November 3, 2011 | British Columbia
In the modern business landscape, a strong web presence is a necessity. As a result, there is a constant demand for talented graphic designers with creative vision. Designers who are looking to broaden their horizons are in luck, as a popular online company specializing in design jobs has recently announced the creation of a web portal specifically for Canadian professionals.
Co-founded in Vancouver, 99Designs is a freelance job-market service that allows designers to post profiles and portfolios that will help them woo potential clients. The service, which was founded in 2008, is the largest market for graphic designers – boasting a roster of more than 120,000 designers from 192 countries and claiming responsibility for roughly $1.2 million in monthly freelance earnings, according to the Vancouver Sun.
Co-founder and Vancouver native Matt Mickiewicz claims that 99Designs could be a great way to break into this competitive industry.
"If you have the talent and the reputation it definitely can be done," Mickiewicz told the Sun.
In order to build that talent, prospective designers may want to enroll in instructional courses at CDI College. A solid educational base can help these creative professionals develop their talents and make them a more attractive candidate for design job openings.