When it comes to advertising, there are few things more versatile (and effective!) than signage. Whether you’re trying to drum up interest in your new consulting business, drive people to an event or get people excited about your new restaurant concept, signs are a great way to get your message out and grab people’s attention.

But not all signs are created equal, and if you want a sign that’s really going to drive results, you need to bring in the professionals. Working with a top designer to bring your sign concept to life will not only ensure your sign looks great—but that it also gets you the results you’re looking for. Here are our picks for the top freelance sign designers to hire in right now:

The 10 best freelance sign designers to hire in 2022

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

How did we choose these as the top sign designers?

We know that getting the right sign design is critical for your advertising efforts—and we take our job of finding you the right designer very, very seriously. Here are the factors we took into consideration when choosing the featured designers on this list:

1. Design quality

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When a new designer joins the 99designs platform, an expert from our team goes through their samples and considers the conceptual thought, technical execution and knowledge of design principles evident in their designs. Based on the review, they then assign the designer one of three levels:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

These levels are displayed on designer portfolios—that way, so you can easily see if the designer you’re working with is someone with tons of experience or someone who’s more on the up-and-coming side of the design spectrum.

2. Sign design experience

Just because someone can write an amazing horror movie doesn’t mean they can pump out 400 pages of historical fiction—and it’s the same thing with design. While all designers need a certain level of talent, training, and skill, most have an area where they specialize—and if you need a sign designed, you want to work with a designer that specializes in sign design. So, in addition to looking at overall quality, we specifically vetted each designer on this list to make sure they had experience with print and signage.

3. Professionalism

It goes without saying that your designer needs design skills. But you also want a designer with a certain level of professionalism—someone who communicates with you throughout the design process, hits deadlines, and is generally good to work with. When choosing designers, we took past customer experiences into account—that way, we can make sure all of our recommended designers are professionals in service as well as design.

Are you ready to hire an awesome freelance sign designer?

Signs are one of the best ways to bridge the gap between you and your ideal customers—and when you have a professional sign designer in your corner, you can create the kind of signs that drive results for your business.

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