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 2022

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

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.