The best labels have one thing in common: they make their products stand out on shelves, even when they’re standing among crowds of competitors. Think of how many times you’ve tried a new food or brought home a cool craft beer because it had an interesting label. That’s a talented designer’s work in action.

You want your product to get snatched off store shelves. We want it to, too. So we put together this list of the top freelance label designers to hire in 2022.

The 10 best freelance label designers for hire in 2022

  1. 1
    • Product packaging
    • T-shirt
    • Product label
    • Cup or mug
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other design
    • Sticker
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Web page design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Signage
    • Other book or magazine
    • Merchandise
    • Book cover
    • Stationery
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & brand guide
  2. 2
    • Other design
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • Brand guide
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Social media page
    • Landing page design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other web or app design
    • Web page design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & business card
    • Stationery
    • Button or icon
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
    • Signage
    • Podcast
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Email
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • WordPress theme design
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other book or magazine
    • App design
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Infographic
    • Business card
  3. 3
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brand guide
    • Other design
    • Brochure
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
    • Poster
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo & business card
    • Signage
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • 3D
    • Web page design
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • Stationery
    • PowerPoint template
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Infographic
    • Email
    • Business card
  4. 4
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Other business or advertising
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Web page design
    • Other design
    • Infographic
    • Stationery
    • Social media page
    • Prezi design
    • Other web or app design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Icon or button
    • Brochure
    • Brand guide
    • Banner ad
  5. 5
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Product packaging
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Character or mascot
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other book or magazine
    • T-shirt
    • Banner ad
    • Brochure
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • Cup or mug
    • Social media page
    • Signage
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & product packaging
    • Infographic
    • Card or invitation
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
    • Book cover
  6. 6
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Banner ad
    • Business card
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other business or advertising
    • Infographic
    • Brochure
    • Brand guide
    • T-shirt
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & product packaging
    • Logo & business card
    • Facebook cover
    • Book cover
  7. 7
    • Product label
    • Logo design
    • Product packaging
    • Web page design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • WordPress theme design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Poster
    • Other business or advertising
    • App design
    • Icon or button
    • Flash banner
    • Cup or mug
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  8. 8
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Character or mascot
    • Web page design
    • Icon or button
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • Social media page
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • App design
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Brochure
    • Brand guide
    • 3D
  9. 9
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Logo design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Infographic
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
    • Sticker
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand guide
    • 3D
  10. 10
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other art or illustration
    • Character or mascot
    • Merchandise
    • Logo design
    • Card or invitation
    • Cup or mug
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Book cover
    • 3D
    • T-shirt
    • Other book or magazine
    • Tattoo
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Icon or button
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Sticker
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Signage
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack

How did we choose these as the top label designers?

We know label design is important because it builds brand loyalty for life. Here’s what we looked for when we chose our top 10 label designers:

1. Design quality

gin bottle label
label design by Wooden Horse

When a designer joins 99designs, an expert from our team evaluates their portfolio and considers the conceptual thought, technical execution and knowledge of design principles present in their work. They then assign the designer one of three levels:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

A designer’s level is displayed on their portfolio, so you can easily see if you’re working with someone with lots of experience and design chops or someone up-and-coming.

2. Label design experience

Somebody could be a great illustrator, but not necessarily a top notch label designer. A label’s gotta catch eyes’ attention and lead them to pick up the item bearing it. In addition to looking at overall quality, we specifically vetted each designer on this list to make sure they had experience with and specialized in label design.

3. Professionalism

There’s more to being a top quality freelance designer than having a strong portfolio. A top level label designer communicates with the client throughout the design process, delivers on time and is generally good to work with. So we took past customer experiences into account to make sure all of our recommended label designers are professionals in service as well as design.

Are you ready to hire a fantastic label designer?

If you’ve got a product, it needs a label that’ll stand out on shelves. Don’t let your work disappear behind a boring label. If you don’t think any of our picks can do your product justice, search 99designs for one who can.

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