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  • $44 hourly
    Hello! I am an experienced Creative Director with 15+ years experience and a Graphic Design background. I've worked on a wide array of B2C and B2B clients and brands a from Wrangler Jeans to the Chicago Bears to TimberTech Decking. Check out my portfolio website: mikevito.com ... Let's create great work that gets results!
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    Branding
    Adobe Creative Cloud
    Creative Direction
    Graphic Design
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe InDesign
    Adobe Photoshop
    Logo Design
  • $100 hourly
    Do you have a vision for your business's brand identity, but need help narrowing down your big ideas and executing the design process? Let's work together! Whether your business is just starting and needs to establish a brand identity, or you're a veteran business that just needs to hit the refresh button, I can help elevate your brand, get your business noticed, and leave your customers coming back for more! BRAND DESIGN SERVICES: ✰ Branding Identity ✰ Branding Strategy ✰ Branding Guidelines ✰ Logos/Marketing Assets/Packaging ✰ Editable Social Media Templates GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES: ✰ Business Card Design ✰ Menu Design ✰ Product Packaging ✰ Social Media Templates ✰ Marketing/Advertising Design
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    Brand Marketing
    Social Media Design
    Content Creation
    Art Curation
    Brand Strategy
    Brand Consulting
    Graphic Design
    Art & Design
    Logo Design
    Adobe Illustrator
    Packaging Design
    Brand Identity Design
  • $90 hourly
    I'm a Senior Graphic Designer and Brand Strategist ready to help you make something awesome! I can help you both create your vision as well as knock it out of the park. Whether you are building a brand, crafting your story, or creating your next ad campaign I'm ready to bring it into reality! My goal is for you to think of me as part of your team; your jack of all trades creative in your back pocket. I always strive to create deliverables that resonate authentically with your consumer & goals. I ask deep questions, look for the important details, and research what's been done before. Everything I work on I want to be of the utmost quality because your success is my success. Let's get this party started ~ You officially now "know a guy"! Recent clients include: Four Loko Mamitas Molson Coors Lettuce Entertain You Windy City Smokeout Google Cameo DRW Gensler Informa Markets Emerald Number Project Swing U & More
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    Brand Development
    Branding & Marketing
    Brand Positioning
    Social Media Marketing
    Creative Strategy
    Trade Show Design
    Brand Guidelines
    Brand Consulting
    Graphic Design
    Banner Ad Design
    Presentation Design
    Advertising Design
    Logo Design
  • $65 hourly
    Just to give you a little bit of my background, I've become a Jane of all digitally, shopper and traditional advertising trades. I've worked on bigs brands like Burt's Bees, Doritos and Secret Deodorant and even some small ones like Gaia Herbs, Smart Food Popcorn and Urban Armor Gear. I believe in hard work, being a team player and stepping up when I need to. While I'm not a fan of the word 'no', I do like making amazing work, even if it takes long hours and endless revisions. And what I lack in beards and plaid, I make-up with a sense of humor, red lipstick and sweet, sweet, work. Please check out my portfolio www.Kristinaspaid.com if you get a chance.
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    Corporate Brand Identity
    Keynote
    Concept Design
    Presentations
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Logo Design
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe InDesign
    Adobe Photoshop
  • $200 hourly
    You want your business to take off, to increase sales, improve relationships, and make a difference. But what got you here, won't get you there. That's where I come in. My studio EightySeven and I work with businesses like yours to design and re-design effective brands. EightySeven focuses on creating premium visuals backed by a creative strategy to make brands that help you stand out in your industry and stand out to your customers. We do this by acting as your creative partner helping you achieve your goals. You're the expert in your business, we're the experts in telling and presenting brand stories, let's work together to design your brand that will help your business blast off.
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    Branding & Marketing
    Brand Consulting
    Corporate Branding
    Branding
    Visual Communication
    Marketing Strategy
    Brand Strategy
    Brand Identity
    Brand Positioning
    Corporate Brand Identity
    Brand Guidelines
    Logo Design
  • $70 hourly
    amandaaldeir.com Hi there! I am a full-time creative with professional experience in art direction and graphic design. I am a pro in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and XD and offer quick turn-arounds and years of knowledge! Whether you need graphic design services or general art direction consulting (or both!), I'm here to help! Just a few things I can help you with– • Social media assets • E-books/guides • Web advertisements • Banners (for web, conferences, etc.) • Billboards • Magazines • Presentations • Infographics • Photo editing ...and plenty more!
