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Discover The Top 5 Ways to Find Freelance Work as a Graphic Designer

The freelance route to a career in a graphic design can be a tough one. It’s not always easy to cover all of your costs with freelance graphic design work. Especially when you’ve only just started your graphic design career.

That’s why many graphic designers go freelance once they’ve got a few years’ job experience – whether at an agency or in house.

So, if you want to find more freelance graphic design work, we have a number of excellent opportunities for you to explore! Read on to find out more.

Upwork, Freelancer & Fiverr

For newcomers looking for freelance graphic design jobs, Upwork, Freelancer & Fiverr offer a terrific place to start. As international-based job-bidding platforms, there are thousands of opportunities on offer.

Each platform has it’s own niches and ways to gain jobs, but they are at the top of the industry when it comes to finding a freelancer. You don’t need to be here, but it helps. To get started, simply create an account and get quoting!

If you learnt graphic design with the Strohacker Design School, you’ll already have a digital portfolio to showcase to potential clients. Don’t forget to upload that!

Graphic Design Job With No Experience

Experience is everything for a hiring manager looking to fill any position in the creative industry. But it doesn’t have to be. There are thousands of businesses out there that will be happy to provide you with a platform for your work.

Brighton is the creative capital of the UK. That’s why so many businesses across the city offer potential placements with internships and freelance opportunities. These opportunities arent limited to Brighton – they’re available up and down the country!

The UK Governments Kickstart Scheme also provided opportunities for web and design agencies to offer temporary employment as graphic designers. However, this is limited to 16-24 year olds!

Your Local Business Centre

When it comes to finding freelance work in your local area, an excellent place to go is your local enterprise centre.

Drop a few business cards in and have a chat to employees in their offices. These companies are not likely to need a full-time graphic designer, but lots of little work on the side certainly adds up. It also helps you build your portfolio!

If you learn with us, you get easy access to a number of small business enterprises as we’re based in Chichester’s Basepoint Enterprise Centre. And don’t worry – it’s COVID-19 secure!


Remote design jobs offer exciting opportunities wherever you are in the country (or the world!). Whilst there is a mixture of opportunities for work on ‘WeWorkRemotely’, there are new contract and freelance opportunities being added every hour.

Brilliantly, these opportunities are all remote and offer the flexibility we commonly associate with graphic design. WWR offer positions like UX/UI designer, researcher, visual designer, creative director and much more.

If you studied on our online graphic design course, you will already have a great understanding of how to work remotely and will be sure to fit right in!


For finding freelance graphic design work on LinkedIn, there are two options. You can approach employers or employers can approach you.

Start by building your profile and optimising it for your keywords and services. Then start connecting with those in your industry and start searching for a new freelance opportunity.

In this day and age, it’s as much about who you know as opposed to what you know. Don’t forget to connect with Bill Strohacker on LinkedIn to start sharing in his career spanning connections.

Build Your Own Website

Website your way to success. A website and dynamic online presence are essential to securing consistent freelance work. By building a website you are creating a platform to showcase your work.

From a clients perspective, it’s far easier to browse and explore potential designers skills and content at their own convenience.  Although, you need to make sure that you keep your website updated and invest in it to make sure it is true reflection of your skills and talent.

Building a website isn’t as simple as it sounds though. There’s a reason we have marketing agencies upskilling their workforce with our graphic design courses. If you learn with us, we’ll help you build a website for your digital portfolio.

Freelance Your Future

Like all freelance work, graphic design work can have busy periods and slow shortcomings. It’s just a matter of being consistent and always being on the lookout for that next great project. 

It also helps you build your portfolio in your spare time and make you even more employable in the future.

We can’t recommend freelance graphic design work for everyone, but it is a valiant career path and offers opportunities for your future career as a graphic designer.

Are you ready to learn graphic design and start finding freelance graphic design opportunities?

At Strohacker Design school you can learn graphic design in just three months.

95% of our students go on to find long term creative employment, so what are you waiting for?

Be Job Ready!

Find out more about our online graphic design coursepart-time or full-time courses today.

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