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 2020

  1. 1
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 138 )
    • 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
  2. 2
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 71 )
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Infographic
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Poster
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Print or packaging design
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Logo design
    • Banner ad
    • Brochure
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Web page design
    • Stationery
    • Other art or illustration
    • Facebook cover
    • Business card
    • Book cover
  3. 3
    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
  4. 4
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 276 )
    • 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
  5. 5
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 151 )
    • Other design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Poster
    • Print or packaging design
    • Banner ad
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Facebook cover
    • Brochure
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Menu
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Email
    • Business card
    • Logo design
    • T-shirt
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • Infographic
    • Flash banner
    • 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
    • Cup or mug
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Book cover
    • Other book or magazine
  6. 6
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 53 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Poster
    • Brochure
    • Book cover
    • Infographic
    • Card or invitation
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Merchandise
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Business card
    • Menu
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 240 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Signage
    • Brochure
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Infographic
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Poster
    • PowerPoint template
    • Stationery
    • Business card
    • Facebook cover
    • Social media page
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other art or illustration
    • Landing page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Web page design
    • Product packaging
    • Icon or button
    • Menu
    • Card or invitation
    • T-shirt
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other book or magazine
    • Magazine cover
    • Email
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • WordPress theme design
    • Product label
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & business card
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Brand guide
    • Book cover
  8. 8
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 25 )
    • 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
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 166 )
    • 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
  10. 10
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 225 )
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Logo design
    • Brochure
    • Other design
    • Web page design
    • Poster
    • Business card
    • Other web or app design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Stationery
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Email
    • Other book or magazine
    • Magazine cover
    • Infographic
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other art or illustration
    • Card or invitation
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Book cover
    • Social media page
    • Product label
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Icon or button
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Brand guide

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.

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