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 2020

  1. 1
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 112 )
    • Banner ad
    • Facebook cover
    • Social media page
    • Flash banner
    • Other business or advertising
    • Signage
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Book cover
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other art or illustration
    • App design
    • Landing page design
    • Infographic
    • Email
  2. 2
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 102 )
    • Banner ad
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
    • Web page design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other design
    • Social media page
    • Product label
    • Infographic
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other book or magazine
    • Logo design
    • Stationery
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Facebook cover
    • Email
    • Book cover
    • Poster
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other packaging or label
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 48 )
    • Email
    • Banner ad
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other design
    • Icon or button
    • PowerPoint template
    • Poster
    • Logo design
    • Landing page design
    • Social media page
    • Other web or app design
    • Product packaging
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Facebook cover
    • Book cover
  4. 4
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 45 )
    • Banner ad
    • Book cover
    • Flash banner
    • Web page design
    • Signage
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Stationery
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • Landing page design
    • Email
  5. 5
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 121 )
    • Banner ad
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Poster
    • Brochure
    • Social media page
    • Other design
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo design
    • Other web or app design
    • Flash banner
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Landing page design
    • Infographic
    • Book cover
  6. 6
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 402 )
    • Banner ad
    • Other web or app design
    • Flash banner
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Social media page
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other art or illustration
    • Business card
    • Infographic
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Facebook cover
    • Web page design
    • Landing page design
    • Signage
    • Icon or button
    • Poster
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • Other packaging or label
    • App design
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 49 )
    • Banner ad
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Facebook cover
    • Other design
    • T-shirt
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Icon or button
    • Social media page
    • Other art or illustration
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Landing page design
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Web page design
    • Sticker
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other book or magazine
    • Logo design
    • Infographic
    • Business card
    • Brochure
    • Merchandise
  8. 8
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 130 )
    • Banner ad
    • Flash banner
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Signage
    • Web page design
    • Other design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Landing page design
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Book cover
    • Stationery
    • Social media page
    • Poster
    • Other art or illustration
    • Facebook cover
    • Email
    • Business card
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 49 )
    • Banner ad
    • Logo design
    • Infographic
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Menu
    • Other business or advertising
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Flash banner
    • Facebook cover
    • Social media page
    • Product packaging
    • Web page design
    • Signage
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Illustration or graphics
  10. 10
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 39 )
    • Banner ad
    • Email
    • Logo design
    • Flash banner
    • Facebook cover
    • Signage
    • Other web or app design
    • Social media page
    • Other business or advertising
    • Illustration or graphics

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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