Hire a Graphic Designer

The recruiters at Syndicatebleu can help. As one of the nation's leading creative staffing firms, we are experts at assessing Graphic Design portfolios and connecting our clients with the perfect person for the job.

What is a Graphic Designer?

Syndicatebleu recruits for Graphic Designers at all levels. A graphic designer handles several aspects of design including creating illustrations, building out graphics or imagery for ads, and assisting with brand conception. Graphic designers usually utilize the Adobe Creative Suite and other design tools to craft assets for digital marketing, print collateral, email marketing, websites, logos, and advertising campaigns to communicate ideas visually. Candidates with relevant training and experience have a better chance of landing the job. Applicants with a degree in graphic design or a related field may be preferred by some employers.

Graphic Designer Qualifications

A well-crafted portfolio is a must-have if you’re applying to Graphic Design positions. If you are an entry-level designer this can be built through internships, spec work, or previous roles. Most graphic designers quickly develop a specialty, whether it’s developing branding guidelines or designing for social media, and preferred industry, so it is helpful to understand your marketable skill sets and clearly express them in your chosen work samples. Employers also expect the ideal candidate to be knowledgeable about the latest design softwares, current trends in design, photo-editing tools, and emerging digital platforms. Graphic designers can either work full-time for one company, or freelance for many clients, depending on their preferred work style.

Duties of a Graphic Designer

  • Conceptualize and design assets for websites, email marketing, signage, social media, and more
  • Plan and illustrate design concepts, review layouts, and propose changes or improvements as necessary
  • Collaborate with team members and clients to receive and incorporate feedback
  • Work with printers or production teams to ensure files are print and production-ready and make sure deadlines are met
  • Communicate with clients or art directors to ensure your designs accomplish the creative brief and meet business needs

Interview Questions to Ask

Asking the right interview questions when hiring a graphic designer is key. When interviewing, we recommend engaging in thoughtful conversations and purposeful relationship building. Here are some starter questions to consider when hiring a graphic designer:

  • What do you view as the most important qualities of a graphic designer?
  • Have you ever reported to multiple supervisors at once? How did you manage each person’s priorities?
  • Can you describe a project you were assigned in one of your previous roles and how you approached it?
  • What made you interested in working with our company?

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What roles do you hire for?

Across our divisions, we hire for roles in corporate services, administrative support, marketing and design, fashion, finance and accounting, information technology, C-level placements, and events.

If I like my freelancer, am I allowed to hire them full-time?

Yes! All temporary contract roles can move into full-time positions if the employer desires. If you’re interested in bringing your contracted employee on your team full-time, you can let your account manager know and they will get the process started.

What are the steps of recruitment?

Our steps to recruitment entail the following:
1. Contacting us to begin your talent search. Here, we will advise you on current market trends and salary benchmarks.
2. Our in-house marketing team will help curate job advertisements and our recruiting specialists will begin outreach to qualified candidates in our network.
3. We will vet and pre-screen top candidates by scheduling in-person or virtual interviews to further assess their fit for the role and your unique company culture.
4. Your dedicated Account Manager will send a summary of each candidate over for your review and consideration.
5. We will continue to source and vet candidates that align with your business needs and objectives as necessary.
6. Based on your final selections, we will coordinate and schedule all interviews.
7. When you’re ready, we’ll send the candidate the offer on your behalf and celebrate your newest addition!

How quickly can a freelancer start?

Your Account Manager will work with you to ensure we meet any hiring goals or deadlines. Through our standby program, we have the ability to fill open roles immediately with our exceptional pool of available temporary talent. Based on industry standards, the average recruitment process for a direct hire candidate, from start to finish, takes about 42 days.

How much does it cost to work with Career Group Companies?

For candidates, our resources are free to utilize in their job search.

For companies seeking to utilize our services, bill rates vary depending on the position, employment type, experience level, and length of the assignment. After contacting one of our offices, your account manager can speak to specifics.

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