The internet is a crowded place. And if you want to break through the clutter and grab the attention of your ideal audience, you need something that’s really going to stand out—and that “something?” It’s the right banner ad.

An impactful banner ad can help you increase brand recognition, connect with your ideal audience, and drive traffic and sales to your business. But a not-so-impactful banner ad? Let’s just say it can be a serious waste of budget.

Working with a top banner ad designer is key if you want to create the kind of banner ads that really make an impact on your audience. Here are our picks for the best freelance banner ad designers you can hire right now:

The 10 best freelance banner ad designers to hire in 2019

  1. 1
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 248 )
    • Banner ad
    • Flash banner
    • Other design
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other business or advertising
    • Facebook cover
    • Web page design
    • Business card
    • Signage
    • Landing page design
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Poster
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • Social media page
    • Other packaging or label
    • App design
  2. 2
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 234 )
    • Banner ad
    • Facebook cover
    • Social media page
    • Other design
    • Web page design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Poster
    • Logo design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Flash banner
    • Email
    • Signage
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other packaging or label
    • Infographic
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Business card
    • Brochure
    • 3D
    • T-shirt
    • Stationery
    • Product packaging
    • Landing page design
    • Icon or button
    • Car, truck or van wrap
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 54 )
    • Banner ad
    • Print or packaging design
    • Product label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other book or magazine
    • Product packaging
    • Magazine cover
    • Brochure
    • Other business or advertising
    • Signage
    • Book cover
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Email
    • Card or invitation
    • Other clothing or merchandise
  4. 4
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 74 )
    • Banner ad
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
    • Web page design
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Social media page
    • Product label
    • Infographic
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Email
    • Book cover
    • Poster
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other packaging or label
  5. 5
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 120 )
    • Banner ad
    • Flash banner
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Web page design
    • Poster
    • Other business or advertising
    • Book cover
    • Signage
    • Facebook cover
    • Social media page
    • Other design
    • Email
    • Stationery
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Sticker
    • Product packaging
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Infographic
    • Brochure
  6. 6
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 82 )
    • Banner ad
    • Social media page
    • Flash banner
    • Facebook cover
    • Other business or advertising
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Book cover
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Logo design
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other art or illustration
    • App design
    • Infographic
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 142 )
    • Banner ad
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other design
    • Business card
    • Other web or app design
    • Stationery
    • Product label
    • Poster
    • Brochure
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Flash banner
    • Book cover
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other art or illustration
    • Magazine cover
    • Facebook cover
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Landing page design
    • Icon or button
    • Email
  8. 8
    • Banner ad
    • Email
    • Web page design
    • Landing page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Facebook cover
    • Other web or app design
    • Signage
    • Social media page
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • App design
    • Icon or button
    • Brochure
    • Infographic
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 59 )
    • Banner ad
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo design
    • Logo & business card
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Infographic
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Flash banner
    • Business card
  10. 10
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 114 )
    • Logo design
    • Banner ad
    • Business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Book cover
    • Other design
    • Landing page design
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & business card
    • Infographic
    • Flash banner
  11. 11
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 32 )
    • Banner ad
    • Email
    • Logo design
    • Flash banner
    • Facebook cover
    • Signage
    • Social media page
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Illustration or graphics
  12. 12
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Other web or app design
    • Flash banner
    • Social media page
    • Other business or advertising
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
    • Book cover
    • Web page design
    • Product label
    • Other art or illustration
    • Icon or button
  13. 13
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 120 )
    • Banner ad
    • Facebook cover
    • Social media page
    • Web page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Landing page design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Web Page Design (Coded)
    • App design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Signage
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Email
    • Brochure
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Brand guide
  14. 14
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 40 )
    • Banner ad
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other design
    • Facebook cover
    • T-shirt
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Icon or button
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Web page design
    • Sticker
    • Social media page
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • Infographic
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Business card
    • Brochure
    • Merchandise
  15. 15
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 122 )
    • Banner ad
    • Facebook cover
    • Social media page
    • Other business or advertising
    • Signage
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other design
    • Icon or button
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
    • Web page design
    • Logo design
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Infographic
    • Car, truck or van wrap
  16. 16
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 97 )
    • Banner ad
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Poster
    • Logo design
    • Social media page
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Flash banner
    • Infographic
    • Facebook cover
    • Book cover
  17. 17
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 48 )
    • Banner ad
    • Social media page
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Web page design
    • Facebook cover
    • Other business or advertising
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo design
    • Email
    • 3D
  18. 18
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 23 )
    • Banner ad
    • Brochure
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Flash banner
    • Infographic
    • Other design
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Landing page design
    • Email
  19. 19
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 37 )
    • Banner ad
    • Flash banner
    • Web page design
    • Signage
    • Book cover
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Stationery
    • Other design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • Landing page design
    • Email
  20. 20
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 39 )
    • Banner ad
    • Logo design
    • Infographic
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Poster
    • Other business or advertising
    • Menu
    • Flash banner
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other design
    • Web page design
    • Social media page
    • Signage
    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & business card
  21. 21
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 121 )
    • Logo design
    • Banner ad
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other art or illustration
    • Infographic
    • Web page design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • PowerPoint template
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Business card
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Facebook cover
    • Other book or magazine
    • Book cover
    • Other packaging or label
    • Icon or button
    • Card or invitation
    • Stationery
    • Email
    • Cup or mug
    • Brochure
  22. 22
    Top Level
    4.8
    ( 105 )
    • Other design
    • Banner ad
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Stationery
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Print or packaging design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other business or advertising
    • Product packaging
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Book cover
    • Other art or illustration
    • Brochure
    • Business card
    • Other web or app design
    • Icon or button
    • Web page design
    • T-shirt
    • Other packaging or label
    • Social media page
    • Twitter background design
    • Poster
    • Landing page design
    • Infographic
    • Facebook cover
    • Character or mascot
    • Card or invitation
    • Button or icon
  23. 23
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 19 )
    • Banner ad
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Landing page design
    • Email
    • Web page design
    • Social media page
    • Facebook cover
    • Product label
    • Signage
    • Product packaging
    • Stationery
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Book cover
  24. 24
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 12 )
    • Banner ad
    • Flash banner
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo design
    • Book cover
  25. 25
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 109 )
    • Banner ad
    • Flash banner
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Signage
    • Web page design
    • Other design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo design
    • Landing page design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Book cover
    • Stationery
    • Social media page
    • Poster
    • Other art or illustration
    • Email
    • Business card
  26. 26
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 101 )
    • Facebook cover
    • Social media page
    • Banner ad
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other design
    • Poster
    • Signage
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo design
    • Other web or app design
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Sticker
    • Stationery
    • Menu
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
  27. 27
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 19 )
    • Banner ad
    • Book cover
    • WordPress theme design
    • Flash banner
    • Web page design
    • Signage
    • Landing page design
    • Email
  28. 28
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 31 )
    • Banner ad
    • Other business or advertising
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brand guide
    • PowerPoint template
    • Poster
    • Other art or illustration
    • Landing page design
    • Facebook cover
    • Other web or app design
  29. 29
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 1215 )
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Banner ad
    • T-shirt
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other art or illustration
    • Other business or advertising
    • Business card
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other web or app design
    • Product label
    • Poster
    • Signage
    • Brochure
    • Book cover
    • Merchandise
    • Stationery
    • Product packaging
    • Logo & business card
    • Other packaging or label
    • Print or packaging design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Facebook cover
    • Social media page
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Infographic
    • Other Graphic Design
    • App design
    • Icon or button
    • Sticker
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Logo & social media pack
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Web page design
    • Card or invitation
    • 3D
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Email
    • Landing page design
    • Cup or mug
    • Button or icon
    • Brand guide
  30. 30
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 32 )
    • Banner ad
    • Icon or button
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Poster
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo design
    • Brochure
    • Facebook cover
    • Signage
    • Menu
    • Book cover
    • Infographic
    • Email

