Visual Designer

20 Best Visual Designer

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Hanna Woa 🔥


Building badass brands for badass entrepreneurs 💣

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Amber Koski

Ohio, USA

Graphic Designer focused on not-so-ordinary brands

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Vaibhav Khulbe


∞ Converting ideas into digital products ✓

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Myriam Phung


Need a designer? I'm a designer.

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Gargi Kanade


Crafting Powerful Brandings & Visual Experiences.

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Rajan Dave

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Product Designer & No-Code Developer.

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Khushbakht Hashim


Helping Food and Beverage Industries Stand Out🍔🎨

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Chris Luniewicz

Massachusetts, USA

Sr. Visual Designer & No-Code Developer

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Bella Brillantes

Orange County, CA, USA

Eat shapes for breakfast & drink colors 'til dawn

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Stacey Troutman

Houston, TX, USA

happiness starts with your brand 🧡

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Sabri Polanco

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Branding for heart-led wellness and skincare brand

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Adriano Reis

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Full-stack no-code designer ✨

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Michael Moyo

South Africa

UX/UI and visual identity specialist

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Nicole Cambria

New York, NY, USA

UX & Product Designer for startups 🚀 ✨

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Aparajita Bhattacharya


Revolutionizing Brands: Bold Color, Clever Design

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Téa Rae Designs

United States

Digital Content Hub - Websites, Graphics & Copy

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Prathamesh Agrawal


Innovative UI/UX Designer & Framer Developer

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Nabeel A. ✦


Product Design | Brand Design | Illustration

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Joyce Giron

London, UK

Igniting the Joy of Brand Success!

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Jithin Kumar


Visual and Product Designer & Framer Expert

Common projects for Visual Designers

Creating or revamping brand identity including logos and branding materials.

Designing marketing collaterals such as brochures, posters, and social media graphics.

Developing visual content for websites and mobile apps.

Creating engaging infographics to present complex data.

Designing print materials such as business cards, letterheads, and packaging.

Developing visual elements for video and animation.

Tips for working with and hiring Visual Designers

Have a clear vision

Provide a detailed brief outlining your project's objectives, the desired aesthetic, and any specific design elements you have in mind. This will help the visual designer understand your vision and expectations.

Review their portfolio

Explore the designer's past work to make sure their style and skills align with your project needs. Look at their use of color, typography, and visual elements across various design projects.

Verify their technical proficiency

Make sure the designer is proficient in essential design tools like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Figma. Their ability to effectively use these tools is critical for your project's success.

Communicate through Contra

Maintain regular communication with your designer through Contra. This ensures all discussions and feedback are documented and accessible, fostering a smooth collaboration.

How to hire Visual Designers

Define your project

Have a clear understanding of your project's objectives, the desired aesthetic, and any specific design elements you want. This will help you communicate your needs effectively to the visual designer.

Create a detailed job post

Post a job on Contra outlining your project requirements in detail. This will attract visual designers who are best suited to your project.

Review applications and portfolios

Review the applications and portfolios of the visual designers who apply. Look for evidence of their skill level, creativity, and style compatibility with your project.

Conduct interviews

Interview your top candidates to get a better sense of their skills, working style, and understanding of your project.

Make an offer

When you've found the right visual designer, make an offer through Contra, including the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Visual Designers

1. Can you describe a project you've worked on that best showcases your visual design skills?

2. What design tools and software are you most proficient in?

3. How do you approach a new design project, and what is your process for incorporating feedback and revisions?

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Frequently asked

A freelance visual designer creates visual concepts to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

A freelance visual designer creates visual concepts to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

Hiring a visual designer on Contra gives you access to a diverse pool of talent. You can review their portfolios, collaborate seamlessly, and handle contracts and payments all in one platform. Furthermore, Contra offers commission-free engagements which can save costs.

Visual designers commonly use tools like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Figma for creating and editing visual elements. They may also use other specialized software depending on the project's requirements.

You can post your project details and requirements on Contra. Visual designers who match your needs can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of visual designers and invite those you find suitable to apply.

Visual designers are needed for a wide range of projects, from creating brand identities and marketing collaterals to designing visuals for websites, apps, and print materials. They can also help in developing infographics and visual elements for videos and animations.

The cost of hiring a visual designer on Contra can range from $25 to $150 per hour. The exact cost will depend on the complexity of the project, the designer's experience, and the project duration.

Visual designers are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone, depending on the agreement with the client. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post a project on Contra.

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