The human brain looks for patterns in everything it sees. We love patterns. Patterns help us find order and create understanding in our chaotic world. So when we see a pattern that’s aesthetically pleasing, we’re drawn to whatever it’s on, whether that’s a website, a billboard or a t-shirt.

Our top freelance pattern designers know how to create patterns that connect with people. When you’re looking to hire a freelance pattern designer, take a look at our list of the best designers on 99designs.

The 10 best freelance pattern designers to hire in 2019

  1. 1
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 82 )
    • Logo design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Illustration or graphics
    • T-shirt
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other design
    • Product packaging
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
    • Character or mascot
    • Card or invitation
    • Sticker
    • Web page design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other packaging or label
    • Cup or mug
  2. 2
    Top Level
    4.8
    ( 28 )
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other design
    • Merchandise
    • Logo design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Cup or mug
    • Product label
    • Logo & business card
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 51 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Card or invitation
    • Book cover
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other art or illustration
    • T-shirt
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other design
    • Merchandise
    • Cup or mug
    • Sticker
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo design
    • Business card
  4. 4
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 168 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo design
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • T-shirt
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other packaging or label
    • Merchandise
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other art or illustration
    • Book cover
    • Web page design
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Facebook cover
    • Character or mascot
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Poster
    • Icon or button
    • Other book or magazine
    • Landing page design
    • Cup or mug
    • Banner ad
    • Sticker
    • Social media page
    • Logo & business card
    • Other business or advertising
  5. 5
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 23 )
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Product label
    • Book cover
    • Other art or illustration
    • T-shirt
    • Other design
    • Merchandise
    • Sticker
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Cup or mug
    • Banner ad
  6. 6
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 89 )
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Product packaging
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • T-shirt
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
    • Icon or button
    • Character or mascot
    • Other business or advertising
    • Card or invitation
    • Sticker
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other web or app design
    • Book cover
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
    • Web page design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Banner ad
    • Clothing or apparel
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 114 )
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Social media page
    • Merchandise
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Product label
    • Card or invitation
    • Other business or advertising
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • T-shirt
    • Product packaging
    • App design
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
    • 3D
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Business card
    • Book cover
    • App
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Web page design
    • Facebook cover
  8. 8
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 43 )
    • Book cover
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Cup or mug
    • Product packaging
    • T-shirt
    • Character or mascot
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo design
    • Facebook cover
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Sticker
    • Product label
    • Merchandise
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 88 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Product label
    • T-shirt
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo design
    • Card or invitation
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other art or illustration
    • Product packaging
    • Book cover
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Email
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Web page design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Poster
    • Other book or magazine
    • Logo & business card
    • Infographic
    • Cup or mug
    • Character or mascot
    • Business card
    • Banner ad
  10. 10
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 54 )
    • T-shirt
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo design
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Sticker
    • Character or mascot
    • Other design
    • Product label
    • Merchandise
    • Product packaging
    • Icon or button
    • Book cover
  11. 11
    Top Level
    0.0
    ( 0 )
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Merchandise
    • Clothing or apparel
    • T-shirt
    • Other art or illustration
    • Other design
  12. 12
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 75 )
    • T-shirt
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo design
    • Sticker
    • Merchandise
    • Tattoo
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Book cover
    • Web page design
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Landing page design
  13. 13
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 114 )
    • T-shirt
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Merchandise
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other web or app design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other art or illustration
  14. 14
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 25 )
    • T-shirt
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo design
    • Merchandise
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Sticker
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Character or mascot
    • Card or invitation
    • Book cover
  15. 15
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 48 )
    • T-shirt
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo design
    • Stationery
    • Product packaging
    • Poster
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Cup or mug
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
    • Infographic
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Banner ad
    • Character or mascot
    • Email
    • Product label
  16. 16
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 83 )
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • T-shirt
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Other design
    • Merchandise
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Product label
    • Web page design
    • Sticker
    • Product packaging
    • Infographic
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Poster
    • Other art or illustration
    • Character or mascot
  17. 17
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 170 )
    • T-shirt
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Merchandise
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Social media page
    • Poster
    • Other art or illustration
    • Product packaging
    • Logo & business card
    • Sticker
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Tattoo
    • Signage
    • Product label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Facebook cover
    • Cup or mug
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Book cover
  18. 18
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 37 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • 3D
    • Other art or illustration
    • Other design
    • Poster
    • Product packaging
    • WordPress theme design
    • Signage
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo design
    • Logo & business card
    • Facebook cover
    • Character or mascot
    • Business card
    • Book cover
    • T-shirt
    • Postcard, flyer or print
  19. 19
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 92 )
    • Logo design
    • T-shirt
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Signage
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Product packaging
    • Other business or advertising
    • Facebook cover
    • Card or invitation
    • Other art or illustration
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Business card
    • Stationery
    • Social media page
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Infographic
    • Brand guide
    • Banner ad
  20. 20
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 79 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • T-shirt
    • Logo design
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other art or illustration
    • Other design
    • Character or mascot
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • App design
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other business or advertising
    • Infographic
    • Tattoo
    • Sticker
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Signage
    • Product packaging
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Facebook cover
    • Card or invitation
    • Book cover
    • Banner ad
    • Web page design
    • Typesetting
    • Poster
  21. 21
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 55 )
    • T-shirt
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Book cover
    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Character or mascot
    • Other art or illustration
    • Product packaging
    • Poster
    • Tattoo
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Merchandise
    • Menu
    • Banner ad
  22. 22
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 124 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • T-shirt
    • Product label
    • Book cover
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Business card
    • Card or invitation
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Menu
    • Poster
    • Merchandise
    • Cup or mug
    • Sticker
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Web page design
    • Social media page
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Brand guide
  23. 23
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 45 )
    • Logo design
    • Product packaging
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Product label
    • Other book or magazine
    • Illustration or graphics
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • Cup or mug
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Card or invitation
    • Business card
    • Brochure
    • Brand guide
    • Merchandise
  24. 24
    Top Level
    4.8
    ( 32 )
    • T-shirt
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Character or mascot
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Poster
    • Tattoo
    • Sticker
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Merchandise
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Logo & business card
    • Other art or illustration
  25. 25
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 17 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • T-shirt
    • Character or mascot
    • Card or invitation
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Book cover
    • Sticker
    • Product label
    • Poster
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & business card
    • Tattoo
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Print or packaging design
    • Icon or button
    • Button or icon
    • Business card
  26. 26
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Product packaging
    • Signage
    • Product label
    • Menu
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Banner ad
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Clothing or apparel
    • T-shirt
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo design
    • Brochure
    • Business card
    • Other design
    • Merchandise
    • Book cover
    • Poster
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & business card
    • Icon or button
    • Cup or mug
    • Stationery
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & hosted website
  27. 27
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 15 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Product packaging
    • Other art or illustration
    • Icon or button
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Other book or magazine
    • App design
    • Logo design
    • Character or mascot
    • Book cover
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & social media pack
  28. 28
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 17 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other design
    • T-shirt
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Sticker
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Product packaging
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
    • Character or mascot
    • Clothing or apparel
  29. 29
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 28 )
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Cup or mug
    • T-shirt
    • Other business or advertising
    • Merchandise
    • Sticker
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other design
    • Icon or button
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Character or mascot
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Web page design
    • Product packaging
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Infographic
    • Business card
  30. 30
    Top Level
    4.8
    ( 4 )
    • Logo design
    • T-shirt
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & business card
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Cup or mug
    • Other design
    • Other art or illustration

