The best labels have one thing in common: they make their products stand out on shelves, even when they’re standing among crowds of competitors. Think of how many times you’ve tried a new food or brought home a cool craft beer because it had an interesting label. That’s a talented designer’s work in action.

You want your product to get snatched off store shelves. We want it to, too. So we put together this list of the top freelance label designers to hire in 2022.

The 10 best freelance label designers for hire in 2022

  1. 1
    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Business card
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • Brand guide
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Menu
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Web page design
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Social media page
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & hosted website
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • App design
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Car, truck or van wrap
  2. 2
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • Print or packaging design
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other art or illustration
    • Banner ad
    • T-shirt
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other business or advertising
    • Merchandise
    • Brochure
  3. 3
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • Email
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other design
    • Brochure
    • Web page design
    • Signage
    • Business card
    • T-shirt
    • Other web or app design
    • Menu
    • Infographic
    • Banner ad
    • 3D
    • Sticker
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • Landing page design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brand guide
  4. 4
    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • T-shirt
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other art or illustration
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Stationery
    • Product packaging
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Brand guide
    • Book cover
    • Website builder
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Business card
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & product packaging
    • Facebook cover
    • Cup or mug
    • Brochure
  5. 5
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Infographic
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other art or illustration
    • Magazine cover
    • Logo & business card
    • Book cover
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Podcast
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Cup or mug
    • Album Cover
  6. 6
    • Product label
    • Logo design
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other book or magazine
    • Brochure
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Clothing or apparel
  7. 7
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Album Cover
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Book cover
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • T-shirt
    • Other design
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Podcast
    • Social media page
    • Signage
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & product packaging
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other business or advertising
    • Merchandise
    • Menu
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Cup or mug
  8. 8
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Product packaging
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Character or mascot
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other book or magazine
    • T-shirt
    • Banner ad
    • Brochure
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • Cup or mug
    • Social media page
    • Signage
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & product packaging
    • Infographic
    • Card or invitation
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
    • Book cover
  9. 9
    • Product packaging
    • T-shirt
    • Product label
    • Cup or mug
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other design
    • Sticker
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Web page design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Signage
    • Other book or magazine
    • Merchandise
    • Book cover
    • Stationery
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & brand guide
  10. 10
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Product label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Signage
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Infographic
    • Banner ad
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Brochure
    • Icon or button
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo design
    • Stationery
    • Social media page
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Web page design
    • Sticker
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo & business card
    • Business card
    • WordPress theme design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & product packaging
    • Landing page design
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Brand guide
    • Book cover

How did we choose these as the top label designers?

We know label design is important because it builds brand loyalty for life. Here’s what we looked for when we chose our top 10 label designers:

1. Design quality

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label design by Wooden Horse

When a designer joins 99designs, an expert from our team evaluates their portfolio and considers the conceptual thought, technical execution and knowledge of design principles present in their work. They then assign the designer one of three levels:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

A designer’s level is displayed on their portfolio, so you can easily see if you’re working with someone with lots of experience and design chops or someone up-and-coming.

2. Label design experience

Somebody could be a great illustrator, but not necessarily a top notch label designer. A label’s gotta catch eyes’ attention and lead them to pick up the item bearing it. In addition to looking at overall quality, we specifically vetted each designer on this list to make sure they had experience with and specialized in label design.

3. Professionalism

There’s more to being a top quality freelance designer than having a strong portfolio. A top level label designer communicates with the client throughout the design process, delivers on time and is generally good to work with. So we took past customer experiences into account to make sure all of our recommended label designers are professionals in service as well as design.

Are you ready to hire a fantastic label designer?

If you’ve got a product, it needs a label that’ll stand out on shelves. Don’t let your work disappear behind a boring label. If you don’t think any of our picks can do your product justice, search 99designs for one who can.

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