When it comes to design, print is, hands down, the most popular medium. Just think of how many things you can design for print; from marketing brochures to flyers, book covers to posters, advertising inserts to informational pamphlets…the sky is the limit.

But designing for print is a tricky beast. You need to understand how your design is going to print, how colors are going to translate from the screen to the page, how to layout the design so it prints correctly…there’s a lot to consider. And that’s why you need a professional.

Working with a top designer can make all the difference when developing designs for print. Here are our picks for the best freelance print designers for hire right now:

The 10 best freelance print designers to hire in 2021

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

How did we choose these as the top print designers?

We know it’s crucial to nail your print design from the get-go (who wants to waste a bunch of time, energy and cash printing something that’s not going to work?!). And the key to nailing that design is finding the right designer—which is why we take our job of helping you find that designer very seriously. Here are the components we looked at when choosing designers for this list:

1. Design quality

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When a new designer joins the 99designs platform, one of the experts from our team goes through their portfolio and evaluates the conceptual thought, technical execution and knowledge of design principles evident in their work. Once they’ve completed their evaluation, they then assign the designer one of three levels:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

These levels are displayed right on every designer’s portfolio, so you can easily see if you’re working with someone with lots of experience or someone that’s an up-and-coming talent.

2. Print design experience

Running a marathon and competing in a 400m dash both require a ton of training, skill, and experience, but most runners specialize in one or the other—not both. It’s the same thing with design; a designer who’s great at creating logos isn’t necessarily going to be the right designer to bring your print ideas to life. So, in addition to looking at overall quality, we specifically vetted each designer on this list to make sure they had specialized experience with print design.

3. Professionalism

Of course you want someone with design skills, but you also want someone who’s a professional—and that means a print designer who communicates with you throughout the process, hits deadlines, and is all-around good to work with. We took past customer experiences into account to make sure every print designer on this list isn’t just a great designer, but a true professional.

Are you ready to hire an incredible freelance print designer?

There’s so much collateral you need for your business—and if you want those materials to be something you’re proud of, you need to work with a top-notch print designer.

Want more print designer choices?
Didn’t see your ideal print designer on this list? No worries—we’ve got plenty more where that came from.