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Top services offered by graphic design agencies

Logo design

Logo design

Design a new logo or refresh your existing logo to represent your mission, values and brand personality. 

FROM $49

Business cards

Business cards

Create professional business cards that will leave a good impression in whoever’s hand it lands in. 



Create hand drawn or digital illustrations for your marketing campaigns or for branding purposes. 

FROM $200



Create clever and engaging animations for videos, tutorials and other marketing materials. 

FROM $900

Digital art

Digital art

Create digital photography, painting and other digital art to use in your marketing and branding collateral. 

FROM $50

Brochure design

Brochure design

Create brochures and catalogues to showcase your product range in both print and digital formats. 

Presentation design

Presentation design

Get creative with your presentations to showcase your brand identity or jazz up your slides. 

FROM $120

Print design

Print design

Create print designs for paper, fabric and other materials to bring your brand identity to life. 

FROM $150

Average hourly rate for Graphic Designers in Australia

min rate $55 - $160 max rate

  • Cyclone Communications Pty. Ltd.
    Cyclone Communications Pty. Ltd.

    ABN: 17007390212

    Graphic Design


    We’re a Creative Agency that believes in the power of community. Our approach to every creative challenges is underpinned by the belief that the community at the heart of your brand, has an incredibly powerful voice to drive meaningful change. We believe brands who see the world through this community lens are able to foster a greater sense of belonging, connection, trust and loyalty among the people they serve. It’s this unique belief and community point of view that helps the brands we work with inspire, enrich and empower their customers through creativity & content. We're incredibly proud of our team and to be collaborating with some of Australia's most iconic brands. This winning formula has helped us be named one of Australia's top 30 "Mover & Shaker" agencies for two years in a row by Campaign Brief. 2019 2020

  • Signology

    ABN: 99 160 990 572

    Graphic Design


    Located in Victoria, Signology is one of the most reputed and renowned signage companies offering comprehensive signage solutions to all the businesses Melbourne wide. Ranging from window frosting, car signage, digital signage, car wraps and vehicle wraps to shop signs; we are the one stop shop for all the sign needs.From initial consultation, design, and manufacturing to the installation of the custom signs, our expert sign writers are able to provide you with the expert signage solutions.

  • Eye Candy Design Australia
    Eye Candy Design Australia

    ABN: 57 124 581 693

    Graphic Design


    Eye Candy Design is all about the success of your brand. We provide unique creative solutions to a broad range of clientele, from small non-profit organizations to some of Australia's & the globe's largest multi-nationals, including CUB, Siemens, Disney, Sony, Monster Energy, Coles, Air Vanuatu & Origin Energy as well as T2 companies metro Melbourne. Our creative design solutions deliver results. At Eye Candy Design, we identify and develop the optimal tone for your brand to communicate. We do this through our unique market positioning audit, developing creative and compelling visuals to bring your brand to life, giving it a strong, clear voice. With our in-depth knowledge in developing creative and driving strategy, we have helped build some of Australia’s most well known brands. Whether it’s brand identity, packaging, point of sale, promotions or web design that you require, we can help.

  • ADG - Aslan Design & Graphics
    ADG - Aslan Design & Graphics

    ABN: 73000904825

    Graphic Design


    ADG - we are an advertising and hosting company. We create amazing print and online solutions for small and medium business. We are small and approachable and love to work with you to make your business shine. In each and every project, we seek to bring a sense of simplicity, clarity and relevance to produce thoughtful, Design for print is our still something we are passionate about. form digital printing to letterpress, we promise quality options and affordable prices. We offer website design and development for e-commerce, mobile and small business websites that are functional, enjoyable to use and SEO friendly. Successful businesses need consistent and unique brand identity. These are a few things we offer:Strategy, Idea generation and brainstorming; Logo design; Branding / rebranding; Business stationery; Packaging solutions and supplies; Brand style guides; Advertising; Web development and Design, Video, Animation, illustration

  • Digital Squad
    Digital Squad

    ABN: 92733173461

    Graphic Design


    We breathe and live SEO. Digital Squad is an innovative, result driven digital marketing agency specialising in effective, organic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). With over 9,500 hours (and counting) of SEO research and testing, we’re the best minds in the industry. Digital Squad is 100% ethical white hat SEO specialists who’ve ranked hundreds of businesses on first page throughout Australia

  • Perth Digital Edge
    Perth Digital Edge

    ABN: 43915752981

    Graphic Design


    As a Perth based Digital Marketing Agency, Perth Digital Edge as a company remains committed to a high level of service, ethical white hat practices, transparent reporting, and industry-leading Australian search engine optimisation (SEO) strategies. At Perth Digital Edge we are specialists who love to generate SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) & SEM (Search Engine Marketing) conversions, leads so we can create online success for our clients. Our primary market is to work with companies and people who are excited about the possibility of digital marketing and tern there website into a marketing machine so that it can become measurable return on investment (ROI) instead of stagnant cost. We have a wide range of digital marketing experience from some of Australia’s biggest commercial and corporate clients through to small and medium enterprises, trades and special projects.