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    Digital Marketing Materials
    Google Slides
    Microsoft Word
    Graphic Design
    Layout Design
    Print Design
    Social Media Imagery
    Adobe XD
    Brochure
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe InDesign
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Infographic
  • $45 hourly
    I have 15+ years experience designing and leading creative initiatives including logo design and branding, web design, direct mail, brochures, infographics, collateral, sales materials, print and online advertising, landing pages, and much more. I add creative value to even the smallest, quickest of initiatives and I’m very comfortable juggling multiple projects and quick turn-arounds.
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    Vector File Format
    Photo Retouching
    Image Editing
    Branding
    Print Advertising
    Graphic Design
    Source File
    Logo Design
    Brochure
    Advertising
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe InDesign
    Adobe Illustrator
    Sales & Marketing Collateral
  • $50 hourly
    I am a versatile Illustrator whose work is fantastical, colorful, and unique, suitable for a wide spectrum of projects. I've spent years experimenting and crafting a unique illustration style with a voice of it's own, but am proficient with taking art direction and applying it with skill. I also have 15+ years experience with the Adobe Suite, including Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. I've worked on countless freelance projects that range from Concept Art, Vector Art, Children's Books, Graphic Novels, Storyboarding, Fashion Illustration, Mural Paintings, Tattoos and Character Design. If you have a project you need help developing, feel free to contact me via Upwork.
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    Pop Art
    Famous Cartoon
    2D Animation
    Digital Painting
    Comic Art
    Digital Illustration
    Illustration
    Children's Book Illustration
    Concept Artistry
    Character Design
    Adobe InDesign
  • $100 hourly
    Are you looking for a dynamic and professional brand designer who will attract your audience and drive revenue? Do you want to work with good people? Me too! I am a Top Rated Plus graphic designer representing the top 3% of global freelance talent on Upwork, backed by great reviews and 100% job success. I have a degree in the field and am also Upwork Skill Certified in both Graphic Design and Brand Identity. You can expect to receive 100% original: - Logos, wordmarks, monograms, badges, mascots, & characters - Brand identity kits, strategy, & guidelines - Custom lettering, typography, calligraphy, & fonts - Digital illustration & apparel graphics - Unique branded merchandise - Seamless vector patterns - Logo edits, audits, & clean ups - Signage & murals - Packaging solutions - Product mockups & more! Please have a look around my profile. If you think there may be a fit for a project you have in mind, please reach out! We can schedule an introduction meeting to get a better understanding of what all you need help with. After determining the look and feel you are trying to capture, we will focus on catering design solutions to your specific needs. I guarantee complete satisfaction and will work hard to help you grow your business. I am excited to hear about your project and get to work. Thanks for stopping by! Cheers, - Kevin
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    Brand Positioning
    Calligraphy
    Illustration
    Logomark
    Digital Illustration
    Branding
    Brand Identity
    Print Marketing Materials
    Adobe Illustrator
    Vector Art
    Lettering
    Brand Guidelines
    Graphic Design
    Logo Design
  • $50 hourly
    I possess a robust background in crafting restaurant menus, conceptualizing record album covers, and devising branding strategies. Proficient in photo editing and adept at art consulting, I excel in both organization and creative problem-solving. I thrive on tackling imaginative challenges and am proficient in leveraging Adobe Suite to achieve compelling outcomes.
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    Commercial Photography
    Food Photography
    Photo Retouching
    Photography
    Photo Editing
    Studio Photography
    Adobe Lightroom
    Adobe Photoshop
  • $80 hourly
    christianlanegreen.com I was always a creative kid. For as long as I can remember, I was rearranging every room in my family’s home, drawing on pages of any spare notebooks I could get my hands on and spending hours in front an old desktop computer with my brother designing what we thought would be the next big video game. While these were basically nothing more than simple smiley face doodles and terribly pixelated space ninjas, they helped pave the way for my exciting future in design.
