Being a graphic designer – creating beautiful visuals and sending them out into the world for your clients or your employer – can be an exhilarating career path.
And as exhilarating as that already is, thanks to the power of the internet, working online from anywhere as a graphic designer has never been easier.
Whether you’re starting a graphic design business and need to find new graphic design clients fast, or you’re looking for more flexibility at your day job, remote graphic design jobs can offer the autonomy, creativity, and freedom you crave.
Sites for remote graphic design jobs
Below, we’ve compiled a list of sites that regularly post high-quality remote graphic design jobs to help you find your next perfect gig.
Dribble is an invite-only design platform whose members include some of the most talented and creative designers in the world. Naturally, Dribble’s job board is a great place to find high quality remote graphic design jobs.
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SolidGigs is a simple platform that posts daily freelance job leads for graphic designers.
Their team of human beings (not bots) filters through thousands of freelance jobs each week and selects the top 1-2% to share with their members.
As one of the biggest freelance marketplaces in the world, Upwork is a great place to find remote graphic design work. After you fill out an extensive profile, Upwork recommends your profile to clients who come to the site looking to hire graphic designers.
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If flexibility is high your list of “must-haves” when searching for graphic design jobs, then look no further than FlexJobs. Their advanced filtering system allows you to see jobs that are 100% telecommute, contract/freelance/part-time, or just about any other filter you can think of.
If you’re just getting started as a graphic designer, you may want to take a look at Fiverr. The aptly-named company that tops the category page of best freelance sites on G2 started as a marketplace of “five dollar” gigs, including – you guessed it – graphic design jobs.
Since then, sites like Fiverr have proven they’re more than bottom-of-the-barrel marketplaces and freelancers can make good money on the platform if they work hard at it.
Since it’s one of the biggest professional communities on the Internet, it only makes sense that LinkedIn would have a robust job board where you can discover remote graphic design jobs.
Add to that the fact that LinkedIn lets you filter by just about any criteria, and you’re bound to find the perfect remote design job in no time.
Freeeup is a marketplace similar to Upwork (mentioned above) but they offer a unique opportunity: they only accept a small percentage of freelancers who apply to their network.
By doing this, they are able to provide a higher standard of quality for clients who need graphic design work done which means their remote design jobs often pay more than sites like Upwork.
8. Smashing Magazine
Smashing Magazine is an online publication for graphic and web designers. In addition to lots of great events, articles, ebooks and helpful tools for designers, Smashing Magazine also offers a simple job board where you can uncover remote graphic design jobs.
As one of the most popular locations for artists and creatives to show off their work, Behance is a natural place to find more remote graphic design jobs.
Not only do they have a nice design job board, but taking the time to have a nice presence on Behance can also pay off in the long-run by bringing in more collaborations and client work.
With the goal of connecting the world’s creatives with companies that value them, Krop is a great place to find more design work. Their job board is simple, but has some nice filtering options and allows you to set up email alerts so you can be notified as soon as a design job becomes available.
Another opportunity for finding remote graphic design jobs is to try your hand at crowdsourcing apps. Sites like 99Designs rely on a large community of hopeful designers who offer loads of options to their customers for free.
At the end of each design competition, one designer is crowned the winner and is selected to do the remote graphic design job the client requested.
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That’s it; that’s the list
There you have it; now you’re equipped with all the tools you need to become a freelance graphic designer!
Of course, where you choose to spend your time depends a lot on the kinds of clients you’re looking for, how many design clients you need and how much work you’re willing to put in.
Experiment with a few options, test, adjust, and test some more. Soon, you’ll find yourself with a nice roster of remote graphic design jobs providing you with the flexibility, freedom, and work satisfaction you crave.
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