Illustration of three people working at a desktop computer, collaborating.

You might hire a designer to:

  • Produce consistently exceptional visual work
  • Come up with ideas for company branding, packaging, advertising, and presentations

  • Collaborate with artists, management, clients, and executives on creative projects

  • Keep up with the latest trends in art, typography, illustration, photography, and layouts

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Portfolio of high-quality work and samples
Corporate project experience
Knowledge of design principles and concepts
Educational background in art or design
Training in design tools and techniques
Experience with Computer Assisted Design software (CAD)
Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
Listening and communication skills
Ability to manage time and meet deadlines
Confidence in pitching bold, creative ideas