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Hiring a graphic designer, whether for a full-time job or a one-time project, is an exercise in trust. You need to trust that this person will be able to understand your organization's needs and translate them into effective visual products.
One way to do this is to place an ad and spend a lot of time reviewing portfolios and explaining your business to candidates. Unless you're a design expert yourself, though, it may be difficult to evaluate what you see and assess the candidate's real skill levels.