The internet is a crowded place. And if you want to break through the clutter and grab the attention of your ideal audience, you need something that’s really going to stand out—and that “something?” It’s the right banner ad.

An impactful banner ad can help you increase brand recognition, connect with your ideal audience, and drive traffic and sales to your business. But a not-so-impactful banner ad? Let’s just say it can be a serious waste of budget.

Working with a top banner ad designer is key if you want to create the kind of banner ads that really make an impact on your audience. Here are our picks for the best freelance banner ad designers you can hire right now:

The 10 best freelance banner ad designers to hire in 2021

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

How did we choose these as the top banner ad designers?

We know your banner ad design has a direct impact on the success of your marketing campaigns—and because we know how important it is, we take our job of helping you find the right designer seriously. Here’s what we looked for when choosing the designers to feature on this list:

1. Design quality

Banner ad design for ShapiroMD
by Kuz:Design

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

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

You’ll find these levels displayed on each designer’s portfolio so you can easily see if the designer you’re considering is someone with a ton of experience or someone who’s more up-and-coming.

2. Banner ad design experience

Choreographing a tap number for a Broadway show and breakdancing in a hip-hop video both require some serious training and skill (not to mention coordination!), but most dancers specialize in one or the other—not both.

It’s the same thing with design. So, in addition to looking at the overall quality of their work, we specifically vetted every designer on this list to make sure they specialized in banner ad design.

3. Professionalism

It goes without saying that you want to hire someone with design skills (that’s why you’re here!), but you also want to hire a designer who communicates with you throughout the process, who delivers their designs on time, and who is all-around easy to work with. In order to make sure that happens—and that all of our recommended designers are professionals in service as well as design—we took past customer experiences into account when choosing the talent on this list.

Are you ready to hire a great freelance banner ad designer?

Your banner ads are one of the most effective way for grabbing your audience’s attention and making a real impact on your business—which is why you need a great designer to bring your banner ads to life.

Didn’t find what you were looking for on this list? No worries! We’ve got plenty of other banner ad designers to choose from.

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