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
    • Brochure
    • Print or packaging design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Business card
    • Web page design
    • Social media page
    • Signage
    • Product packaging
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Email
    • Product label
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Menu
    • Banner ad
  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
    • 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
  4. 4
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Email
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
    • Print or packaging design
    • Other design
    • Other web or app design
    • Product label
    • Stationery
    • Product packaging
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other book or magazine
    • Magazine cover
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Business card
  5. 5
    • Other design
    • Banner ad
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Stationery
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Print or packaging design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other business or advertising
    • Product packaging
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Book cover
    • Other art or illustration
    • Brochure
    • Business card
    • Other web or app design
    • Icon or button
    • Web page design
    • T-shirt
    • Other packaging or label
    • Social media page
    • Poster
    • Twitter background design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Landing page design
    • Infographic
    • Facebook cover
    • Character or mascot
    • Card or invitation
    • Button or icon
  6. 6
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Infographic
    • Brochure
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Social media page
    • Email
    • Card or invitation
    • Other art or illustration
    • Signage
    • PowerPoint template
    • Menu
    • Banner ad
    • Facebook cover
    • Web page design
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • Logo design
    • Business card
    • WordPress theme design
    • Sticker
    • Other web or app design
    • Other book or magazine
    • App design
    • Car, truck or van wrap
  7. 7
    • 3D
    • Signage
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other art or illustration
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Brochure
    • Web page design
    • Product packaging
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Merchandise
    • Logo design
    • Infographic
  8. 8
    5.0
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    • Logo design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Product packaging
    • Poster
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Card or invitation
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Other art or illustration
    • Other packaging or label
    • Icon or button
    • Book cover
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Product label
    • Other book or magazine
    • Infographic
    • Brochure
    • Web page design
    • Signage
    • Landing page design
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Merchandise
    • Menu
    • Facebook cover
    • Email
  9. 9
    • Brochure
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo design
    • Print or packaging design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Product label
    • Signage
    • Other web or app design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Icon or button
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other book or magazine
    • Social media page
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Menu
    • Logo & business card
    • Email
    • Cup or mug
    • Brand guide
    • Banner ad
  10. 10
    • 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

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.