Are you looking to hire freelance graphic designers to create, revamp or clean up an amazing website? Or are you just looking for inspiration?

At Hubstaff, our team is made up of remote and freelance talent so we’re always on the lookout for inspiring, impressive graphic design websites. It’s important for us to find talent this way, as it expands the talent pool beyond geographic location, and allows us to test our agile project management software ourselves.

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What are the best websites to outsource graphic design?

When you’re looking to outsource graphic design, check out sites like Hubstaff Talent, Dribbble, Behance and LogoPond that allow you to search by type of work or experience. Plus, the 30 awesome graphic design portfolios mentioned in this post (keep reading!).

How do I choose a good graphic designer

Wondering how to find and select a graphic designer for your project? Here are a few steps to consider.

  1. What is your project? Knowing exactly what is needed (branding, presentations, posters) will help you narrow your focus. If a new website is on your agenda, consider the technology stack. Do you require a static website for simplicity or speed or a more dynamic site? Is having low or no hosting costs a priority?
  2. Know your timeline. Do you have 6 weeks or 6 months? This can influence who to contact if their site says they book at least two months out, for example.
  3. Know your budget. Make sure you have funds allocated and don’t expect free work. Having a budget in mind can also narrow your search.
  4. Start your search. We’ve rounded up a list of top designers to get you started, but don’t forget about other popular talent platforms.
  5. Check out their work and clients. It’s not always important to have experience in your industry, but some clients appreciate when designers who have worked in the space before (health care, financial, etc.). If you have a specific look in mind, you’ll also want to make sure that the designer’s portfolio reflects it. For example, if you’re looking for an illustrator but their portfolios don’t have any illustration work or that skill listed on their profile, it might not be the right choice.
    Where can you find freelance graphic designers? Let’s look at some of the best.
  6. Learn current trends in graphic design. The design landscape is continually changing, so before choosing a professional to work with, research about graphic design trends and see what’s coming up regarding creative possibilities.

Where can you find freelance graphic designers? Let’s look at some of the best.

Check out these brilliant graphic design portfolio websites from professionals around the world. Get inspired by their work as a fellow creative professional, or find a designer to help you with your brand. Either way, there’s a lot of impressive work of top graphic designers to check out.

1. Veerle Pieters / Duoh!

Duoh! design studio portfolio site

Notable Clients/Projects: Smashing Magazine, ‘Collections’ WordPress theme design, MailChimp email newsletters

Veerle began her design career in print with logos, brochures, and stationery. In 1995, she added website design, user interface and multimedia development to her skill set. She chooses her projects based on how well she connects with the companies and has worked on ExpressionEngine 2.0’s GUI as well as the Library of Congress. Currently, she’s working as a graphi and web design agency, Duoh!, based in Deinze, Belgium.

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2. Jon & Leigh Hicks

hicks design studio portfolio site

Notable Clients/Projects: Spotify, Skype, Opera Software, Mozilla Corporation, MailChimp

Jon Hicks is well-known for rendering the Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird logos. He is currently the desktop design lead at Opera and runs Hicksdesign along with Leigh Hicks. He began accepting freelance work again in 2010. As understandably busy as they are, clients are asked to send in timescale, budget and scope if they’re interested in working together.

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3. Maya Ealey

maya ealey illustration design portfolio

Notable Clients/Projects: Lyft, GetAround, Asana, Taulia

Maya is a designer and illustrator who has worked with Lyft and Asana, where she’s currently a brand designer. Her portfolio includes full campaigns, packaging, logos and branding, and more. She’s based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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4. Dilshan de Silva

Dilshan de Silva | Amazing Freelance Graphic Designers Websites

Notable Clients/Projects: Fiber Vision Networks, API 4 DEV (web listing of commonly used APIs and documentation), Niteguide

Dilshan is a freelance web designer and developer based in Melbourne, Australia. He has more than eight years of industry experience building responsive websites that stand out with a focus on user experience. In addition to his design services, he also offers SEO, content management and copywriting.

