Freelance Designer Job Description

Freelance Designer Job Description

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Freelance designer provides high-quality, brand appropriate designs using InDesign and PhotoShop.

Freelance Designer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective freelance designer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included freelance designer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Adjust designs for consistency of brand and production execution
Strong visual approach for video, interactive and user journey experience with proven skills in interaction design, brand and campaign concepting and execution
Experience in social marketing, native advertising, and brand development
Execute and manage all design projects and ensure that they meet Elemental’s brand standards
Work on presentations decks
Required schedule will be three days per week, in-house with occasional need for more hours/other days
Ideation and creation of assets for a variety of both digital and integrated campaigns and projects
Collaborating with the team to understand creative briefs, digital design needs and deliverable deadlines
Displaying high design aesthetics, typography skills, great taste, and an interest in developing design skills to the highest level
Ensure digital file format standards and proactively provide technical assistance and best practices of file management

Freelance Designer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Freelance Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the freelance designer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Graphic Design, Design, Fine Arts, Media Design, Composition, Art, Communications, Industrial Design, Technical, Fashion Design

Skills for Freelance Designer

Desired skills for freelance designer include:

Latest versions of applicable programs -- Mac OS
Photoshop and Illustrator
Brand
Client’s business objectives
Consumer and competitive landscape to inform insightful design ideas
Design and current state-of-the-art techniques
Illustrator
Proficient in Photoshop
Adobe CS
InDesign

Desired experience for freelance designer includes:

Proven ability to work across a variety of media and communication channels
Expert in the latest Adobe Creative Suite
Self-motivated and able to work well both independently and under direction
Excellent collaboration skills, organizational skills and a keen attention to detail shown in work presented during any stage of development
Demonstrated ability to work with speed and precision, meeting deadlines under pressure
Strong design skills with the ability to meet deadlines and work well in fast paced setting

Freelance Designer Examples

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Freelance Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a freelance designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for freelance designer
  • Design banners, ads, postcards, site take overs, and promotions for conventions
  • Support the company's apps
  • Support outreach and user acquisition
  • Produce social content & accompanying strategies to engage existing communities and build new ones
  • Tap into both crazy innovative ideas and proven past experiences to strengthen engagement on clients’ key social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Pinterest, Vine)
  • Solid experience and understanding of typography, color theory, and photo composition principles
  • Work with the team to deliver big ideas on native advertising and social content cross-clients, and to ideate on and execute successful social media campaigns
  • Engage in consultative planning to meet business requirements and optimize the social experiences
  • Produce graphics for both print and web formats
  • Carry over established campaign creative look and feel across various online assets
Qualifications for freelance designer
  • 5+ years experience in graphic and visual design working within a fast-paced agency and/or in-house digital creative environment
  • BA or BFA in graphic design, web design or equivalent
  • Digital Portfolio of unique work, showcasing superior creative
  • Well-versed in fundamentals of visual design, typography and photography
  • Ability to quickly explore a variety of design solutions to swiftly translate ideas into compelling visuals
  • Extensive knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim
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Freelance Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a freelance designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for freelance designer
  • Handle production aspects of web and asset design including image optimization, image slicing and image uploading
  • Produce professional artwork at an accelerated rate while working independently
  • Preflight files for print
  • Work closely with design to develop new styles to achieve desired fit and proportion with complete specification for initial development through production approval
  • Complete a high quality Technical Packages, Templates and Block patterns
  • Conduct fit sessions for prototype/stock fit samples according to Women's Chaps standards
  • Maintains active list of vendor resources , writers, designers, photographers, and Flash developers
  • Conduct fit sessions for prototype/stock fit samples according to Women's Woven standards
  • Attend showings
  • Portfolio with examples of interactive experience a MUST
Qualifications for freelance designer
  • Adept at the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Best practices with typography and product/lifestyle photo composition
  • Strong WEB design portfolio with 4+ years education
  • 4+ years of experience working on complex software or eCommerce projects, with medium to large-sized teams
  • Self-aware, communicative, flexible, calm and patient under tight deadlines
  • A life-long learner, with a continuous eye for improving your craft
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Freelance Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a freelance designer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for freelance designer
  • Partner with creative teams to turn brand visions and concepts into digital and social tactics
  • Exceptional skills in programs required for your discipline
  • Prepare final website graphics, including sizing, compressing, optimizing
  • Strong interpretation of trends into key press and commercial pieces and collections including special briefs & using relevant internal and external information to drive product and range development for the customer
  • Developing the product strategy in conjunction with the Buyers and Merchandisers, which can then be translated into specific products for Unique
  • Following product development through from Brief to Press
  • Strong interpretation of trends into commercial designs
  • Responsible for hand drawing specs produced by hand
  • Ability to build independent color stories
  • Creative and inspiring Graphic handwriting with an understanding of the Ivy Park vision
Qualifications for freelance designer
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Photoshop on a Mac platform
  • Must comprehend logical structure, readability, visual hierarchy and balance
  • Advanced understanding of digital formats and screen sizes across devices
  • Expert in slicing and creating web ready art work
  • Creative, independent self-starter person who digs cool work
  • 5+ years of professional experience (either in-house or agency)
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Freelance Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a freelance designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for freelance designer
  • Create commercial and aspirational seasonal graphic updates
  • A proven track record in graphic design with a comparable retailer
  • Ability to interpret inspiration and trends into commercial graphic designs for the Ivy Park customer
  • Ability to work flexibly and to strict deadlines
  • Prepare garments for fitting
  • Works with team to present concepts to VP/Creative Director, the Account Management team when appropriate
  • Design story boards
  • Animate motion graphic projects
  • Help think/design and pre-produce shoots
  • Contribute to the final design and/or animation and deliver the requested design/graphic element(s)
Qualifications for freelance designer
  • Prior social media/digital work experience is a must
  • Expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud and UX software
  • Expert knowledge of all social platforms and the creative limitations on each
  • Several examples of successfully launched projects which demonstrate the connectivity of authentic brand experiences attention to results-driven detail and functionality
  • Able to clearly present to clients and articulate yourself, your ideas, and your work
  • Able to iterate rapidly to facilitate fluid, efficient collaboration
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Freelance Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a freelance designer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for freelance designer
  • Work collaboratively and flexibly with other members of the Creative Team, Marketing, Product Managers, other departments to achieve project goals while working within brand guidelines
  • In collaboration with the Creative Services staff, collaborate, strategize and storyboard concepts
  • Maintain weekly garment log with daily updates of all garments received and fitted
  • Attend fit sessions on live fit models
  • Effectively communicate to vendors all required changes to fit and production samples
  • Assist QA department in evaluating current production issues
  • Developing an innovative yet commercial range of footwear products to meet business requirements across the UK and Europe for stores and online
  • Working closely with the buying teams on colour palettes/Key fabrication and trends for the coming seasons
  • Design in both digital and traditional mediums
  • Generate innovative ideas and designs
Qualifications for freelance designer
  • Possess a strong knowledge of interactive design from color theory to UI/UX
  • Understand the opportunities – and challenges – of web and mobile design
  • Multi task orientated, is able to meet deadlines and is a team player
  • Working knowledge of the latest releases of Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Kaledo a must and Gen Digital a plus
  • Knowledge of PDM/Illustrator preferred

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