Can any other graphic designers relate to this?
I saw a job post a while back for a graphic designer.
The job spec went something like this:
Adobe Creative Suite (etc) plus PowerPoint … “
✅ Expected and essential for a graphic design role.
Then it went on…
“Experience in Adobe After Effects essential, and a knowledge of Premiere.”
✅ Can be expected for some roles
It went on again…
“Knowledge in creating prototypes, wireframes, and user flows “
🤷♀️ Eh, is this graphic design?
PLUS the next requirement was for certain programming skills and social media experience too 🤦♀️ I might have seen copywriting too 😐.
I glanced back at the original heading and thought how a more appropriate title could be “Graphic / UX designer with Programming and Social Media Skills”.
I understand though, they were a small business hoping to get the most from their new recruit. For jobs like this freelancers are a very viable option. There are many reasons that this could work with great benefits to businesses who use freelancers.
🌟Hire the talent you need when needed and less likely to lose that talent to another company if not working full time
🌟A freelancer is a specialist in that area
🌟Only pay for the time you need with flexible contracts
And the list goes on and on.