In Los Angeles, a phrase for someone offering graphic design services is a ‘freelance graphic designer’.
The reason why people in Los Angeles, and possibly most other areas mention freelance is to avoid the confusion with an employee. Freelance graphic design is entrepreneurial work that can consist of both short or long term projects. Highly skilled designers can work on both print and digital work and the more experienced freelancers have great versatility and flexibility.
Graphic Design Experience Produces Efficiency & Quality
Those that are skilled in digital and print freelance projects can create branded integrated marketing campaigns across many types of media. These designers are masters in using the creative software products and adjunct services and partners. It takes many years of experience to gain the knowledge and depth in creativity and media across different channels to perform at this level.