Postcards aren’t just for wishing you were here anymore! As an advertising and marketing tool, postcards are a lot more personal than other advertisements, and cost much, much less to produce. Very few other advertisements allow a person can take them and keep them on their refrigerator as a reminder.

However, if you want to get your postcards and flyers into someone’s home instead of their trash, they need to look good enough to keep. A top designer can create something both memorable and marketable, combining beautiful design with effective advertising. Below, we list the 10 best freelance designers who specialize in postcard design.

How to get the best postcard design

When they need design work, a lot of people look through some portfolios and hire the candidate they like best. This works well if you already know the style you want, but what if you haven’t settled on a final look yet? To see various options before you decide, consider a design contest.

The process for a design contest is simple. You start by writing a brief that describes the assignment and what you’re looking for. From there, top designers from around the world submit concepts according to what you need. You browse their submissions and choose the finalists. After you give them feedback and let them revise their designs, all that’s left is choosing your favorite.

If you want to see what different designers can offer before you hire one, try a design contest.

Learn more about postcard design contests –>

On the other hand, if you already have a clear idea of what you’re looking for, it’s just a matter of finding the best designer to make it happen. In that case, look below.

The 10 best freelance postcard designers to hire in 2019

  1. 1
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 445 )
    • Brochure
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Poster
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Banner ad
    • Infographic
    • Logo design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other book or magazine
    • Web page design
    • Business card
    • Stationery
    • Product packaging
    • Social media page
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
    • Email
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other art or illustration
    • Book cover
    • WordPress theme design
    • Magazine cover
    • Logo & business card
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Sticker
    • Merchandise
    • Menu
    • Icon or button
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
    • App design
    • Facebook cover
  2. 2
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 115 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo design
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Poster
    • Web page design
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Email
    • Brochure
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Product packaging
    • T-shirt
    • Book cover
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other web or app design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Sticker
    • Social media page
    • Product label
    • Other book or magazine
    • App design
    • Infographic
    • Flash banner
    • Business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Landing page design
    • Icon or button
    • Card or invitation
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 135 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Poster
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Other design
    • Web page design
    • Signage
    • Banner ad
    • Logo design
    • Email
    • Infographic
    • T-shirt
    • Facebook cover
    • Business card
    • Landing page design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Card or invitation
    • Brand guide
    • 3D
    • Stationery
    • Book cover
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other clothing or merchandise
  4. 4
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Web page design
    • Email
    • Logo design
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Landing page design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Social media page
    • Poster
    • Facebook cover
    • Stationery
    • Signage
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Flash banner
    • Business card
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • Menu
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  5. 5
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 105 )
    • Other design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Print or packaging design
    • Banner ad
    • Poster
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Facebook cover
    • Brochure
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Menu
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Email
    • T-shirt
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo design
    • Logo & business card
    • Infographic
    • Flash banner
    • Business card
    • Web page design
    • Stationery
    • Social media page
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Magazine cover
    • Landing page design
    • Icon or button
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Book cover
    • Other book or magazine
  6. 6
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 198 )
    • Other design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Web page design
    • Poster
    • Facebook cover
    • Brochure
    • Landing page design
    • Signage
    • Logo design
    • Email
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Stationery
    • Social media page
    • Infographic
    • Book cover
    • Business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Icon or button
    • Card or invitation
    • Print or packaging design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Menu
    • Magazine cover
    • Flash banner
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Button or icon
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 132 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Business card
    • Stationery
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Web page design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other art or illustration
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Social media page
    • Infographic
    • Brand guide
    • Logo & business card
    • Icon or button
    • Facebook cover
    • Email
  8. 8
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 52 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Brochure
    • Print or packaging design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other book or magazine
    • Business card
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Typesetting
    • Menu
    • Banner ad
    • Logo design
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 403 )
    • Brochure
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Infographic
    • Other design
    • Print or packaging design
    • Signage
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo design
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Banner ad
    • App design
    • Business card
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • Stationery
    • Product label
    • Web page design
    • Book cover
    • Email
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Logo & business card
    • Brand guide
    • Product packaging
    • Landing page design
    • Flash banner
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other art or illustration
    • Magazine cover
    • Icon or button
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  10. 10
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 83 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Landing page design
    • Other design
    • Poster
    • Banner ad
    • Stationery
    • Business card
    • Web page design
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Menu
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Email
    • Card or invitation
    • Brand guide
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other web or app design
    • Infographic
    • WordPress theme design

How did we choose these as the top postcard designers?

What makes a good postcard & flyer designer? Graphic design knowledge? Artistic skill? An advertising background? Why not all three!

When we chose the ten best designers on the list above, we went through a rigorous vetting process and examined these key areas:

1. Design quality

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Every designer that joins 99designs receives a thorough review from an expert on our staff. These reviewers go through that designer’s portfolios and rate them on their conceptual thought, technical execution and the knowledge of design principles in their work. Based on their ratings, we then assign the designer with one of three levels:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

Each designer’s level is shown on their portfolio page, so you can easily see exactly whom you’re working with and know what to expect.

2. Postcard design experience

Of course, not every good designer is a good postcard designer. With their small canvas and marketing slant, postcards and flyers have a whole array of design considerations that other projects don’t have to worry about. That’s why we also looked into each of the above designers’ experience with postcards, based on previous contest performances and client feedback.

3. Professionalism

Obviously you want a top designer for your project, but you also want one who’s pleasant to work with. We also factored in professionalism to our top ten list, looking into what past clients had to say, specifically how well the designer communicated, incorporated revisions and delivered on time.

Are you ready to hire a top-notch freelance postcard designer?

These top ten designers above have proven themselves the best of the best when it comes to postcard design. But if none of them had that certain style you were hoping for, you can still browse our community of freelance designers for someone who does. We have thousands of designers ready to hire today.

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