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 2019

  1. 1
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 250 )
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Business card
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Stationery
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & business card
    • Facebook cover
  2. 2
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 205 )
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo design
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Brochure
    • Web page design
    • Poster
    • Business card
    • PowerPoint template
    • Stationery
    • Other web or app design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Email
    • Infographic
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Magazine cover
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Book cover
    • Social media page
    • Product label
    • Other book or magazine
    • Icon or button
    • Card or invitation
    • Brand guide
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 413 )
    • Brochure
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Infographic
    • Other design
    • Print or packaging design
    • Signage
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo design
    • Other web or app design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Poster
    • Banner ad
    • App design
    • Business card
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • Stationery
    • Product label
    • Web page design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Book cover
    • Email
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Logo & business card
    • Landing page design
    • Brand guide
    • T-shirt
    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Flash banner
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Sticker
    • Other art or illustration
    • Magazine cover
    • Icon or button
    • Card or invitation
  4. 4
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 128 )
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Brochure
    • Poster
    • Book cover
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Banner ad
    • Product label
    • Business card
    • 3D
    • Logo design
    • Web page design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Infographic
    • Car, truck or van wrap
  5. 5
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 43 )
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Infographic
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Print or packaging design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Poster
    • Banner ad
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Brochure
    • Web page design
    • Stationery
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & business card
    • Book cover
  6. 6
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 201 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Signage
    • Brochure
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Poster
    • Infographic
    • PowerPoint template
    • Facebook cover
    • Stationery
    • Business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Social media page
    • Landing page design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Web page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Product packaging
    • T-shirt
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other book or magazine
    • Magazine cover
    • Icon or button
    • Email
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Menu
    • Logo & business card
    • Book cover
    • Car, truck or van wrap
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 115 )
    • Other design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Print or packaging design
    • Poster
    • Banner ad
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Facebook cover
    • Brochure
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Menu
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Email
    • T-shirt
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo design
    • Logo & business card
    • Infographic
    • Flash banner
    • Business card
    • Web page design
    • Sticker
    • Stationery
    • Social media page
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Magazine cover
    • Landing page design
    • Icon or button
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Book cover
    • Other book or magazine
  8. 8
    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
  9. 9
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 96 )
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo design
    • T-shirt
    • Stationery
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
  10. 10
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 47 )
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Poster
    • Facebook cover
    • Banner ad
    • Social media page
    • Landing page design
    • Email
    • Other art or illustration
    • Card or invitation
    • WordPress theme design
    • Stationery
    • Brochure
    • Web page design
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Flash banner
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
    • Book cover
  11. 11
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 143 )
    • Signage
    • Book cover
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other book or magazine
    • Infographic
    • Brochure
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Banner ad
    • Web page design
    • Magazine cover
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • Poster
    • Email
    • Business card
    • WordPress theme design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Facebook cover
    • Card or invitation
    • Stationery
    • Product packaging
    • Other web or app design
    • App design
    • Landing page design
  12. 12
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 165 )
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Signage
    • Banner ad
    • Brochure
    • Logo design
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Illustration or graphics
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other packaging or label
    • Infographic
    • Business card
    • Other art or illustration
    • Other web or app design
    • Menu
    • Product label
    • Stationery
    • Social media page
    • Logo & business card
    • Other book or magazine
  13. 13
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 22 )
    • Book cover
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Poster
    • Banner ad
    • 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
  14. 14
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 36 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Poster
    • Banner ad
    • Brochure
    • Infographic
    • Card or invitation
    • Book cover
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Business card
    • Menu
  15. 15
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 28 )
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Poster
    • Banner ad
    • Product label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Business card
    • App design
  16. 16
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 451 )
    • Brochure
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Poster
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Banner ad
    • Infographic
    • Logo design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other book or magazine
    • Web page design
    • Business card
    • Stationery
    • Product packaging
    • Social media page
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
    • Email
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other art or illustration
    • Book cover
    • WordPress theme design
    • Merchandise
    • Magazine cover
    • Logo & business card
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Sticker
    • Menu
    • Icon or button
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
    • App design
    • Facebook cover
  17. 17
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 9 )
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Book cover
    • Brochure
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • Infographic
    • Banner ad
    • Stationery
    • Product label
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Magazine cover
    • Logo & business card
    • Print or packaging design
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Car, truck or van wrap
  18. 18
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 45 )
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Signage
    • Menu
    • Product label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo design
    • Brochure
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Product packaging
    • Poster
    • Other packaging or label
    • Infographic
    • T-shirt
    • Social media page
    • Logo & business card
    • Email
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Book cover
  19. 19
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 87 )
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Banner ad
    • WordPress theme design
    • Stationery
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Book cover
    • Social media page
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other book or magazine
    • Magazine cover
    • Email
    • Card or invitation
    • Business card
  20. 20
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 16 )
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo design
    • Banner ad
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other design
    • Poster
    • Book cover
    • Email
    • Flash banner
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Product label
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other book or magazine
    • Menu
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
  21. 21
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 23 )
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Poster
    • Logo design
    • Business card
    • Stationery
  22. 22
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 88 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Menu
    • Logo design
    • Landing page design
    • Banner ad
    • Other art or illustration
    • Infographic
    • Web page design
    • Product label
    • Other web or app design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Book cover
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other packaging or label
  23. 23
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 93 )
    • 3D
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Signage
    • Other art or illustration
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
    • Web page design
    • Product packaging
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Merchandise
    • Logo design
    • Infographic
  24. 24
    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
  25. 25
    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
  26. 26
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 124 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo design
    • Signage
    • Banner ad
    • Other business or advertising
    • Poster
    • Web page design
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Email
    • Brochure
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Product packaging
    • T-shirt
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Book cover
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other web or app design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Sticker
    • Social media page
    • Product label
    • App design
    • Infographic
    • Flash banner
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Landing page design
    • Icon or button
    • Card or invitation
  27. 27
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 49 )
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
    • Print or packaging design
    • Other design
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Other web or app design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other book or magazine
    • Magazine cover
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Business card
  28. 28
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 63 )
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Banner ad
    • Signage
    • Brochure
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other book or magazine
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Magazine cover
    • Flash banner
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Book cover
    • Web page design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
  29. 29
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 85 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Landing page design
    • Other design
    • Poster
    • Banner ad
    • Stationery
    • Web page design
    • Product packaging
    • Business card
    • Product label
    • Menu
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Email
    • Card or invitation
    • Brand guide
    • WordPress theme design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other web or app design
    • Infographic
  30. 30
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 136 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Poster
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Other design
    • Web page design
    • Signage
    • Banner ad
    • Logo design
    • Email
    • Infographic
    • T-shirt
    • Facebook cover
    • Business card
    • Landing page design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Card or invitation
    • Brand guide
    • 3D
    • Stationery
    • Book cover
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other clothing or merchandise

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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