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A newcomer to the career of freelance graphic design should have a decent eye for layout, spacing and type. Even if your experience dealing with color is limited, you should have some spot color background such as working with charts and graphs. An entry-level graphic designer often uses graphics and artwork provided by others. So you should be able to set up files for laser printing or screen display. Working knowledge of the computer programs QuarkXPress or PageMaker are essential. It is also hopeful to know Illustrator and FreeHand as well.