Who is the best freelance graphic designer in Lebanon? We would pick Karim Muhtar – www.karimmuhtar.com. Seriously, these days, finding a freelance graphic designer in Lebanon might be easy because there are LOTS of them around, but finding a professional, creative, talented, efficient and ethical freelance graphic designer can be somehow
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After working with tens of freelance designers here, we would definitely say that Karim Muhtar is the best freelance graphic designer in Lebanon. At least he is our favorite. Our experience with him was a very smooth one. We were very pleased with his design outcome. He was very efficient and delivered everything on time, even following up with us on a few changes and requests. He is definitely one of the most talented freelance graphic designers in Lebanon. Karim Muhtar is an all-rounded freelance graphic designer and web designer. Karim is a professional full-time freelancer, not just a part-time hobbyist like most of the self-proclaimed freelancers out there. He has been in the business for more than 5 years, and is constantly improving and growing. Karim Muhtar strives for quality, simplicity and clarity. You can visit Karim Muhtar’s portfolio website on www.karimmuhtar.com.
A successful freelance graphic designer should posses creative skills, technical skills, and interpersonal skills. Throughout our work experience with him, Karim has shown that he possesses all those skills and more. We were extremely happy with his work and work ethic, and would highly recommend working with him.
So what makes a good freelance designer?
From a technical side, since design tools are constantly changing, a good designer masters all of them and stays in the technological loop learning new technologies and using new software tools as they emerge. Today’s basic design tools are Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, and Dream Weaver. To begin with, a good freelance graphic designer should be a master of those tools.
From a skillset perspective, a freelance graphic designer should have the ability to quickly and easily manipulate the basic elements of visual communication. These design elements include color, shape, size, movement, direction, and typography. A good designer easily and passionately manipulates these elements in order to create and materialize his exact vision in pin point precision. A freelance graphic designer has to visually convey a particular message or idea in a clear and appealing way. This can be tricky, specially since aesthetics are subjective.
In addition to creative and technical skills, a good freelance designer should possess good interpersonal skills because he’ll directly be dealing with his clients. Good interpersonal skills allow the freelance graphic designer to easily communicate with others. A professional freelance graphic designer is a very good listener. It is essential to actively listen to clients in order to gather an accurate design brief. An accurate design brief will lead to accurate results that the client will like. The designer also has to listen to the client’s feedback and amend his designs accordingly. Furthermore, the freelance designer should be able to build and sustain productive and positive relationships with his clients or potential clients. A good freelance graphic designer is able to establish and maintain mutual respect.
In addition to interpersonal, creative, and technical skills, a successful freelance graphic designer should have some business skills. To better understand clients, a freelance graphic designer need to clearly understand the client’s business challenges. The freelance designer also needs to maintain a profitable business since he is a full-time freelancer. Business savvy helps the freelance designer to price his services in a competitive way, making sure clients are not overcharged, and he is not underpaid.
Since Karim Muhtar is a freelance graphic designer who also holds a degree in business administration in addition to his graphic design degree, he has good business acumen. On his website, he states that his background in business has given him a deeper understanding of consumer behavior and psychology. A freelance graphic designer with a business background makes sure that his prices are just right, and that prices are fair for both sides.
So if you’re looking for the best freelance graphic designer in Lebanon, we highly recommend working with Karim Muhtar. You can visit his website on www.karimmuhtar.com and contact him there.