Not everyone needs website graphics and logos. As a freelance graphic designer looking for work, you’ll need to start thinking outside the box.
Many people think of graphic designers as the person behind the design of websites, but the reality is there is so much more than that. There are many different outlets that are available for those seeking a freelance career in graphic design including website design. There are five places including website design that are open to those interested in freelance graphic design work.
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Companies that Host Websites
Website design is probably one of the most common places to find freelance graphic design work. Of course, you also have to know how to find that work, but when you consider that almost every business, small and large, has a website you can approach those websites with new and innovative ideas.
With all of the work necessary to put out a nice brochure and catalogue during an advertising campaign, advertising agencies are always on the lookout for talented freelance graphic designers to take some of the pressure off their in-house designers. Advertising agencies are always on tight deadlines for each campaign, so hiring freelance graphic designers is certainly a better choice than working hours of overtime in order to make sure the job is completed perfectly and on time.
Magazines and Newspapers
Magazines and newspapers are also very good outlets for freelance graphic designers. While the articles you see in various publications usually begin with a picture of the reporter, the graphic designer must make sure to align the copy properly for clarity and ease of readability as well as determining if there is a need for additional graphics within the actual article or on the page where it appears in the publication.
The entertainment industry is another place where freelance graphic designers can develop a name for themselves. Whether it involves designing the cover of a DVD or CD or the cover design for a novel, there is a definite need for freelance graphic designers in the entertainment industry.
Road and Advertising Signs
While we usually take road signs for granted, there are actually graphic designers that go to a great deal of trouble and spend a substantial amount of time to design attractive signs. This includes not just the signs themselves but also the logos that accompany the signs. There is a need for freelance graphic designers to come up with new and innovative ideas in order to maintain the interest of consumers who see the signs. It’s a proven fact that consumers are drawn into advertising first by its design, and that is the job of the freelance graphic designer.