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

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.