  • theAD Pty Ltd
    theAD Pty Ltd

    ABN: 55637265984

    Graphic Design


    With a combined marketing experience over 40 years, theAD is a no-nonsense advertising agency focused on delivering results. We focus on the customer: we build connections, stand in their shoes, and built long-term relationships with our partners. We Are Experts in: - WOW Websites - Mobile Apps - Complex Web Development - Digital Advertising Campaigns Having already worked with global industry leaders to small to medium enterprises, theAD portfolio is only slated to grow. We get to know our clients well, building connections and long-term relationships. theAD will do all necessary steps to deliver results.

  • Maker Street
    Maker Street

    ABN: 60629671889

    Graphic Design

    Fortitude Valley

    Maker Street is a brand and advertising agency born to bring clarity to a myriad of business problems for some of Australia’s most ambitious leaders. Through creativity and design thinking, we provide the tools required to unlock insight, create meaningful connections and powerfully drive brave brands to something greater. We work with clients in all industries in projects both big and small across Branding, Brand Development, Advertising and Strategic Planning. We help our clients identify and develop strategies that help them get noticed and grow their business across every channel and medium, whether it’s an outdoor campaign, radio or tv, online/offline or through the media. It’s our job to help you grow your business. Our core team of strategists, designers, writers and gurus are more than capable of connecting you with your audience, and if you’re not entirely sure who exactly your audience is, we can help define that with you too

  • Zigzag Advertising
    Zigzag Advertising

    ABN: 15066106741

    Graphic Design

    Upper Mount Gravatt

    ZigZag is a fully-accredited design and advertising agency that opened its doors in 1999. With a close-knit team of qualified professionals, our strengths lie in our full-service capabilities. We thrive on working together with you to grow your business through the creation of effective communications that deliver results. Not only can we conceptualise a new campaign or strategy, we then have the ability to see it through to execution and distribution to the marketplace. Being one of the few smaller fully-accredited agencies in Brisbane, we can then book and place your media in-house, meaning you only need one point-of-contact for all of your media requirements. We pride ourselves on the values of creativity, professionalism, under-promise and over-deliver, collaboration, dedication and will to succeed.

Graphic Designers

Visual communication is so powerful. Having a strong and consistent visual identity is important for businesses of all shapes and sizes, and investing in your visual communication can be a way to elevate your brand and business growth.

Perhaps you’re not satisfied with your current brand image. Or, you might feel like you could improve in certain areas to reflect the essence of your business. Maybe you’ve never even considered creating a true brand identity for your business. Well, you’re in the right place. 

If you’re a small business looking to ramp up the visuals for your business, you should consider hiring a graphic designer or outsourcing to a graphic design agency.

And how do I go about doing that? We’ve put together everything you need to know to hire a graphic designer for your business. 

Before we go straight into how to choose a graphic designer to work with, let’s cover some other important stuff.

What exactly is graphic design?

Graphic design is the art and skill of creating visual content to communicate messages to a specific audience. Graphic combines art, purpose and strategy, using carefully selected visual components such as form, typography, imagery and colour to fulfill an objective goal or problem solve. The goal of graphic design is to strike a balance between aesthetic and logic. 

What do graphic designers do? 

Graphic design is just the tip of a very big iceberg. Within the world of graphic design, the term ‘designer’ is wide and designers can specialise in various things such as logo design, digital and web design, brand design, and more. 

Most designers will have the general skills to work in several design areas, but if you’re looking to create amazing packaging it makes sense to find an expert packaging designer who really knows their stuff. 

Knowing the different types of graphic designers can set you off on the right foot when it comes to finding a designer for your project. Here are some of the most common types of graphic designers:

  • Logo Designers 
  • Motion Designers 
  • Web Designers 
  • Packaging Designers
  • 3D Graphic Designers
  • UX Designers 
  • Brand Identity Designers 
  • Layout and Print Designers 
  • Creative/Art Director

What is a graphic design agency?

