whether I am working within current branding or building a new look I give designs the thought and attention they deserve. From designing a single project to developing an entire suite of materials I keep my clients goals in mind. My style range can suit all clients from the smallest non-profit to the largest corporation. No matter the deadline, I can meet it! So, let's do this! I would love the opportunity to speak with you and further present my qualifications. Thanks! Mattie
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    Social Media Design
    Graphic Design
    Illustration
    Brand Identity & Guidelines
    Web Design
    Print Design
    Adobe InDesign
    Infographic
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Sales & Marketing Collateral
  • $85 hourly
    Passionate about design, art, and learning, I solve problems through creation. I believe well-crafted design begins with a strong foundation of research, a deep understanding of design principles, and a passion for growth and innovation. As a visual designer, I constantly strive to elevate and connect a brand to its audience through exciting, refreshing design.
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    Digital Design
    UI/UX Prototyping
    Adobe Creative Suite
    Squarespace
    Branding
    Project Management
    Creative Direction
    Communication Design
    Graphic Design
    Layout Design
    Web Design
    Adobe InDesign
    Print Design
    Adobe Illustrator
  • $69 hourly
    I'm a Graphic Designer/Art Director with extensive experience in brand marketing and design. Whether the target audience is 'Business to Business' or 'Business to Consumer' I can help you build the best communications and assets to suit your needs. If developing or maintaining a cohesive and consistent brand voice is what you're looking for, then I've no doubt I can help you achieve this. My skills include Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign and Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premier Pro. My primary work is brand building and advertising but I work with clients with a wide variety of requirements. The range of work I produce includes graphic design print material, advertising assets, package design, brand design, animation, film editing, website design, and much more. Attention to detail and a drive to create clever, and effective solutions is my approach to all projects and challenges sent my way. I look forward to working with you. Best regards Crispin
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    Brand Positioning
    Corporate Style
    Brand Guidelines
    Marketing Collateral Development
    Adobe XD
    Brochure
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe InDesign
    Brand Identity Design
    Graphic Design
    Advertising Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Logo Design
    Print Design
    Packaging Design
  • $100 hourly
    High level Brand Strategy including: Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Design Thinking, Branding & Visual Design. My services include: ⁠— Brand Strategy, Messaging & Positioning ⁠— Brand Identity Design from concept to creation ⁠— Digital design ⁠— Content Creation ⁠— Copywriting I have a clear process, discussed in detail with you before working together. I deliver high-quality work and can have it done as fast as 24 hours turnaround when needed. I don't rush through, just developed some supreme efficiency! Whether you're a new or established business, I’m here to increase the value of your business and to build customer recognition so your brand truly stands out amongst your competition. Send me a message to see if we're a good fit for your project.
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    Contemporary Style
    Creative Direction
    Brand Identity
    Branding
    Digital Design
    Brand Guidelines
    Content Writing
    Graphic Design
    Adobe Illustrator
    Brochure
    Adobe Photoshop
    Logo Design
    Adobe InDesign
  • $75 hourly
    "Dmytro was fantastic to work with for an incredibly complex, open-ended and difficult task" - Miles P., Bit Body, Inc. "We were under a pretty tight deadline and Dmytro and his team went above and beyond our expectations!" - Heather M., Poimen Group. "Great work, really great work. It's the subtle things in design that make a big difference." - Mike K., Koenig Media LLC. "Highly recommend Dmytro and the quality of his team's work. I am only hesitant giving him such good feedback because selfishly I don't want him to be too busy for my ongoing jobs with him!" - Michael S., Performance Property Ltd. All these and other testimonials you can find here, at Upwork. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ My name's Dmytro, and my passions are 3D space, graphic design, and marketing. Finding the way into graphics in the mid 90s, I worked for different companies where learned new and emerging approaches, ideas to pre-press, final printing, manufacturing, sales strategies, and marketing. Being able to see and understand the needs of a company as a business owner greatly strengthens my and my wife's partnership and ability to provide companies with the versatile mindset necessary for success. Since 2008 we have combined our passion, experience, and knowledge into helping companies around the world. I'll be glad to provide you with high-end, trending, modern, and cohesive solutions to bring to the next level your: • Collaterals for Print and Web ; • Photorealistic 3D Product Modeling/Renderings. The checked baggage is limited to: • Experience: 20+ years; • Expert skills: CG design, 3D design, Marketing Outreaches, Analysis, Prototyping, CG Visualization; • Application skills: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Fusion 360, Clo3D; • Industries: Publishing, Real Estate, Finance, IT, Medicine, Government, FMCG, SAAS, Education, Fitness, Fashion, Chemistry, Automotive, Military. Feel free to contact me: just push the green button "Invite To Job" or the white one, "Hire Now" on the top right hand corner. Cheers, Dmytro. Co-author, 'Outsourcing Tips and Tricks: Getting the Best Bang for your Buck' at Amazon.
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    Industrial Design
    Corporate Brand Identity
    Product Design
    3D Product Rendering
    Autodesk 3ds Max
    3D Design
    CLO 3D
    Covers & Packaging
    Brand Marketing
    Graphic Design
    Fashion & Beauty
    Label & Packaging Design
    Packaging Design
    Logo Design
  • $60 hourly
    I'm a curator, art consultant, and writer with over ten years of experience working with museums, designers, corporate collectors, and artists. My journey has been about curating meaningful exhibitions, creating art collections that reflect the brand and personalities of their collectors, and helping artists find their niche and thrive. Through my exhibitions, I harness my flair for bringing history to life through art. I specialize in unearthing historical gems from archives, pairing them with historical and contemporary artworks, and translating those into engaging narratives. While my heart is in the arts, my mind is finely tuned to the business side of things, ensuring every artistic pursuit aligns with financial and strategic savvy. Early in my career, I worked in finance for a Fortune 500 company, pricing multi-million dollar defense contracts, before I left to complete my Master’s in Visual, Material, and Museum Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Whether you’re a museum, business, private collector, or artist, I'm here to help you tell your story through art, with a seamless blend of passion and professionalism. I am ready to assist you with: - Curating art collections for your home, workplace, or hospitality project. - Writing engaging, well-researched articles on art or historical subjects. - Crafting or editing artist bios or statements. - Advising artists on how to best present their work to consultants and curators. - Guiding artists on best business practices, including pricing, marketing, and branding. - Curating exhibitions, managing all phases from concept development through to installation.
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    Research & Strategy
    Content Writing
    History
    Adobe Creative Suite
    Art Curation
    Blog Writing
    Writing
    Blog Content
    Copywriting
    Project Management
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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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