Your app icon may be a small square, but it has a huge impact on the success of your app. A great icon communicates your app’s purpose and entices the right people to download. In order to stand out from the crowd, you want your icon designer to be an expert. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to sacrifice your first born child in order to hire a Jony Ive protege. Luckily, we have a great freelance icon designer online ready to work with you, no matter what your budget is!

The best app icon designers of 2019

  1. 1
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 103 )
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • Other web or app design
    • App design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other design
    • Business card
    • Web page design
    • Social media page
    • Poster
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  2. 2
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 286 )
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Banner ad
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other web or app design
    • App design
    • Social media page
    • Web page design
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Landing page design
    • Infographic
    • Business card
    • Brochure
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 82 )
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • Button or icon
    • Other design
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • Banner ad
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Business card
    • WordPress theme design
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • App design
    • App
  4. 4
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 27 )
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • Facebook cover
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other art or illustration
    • App design
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Book cover
    • Other business or advertising
  5. 5
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other design
    • Stationery
    • Other web or app design
    • Menu
    • Business card
    • Brochure
    • Web page design
    • Signage
    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other book or magazine
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • 3D
  6. 6
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 66 )
    • App design
    • Icon or button
    • Web page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Sticker
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Book cover
    • Other business or advertising
    • Infographic
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Poster
  7. 7
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 41 )
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other art or illustration
    • Illustration or graphics
  8. 8
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 26 )
    • Icon or button
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Social media page
    • Other art or illustration
    • App design
    • Logo design
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Character or mascot
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 45 )
    • Icon or button
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Infographic
    • Logo design
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • T-shirt
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  10. 10
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 11 )
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
  11. 11
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 132 )
    • Other design
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • Brand guide
    • Product label
    • Landing page design
    • Social media page
    • Product packaging
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other packaging or label
    • Facebook cover
    • Web page design
    • Logo & business card
    • Stationery
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other art or illustration
    • Button or icon
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
    • Signage
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Email
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • WordPress theme design
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other business or advertising
    • App design
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Cup or mug
    • Book cover
  12. 12
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 21 )
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • App design
    • Illustration or graphics
  13. 13
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 12 )
    • Icon or button
    • App design
  14. 14
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 104 )
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Web page design
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other art or illustration
    • Other web or app design
    • App design
    • Logo & business card
    • Card or invitation
    • Poster
    • Book cover
    • T-shirt
    • Product label
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Business card
    • Banner ad
    • Landing page design
  15. 15
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 35 )
    • App design
    • Icon or button
    • Web page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other art or illustration
    • T-shirt
    • Custom Wordpress Themes
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Banner ad
  16. 16
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 27 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Other design
    • Character or mascot
    • Other art or illustration
    • Product label
    • Banner ad
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • Landing page design
  17. 17
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 8 )
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • Banner ad
    • Other art or illustration
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Button or icon
    • Web page design
    • Flash banner
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • App design
    • Merchandise
    • Book cover
    • Character or mascot
    • Logo & business card
  18. 18
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 54 )
    • Logo design
    • Icon or button
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Facebook cover
    • Other business or advertising
    • Character or mascot
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Sticker
    • T-shirt
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Tattoo
    • Product packaging
    • Other web or app design
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Merchandise
    • Infographic
    • Web page design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & business card
    • Landing page design
    • Email
    • Cup or mug
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Book cover
    • Banner ad
    • 3D
  19. 19
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 28 )
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & business card
    • Email
  20. 20
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 23 )
    • Logo design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Banner ad
    • Book cover
    • Other business or advertising
    • Icon or button
    • Logo & business card
    • Web page design
    • Email
    • Business card
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other book or magazine
    • Landing page design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
  21. 21
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 14 )
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Icon or button
    • Button or icon
    • Poster
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Book cover
    • Sticker
    • T-shirt
    • App design
    • Character or mascot
  22. 22
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 60 )
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other business or advertising
    • Infographic
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Icon or button
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Web page design
    • Other web or app design
    • App design
    • Stationery
    • Signage
    • Landing page design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  23. 23
    Top Level
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    ( 6 )
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • Infographic
    • Stationery
    • Other design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Button or icon
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
  24. 24
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 17 )
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • T-shirt
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Character or mascot
    • Book cover
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo & business card
    • Product label
  25. 25
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 48 )
    • Logo design
    • Icon or button
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Character or mascot
    • Illustration or graphics
  26. 26
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 29 )
    • Logo design
    • Icon or button
    • App design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brand guide
  27. 27
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 57 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Infographic
    • Other design
    • Icon or button
    • Other art or illustration
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • App design
    • Social media page
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Email
    • Web page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Character or mascot
    • Menu
    • Landing page design
    • Card or invitation
    • T-shirt
    • Poster
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Logo design
    • Flash banner
    • Button or icon
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  28. 28
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 1 )
    • Icon or button
    • Social media page
    • App design
    • Banner ad
    • Logo design
  29. 29
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 3 )
    • Button or icon
    • Product packaging
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Icon or button
    • Product label
    • Print or packaging design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Signage
    • App design
    • App
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
    • Book cover
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    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 10 )
    • Icon or button
    • Button or icon
    • App design
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Email
    • Business card
    • Landing page design
    • Banner ad

How did we choose these as the top app icon designers?

Your app icon can be the difference from a download and a scroll-by, so you want to make sure yours is designed by the best. In order to ensure you work with our top designers, we took the following into consideration when putting together this list:

1. Design quality

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When a designer signs up for 99designs, an expert from our team goes through their portfolio and considers the conceptual thought, technical execution and knowledge of design principles evident in their work. They then give the designer one of three levels:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

These levels are displayed on designer portfolios, so you can easily see if you’re working with someone with lots of experience and design chops, or someone that is up-and-coming.

2. Icon design experience

Just because you’re an amazing illustrator doesn’t mean you know how to create an icon. In addition to looking at overall quality, we vetted each designer on this list to make sure they had experience with digital design and specialized in app icons.

3. Professionalism

Of course you want someone with design skills, but you also want an icon designer who listens to your needs and gets work done in a timely manner. So we took past customer experiences into account to make sure all of our recommended app icon designers will make all aspects of the design experience seemless.

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Your icon is the face of your app. These icon designers can help your app stand out in a crowded marketplace. And they’re just the tip of the iceburg!

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