At YunoJuno we make sure you hire the right freelance creative director for your project

It can be hard to find the right creative director for your project, and you don't want to waste time and money on someone who isn’t a good fit. Hiring the wrong creative director can be a costly mistake; they may not have the skills or experience you need, or they may not be able to meet your deadlines – costing you even further. YunoJuno’s freelance marketplace enables you to quickly assess potential profiles and read reviews of freelance creative directors past projects from hiring managers at businesses just like yours – and everyone knows there’s nothing better than hiring by word of mouth.

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Why work with a creative director?

By hiring a freelance creative director, you not only take advantage of their expertise, but you also benefit from their rich history of previous clients and industries. They’ll be able to bring a creative flair and outside perspective, which you may not have considered.

And working with freelancers means your business benefits from the flexibility they typically bring to projects as well as their ability to meet tight deadlines.

How to hire a creative director on YunoJuno

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Create your project brief

Specify your project brief with a few clicks and get matched instantly.
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Find the best freelancer

Select from a pool of 70,000+ vetted freelancers, available remote or on-site.
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Manage contracts and payments

Easily manage all payments, contracts and communication through YunoJuno.
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What does a creative director do?

Creative directors act as the lead on creative projects, working with designers, marketers and clients to deliver the strategic vision. They’re typically super-organised, great at planning and are happy to offer guidance for all things creative. If you’re unsure your project needs a creative director, or you’d like to recognise more of their skills, the types of requests many of our networks get includes:

Creates a creative environment for the whole team.
Develops ideas for advertising or promotional campaigns.
Collaborate with clients to develop key messaging and branding.
Oversee multiple projects from the start, keep to deadlines, and sign off on projects before they’re presented.
Storyboarding and translating ideas for the creative team.
Customise design launch plans.
Working closely with clients to keep them up to date on project progression.
Develop design concepts.

How much does it cost to hire a Creative Director?

Our contracted rates for creative directors in 2019 ranged between £245 and £550, with the average day rate being £350.

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YunoJuno offers WONGDOODY access to a lot of great freelancers, supporting us with an account manager and talent manager.



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YunoJuno offers WONGDOODY access to a lot of great freelancers, supporting us with an account manager and talent manager.



Emma Dawson, Lead Talent Acquisition, EMEA

YunoJuno has reduced the time and admin spent on completing IR35 compliance for all of our freelancers. It's revolutionised how quickly we can hire someone, in a fully compliant way.

Emma Hughes, Senior Creative Producer

YunoJuno is a great platform for finding the best freelancers and really happy with the support of the team there. Super easy to use and it takes care of all our freelancing requirements. All-in-all, it's been a great solution for me and for our Creative Studio at OVO Energy. Happy to recommend YunoJuno to all of my contacts.

Natasha Montgomery, Creative Resource Manager

It's helpful to have the contracts/ briefs and bookings all in one place.The team from YJ are really helpful and make the process smooth.

Tessa Schimetat, Senior Production Manager

The recruitment portal on YunoJuno is really clear and easy to use. It's super helpful to have the list of candidates and all our invoices in one place and to be paid on time. The team is helpful, knowledgeable and on hand to help with any questions we have. Would be great if more of our clients used YunoJuno to manage their freelancers.

Daniel Levy

YunoJuno IR35 process is a seamless experience and takes a lot of the stress away. YunoJuno really helps from an agility and productivity perspective, quickly answering the business needs and helping to create a much more diverse and output focused team. The quick payment of freelancers at YJ is a game changer. We've managed to reduce time to hire from a week to a couple of hours.

Senior Project Manager

I really enjoy working with YunoJuno. The platform is user friendly, intuitive and the Account Management team has been responsive and on hand to help throughout the entire process.Working with YunoJuno, I have been able to onboard, hire and manage my freelancers seamlessly and with speed.

EMEA Marketing Director, Creator, Emerging, Social

I have to say a huge thanks to your team — YunoJuno has saved us on many occasions now.

Christine Richter, Creative Operations Manager

We haven’t used a recruiter in ages, working closely with the YunoJuno Talent team we moved to sourcing 100% via the YJ Marketplace.

Marie Brittain, Resource Manager

YunoJuno have been brilliant in identifying remote working freelancers who always deliver. From first introductions and telephone calls, to brief discussions and final delivery, the key has been good, clear and honest communication.

Nick Astor, Content Strategy & Execution Lead

Frequently asked questions

What does a freelance creative director do?

A freelance creative director is responsible for overseeing the creation of visual communications and marketing materials. They work with clients to understand their needs and objectives, and then develop concepts that meet those goals. 

In addition to generating original ideas, they also provide guidance and feedback to freelance graphic designers who are executing the project. Because they are often involved in multiple projects at once, they must be able to juggle competing deadlines and demands. But the most successful freelance creative directors are those who have a passion for their work and an innate sense of what looks good. 

With these qualities, they are able to create truly stunning visuals that capture the attention of their audience and leave a lasting impression.

What are the benefits of working with a freelance creative director?

The role of a freelance creative director is to lead and oversee the creative vision for a project or campaign, working with a team of creatives to ensure that the end result meets the client's expectations. There are many benefits to working with a freelance creative director, including the ability to tap into a wealth of experience and creativity, along with advice from someone who’s “been there, done that” before.

In addition, freelancers are often able to offer competitive rates, making them an attractive option for businesses on a tight budget. If you're looking for someone to help guide your next big project, consider working with a freelance creative director.

What skills does a freelance creative director have?

A professional freelance creative director can bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to your next project. 

As the head of a creative team, they will be responsible for managing the overall vision and direction of the project. This includes developing concepts, overseeing the production process, and ensuring that the final product meets the client's objectives. 

Further to their creative expertise, a freelance creative director also has experience in business and project management. This means that they can help to ensure that your project stays on track and is delivered on time and within budget.

What are some key questions to ask your next potential freelance creative director?

If you're considering hiring a freelance creative director, there are a few key questions you should ask before making your decision. 

First, ask for examples of previous work. A good creative director will be able to provide a portfolio of past projects that showcases their range and style. Next, inquire about their process for developing creative concepts. A skilled creative director will be able to walk you through their process from start to finish, so you can get an idea of how they work. 

Finally, ask about their availability. They should be able to give you a realistic timeline for completing your project, so you can make sure that their schedule aligns with your needs.

How much does a freelance creative director charge?

When it comes to freelance creative directors, there isn’t a clear-cut answer to the question of how much they charge. 

Several factors, including the director's experience, the scope of the project, and the client's budget, can all affect the final fee.

For more information about creative director rates, we create an annual rates report that you can download for free here. Of course, the actual fee may be higher or lower depending on the specific circumstances. But in most cases, these rates are a good starting point for negotiations.

Best creative directors are in high demand

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