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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 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 3+ years in professional graphic design, preferably with a creative or marketing agency
5+ years experience (academic and professional) with design software, including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc.
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
A computer on a desk, from the point of view of someone facing it head-on. The screen has several windows open. A cup and saucer sit on the desk to the right.
A woman seated at a desk faces her computer as she participates in a virtual job interview with a gray-haired man in a suit.
An illustration of a computer screen showing a Career Page on LinkedIn. Four circles float around the screen, containing the faces of four diverse people who have shared their content.
Three circles, each containing an illustration of a person. Circle on the left contains a woman. Circle on the right contains a man. Circle in the center contains a woman, marked with a green checkmark.
 A woman sitting at a desk, looking at her computer screen. A printout of graphs and charts hangs on the wall to the left of the screen.