Are you looking to hire freelance graphic designers to create, revamp or clean up an amazing website? Take a look at some of these brilliant portfolios to help you decide who can add the essence you want to your brand.
Notable Clients/Projects: Smashing Magazine, ‘Collections’ WordPress theme design, MailChimp email newsletters
Veerle began her design career in print with logos, brochures and stationary. 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.
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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.
Maximilian has worked with industry leaders such as BMW and Apple. He specializes in user interface and experience design for web, iOS and Android. He also focuses on responsive web design by designing for mobile first, creating web sites and apps that will look great on your viewer’s smartphones.I just read about @maxlabsde's design work! Check it out Click To Tweet
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.I just learned about some freelance graphic designers like @ddesilva80 on @Hubstaff's blog! Click To Tweet
Notable Clients/Projects: Carnegie Mellon Research Showcase Website, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism MediaWorks Website, Georgetown Law School Website
Jessica is a freelance graphic designer, web developer and illustrator who can design logos, websites, brochures, banners, book covers, apps, and everything in between. She has collaborated with international clients to produce award-winning design work, and was a DMZ Interactive’s Top 10 Freelance Designer of 2012.Cool feature on @jessgreenwalt and other freelance graphic designers Click To Tweet
Notable Clients/Projects: Halo2.com, 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. 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.Found out about some cool freelance graphic designers today! @tofslie Click To Tweet
7. Nelleke van der Maas
Notable Clients/Projects: Tommy Hilfiger, Nedbank, Canon Europe, Philips
Nelleke is a Dutch freelance digital designer and art director who works at various in-house agencies on digital campaigns and websites for international brands. She began her career in digital media in 2005 and within 6 months had grown to lead-designer working on international campaigns for Sony Europe at MediaCatalyst.
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8. Matt Hamm
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.I just read about @matthamm and other talented freelance graphic designers! Click To Tweet
Notable Clients/Projects: Ebay, Hewlett Packard, Monster Energy, Tesla, Yahoo, ESPN
Douglas is a freelance 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. He has a BFA in New Media from the Academy of Art.
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10. 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.Came across @KevAdamson's awesome website today! Read about him and other designers Click To Tweet
11. Joshua Keenes
Notable Clients/Projects: Article 13, Affordable Mobiles, Tait Architects
Joshua is a multidisciplinary freelance designer who offers graphic, product and website design along with SEO services. He has more than 7 years of experience designing for an agency and directly for companies. He worked as a freelance web designer while working for a design and marketing agency (4 years), furniture manufacturer (1 year) and as a website designer for a telecommunications company (2 years).I just read about @joshkeenes and other awesome freelance graphic designers! Click To Tweet
12. André Jolicoeur
Notable Clients/Projects: Giant Swarm, ChickaDEE, Body Doodles board game
André has a diploma in Illustration and BAA honors degree in Illustration & Applied Arts. He has been a full-time freelance web designer since 2006 and has worked on hundreds of projects since then. His illustrations have appeared internationally on billboards, magazine covers, TV shows, commercials, newspapers, websites, games, products and more. He is based in Ontario, Canada.Hey @andre_jolicoeur, I became a fan of the Doodle Machine today! Click To Tweet
13. Jose Alonso
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.I found out about the creative @alonsocreative on the @Hubstaff blog! Click To Tweet
14. Danny Knaack
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.I just discovered a cool graphic designer! @dannyknaack Click To Tweet
15. Pat Dryburgh
Notable Clients/Projects: On Stage Dance Studio, Lake Steilacoom, Cocoatech
Pat is a freelance designer who has worked with startups and small businesses since 2004. He wasn’t paid for his work when starting out, following 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. He worked with clients ranging 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. He offers freelance website design, re-design, album artwork and web consulting.
16. Peter Granfors
Notable Clients/Projects: Website design for Finland’s longest surviving male choir, brand identity, web and print designs for a professional golfer, book covers and website for Åbolands Teaterskola, a children’s theater school.
Peter focuses on creating holistic design experiences for cross-media platforms. With an exceptional eye for detail he always aims to create the highest standard of design work. Peter specializes in graphic design, art direction, branding, concept development, web/UI design, print design, editorial design, illustration typography, artwork, photo retouching, CSS/HTML, jQuery and WordPress.
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17. Adham Dannaway
Notable Clients/Projects: Campaign Monitor, Growth Giant, Freelancer.com
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.”I just discovered the awesome website of @AdhamDannaway today! Click To Tweet
18. Josh Sullivan
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. He is a designer and startup founder who is adept at designing for unique brands and capturing different brand personalities.Read about @JoshSullivan and other cool freelance graphic designers Click To Tweet
19. Carla Ferfolja
Notable Clients/Projects: Coca-Cola Mexico, Peugeot Argentina, Microsoft, Visa
Carla is a freelance graphic designer and art director with a degree 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.Check out @carli_f and other cool freelance graphic designers! Click To Tweet
20. Denise Chandler
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 webpage 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.Love the designs of @deniselchandler! I discovered a bunch of cool artists on @Hubstaff's blog Click To Tweet
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. He can help with UX design, content strategy and beautiful graphics. He became a full-time design freelancer and WordPress developer in 2010 and founded his own agency in 2012. Shawn has more than 18 years of experience in the design industry.Read great things about @forgeandsmith! Click To Tweet
22. Ryan Scherf
Notable Clients/Projects: Stripe, Drip, Living Earth, numerous ecommerce 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.Learn about the very cool designer @ryanscherf and other great freelancers Click To Tweet
23. Patrick Glynn
Notable Clients/Projects: Coca Cola South Africa, Standard Bank, Samsung
Patrick is a website designer passionate about everything on the web. He holds a BA in graphic design and multimedia, and creates user friendly creative and corporate websites built according to web standards. He offers information architecture, planning, wireframes, website design, interface and mobile design, front-end development, Photoshop, SEO services and more.Hey @iamPatrickGlynn I enjoyed reading about you! Click To Tweet
24. Flurin Müller
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, meaning he is familiar with the rules of web design.I just checked out @Outstander on @Hubstaff's blog and love his work! Click To Tweet
25. Julian Laval
Notable Clients/Projects: Pictually.me, 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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