Your words aren’t the only thing your blog readers are looking at. The design of your site—the layout, the format, the style—has an enormous impact on the reading experience and how you come across to first-time visitors. Your blog’s visuals are the initial cue on whether or not a new visitor will like your posts, or even bother reading them, so hire one of the top blog designers to convince them.

How to get the best blog design

The traditional route for hiring a freelance designer works well enough, but there are also other avenues to explore. If you’re interested in getting a blog designed or redesigned, but you haven’t quite settled on your new look, you should consider a blog design contest.

Blog design contests are pretty easy. First, you write a brief that describes what kind of blog you want and what kind of personality you want to exhibit. Next, freelance blog designers from all over the world submit concepts based on your brief. Then, you select the finalists and give them feedback to hone their designs. Last, you simply choose your favorite.

If you’d like to see a few different ideas before commiting to one, a blog contest is the best choice for you.

Learn more about blog design contests –>

On the other hand, if you already know what you want your blog to look like, you can go straight to hiring a freelancer that suits your style.

The 10 best freelance blog designers to hire in 2020

  1. 1
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 161 )
    • Web page design
    • Landing page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • App design
    • Logo design
    • Other web or app design
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Email
    • Brochure
    • PowerPoint template
    • Signage
    • Infographic
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • T-shirt
    • Stationery
    • Product packaging
    • Menu
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
    • 3D
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Poster
    • Book cover
    • Flash banner
  2. 2
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 73 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Landing page design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Brochure
    • Social media page
    • Other design
    • PowerPoint template
    • App design
    • Icon or button
    • Flash banner
    • Facebook cover
    • Email
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 37 )
    • Web page design
    • Custom Wordpress Themes
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
    • App design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo design
    • Infographic
    • Email
  4. 4
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 178 )
    • Web page design
    • Landing page design
    • Other design
    • WordPress theme design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo design
    • App design
    • Banner ad
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Infographic
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Squarespace website
    • Signage
    • Other art or illustration
    • Brochure
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Email
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Button or icon
  5. 5
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 117 )
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • Button or icon
    • Other design
    • Other web or app design
    • Banner ad
    • Logo & business card
    • App design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Business card
    • WordPress theme design
    • Web page design
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • App
  6. 6
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 107 )
    • Web page design
    • Landing page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Banner ad
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Email
    • Social media page
    • Icon or button
    • Book cover
    • Facebook cover
    • Squarespace website
    • PowerPoint template
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Infographic
  7. 7
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 26 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Landing page design
    • Infographic
    • Other web or app design
    • Banner ad
    • App design
    • Logo design
    • Icon or button
  8. 8
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 62 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • App design
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 56 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other design
    • Landing page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Product label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Facebook cover
    • Email
    • Signage
    • Product packaging
    • Print or packaging design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other Graphic Design
    • App design
    • Logo design
    • Banner ad
  10. 10
    • Web page design
    • Other design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other web or app design
    • Social media page
    • Landing page design
    • Product packaging
    • App design
    • Book cover
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other art or illustration
    • Facebook cover
    • Brochure

How did we choose these as the top blog designers?

Blog design encompasses web design, graphic design and a working familiarity with blogs. In other words, not just any designer is a good blog designer. Here’s the criteria we used to narrow down the top freelance blog designers in our list above.

1. Design quality

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Whenever a new freelancer joins the 99designs community, we have an expert go through their portfolio and rate their abilities for conceptual thought, technical execution and how well they appy design principles in their work. These experts then assign the designer one of three levels:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

When browsing our designer database, you can easily see these levels displayed on each portfolio. This lets you know how experienced the designer is, whether they’re a seasoned expert or a new upstart with potential.

2. Blog design experience

We don’t just look at a designer’s overall skill. We also consider their skill in designing blogs specifically. How many blogs have they designed in the past? How well were their designs received? We hand-picked each freelancer in our list based on their experiences and successes exclusively in the field of blog design.

3. Professionalism

More than just someone with design skills, a good blog designer also communicates with you throughout the process, delivers on time and fosters a friendly business relationship. Going beyond their portfolio, we also looked into each designer’s past customer experiences to make sure their professionalism matches their design level.

Are you ready to hire an stunning freelance blog designer?

To create that immersive blog-reading experience for your visitors, you have to create the right atmosphere. Hire a blog designer that understands the mood and style you’re going for — and has the skill to deliver it. Take a look at our list above and see who stands out at you most.

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