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Graphic Designer Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

If you are a candidate seeking a role, you can view a list of our current job offers on our job board.


Example of a Graphic Designer


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen. 


  •  Develop visual concepts and design solutions that align with client objectives and brand identity.
  • Create visual elements such as logos, illustrations, infographics, and layouts for print and digital media.
  • Work closely with clients to understand their needs, preferences, and feedback on design projects.
  • Ensure all designs maintain consistency with brand guidelines and visual standards.
  • Utilize graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and others as needed.
  • Manage multiple design projects simultaneously, from concept to completion, ensuring deadlines and client expectations are met.
  • Revise designs based on client feedback and internal reviews to ensure high-quality deliverables.
  • Address design challenges creatively and propose innovative solutions.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends, techniques, and best practices in graphic design.


  • Proficiency in graphic design principles, including typography, color theory, layout composition, and visual hierarchy.
  • Expertise in graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Sketch, or other relevant tools.
  • Strong creative abilities to develop original design concepts and solutions.
  • Effective verbal and visual communication skills to present ideas and collaborate with clients and team members.
  • High level of attention to detail in design execution and quality assurance processes.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Analytical skills to identify design problems and propose effective solutions
  • Team-oriented with the ability to work collaboratively with other designers, marketers, and clients.
  • Demonstrated experience with a diverse portfolio showcasing a range of design projects and styles.
  • Awareness of current design trends, techniques, and best practices in graphic design.

Nice to Have:

  •  Experience with motion graphics and animation.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for web design projects.
  • Proficiency in digital illustration for custom graphics and icons.
  • Understanding of UX principles to enhance usability in design projects.
  • Familiarity with print production processes and requirements.
  • Ability to take and edit photographs for design projects.
  • Skills in video editing and post-production.
  • Knowledge of advanced typography techniques and font selection.
  • Understanding of marketing principles to create designs that align with marketing strategies.
  • Experience in creating graphics optimized for social media platforms.


  • Salary 
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office) 
  • Perks 


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager. 

If you are looking for roles that are more web specific, you can check the Creative Designer Job Description.

If you would like to check 2024 salaries for Designers or Graphic Designers, check our Design salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.

Writing a job spec is the first phase of the hiring process at any given company, we love to help companies do this in an effective way so we've put together a post where we explain our secrets for a well structured hiring process and how to make it more efficient.