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 2018

Top Level
5.0
( 314 )
  • Brochure
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Other design
  • Infographic
  • Print or packaging design
  • Signage
  • PowerPoint template
  • Logo design
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Poster
  • App design
  • Other web or app design
  • Banner ad
  • Stationery
  • Product label
  • Business card
  • Book cover
  • Web page design
  • Typesetting with imagery
  • Email
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Other book or magazine
  • Logo & business card
  • Brand guide
  • Product packaging
  • Flash banner
  • Sticker
  • Other packaging or label
  • Other art or illustration
  • Icon or button
  • Card or invitation
Top Level
5.0
( 196 )
  • Car, truck or van wrap
  • Signage
  • Other business or advertising
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Business card
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Stationery
  • T-shirt
  • Sticker
  • Other web or app design
  • Other art or illustration
  • Logo & business card
  • Facebook cover
Top Level
5.0
( 155 )
  • Brochure
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Business card
  • Web page design
  • Infographic
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Poster
  • Banner ad
  • Signage
  • PowerPoint template
  • Other art or illustration
  • Stationery
  • Product packaging
  • Other web or app design
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Landing page design
  • Card or invitation
Top Level
5.0
( 89 )
  • Book cover
  • Poster
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Magazine cover
  • Other business or advertising
  • Signage
  • Other book or magazine
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Sticker
  • Other art or illustration
  • Brochure
  • Banner ad
  • Social media page
  • Other web or app design
  • Logo & business card
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Business card
  • Logo & brand identity pack
Top Level
5.0
( 89 )
  • Brochure
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Signage
  • Logo design
  • Poster
  • Other design
  • Business card
  • Stationery
  • Product packaging
  • Other packaging or label
  • Illustration or graphics
  • T-shirt
  • Other web or app design
  • Merchandise
  • Menu
  • Icon or button
  • Email
  • Banner ad
Top Level
5.0
( 173 )
  • Brochure
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other book or magazine
  • Other business or advertising
  • Book cover
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Poster
  • PowerPoint template
  • Magazine cover
  • Banner ad
  • Signage
  • Other web or app design
  • Other art or illustration
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Typesetting with imagery
  • Landing page design
  • Business card
  • Web page design
  • Sticker
  • Stationery
  • Other packaging or label
  • Menu
  • Card or invitation
Top Level
5.0
( 138 )
  • Stationery
  • Other business or advertising
  • PowerPoint template
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Web page design
  • Brochure
  • Other design
  • Product packaging
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Business card
  • Banner ad
  • Logo design
  • Landing page design
  • Logo & business card
  • Print or packaging design
  • Infographic
  • Other web or app design
  • Card or invitation
  • Brand guide
  • T-shirt
  • Product label
  • Typesetting
  • Email
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • WordPress theme design
  • Typesetting with imagery
  • Signage
  • Poster
  • Merchandise
Top Level
4.9
( 104 )
  • Brochure
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Print or packaging design
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Book cover
  • Business card
  • Logo & social media pack
  • PowerPoint template
  • Stationery
  • Product packaging
  • Other book or magazine
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Banner ad
  • Web page design
  • Product label
  • Poster
  • Landing page design
  • Infographic
  • Icon or button
  • Facebook cover
Top Level
5.0
( 45 )
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other design
  • Brochure
  • Signage
  • Print or packaging design
  • Other business or advertising
  • Infographic
  • Banner ad
  • Stationery
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Logo design
  • Book cover
  • Poster
  • Logo & business card
  • Web page design
  • Other packaging or label
  • Logo & hosted website
  • Landing page design
  • Icon or button
  • Business card
Top Level
4.8
( 32 )
  • Brochure
  • Other business or advertising
  • PowerPoint template
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other design
  • Stationery
  • Print or packaging design
  • Logo design
  • Web page design
  • Banner ad
  • Business card
  • Icon or button
  • Email
  • Signage
  • Product packaging
  • Brand guide
  • Other web or app design
  • Other packaging or label
  • App design
  • Infographic
  • Illustration or graphics

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.