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Our Top 15 Platforms to Hire Adobe Illustrator Experts

Based on facts publicly available as of 01.01.2024

1. Toptal

Toptal is one of the leading freelance platforms, offering on-demand, high-caliber talent. The company has a rigorous screening process in which less than 3% of applicants make it through. They look for freelancers with hard-to-find skill sets, making it easy for you to find the best Adobe Illustrator experts without having to sift through endless profiles.

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2. Guru

With offices in the U.S. and India, Guru strives to be a worldwide freelance network, connecting employers to the best talent for their projects. Illustrators and designers can list their starting rates and skills directly on the site.

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3. Upwork

Upwork is a freelance platform that gives you many options to find freelance Adobe Illustrator experts, from posting a job or buying pre-created projects to having them conduct a search for you. They do not charge you until you hire, making it a low-risk option that is trusted by companies like Microsoft and Amway.

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4. LinkedIn

One of the most well-known career applications, LinkedIn contains the profiles of the world's top designers. To see experts in Adobe Illustrator, hiring managers simply need to sign up under Talent Solutions and then browse available candidates.

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5. Working Not Working

Used by companies like Apple and Google, Working Not Working focuses on the availability of their top freelancers. When you look for designers, you can easily see who is currently working and who is available to work.

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6. Fiverr

Fiverr is a freelance marketplace that sources talent from all over the world. The company offers different tiers of service to choose from, including the basic level, Fiverr Business, and Fiverr Pro. Their creative freelancers can be hired for many different types of design, including experts in Adobe Illustrator.

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7. Dribbble

Dribbble is a design-only platform that lets you break down your design needs into various categories, including illustrations. Companies can search through its directory of design portfolios or post a freelance project to their board.

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8. Hired

Instead of applications or cover letters, Hired relies on its screening process and platform to market the top specialists in their field directly to you. You can then request an interview from your preferred candidates and decide if the person will be the right fit for what you need. When signing up to hire an Adobe Illustrator expert, you can list your desired skills and qualifications under the design role.

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9. Behance

Behance operates like a social media platform, displaying designers' portfolios in a feed and showing their statistics on their profiles. Users can filter the profiles by skill, applying Adobe Photoshop skills as a requirement.

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10. Penji

Penji is a unique subscription service that uses A.I. to assign its creatives to your design projects. They guarantee a quick turnaround time of 24-48 hours for "just about any print or digital graphic you can imagine."

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11. Artisan

Artisan is a creative staffing agency that assigns you an account manager to help recruit talent for your company. The manager will help to select workers for any creative, digital, or marketing needs.

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12. DesignHill

Design Hill has a variety of services available, from posting a freelance job to holding a design contest and reviewing submissions from multiple experts. Their illustration and graphics services boast clients such as Microsoft and Ticketmaster.

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13. We Work Remotely

We Work Remotely "is the largest remote work community in the world." It has a flat rate of $299 to post a job and includes both freelancers and full-time workers. Their design talent ranges from creative directors to illustrators.

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14. Authentic Jobs

Authentic Jobs is a job board for all things creative. You can post a job and list your desired qualifications under their standard or featured options. Their tagline is "trusted by companies big and small around the globe" for good reason: Their clients include EA, Twitter, and Facebook.

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FlexJobs lists a variety of remote and freelance work, all of which are hand-screened by their staff. Of their workers, 81% are mid-level or higher. They place an emphasis on underutilized populations and make it easy to find an Adobe Illustrator expert.

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