Freelance print designers typically have a background in graphic design. They will likely need a degree in journalism, graphic design, or art. Freelance print designers should consider taking classes on printing techniques, the principles of design, typography, writing, marketing, and business. Print designers should be familiar with computer software like Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Procreate. Even though they design for print publication, they will typically use computer programs to execute their work. Once freelance print designers have some training under their belt, they will need to take on internships and part-time or full-time work to get more experience and build their portfolio. To get freelance clients, create a Contra profile and display work experience and services all in once place. Then apply to freelance opportunitieis through Contra.