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5. Oddone

oddone portfolio site design

Notable Clients/Projects: Uber, G-Network AG, Google Earth, Google Guidelines

Founded by designer and creative director Roger Oddone, Oddone is a San Francisco-based brand studio. The group specializes in creating brand identities for forward-thinking businesses. Beyond the impressive portfolio, Oddone has been mentioned in Fast Company, Wired, Mashable and more.

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6. Edwin Tofslie / BUILT

tofslie | Amazing Freelance Graphic Designers Websites

Notable Clients/Projects:, Old Spice, Burger King, Nike, Adidas

Edwin was formerly the Lead Product Designer at Snapguide, Creative Director at Summit and Art Director at EVB & AKQA. Now, he’s the co-founder of BUILT, an independent design & digital product consultancy. He designs for his client’s needs and approaches each project with a fresh perspective. Edwin has brand experience with multiple companies, such as ABC, Adidas, AOL, Burger King, Ford, Fox, Google, HBO, Icebreaker, Juicy Fruit, Kashi, Leap Frog, Microsoft, Nike, Old Spice, Pepsi Cola, Quiksilver, Red Bull, Subaru, Sunkist, The Body Shop, Wrigley’s, Xbox and more.

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7. Daniel Lasso

daniel lasso portfolio design website

Daniel is a graphic designer out of Popayán, Colombia. His illustrative and graphic design work has a detailed, refined look to it. Daniel works on branding, packaging, illustration projects and more.

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8. Matt Hamm

matt hamm portfolio site design

Notable Clients/Projects: Universal Music, Realmac Software, Net Magazine, Nexmo

Matt is a highly experienced designer and illustrator from the UK who specializes in web design, character illustration, branding, and graphic design. He is the co-founder and creative director of Supereight Studio Ltd.

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9. Douglas Hughmanick / ANML

Douglas Hughmanick | Amazing Freelance Graphic Designers Websites

Notable Clients/Projects: Yummly, Parts Unknown, AutoDesk, Ebay, Hewlett Packard, Monster Energy, Tesla, Yahoo, ESPN

Douglas is a creative working with talented partners to provide creative concept development, visual design, user experience, and front-end development services. He has seven years of agency experience leading the creative vision of a company. Currently, he’s leading ANML, a design and strategy firm in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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10. Alice Lee

alice lee portfolio design website

Notable Clients/Projects: Google, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Sequoia Capital, Macy’s, Postmates, Slack

Alice lives and works in San Francisco as an independent artist and illustrator. She’s previously worked for Dropbox, where she joined as the second illustrator on the team, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

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11. Jack Daly

jack daly design portfolio site

Notable Clients/Projects: Invision, Loch Lomond Brewery

If you’re into brand illustrations, Jack’s portfolio does not disappoint. As the principal illustrator at Invision, Jack creates stunning illustrations that capture scenes from life and work. Oh, and there’s also an occasional beer can design. Check it out.

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12. Zhenya Rynzhuk

zhenya Rynzhuk portfolio design

Notable Clients/Projects: Supera, High Time

Zhenya creates mobile apps, websites, and brand identities. She’s based in New York, where she creates digital experiences for retail clients, artists, and more. Zhenya has also been an Awwwards judge, and is one of Dribbble’s trending designers.

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13. Jose Alonso

Jose Alonso | Amazing Freelance Graphic Designers Websites

Notable Clients/Projects: San Diego Italian Film Festival, Ernest Hemingway Floors, Hello Kitty, Ceres Juices

Jose has more than 12 years of experience as a creative processional. He has a degree in architecture and has worked on projects ranging from architectural and furniture design to photography to graphic and interactive design. He utilizes all available communication channels to engage his clients’ target audiences. Jose is a creative director in San Diego.

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14. Danny Knaack

Danny Diablo | Amazing Freelance Graphic Designers Websites

Notable Clients/Projects: Stichwerk Hamburg, WordPress theme, Windows 8 night mode concept

Danny is web / UI designer based in Germany. He is also a front end developer, ensuring he understands the intricacies of website design down to the coding capabilities. Danny is currently employed as a senior web designer but also has an impressive portfolio of personal and freelance projects.

