13 Unique Places to Find Freelance Design Jobs

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Lot of people believe that you cannot find creative jobs in work from home industry.

A couple of decades ago, I would say maybe that was true. But now there are so many legitimate and authentic places to find freelance design jobs.

Today, I am going to share some very popular websites which have a lot of opportunities for freelance design jobs.

 

Smashing Magazine

This one tops my list because this is one such website which has very high-quality graphic design and programming jobs. The positions range from full-time, part-time, freelance to entirely remote work.

If you are more interested in a community set up, they also have membership plans, which are quite affordable and add considerable value to your creative knowledge.

They have free video courses, magazines, forums, Smashing Magazine TV and webinars, etc. If you are a complete creative nerd, then I suggest you head over to this website for everything related to design.

 

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99designs

If you are a freelancer in the design market, then you are not new to 99designs. This hugely popular freelancing marketplace works on a different setup. Once the client posts the jobs, like creating logos or templates, freelance graphics artists compete to showcase their work.

If the client finds a piece of work suitable to their project, the freelancer wins the contest.

This model is very profitable for freelancers as it gives them a chance to showcase their work and the contest prizes are also big.

 

Dribbble

Another popular community of designers. They have a dedicated job board that lists a lot of design jobs. They have listings for full-time and remote positions. Dribbble is heavily into design jobs like typography, logo design, illustrations, etc. and this could be a fantastic starting point if you are new to the graphic design job industry.

This gives you an excellent opportunity to exhibit your creative talent to big brands like Apple, Facebook, Airbnb, Slack, Shopify, and Lyft.

 

Authentic Jobs

Authentic Jobs has been around for a long time and lists a lot of positions related to design, technical, sales, marketing, product management, etc. Started in 2005, Authentic Jobs has become a go-to resource for jobs in the creative market.

They have been used to source creative talent to companies like Booking.com, Facebook, Etsy, Tesla, NY Times, Apple, etc. They list all types of jobs like full-time, part-time and remote.

 

Toptal

This is a much larger freelance platform which boasts of having the cream of freelancers in fields like design, development, engineering, etc. Toptal claims to connect the top 3% of freelancers to successful businesses. They have many famous clients like Airbnb, Shopify, Pfizer, etc.

They have a very strict and rigorous screening process which ultimately results in having the best of talent. This is a great company if you are looking to connect with big brands and work towards growing your creative career.

 

AwesomeWeb

This one is again a specific freelance marketplace for creators to connect with large businesses. There is a monthly fee of $27 to join this platform. One of the perks of joining this website is that they don’t take a cut from your projects, and they also have a 90-day money back guarantee. The signing up process is simple; you need to create an account, share your projects and connect with  the interested clients.

 

Fiverr

Fiverr is the uber famous freelance platform which has all kinds of graphic design, logo design, web design, illustration and other creative gigs.  Though there is huge competition and the payments are less, this could be a good starting point for you.

This is one of the most used freelance marketplaces to find graphic design gigs for many bloggers, brands, and businesses.

 

Freelancer.com

This freelancing platform has many design jobs available. As a freelancer, you can participate in contests and increase your chances of getting hired with future clients. This freelancing website is very much similar to Upwork where you create your profile with required skills and take some tests to demonstrate your expertise.

 

DesignHill.com

With DesignHill, you have many options to showcase and make money from your design skills. Like other websites, they have contests where you can win prizes, along with connecting with clients one-on-one, putting up your logos  for sale and have pre-designed design services for clients.

This a good option for people looking for a different way to make money with their design skills.

 

Designcrowd

Founded in Australia,  and available to the US and Philippines, Designcrowd helps to connect freelance designers and business owners on a creative platform. It’s free to join the marketplace with design jobs like logo design, flyer design, illustration design, etc.

They also have contests in all these categories where you can earn good prizes if your designs get selected.

 

FlexJobs

If you are looking for remote jobs/freelance jobs, then you must know about FlexJobs. The best part about this job board is, you have over 50 industries listed, and design jobs are among them.

There are freelance or remote projects in the design category. The part I like about FlexJobs is, they cover many countries other than the US and Canada which gives more opportunity for worldwide job seekers.

 

Krop

Started in 2000, Krop is another job site that is dedicated to sourcing creative talent. They primarily have two ways of showcasing your talent. You can create a Krop Talent profile with all your projects and other details.

Another option is to build a Portfolio of Websites (you don’t need hosting or coding experience for this), which are really great to share your project, skills, and expertise with possible clients.

 

Indeed

This is another reliable and good addition to this list. Like all the remote or freelancing jobs listed on Indeed, you can also find graphic design jobs on this job board.

Just keep your search category to ‘Remote’ or ‘Freelance’ when you are looking for jobs.

 

It is definitely possible to find good graphic design jobs, either freelance or remote. Because they are not found so abundantly like other remote jobs, you need to be selective with the job boards you search from.

If you are keen to get into designing, then I suggest jumping onto CreativeLive or Lynda.com, they have the best courses related to illustration and design.

About Sireesha Narumanchi

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