freelance design jobs

Lots of people believe that you cannot find creative jobs in the 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 graphic design jobs.

13 Unique Places to Find Freelance Graphic Design Jobs

#1. Smashing Magazine

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

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

It has 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.

#2. 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 job, like creating a logo or template, freelance graphics artists compete to showcase their work.

If the client finds a piece of work suitable for 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.

#3. Dribbble

Another popular community of designers. It has a dedicated job board that lists a lot of design jobs. It has 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.


#4. 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.

It has been used to source creative talent by companies like, Facebook, Etsy, Tesla, NY Times, Apple, etc. It lists all types of jobs including full-time, part-time, and remote.

#5. Toptal

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

It has a very strict and rigorous screening process that ultimately results in this website having the best talent. This is a great company if you are looking to connect with big brands and work toward growing your creative career.

#6. AwesomeWeb

AwesomeWeb 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 it doesn’t take a cut from your projects, and it also has a 90-day money-back guarantee. The sign-up process is simple; you need to create an account, share your projects, and connect with interested clients.

#7. Fiverr

Fiverr is an uber famous freelance platform that has all kinds of graphic design, logo design, web design, illustration, and other creative gigs. Though there is huge competition and the payments are lower, 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.

#8. 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 highlighting your skills and take some tests to demonstrate your expertise.


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

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

#10. DesignCrowd

Founded in Australia, and available to the US and the 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.

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

#11. FlexJobs

If you are looking for remote jobs/freelance jobs, then you must know about FlexJobs. The best part about this job board is there are 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 it covers many countries other than just the US and Canada, which gives more opportunity for worldwide job seekers.

#12. Krop

Started in 2000, Krop is another job site that is dedicated to sourcing creative talent. It primarily offers 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 website (you don’t need hosting or coding experience for this), which is a really great way to share your project, skills, and expertise with possible clients.

#13. Indeed

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

Just set your search category to “Remote” or “Freelance” when you are looking for jobs.

Freelance graphic design jobs are not hard to find.

It is definitely possible to find good graphic design jobs, either freelance or remote. Because they are not as abundant as other remote jobs, you need to be selective with the job boards you search on.

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

About Sireesha Narumanchi

Hi, I am Sireesha, and thank you for stopping by to get to know me. I am a work-at-home mom, a side hustler, and a firm believer in making "working from home" a success for everyone. I have worked in a remote job for over 11 years and tried many side gigs. I have been featured on many popular websites like Forbes, Business Insider, American Express, QuickBooks, The Muse, Moneyish, Virtual Vocations, Spark Hire, Bustle, Fairygodboss, Side Hustle School, Payoneer, Jobbatical, and Skillcrush.Read more...

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