A graphic design agency is a team of graphic designers that collaborate with businesses to produce visual design for branding, print, online, advertising, packaging, merchandise, etc. A graphic design agency can also create a brand identity for your business, design a style guide and roll-out strategies to help you achieve your business goals.

Why use a graphic designer? 

There are many reasons why you should use a graphic designer for your business. Here are just some of the benefits:

  • Strengthen your brand identity
  • Establish professionalism and consistency
  • Save time 
  • Save money
  • Attract and keep customers engaged 
  • Have confidence knowing things have been done properly 
  • Gain new perspectives and bring your ideas to life 
  • Get better results

What’s the difference between a graphic design agency and a creative agency?

A graphic design agency provides a subset of services offered by a creative agency. A graphic design agency focuses mainly on visual designs such as logo, visual branding, marketing and advertising designs, while a creative agency will work on creative strategies, graphic design, digital design and creative advertising and marketing campaigns.

There are many many options when it comes to finding a graphic designer to work with. Along with graphic design agencies and creative agencies, there’s also in-house designers and freelance or contracted designers. 

In-house vs freelance designers: Which is better?

There’s no right answer when it comes to hiring an in-house or freelance designer. What’s right for your business depends on different factors. Here are a few things to take into account:

Pros of using an in-house designer 

  • Works just for your business which is beneficial for the quality and quantity of work
  • Really gets to know the business which can be integral for big design projects
  • Increased availability makes room for more collaboration

Cons of using an in-house designer 

  • Increased cost of paying salary even when the workload is low, especially for startups
  • Need to ensure consistent work to keep the role interesting 
  • Need to ensure they have generalist skillset to cover all your needs

Pros of using a freelance designer 

  • Cost-efficient as payment is on a project-to-project basis
  • You can hire specialist designers according to each project
  • More flexible and less commitment with all that comes with enrolling a permanent team member 

Cons of using a freelance designer 

  • It can be time-consuming trying to find the right freelancer
  • Works with a range of businesses and brand so you’ll need to ensure they’re briefed well
  • They can’t always commit to last minute tasks for a project or attend team meetings

How much do graphic designers charge?

The cost for graphic design services varies and depends on the complexity of a project, deadlines, project duration and the level of design expertise required.

Graphic designers may give you an estimate for a fixed price (an all-inclusive price for a project) or an hourly rate and the number of hours they expect it will take to complete. 

How much does product packaging design cost?

Product packaging costs usually range from $500 to $2,000. This price can vary considerably depeding on the size, materials and quantity of the packaging. An agency will be able to give you a more accurate quote once you provide them with these details.

How do I find and hire a graphic design agency?

With so many design agencies and freelancers out there, how do you make up your mind when it comes to choosing the best people for your project? Here are some things that (we hope) will help you.

1. Define your project goals

You might be quite happy with handing the reins over to a graphic designer, and that’s totally fine. However, the first thing you need to do is create a basic outline of the project and define your needs and end goals. Being able to communicate the project and having a basic idea of the design services you’ll require creates a sturdier ground to work on with your chosen agency.

2. Set your budget and deadlines 

In the early initial stages of planning a project, it’s important to start thinking about costs and how much budget you should set aside. If this is your first time looking for graphic design services, check out some of the questions in the Q&A section below to get an idea of figures. When it comes to hiring a graphic designer, price definitely shouldn’t be the determining factor. This is an investment in the future of your business, and it’s quite often a case of you get what you pay for.

3. Evaluate design portfolios and client testimonials 

When you’ve found a few graphic designers whose work you like the look, it’s crucial to evaluate their portfolio. A portfolio is the showreel of a designer’s work, giving you insight into their aesthetic, what they’re really great at and any areas they may not be as strong in. Pay attention to the companies they’ve worked with, projects they’ve worked on and relevant samples such as logos. 

4. Ask the right questions 

When you’ve narrowed your choices down, the final thing to do is ask the right questions. You want to be sure that whoever you hire is on the same page, and that you’re both a good fit for working with each other. This list isn’t exhaustive, but more of a guide to steer your conversation in the right way:

  • Can you talk me through your portfolio?
  • Can you tell me about your design process?
  • How do you prefer to collaborate with clients and other members of the team?
  • What has been your most interesting/challenging project to work on?
  • What are some of your favourite brands and why?
  • What is your preferred style of working?
  • How do you deal with roadblocks and conflict?

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