How did we choose these as the top pattern designers?

We know pattern design is important to get right because when a pattern’s even slightly off, it just looks bad. Here is what we looked for when we chose our top 10 freelance pattern designers for 2019:

1. Design quality

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When a designer joins 99designs, an expert from our team goes through their portfolio to consider the conceptual thought, technical execution and knowledge of design principles evident in their work. Then, they assign the designer one of three levels:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

Each designer’s level is displayed on their portfolio so you can easily see if you’re working with someone with lots of experience and design chops, or someone that is up-and-coming.

2. Pattern design experience

A pattern’s not like other kinds of design. It has to “work” mathematically. An illustrator or graphic designer might be a great artist, but if they’re not experienced in building patterns, they’re not a good choice for your pattern designer.

In addition to looking at overall quality, we specifically vetted each designer on this list to make sure they had experience with and specialized in pattern design.

3. Professionalism

Our job is to make working with a designer easier for you. So we took responsiveness rates, delivery times and past customer experiences into account to make sure all of our recommended pattern designers are professionals in service as well as design.

Are you ready to hire a skilled freelance pattern designer?

Creating an effective pattern is as much a science as it is an art. When you need a pattern that speaks to its viewers, work with a designer with a proven portfolio of eye-catching, mind-meshing designs. If you don’t think one of our top picks can deliver the pattern you’re looking for, search our site for one who can.

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