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15. Pat Dryburgh

Pat Dryburgh | Amazing Freelance Graphic Designers Websites

Notable Clients/Projects: Finstripe, Perch, On Stage Dance Studio, Lake Steilacoom, Cocoatech

Pat is a freelance designer who has worked with startups and small businesses since 2004. When starting out he wasn’t paid for his work. But did web design as a passion. He was working 40 hours a week at a local print and web design shop when he began taking on additional clients. His clients range from leading soda brands to a local design studio. He has worked as a senior UX designer, built websites, and designed and created marketing materials. The services he offers include freelance website design, re-design, album artwork and web consulting.

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16. Amy Hood

amy hood design portfolio website

Notable Clients/Projects: Google, 20th Century Fox, Target, The Greatest Showman (logo), La Floresta, Skip, Gents Ginger Ale

Amy is the co-founder and creative director of Hoodzpah, a branding and design agency in Newport Beach, CA. This impressive portfolio includes everything from custom typefaces to full brand identities, and a client list that includes Google, 20th Century Fox, and Target.

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17. Adham Dannaway

Adham Dannaway | Amazing Freelance Graphic Designers Websites

Notable Clients/Projects: Campaign Monitor, Growth Giant,

Adham is a UX/UI designer and front end developer from Australia. He focuses on intuitive, beautiful interface designs, interaction design, website design and branding/logo design with expertise in HTML/CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress and jQuery. His work has been featured in various books, magazines and websites internationally. He has also been mentioned in “Smashing Book 2” and “Web Designer Magazine.”

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18. Josh Sullivan

Josh Sullivan | Amazing Freelance Graphic Designers Websites

Notable Clients/Projects: Ebay, Facebook, NASA, Chevrolet

Josh is an art director, web designer, and developer who has more than 7 years of experience in the design industry. He provides unique solutions to vexing design problems. As the lead product designer at Treehouse, Josh is adept at designing for unique brands and capturing different brand personalities.

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19. Carla Ferfolja

Carla Ferfolja design portfolio website freelance

Notable Clients/Projects: Coca-Cola Mexico, Peugeot Argentina, Microsoft, Visa

Carla is a freelance graphic designer and art director with a degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has worked in design and marketing since 2002 when she was a web designer for a digital marketing agency. Within 5 years she became a design project leader with customers from around the world. In 2007 she managed design for the Fox Latin America Channel and in 2008 became the senior web designer for the MTV Networks Latin America team.

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20. Denise Chandler

Denise Chandler | Amazing Freelance Graphic Designers Websites

Notable Clients/Projects: J. Richard Hill, House of Children, One Greenville, Keerti Films

Denise creates beautiful and functional websites for small businesses. She offers website design that can be guided by the client, responsive web development, newsletter design, and social media services. Her passion for design started in 2003 with a web page built in Word. She has worked as a full-time designer for a web design company and has since moved to full-time freelancing. Denise has also designed her own fonts and icon sets for sale.

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21. Shawn Johnston

Notable Clients/Projects: Mystery Cafe, Bowen Island Beer, Lonetree Cider

Shawn believes in building systems, not layouts. He uses WordPress to create fine-tuned and flexible websites to support his clients’ business needs. His work stands out as a result of using a combination of UX design, content strategy and beautiful graphics. In 2010 he started out as a full-time design freelancer and WordPress developer and then founded his own agency in 2012. Shawn has more than 18 years of experience in the design industry.

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22. Ryan Scherf

Ryan Scherf | Amazing Freelance Graphic Designers Websites

Notable Clients/Projects: Stripe, Drip, Living Earth, numerous e-commerce sites and apps

Ryan is a full stack designer who has been in the design industry since 2006. He has a particularly strong background in UI design and has built multiple Stripe integrations. He believes that design can never be too simple, the look of a design is different from the feel, and persistence trumps talent.

