When to Hire a Freelance Graphic Designer

  • As an experienced freelance graphic designer, there are many different situations when my services have been required. Read on to see if hiring a freelancer could benefit you in these situations.

    1. Holiday cover
      Every year I work holiday cover at an agency, to fill in for a permanent staff member.
    2. Additional capacity
      If you have a project, but not enough time to get the work done, bringing in a freelancer is your safest bet to ensure you meet a deadline.
    3. Expertise
      A professional level of knowledge which isn’t within your current repertoire can be acquired via a freelance designer without a long-term commitment needed.
    4. Benefit to your business
      If you need branding or communications design, such as a brochure, but don’t have the need for a full-time employee, a freelancer can provide this service.
    5. During a staff changeover
      Logistically, navigating a staff changeover can be tough. The departing employee will be expected to leave swiftly. Recruiting the right replacement can take time. A freelance designer or art director can provide temporary relief when business needs to continue as usual.

     

    It’s great to have someone on-call, ready for when any of the above situations arise, as great freelance designers are often booked up weeks or months in advance. Take a look at my work here, then get in touch at grace@abelldesign.co.uk and let me know how I can help.