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Cover Letter Example
[Number Street Name]
[City, ZIP Code]
[Date, Year] (May 25, 2020)
[Number Street Name]
[City, ZIP Code]
Dear Mr. Miller,
I am writing to apply for the position of Graphic Designer at [Company x] as advertised on [website.com] under section [Careers at]. Of all the companies in the field, [Company X] is certainly the one that interests me most, simply because it matches my own style and outlook. I also believe that I can make valuable contributions to your design team. Therefore, I want you to consider this application for the graphic designer position.
To shortly introduce myself, my name is [Name] and I recently saw your brand marketing campaign which I found original, catchy and made me laugh out loud. Perhaps not everyone got the joke but for me it was outstanding and, by all reports, extremely effective. I noticed that [Company X] has been engaged in more of these creative campaigns and initiatives over the past few years. As a motivated multimedia designer and creative art director, I am convinced that my technical expertise and creativity can contribute to future campaigns.
I am backed by a major degree in graphic design from the [University] of [City], and proficiencies in HTML/CSS and Adobe Creative Apps (Photoshop, Premiere Pro, InDesign, After Effects etc.). During my internship in the Design Department at [Company Y], I developed numerous marketing programs (logo’s, newsletters, advertisements, infographics, brochures and logos) that have improved client transactions by an average of 35%. Since then, I am dedicated to bringing brands to life through omnichannel marketing programs.
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my technical skill set and creativity could contribute to your future marketing campaigns. In the attachment, you can find my resume and references. If you have any questions concerning my application, you can reach me at [Phone number] and [E-mail address]. Thank you for your time and consideration.
How To Write a Cover Letter For Graphic Designers?
Writing Tips For Graphic Designers
- Keep your cover letter short, concise and to the point. A formal cover letter is usually no longer than one page in between 200 to 400 words. Divide the content into four paragraphs and use a standard font style and font size: ‘Calibri’, ‘Arial’, ‘Verdana’ or ‘Times New Roman’ with a point size of 10 to 12 will do.
- Write a unique cover letter for every job application. Although it’s time consuming, proper research certainly increases your chances of getting the job. Check the company’s website, read articles and blogs. If your research efforts are properly addressed in your cover letter, you will certainly grab the reader’s attention.
- Understand the most important soft- and hard skills for graphic designers. Soft skills are for example: creativity, time management, accuracy and attention to detail. Hard skills are for instance: information technology skills with design and photo-editing software experience (usually Adobe’s creative apps). Let the reader know which skills you possess related to the job requirements. Do not simply list them like in your resume but provide context. Give some examples or feedback reports to prove that you actually possess these skills.
- Avoid making any spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes. You’d be surprised at how many cover letters contain grammar and spelling errors. Use the Word spelling check, proofread your cover letter and let someone else review it.
- Put the cover letter in the body of the email so that the recruiter directly sees your text after opening your email. You can also grab the reader’s attention by matching your CV and cover letter with professional looking templates.