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    Business Card
    Covers & Packaging
    Branding
    Presentation Design
    Typography
    Graphic Design
    Branding & Marketing
    Brand Strategy
    Digital Marketing Materials
    Brand Identity & Guidelines
    Adobe Illustrator
    Print Advertising
    Logo Design
  • $120 hourly
    As a creative with over a decade of experience at ad agencies and in content creation and experiential activations, there isn’t much I haven't seen or done in the advertising space. I’m also an anti- racist and a social justice advocate who is committed to ending racism, xenophobia and other forms of hate. I concept and create unique, compelling experiences with implementation through broadcast, digital, social, interactive, experiential, shopper/CPG and retail, ensuring 360 degree integration. Most recently, my focus has been creating original content for immersive media, specifically Augmented Reality (AR) advertising experiences. I'm proud to have been selected as a beta tester for some of the most innovative immersive platforms in the world including Adobe Aero, Photoshop Camera and Evernote, and to have my original AR content curated by Adobe on Behance on multiple occasions. My career has involved leadership roles within branding, creative strategy, social media, print/collateral and experiential. I've had the opportunity to conceive, create and build all forms of content for video, digital and emerging media distribution and consumption. Domestic and international clients have included SC Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Herbalife Nutrition, LA Galaxy, Jim Beam, BP, UPS, MrsMeyers, Sargento, Kraft, P&G, Oracle, Allstate and more. Proud winner of a Cannes Bronze Lion for guerrilla marketing campaign for Camp Wandawega
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    Copywriting
    Illustration
    Adobe Creative Suite
    Digital Marketing Materials
    Brand Style Guide
    Branding
    Brand Positioning
    Strategy
    Brand Strategy
    Layout Design
    Drawing
    Creative Direction
    Logo Design
    Brand Design
    Augmented Reality
  • $55 hourly
    I am a graphic designer located in Chicago, IL. I have over 18 years experience with my main focus on branding/identity, but overall a well-rounded background with print, digital and social media. I have a true passion for design and how it can communicate with an audience; whether it’s educating, changing a person’s perspective or further providing confidence. I am here to learn about your business, become a part of its growth and help influence it's success. Please visit my website to view samples of my work. jasonrdesign.com I am here to learn about your business, become a part of its growth and help influence it's success.
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    Social Media Design
    Social Media Marketing
    Packaging Design
    Corporate Brand Identity
    Logo Design
    Adobe InDesign
    Brochure
    Digital Marketing
    Brand Identity & Guidelines
    Graphic Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
    Web Design
  • $75 hourly
    My philosophy revolves around listening specifically to client needs and communicating their message. My work is focused on designing memorable interactions that create impact and recognition that resonates with clients. Skills include: - Branding and identity systems - Icon development - Responsive web design - Banners and social media campaigns - Ad campaign concepting - Photo retouching Partial Client List: - Wilson Sporting Goods - McDonalds - Allstate - Verizon - U.S. Cellular - AT&T - Garrett Popcorn Shops - Abbott Laboratories
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    Logo Design
    Adobe InDesign
    Adobe After Effects
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
    InVision
    Principle for Mac
    Mobile UI Design
    Sketch
  • $80 hourly
    Hello, I'm Jamie Won, an Expert designer with over 9 years of experience known for my expertise in art direction and crafting audience-tailored strategies. With a diverse background spanning both global corporations and entrepreneurial ventures across retail, technology, education, and product sectors, I specialize in helping brands discover their visual identity through thorough market research and strategic planning. Let's discuss how I can enhance your brand's visual presence and create meaningful connections with your audience. Proficient In: 🔹 Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) 🔹 Canva 🔹 Figma 🔹 Squarespace 🔹 Wix And more! Many years of experience with: 🔹 Brand design 🔹 Art direction 🔹 Visual design system 🔹 Illustration 🔹 Presentation design 🔹 Social media graphic design (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google ads and more!) 🔹 Digital marketing 🔹 Print materials 🔹 Infographic / Data visualization 🔹 UI design My clients rehire me for: 🔹 Quality of Work 🔹 Timeliness 🔹 Creativity and Innovation 🔹 Adaptability 🔹 Understanding Brand and Objectives 🔹 Value for Money 🔹 Positive Relationship
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    Visual Communication
    Corporate Brand Identity
    Editorial Design
    Infographic
    Brand Strategy
    Print Design
    Branding
    Brand Identity & Guidelines
  • $70 hourly
    With over 34 years of industry experience, including the past 22 as a full-time freelancer, I’m a responsive team player with excellent verbal and written communication abilities that build strong and lasting relationships. As a highly creative and multi-talented professional, I provide a range of design and writing services that include trade show displays, print ads, posters, brochures, sales sheets, case studies, packaging, direct mail, outdoor boards, logos, stationery systems, web ads and graphics, and slide presentations. I’m proficient in all Adobe Creative Suite design apps and Microsoft PowerPoint. My strengths include: – Speed of Delivery: I’ll deliver a project on your schedule, even same day if required. – Responsiveness: I always make an effort to respond to messages within 1 hour. – Full time status: I’m not someone who is freelancing between full-time jobs or “moonlighting.” This is my business and I take my client relationships very seriously. – Easy to work with: I’m an easy-going and cooperative person who will work hard to meet your expectations. My work is always well received by my customers and I’m confident that you’ll be happy with the work I do for you!
