When it comes to advertising, there are few things more versatile (and effective!) than signage. Whether you’re trying to drum up interest in your new consulting business, drive people to an event or get people excited about your new restaurant concept, signs are a great way to get your message out and grab people’s attention.

But not all signs are created equal, and if you want a sign that’s really going to drive results, you need to bring in the professionals. Working with a top designer to bring your sign concept to life will not only ensure your sign looks great—but that it also gets you the results you’re looking for. Here are our picks for the top freelance sign designers to hire in right now:

The 10 best freelance sign designers to hire in 2018

Top Level
5.0
( 191 )
  • Car, truck or van wrap
  • Signage
  • Other business or advertising
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Business card
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • T-shirt
  • Sticker
  • Stationery
  • Other web or app design
  • Other art or illustration
  • Logo & business card
  • Facebook cover
Top Level
5.0
( 163 )
  • Signage
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Logo design
  • Other design
  • Brochure
  • Web page design
  • Banner ad
  • Poster
  • Business card
  • PowerPoint template
  • Email
  • Other web or app design
  • Infographic
  • Facebook cover
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Magazine cover
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Book cover
  • Stationery
  • Product label
  • Icon or button
  • Card or invitation
  • Car, truck or van wrap
Top Level
5.0
( 92 )
  • Signage
  • Other business or advertising
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other design
  • Poster
  • Book cover
  • Other web or app design
  • Banner ad
  • Product label
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Brochure
  • Other art or illustration
  • 3D
  • Web page design
  • PowerPoint template
  • Logo & hosted website
  • Logo design
  • Infographic
  • Car, truck or van wrap
  • Business card
Top Level
5.0
( 70 )
  • Signage
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other design
  • Poster
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Other business or advertising
  • Logo design
  • Banner ad
  • WordPress theme design
  • Stationery
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Book cover
  • Social media page
  • Logo & social media pack
  • Other book or magazine
  • Email
  • Card or invitation
  • Business card
Top Level
5.0
( 51 )
  • Other design
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Signage
  • Print or packaging design
  • Banner ad
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Poster
  • Facebook cover
  • Brochure
  • Car, truck or van wrap
  • Email
  • Illustration or graphics
  • T-shirt
  • Logo & business card
  • Infographic
  • Flash banner
  • Business card
  • Stationery
  • Social media page
  • Product packaging
  • Other web or app design
  • Other packaging or label
  • Logo design
  • Landing page design
  • Icon or button
  • Clothing or apparel
  • Book cover
Top Level
4.9
( 70 )
  • Car, truck or van wrap
  • Signage
  • Other design
  • Other business or advertising
  • Logo design
  • T-shirt
  • Stationery
  • Product label
  • Other web or app design
  • Other art or illustration
  • Logo & business card
  • Illustration or graphics
Top Level
5.0
( 148 )
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Signage
  • Brochure
  • Banner ad
  • Other business or advertising
  • Other design
  • Poster
  • Logo design
  • PowerPoint template
  • Stationery
  • Infographic
  • Facebook cover
  • Business card
  • Landing page design
  • Social media page
  • Product packaging
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Other art or illustration
  • Web page design
  • T-shirt
  • Other web or app design
  • Other book or magazine
  • Magazine cover
  • Icon or button
  • Email
  • Card or invitation
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Other packaging or label
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Book cover
Top Level
4.9
( 77 )
  • Banner ad
  • Signage
  • Other business or advertising
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Brochure
  • Poster
  • Logo design
  • Flash banner
  • Other design
  • Other web or app design
  • Facebook cover
  • Book cover
Top Level
5.0
( 300 )
  • Brochure
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Other design
  • Print or packaging design
  • Infographic
  • 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
  • Typesetting with imagery
  • Email
  • Web page design
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Other book or magazine
  • Brand guide
  • Product packaging
  • Logo & business card
  • Flash banner
  • Sticker
  • Other packaging or label
  • Other art or illustration
  • Icon or button
  • Card or invitation
Top Level
5.0
( 16 )
  • Book cover
  • Signage
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Banner ad
  • Poster
  • Other design
  • Other art or illustration
  • Stationery
  • Other packaging or label
  • Magazine cover
  • Logo design
  • Landing page design
  • Icon or button
  • Brochure
  • T-shirt
  • Product label
  • Other book or magazine

How did we choose these as the top sign designers?

We know that getting the right sign design is critical for your advertising efforts—and we take our job of finding you the right designer very, very seriously. Here are the factors we took into consideration when choosing the featured designers on this list:

1. Design quality

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

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

These levels are displayed on designer portfolios—that way, so you can easily see if the designer you’re working with is someone with tons of experience or someone who’s more on the up-and-coming side of the design spectrum.

2. Sign design experience

Just because someone can write an amazing horror movie doesn’t mean they can pump out 400 pages of historical fiction—and it’s the same thing with design. While all designers need a certain level of talent, training, and skill, most have an area where they specialize—and if you need a sign designed, you want to work with a designer that specializes in sign design. So, in addition to looking at overall quality, we specifically vetted each designer on this list to make sure they had experience with print and signage.

3. Professionalism

It goes without saying that your designer needs design skills. But you also want a designer with a certain level of professionalism—someone who communicates with you throughout the design process, hits deadlines, and is generally good to work with. When choosing designers, we took past customer experiences into account—that way, we can make sure all of our recommended designers are professionals in service as well as design.

Are you ready to hire an awesome freelance sign designer?

Signs are one of the best ways to bridge the gap between you and your ideal customers—and when you have a professional sign designer in your corner, you can create the kind of signs that drive results for your business.

Want more sign designer choices?
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