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23. Ryan Putnam

ryan putnam design portfolio website

Notable Clients/Projects: MessageBird, Stripe, Pinterest, Call Your Rep

Ryan is an illustrator, art director, and potter. In addition to his work for Stripe and Pinterest, Ryan has an online store for his prints, ceramics, and artwork.

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24. Flurin Müller

Outstander | Amazing Freelance Graphic Designers Websites

Notable Clients/Projects: Edelgenuss, Ronald McDonald House of San Diego, Daniel Albrecht

Flurin designs and builds tailor-made, attractive websites with a focus on user experience. He offers requirement engineering to support clients with their project planning and strategy alignment. He is familiar with both the design industry and web development. In other words, he is familiar with the rules of web design.

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25. Julian Laval

Julian Laval | Amazing Freelance Graphic Designers Websites

Notable Clients/Projects:, European Space Agency Appathon, University of Bristol Computer Science Society

Julian is a student in the Computer Science department at the University of Bristol who creates user and browser-friendly websites and web apps. He has launched his own startup and is passionate about programming and dabbling in design. He has worked as the lead UX/UI designer for multiple companies and has built numerous websites as a contractor.

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26. Marly Gallardo

Marly Gallardo portfolio site design

Notable Clients/Projects: Adobe, Apple, ESPN, Fortune, The Guardian, IBM, Inc. Magazine, Intel, Jon Batiste, Microsoft, McCann

Marly is an Ecuadorian illustrator based in New York. Her conceptual, striking visuals have earned her international attention. Looking through her portfolio, it’s easy to see why. Her work spans illustration, painting, character design, editorial design, and more. Check it out.

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27. Kev Adamson

Notable Clients/Projects: Sony, Warner Music, AT&T, Bet Fair, Hilton, IcelandAir, University of Westminster

Kev is a freelance web designer, illustrator, graphic designer and animator with 13 years of experience in the freelance design industry. He also has a diploma and degree in graphic design, a lot of good ideas and an unwavering passion for all things creative.

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28. Vera Voishvilo

Vera Voishvilo portfolio site

Vera is a freelance designer and illustrator in Minsk, Belarus. Vera’s portfolio includes illustration, animation and web design projects for law firms and e-commerce stores. You can check it all out — along with book illustrations and more — on Dribbble below.

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29. Rene Agudelo

rene agudelo design portfolio

Notable Clients/Projects: Hubstaff, Adidas, Strava, El Dorado Cafe

You might recognize Rene’s style if you’ve visited the Hubstaff website or blog before. As a graphic, web and digital designer, Rene creates illustrations and branding for companies ranging from software to hospitality. Based in Bogotá, Colombia, Rene works remotely for international companies.

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Bonus option (free): Hubstaff Talent

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Hubstaff Talent connects freelance graphic designers and clients with efficiency and finesse. It’s a free directory for companies looking to outsource remote talent across the globe. There are no markups and no fees for freelancers or business owners. That means graphic designers get exactly what their client pays them. Search through 1500+ graphic designers and graphic design companies or get bids on your job.

This free platform displays a graphic designer’s hourly rate, skills, experience, availability, resume, and languages spoken. Graphic designers also have the option to add a short “about” description to provide more information on themselves. Profiles can be filtered by skill, availability, years of experience, or country. You can also run a search for keywords or phrases.

Best of all, it’s completely free for job and talent seekers. With its easy search and detailed info, it’s easy to get in touch with the best person for the project.

Once you have found your next graphic designer, either from the sites above or on Hubstaff Talent, be sure to check out our project management solution, Hubstaff Tasks. The web-based PM app allows you to assign tasks to your designers, see where a project is using Kanban boards, outline the project with descriptions and due dates, and let your team members collaborate in the comments.

Hubstaff Tasks is especially handy for managing graphic designers who will need to collaborate with other team members, such as writers or front-end developers. Just assign or tag the graphic designer when it’s their turn to work on a particular project. Or you can use a checklist to make the workflow clear for each task.

This post was originally published October 25, 2016, and updated March 2019.

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