The number of job postings for graphic designers and graphic artists on the freelance freelance website is down more than 50 per cent in the last month, according to the latest figures from the agency that employs them.
In the past two months, freelance graphic designers posted more than 2,500 job offers on the agency’s website, which it runs out of its Dublin headquarters.
A recent post by the agency, which employs designers and artists across Ireland, was particularly grim for those in the area of Dublin, where demand for designers and developers is particularly high.
It stated that its recruitment efforts had been reduced by nearly half over the past 12 months as a result of the economic crisis.
It also added that a significant number of the job postings it had posted in January were for designers, designers and programmers.
Last week, the agency reported that it had lost more than $1 million on the business.
Its chief executive, Michelle O’Brien, said the company’s staff had been laid off.
In a statement, she said that the agency had been “severely hit by the economic recession”, adding that it would be “unacceptable” for it to continue to make money.
It said the post was one of a number of examples of staff being let go due to the “disruption of the economy” and the need to re-hire more people.
Ms O’Donnell added that the number of openings had been falling since April and that she hoped the company would find a way to continue operating.
She added that her agency had made plans to cut back on the number and quality of vacancies.