Visual Artist

20 Best Visual Artist

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Igor Halicki


Graphic Designer (SoMe | Typography | Infographic)

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Scott Zelazny

Shelby Twp, United States

Digital Illustration, Graphic Design & Retouching✨

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Kaustubh Tambulkar


Crafting brand identities with creative precision.

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Nick Ongeso

Nairobi, Kenya

Social Media & Graphic Design Specialist 🚀

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Chino Nacino


Vector Art and Design Services

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Kenley Mitchell

Richmond, United States

Designer and Illustrator

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Stephen Omeje


Pro Brand & Visual Identity designer

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Sasa Dragicevic

Novi Sad, Serbia

Making Visual Identities that resonate with Brand.

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Adrian Paul Paralisan

Cebu City, Philippines

Dynamic Digital Illustrator

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Heer Mandalia

New York, United States

Transforming ideas into memorable brands

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Renata Campos


Creative Graphic Designer & Illustrator 🎨

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Adriana Sotomayor


Detail-oriented Visual Identity Designer

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Frozeno ❄️

Sydney NSW, Australia

Visual Designs with Deep Meaning

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Jacenia Schottborgh

Orlando, United States

Experienced Visual Designer

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Reilley Lyman

Minnesota, United States

Multidisciplinary Graphic Designer

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Maxime Bourgeois

Montreal, Canada

Versatile Visual Designer & Art Director 🖌

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George Ronku


Visual storyteller, problem solver, team player 📸✨

Common projects for Visual Artists

Creating unique illustrations for books, magazines or websites.

Designing logos and branding materials for businesses.

Developing artwork for advertising campaigns.

Creating visual content for social media platforms.

Designing album covers or promotional materials for musicians.

Producing artwork for product packaging.

Tips for working with and hiring Visual Artists

Have a clear vision

Before hiring a freelance visual artist, it's important to have a clear idea of what you want. Sketch out your ideas or create a mood board to help convey your vision to the artist.

Review their portfolio

Always take time to review the artist's portfolio. It will give you an idea of their style, skill level, and whether they'll be a good fit for your project.

Communication is key

Good communication is crucial for the success of any project. Regularly check in with the artist, provide clear feedback and make sure all communication is done through Contra to ensure transparency.

Understand their skillset

Make sure the freelance visual artist has the necessary skills and tools to complete your project. This may include proficiency in software like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, or specific artistic techniques.

How to hire Visual Artists

Define your needs

Before starting the hiring process, have a clear understanding of what you need. This includes the style of artwork, the medium, and any specific requirements for the project.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right artists. Include information about your project, the required skills, and the project timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications you receive and shortlist artists based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Look at their past projects and reviews on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted artists. Ask questions about their experience, artistic style, and how they handle feedback.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right artist, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Visual Artists

1. Can you describe your artistic style and how you approach a new project?

2. Can you provide examples of similar projects you've worked on in the past?

3. How do you incorporate feedback into your work?

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Frequently asked

A freelance visual artist is a professional who creates artwork for various mediums such as print, digital, advertising and more. They can work in many styles and mediums, and are often hired for their unique creative vision.

A freelance visual artist is a professional who creates artwork for various mediums such as print, digital, advertising and more. They can work in many styles and mediums, and are often hired for their unique creative vision.

Hiring a freelance visual artist on Contra allows you to work directly with top creative talent. Contra's platform makes it easy to manage contracts, payments, and communication all in one place.

Freelance visual artists work on a wide range of projects including illustrations, logos, branding materials, advertising campaigns, social media content, album covers, and product packaging.

Freelance visual artists often use tools like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Procreate, and traditional art supplies like pencils, paint, and brushes.

You can post a job detailing your project requirements on Contra. Freelance visual artists who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of visual artists and invite those you are interested in to apply.

The cost of hiring a freelance visual artist on Contra typically ranges from $80 to $100 per hour, depending on the complexity of the project and the artist's experience.

Freelance visual artists are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra.

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