Being a designer in a world of seemingly endless remote graphic design jobs means you can basically work from just about anywhere if you so choose.
But finding quality remote graphic design jobs is sometimes easier said than done. Not only is it tough competing with underpriced crowdsourcing sites, but more and more online clients also seem to be hunting for a bargain instead of quality work.
There’s good news, though.
Here’s what my team and I have learned after searching for new remote graphic design jobs (and other freelance jobs) for our customers every single day:
If you look hard enough and in the right places, there are still high-quality remote graphic design jobs postings made every single day all around the world.
Of course, you’ll need to spend a few hours every week pouring over the best freelance job sites and then actively pursuing the best postings.
It can mean you spend a good amount of your weekly hours just filtering through thousands of remote graphic design jobs listings.
So to save you a bit of time today, I’ve taken the liberty of filtering and listing below the top 9 sites I know of for finding remote graphic design jobs.
I do understand that everyone is at a different place in their career. Which means some of these remote graphic design jobs will be a good fit for you and others won’t be.
My hope is: no matter where you’re at in your career, if you’re on the hunt for fresh new (quality) remote graphic design jobs, this list will help you.
Here we go!
Top of the list, for me, is a popular site called Flexjobs. Flexjobs posts a ton of new listings every day including a decent number of remote graphic design jobs.
First, filter to the design categories you care most about. From there, you can set up alerts via email or check back on the site regularly.
If you’d like a bit more of a human-curated approach, the next option might be good for you. SolidGigs is a hand-curated list of freelance jobs updated daily.
The team of fellow-freelancers at SolidGigs (which I also happen to be a part of, in full transparency) combs through dozens of freelance job boards every weekday and posts the top 1% of jobs to the freelance job stream.
Most days, the design category really shines too. And 99% of their job postings are remote.
They also have a growing library of great resources—courses, templates, interviews, scripts—for helping you actually land the remote graphic design jobs you find on their platform (or anywhere else).
Readers of “This Design Life” can try SolidGigs for just $2 by clicking here.
There’s a fairly new freelance marketplace on the scene that may prove helpful for finding quality remote graphic design jobs. It’s called Freeeup and it works a bit differently than other sites. Their goal? Connect clients with the top 1% of freelancers on the market.
That means you will have to apply to be accepted as a designer, but thanks to this slight twist on the typical marketplace, Freeeup freelancers tend to get paid a little higher than you might typically expect.
If you’re really focused on remote jobs, Remote.co may be the site for you. 100% of the jobs posted on this site (co-founded by, Sara Sutton, the same founder of Flexjobs) are location-independent.
They’ve also got remote graphic design jobs from pretty big companies and brands. For example, at the time of writing this post, their design category had fresh new freelance jobs at Amazon and InVision right in the first page of results. Very nice.
5. Remotely Awesome Jobs
Mike Desjardins a freelancer-turned-remote-worker started Remotely Awesome Jobs as a way to share his process for gaining client leads. Today, it combs 10 of Mike’s favorite remote job boards every day to bring you a wide variety of new remote graphic design jobs. Overall, while this is a good starting point it can’t be the only place you search for remote graphic design jobs online.
6. Dribbble Jobs
You’ve probably heard of Dribbble. But did you know that Dribbble also has a job board that posts remote graphic design jobs on a regular basis?
To discover remote graphic design jobs on the Dribbble job board, filter by location (choose “Anywhere”) and then select whether you want a full-time, part-time, or contract position.
7. Virtual Vocations
Sister/brother team and fellow freelancers Laura Spawn and Adam Stevenson founded the next site on our list, Virtual Vocations. While they do charge a small fee, I’ve found their offering is really robust and updated quite regularly which is very helpful when searching for those perfect remote graphic design jobs.
8. We Work Remotely
We Work Remotely posts new remote graphic design jobs on an almost-daily basis which makes it a great fit for this list. Fair warning, the site is a bit heavy on the UX design and product design. But if you’re flexible in your niche or happen to specialize in those areas already, it can be a great way to rack up a few extra remote graphic design jobs.
9. Remote OK
Last but not least on this list is Remote OK—a quality destination for finding remote jobs of all kinds, including remote graphic design jobs. Again, they lean a little heavy on the startup world (UX designers, product designers, etc). If you’re in to that, definitely give them a look.
One last thing before you start searching for remote graphic design jobs…
Before you run out and start searching some of these remote graphic design jobs boards, please remember: using freelance job sites is just one of many ways you can find new clients (there are 13 more ways in our ebook here).
Be sure not to put all your proverbial eggs in one basket, be that one website or one method (all the sites in this list). The smartest freelancers diversify their client streams.
Use this list as a starting point to find remote graphic design jobs and then work your way up from there. Wishing you the best of luck!