Freelance Graphic Designer Job Description

Freelance Graphic Designer Job Description

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Freelance graphic designer provides design and conceptual guidance and direction to MarCom team regarding the content, design and production of customer-facing collateral.

Freelance Graphic Designer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Execution of formatted graphics for production support
Support live productions in-house on-location during telecasts
Translate visually the game of golf aesthetically and informatively
Design graphic solutions, for in-store and in-home marketing materials
Design and create labels and packaging
Design gift packaging, shopping bags, gift boxes, gift wrap and gift cards
Research current trends, social media and relevant culture including music, cinema and literature
Review and follow weekly production schedule, meeting all deadlines
Be conscious of the brand appearance and in-store presentation
Spec and release sign kits and art for production

Freelance Graphic Designer Qualifications

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

Education for Freelance Graphic Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the freelance graphic 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, Graphic Arts, Marketing, Technical, Communications, Education, Art, Multimedia

Skills for Freelance Graphic Designer

Desired skills for freelance graphic designer include:

Design principles
Both online and offline design and production
Latest graphic design trends and techniques
Conceptual design
Excel
Illustrator
InDesign and Illustrator
PowerPoint
Production and printing
Typography

Desired experience for freelance graphic designer includes:

Ability to listen and accept criticism
Television or Video Production experience a big plus
Proof and review print materials
Work closely with Production department to ensure packaging quality and meet deadlines
Work closely with Marketing Team to design CRM and Advertising vehicles
BA or BFA degree in Graphic, Web, or Communication design required

Freelance Graphic Designer Examples

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Freelance Graphic Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a freelance graphic designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for freelance graphic designer
  • Execute final boards for review and distribution to merchants, licensors, designers and vendors
  • Create final artwork for all graphic packaging and labeling
  • Mock up all graphic ideas
  • Timely execution of all final layouts, and preparation of notes and instructions for vendors or presentations
  • Manage printers and vendors to complete the final project
  • Maintain database to track timely completion of all graphic projects
  • Maintain graphic artwork library
  • Request, send, and track all artwork and samples for designers, licensors, agents, factories and merchants
  • Production design to include making edits and changes within deadlines
  • Assist Advertising staff with production of inserts, sales flyers, direct mail, in-store visuals, emails, website content
Qualifications for freelance graphic designer
  • 2+ years experience in retail, design studio, agency or freelance ideal (Creative Agency, Retail experience a plus)
  • Production and print experience
  • BFA/BA in Graphic Design or equivalent
  • Artistic Sensibility- strong eye for type and design (color and composition)
  • Prepare layouts and final documents for press
  • Work with photography staff for product imagery
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Freelance Graphic Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of freelance graphic designer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for freelance graphic designer
  • Keep up to date on industry trends and maintain a high level of conceptual design and layout
  • Assist with the creation of social media assets
  • Adhere to project calendars and willingness to coordinate with interdepartmental team members
  • Conceptualize and execute design and branding elements (email blasts, site launches, landing pages, banner ads and all other website creative assets) often with short turnaround time
  • Interpret internal briefs for print/packaging projects and efficiently provide suggestions for the most effective way to reach the intended goal within the suggested budget and also provide options to justify a stretch beyond the suggested budget
  • Quickly design visual mock-ups of design directions to help present internally and externally
  • Develop fresh, creative and original solutions in response to project briefs
  • Assist in maintenance of the Coach
  • Execution of all portal advertising needs (banners, content modules)
  • Work closely with design team client’s marketing groups to collaborate on creative direction
Qualifications for freelance graphic designer
  • Experience in working with marketing and advertising design and have a portfolio that reflects your experience
  • Must be available from August through November for steady work then occasionally throughout the year
  • Motion (animation) graphics
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and work in a team individually
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Graphic Design, Visual Design, Fine Arts, or related field
  • MUST be available to start work on November 1st, 2016
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Freelance Graphic Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of freelance graphic designer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for freelance graphic designer
  • Identify weaknesses in current banner ads and suggest new strategies to improve performance
  • Create logos, chart work, line art
  • Coordinate efforts with other members of the Graphic Services Department, the Art department and Traffic department, on communicating and updating information as necessary to ensure successful completion of assignments and resolution of concerns
  • Conceptualizes designs and prepares art for presentation and production with significant focus on both meeting client/customer needs effective use of resources and budget
  • Produces creative concepts for team consideration against the set strategic brief
  • Owns and is accountable for assigned projects while understanding timelines and budgets and maintaining quality of output
  • Appreciation for working in a collaborative team environment
  • Communicating verbally visually, presents design rationale during internal presentations/critiques
  • Create content for game website, social media and other multimedia venues
  • Conceptualize, design, and create solutions for mobile acquisition advertising (interstitials, banners, video) and social media campaigns
Qualifications for freelance graphic designer
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to work within a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to delegate, multi-task and manage large scale projects
  • Ability to recognize and respond to current design, fashion and cultural trends
  • Working knowledge of MAC based design software, specifically adobe creative suite
  • An aesthetic eye interest in eCommerce and fashion would make you a great candidate
  • Exude outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to liaise at all levels
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Freelance Graphic Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a freelance graphic designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for freelance graphic designer
  • Incorporate creative performance data to derive new creative concepts and recommendations for improvements on existing creative variations
  • Ensure brand guidelines and strict quality standards are consistent throughout all marketing artwork
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices as it pertains to marketing and user acquisition art in the mobile gaming space
  • Assist as needed with other mobile marketing art projects
  • Work closely with the account servicing teams to develop designs
  • Execute design projects from ideation to final project delivery
  • Follows best practices in file management proofing and correction using PDF proofing, markup, and correction transfer to InDesign files
  • Create design solutions that drive the look for in-store point-of-purchase needs
  • Ability to translate ideas into creative visual presentation and design solutions
  • Translate the brand experience we've developed in our beautiful physical spaces into a digital representation that helps potential customers understand our offering and promotes click-through
Qualifications for freelance graphic designer
  • An excellent understanding of the technical side of graphics
  • Web design/coding or photography experience is a plus
  • Full-time availability for the duration of the assignment (Approximately Aug
  • Must live within 45 minutes of Epic's campus in Verona, WI
  • Knowledge of Maya, Cinema 4D, Vizrt, and other industry technology a plus
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends or overnights
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Freelance Graphic Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of freelance graphic 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 graphic designer
  • Making edits / lay things out
  • Working on templates
  • Re-branding work, as needed
  • Working closely with the Associate Creative Manager – concept, design and produce exciting, on-brand projects including dynamic print and digital marketing campaigns
  • Collaborate creatively with team members to ensure materials promote and develop the client’s brand and meet sales objectives
  • Work with and evolve client’s brand standards and guidelines
  • Work with pagination and product mix to develop dynamic and effective page layouts and final page production
  • Drive the creative process and champion great ideas
  • Work samples required
  • Make updates to designs of print advertisements, and direct pieces such as updating copy or legal changes, or design revisions based upon internal or client feedback
Qualifications for freelance graphic designer
  • Experience with Infographics is a plus
  • A design diploma / degree or equivalent tertiary qualification
  • Digital design experience (can demonstrate a portfolio of work)
  • Advanced proficiency in Adobe CC package
  • Knowledge of the latest UX / UI and design techniques, tools and principles
  • Provide specs and guidelines for printing, or digital sizing

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