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    Trade Show Design
    Photo Manipulation
    Photo Color Correction
    Copywriting
    Photo Retouching
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe InDesign
    Graphic Design
  • $35 hourly
    Extensive experience developing advertising and marketing projects from strategy, to conceptual development, development of art and finalizing work for digital media, print and video. Have served own clients with high-end creative work that rocketed them to leading brand positions and better than expected sales and market growth. Skillful developing simple and engaging content for classic conceptual advertising, digital online advertisements, TV commercial storyboards, content for websites, product brochures and landing pages for both the B2C and the B2B sector. Producing high-end creative work with attention to details and beauty. Take responsibility for my work and have a sense of pride for perfectly produced marketing materials.
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    Project Plans
    Campaign Management
    Advertising
    Creative Direction
    Concept Development
    Corporate Branding
    Graphic Design
    Strategic Plan
  • $83 hourly
    Industrial Design: I have four years of experience, and I have managed to; - Conduct extensive product and design research - Provide informative data analysis towards product development - Formulate ideations around a central concept - Created CAD drawings for manufacturing - Designed presentations for concept pitching - Created low - high fidelity prototypes for electronics and soft goods Multimedia Design: I have ten years of experience, and I have managed to; - Create and optimize UI/UX designs to improve product feasibility - Deal with various graphic related content such as logos, simple illustrations, and so forth - Design professional Photoshop mock-up renditions - Produce simple motion graphics for shows and events - Increase outreach through the design of promotional content for marketing - Compose editorial economic profiles and annual reports - Provide creative insight and design consultation Thank you for your time and consideration, as I look forward to working with you. Cheers.
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    Pitchbook
    Design & Usability Research
    Figma
    Visual Communication
    Graphic Design
    Presentation Design
    Product Design
    Branding
    Research & Development
    Infographic
    Adobe InDesign
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
  • $30 hourly
    A creative product photographer focused on directing and delivering fun and high quality product shots for your next launch. My specialty is creating interior design mood boards for your business profile to inspire potential clients.
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    Creative Direction
    Textile
    Instagram
    Pinterest
    Social Media Optimization
    Squarespace
    Art & Design
    Photography
    Mood Board
    Social Media Content Creation
    Social Media Content
    Product Photography
  • $120 hourly
    I'm a self-made, 6-figure freelancer. Now I help other creatives develop their own businesses and side hustles. We can talk about your personal brand, what you have to offer the world, and how to get onto monetizing it. You should get paid to do what you love!
