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You might hire a graphic designer to:

  • Work on a wide range of projects and media, using various computer software to visualize and develop innovative graphic designs that meet business goals

  • Obtain input from management, ensuring designs meet organizational standards and brand expectations, express ideas accurately, and represent the company or client appropriately
  • Work independently and cooperatively on multiple projects with the marketing team, meeting deadlines and budget constraints and handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Examine existing processes, identifying flaws and creating solutions to improve design capabilities

  • Update and maintain internal databases of designs, photography, and video
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Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Exceptional creativity and innovative design skills — and excellent communication and presentation skills Three or more years of experience in professional graphic design, preferably with a creative or marketing agency
Five or more years of experience (academic and professional) with design software, including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver
Working knowledge of CSS3, HTML5, and JavaScript
Proven experience with graphic design, with a strong portfolio of work Knowledge of WordPress and content management systems a plus
Organizational and time-management skills for meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment Photography experience and proficiency with photo-editing software
  Desire to continue to grow skill set with ongoing education and training