25 Places to Find Freelance Graphic Design Jobs

September 29, 2013

Do you want more freelance graphic design jobs? The following 25 websites let you apply for or bid on graphic design jobs.

1.  Elance

Elance is one of my favorite websites for finding work; primarily because it has a solid reputation among clients, many of whom are willing to pay designers what they’re worth.Hire freelancers and find freelance jobs instantly Elance - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_12-48-02 

2.  Freelance Switch

One of the things I like about the Freelance Switch job board is that many of the hiring parties understand exactly what they want, which makes it easier to deliver the exact design they’re after.Job Listings - FreelanceSwitch - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_12-49-54 

3.  People Per Hour

I personally have not tried People Per Hour, but it’s a well-marketed freelance job board that could be worth checking out. A look at their offers (logos and brand identity for under $100?) makes me think you’d be better off seeking work elsewhere.Find and Hire skilled Freelancers, at a click - PeoplePerHour.com - Google Chrom_2013-09-17_12-51-41 

4.  Behance Jobs

Undoubtedly one of the most professional job listing resources on this list, though not all are for freelancers.Creative Jobs and Freelance Opportunities on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_12-53-34 

5.  Smashing Jobs

A great place to pitch your services to some of the best-known brands in the world, including MTV, Sony and Garmin.All Jobs - Smashing Jobs - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_12-55-04 

6.  Indeed

Indeed doesn’t feature a fancy UI, but it does feature quite a few freelance graphic design jobs.Freelance Graphic Designer Jobs, Employment Indeed.com - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_12-56-30 

7.  DoNanza

DoNanza bills itself as “the easiest way for freelance graphic designers to find freelance graphic design jobs.” Besides the SEO-overtones of that statement, I haven’t had time to form an opinion of DoNanza. I’d love to hear from someone who has.Freelance Graphic Design Jobs - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_12-57-23 

8.  LinkedIn

If you’ve built a strong LinkedIn presence, now’s the time to cash in on all those connections.Freelance Graphic Designer Jobs LinkedIn - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_12-59-24 

9.  Career Builder

Jobs sites such as Career Builder used to be slight on freelance job listings, but as more and more companies have embraced the convenience of freelance contractors, more freelance graphic design jobs can be found here.Freelance Graphic Designer Jobs on CareerBuilder.com - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_13-00-16 

10.  Monster

Monster is similar to Career Builder in that you can now find a good number of high-quality freelance graphic design jobs.Freelance Graphic Designer Jobs - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_13-01-33 

11.  Freelancers Outpost

A good job board to supplement your regular freelance graphic design job bidding.Freelance Graphic Design Jobs & Projects Find Graphic Design Work - Google Chro_2013-09-17_13-02-16 

12.  Glass Door

Not a lot of freelance graphic design jobs, but the lack of competition could make this opportunity inviting. Glassdoor – an inside look at jobs & companies - Google Chrome_2013-09-24_14-12-54-Optimized  

13.  Coroflot

Serious jobs for serious graphic designers.Coroflot - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_13-04-01 

14.  Live Person

A unique concept in which you create an online presence (similar to LinkedIn), and then get more exposure the more you’re online. Set your own rates and accept freelance work on a case-by-case basis when offered.Freelance Creative Services Work Online - Arts and Creative Services Careers @ L_2013-09-17_13-05-02 

15.  SimplyHired

A comprehensive job board search engine; you don’t bid on here, rather, you search for jobs and then go to third-party sites to apply.Freelance Graphic Designer Jobs Job Search with Simply Hired - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_13-06-11 

16.  Authentic Jobs

Another excellent job board, Authentic Jobs places freelance graphic designers with companies such as Facebook, Apple, and Skype.Authentic Jobs ~ Full-time and freelance job opportunities for web, design, and _2013-09-17_13-55-35 

17.  Krop

Nike, The New York Times and even President Obama’s campaign have sought graphic designers from Krop.Krop - Design Jobs Creative & Tech - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_13-56-56 

18.  Guru

Similar to Elance; some clients are willing to pay for quality graphic design work, others are not.Guru.com – Find Freelancers for Hire. Get Your Project Done. - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_13-57-57 

19.  ODesk

Another freelance job bidding site; many clients are seeking to hire low-priced freelancers, but some are willing to pay for good design.Freelancers and Freelance Jobs Online - oDesk - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_13-58-36 

20.  iFreelance

Another hit-or-miss freelance job bidding site.Find Freelance Jobs & Freelancers - iFreelance.com - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_14-00-01 

21.  Freelance

One of the largest freelance networks on the web, but often promotes low-priced work.Hire Freelancers & Find Freelance Jobs Online - Freelancer.com - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_14-00-47 

22.  Craigslist

Depending on your location, Craigslist can present several excellent freelance graphic design prospects.SF bay area artmediadesign jobs classifieds - craigslist - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_14-02-13 

23.  37 Signals Job Board

Not all freelance postings, but many are high profile. Companies such as Facebook and American Express have used the job board to find graphic designers.Tech Jobs Design, Programming, Rails, Executive, and more. - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_14-08-49 

24.  Logo My Way

Not the highest-paying, but not the lowest-paying. Logo My Way features a logo design contest, so you risk putting in work you’re not compensated for.Logo Designers - Start A Logo Design Contest at LogoMyWay.com ™ - Google Chrome_2013-09-17_14-09-52 

25.  Fiverr

You can be paid more than $5 per job on Fiverr, but if you have a quick $5 offering it’s the fastest way to get attention. It might be a good way to build a portfolio, but not the best way to keep food on the table.Fiverr Graphics, marketing, fun, and more online services for $5 - Google Chrom_2013-09-17_14-11-54  What are your favorite sites for finding freelance graphic design jobs?

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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

Anonymous's picture
January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

Thanks for sharing this post. It is very helpful to freelance web designers. Keep it up.

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

You got it Steve, thanks for commenting! Which is your favorite place to find freelance graphic design jobs?

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

Nice post.

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

Thank you Jems! I hope you're able to put it to good use and land some outstanding clients!

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

Thanks Brian for the list! My favorite place to find freelance jobs are elance and freelancer. I also want to add this site http://virtualteam.org/ where you can apply for a job as a freelancer. They will match your job profile to their job vacancies.

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

Thanks for the awesome resource, Sally! I'll check it out, and I'm sure our readers will, too.

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

Thanks a lot for this list,By this i can make my list of 100 freelancer websites.


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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

You got it, Aman, and good luck with your list!

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