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    Brand Development
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    Logo Design
  • $45 hourly
    Crafting innovative solutions to complex problems has been the hallmark of my career thus far. A review of my qualifications will showcase a proven leader with a phenomenal work ethic. I am highly regarded for my expertise in design thinking, marketing, and content in the technology sector. Career highlights that showcase my talents: Wrote and edited print and web articles for the IBM Content Design group. Created concepts, artwork, and layouts for numerous digital projects, including complex diagrams and graphics. Mentored and coached 8 team members, improving processes and providing vital project feedback. Prioritized multiple creative projects with competing deadlines and overlapping milestones. Delivered all projects on time and budget by negotiating price and project parameters, managing translation milestones and schedules, and monitoring progress leveraging IBM project tools. Led a content design team of 6 to develop IBM AI ethics principles. Created cohesive brand identity, ultimately adopted across all software products and credited with the IBM acquisition. SKILLS • Graphic Arts Design • Creative Team Leadership • Design Understanding • Design Layouts • Brand Messaging • Creative Vision Development • Project Management • Art Direction • Creative Team Collaboration • Complex Data Visualization • Visual Communication Expertise • AI Ethics Expert • Large Language Models
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    Logo Design
    Branding & Marketing
    Banner Ad Design
    Advertising
    Branding
    Brand Identity
    Banner Ad
    Adobe Creative Suite
    Cover Art Design
    Web UI
    Advertisement
    Brand Consulting
    Visualization
    Data Visualization
  • $50 hourly
    Hi there! I’m Ghazal — an Associate Creative Director / Art Director located in Chicago. For the last 14+ years, I’ve produced hundreds of B2B and B2C projects for corporate, CPG, retail, government, and nonprofit clients in agency, freelance, and in-house positions.
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    Logo Design
    Graphic Design
    Typography
    Advertisement
    Brand Identity
    Creative Strategy
    Creative Direction
  • $39 hourly
    I am a freelance designer based in Chicago. I provide comprehensive graphic design and art direction services, specializing in creating captivating marketing assets, catalogs, content and product designs from concept to production. • Graphic design & art direction: Elevate visual communication. • Marketing assets: Captivating designs for effective campaigns. • Catalogs: Compelling layouts that showcase your products. • Content creation: Engaging visuals to tell your brand's story. • Product design & development: From concepts to production excellence.
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    Catalog Design
    Adobe Creative Suite
    Digital Marketing
    Packaging Design
    Creative Strategy
    Social Media Content Creation
    Social Media Advertising
    Advertising Design
    Product Development
    Product Design
    Marketing Advertising
    Digital Design
    Print Design
    Graphic Design
  • $50 hourly
    Cee Pham is a Vietnamese American filmmaker dedicated to amplifying minority voices and capturing moments of vulnerability. Their storytelling revolves around the complexities of love, hate, and the myriad emotions that define our shared human experience. A graduate of DePaul University with a BFA in Film & Television, Cee has directed and produced a diverse range of projects, including short films, music videos, and documentaries. With experience in planning and executing productions involving 30+ crew members, she demonstrates a knack for orchestrating seamless collaborations. Additionally, Cee wears the hats of a cinematographer and editor, contributing to various projects such as weddings and social media content. Cee has produced and directed various projects, some projects include How to Love: A Short Film & BREATHE, and been nominated for several awards for their works.
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    Video Editing & Production
    Videography
    Video Production
  • $40 hourly
    I am a visual thinker who sees and draws the world to create dynamic stories with unexpected styles.
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    Character Design
    Character Illustration
    Urban Illustration
    Book Illustration
    Design Concept
    Informational Infographic
    Illustration
  • $85 hourly
    I'm a Chicago-Based Creative Director experienced in everything related to photography and advertising. I'm a bit of a unicorn in the sense that I have the skills and a deep understanding of the production process, from start to finish. If you need someone to concept, direct, style, shoot, edit, and/or organize files, I'm your gal! - Knows Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign, Illustrator and Lightroom, Capture One Pro, Canva, Figma, Squarespace and Sketch.
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    Digital Advertising
    Ad Campaign
    Set Design
    TV Advertising
    Commercial Photography
    Brand Consulting
    Studio Photography
    Social Media Ad Campaign
    Graphic Design
    Retouching & Enhancement
    Photo Retouching
    Photography
    Event Photography
    Creative Direction
  • $50 hourly
    Summary Detail-oriented content marketing and social media specialist with over a decade of experience in curation, client relations, and representation. A versatile professional seamlessly transitioning between roles as an accomplished photographer, instructor, and seasoned performer across diverse projects, showcasing both technical mastery and artistic vision. Adept at crafting innovative and captivating social media strategies that resonate with audiences and elevate brand identity. Eager to leverage a proven history in content creation, audio and visual curation, and management to become a valuable asset in emerging industries.
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    Social Network Administration
    Digital Marketing
    Fine Art Photography
    Creative Strategy
    Social Media Copy
    Music & Sound Design
    Music Production
    Audio Production
    Marketing
    Social Media Content Creation
    Video Editing & Production
    Photo Editing
    Photography
    Creative Direction
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