How did we choose these as the top banner ad designers?

We know your banner ad design has a direct impact on the success of your marketing campaigns—and because we know how important it is, we take our job of helping you find the right designer seriously. Here’s what we looked for when choosing the designers to feature on this list:

1. Design quality

Banner ad design for ShapiroMD
by Kuz:Design

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

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

You’ll find these levels displayed on each designer’s portfolio so you can easily see if the designer you’re considering is someone with a ton of experience or someone who’s more up-and-coming.

2. Banner ad design experience

Choreographing a tap number for a Broadway show and breakdancing in a hip-hop video both require some serious training and skill (not to mention coordination!), but most dancers specialize in one or the other—not both.

It’s the same thing with design. So, in addition to looking at the overall quality of their work, we specifically vetted every designer on this list to make sure they specialized in banner ad design.

3. Professionalism

It goes without saying that you want to hire someone with design skills (that’s why you’re here!), but you also want to hire a designer who communicates with you throughout the process, who delivers their designs on time, and who is all-around easy to work with. In order to make sure that happens—and that all of our recommended designers are professionals in service as well as design—we took past customer experiences into account when choosing the talent on this list.

Are you ready to hire a great freelance banner ad designer?

Your banner ads are one of the most effective way for grabbing your audience’s attention and making a real impact on your business—which is why you need a great designer to bring your banner ads to life.

Didn’t find what you were looking for on this list? No worries! We’ve got plenty of other banner ad designers to choose from.

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