The human brain looks for patterns in everything it sees. We love patterns. Patterns help us find order and create understanding in our chaotic world. So when we see a pattern that’s aesthetically pleasing, we’re drawn to whatever it’s on, whether that’s a website, a billboard or a t-shirt.

Our top freelance pattern designers know how to create patterns that connect with people. When you’re looking to hire a freelance pattern designer, take a look at our list of the best designers on 99designs.

The 10 best freelance pattern designers to hire in 2018

Top Level
4.9
( 79 )
  • Logo design
  • Other design
  • Logo & business card
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Logo & hosted website
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • T-shirt
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other art or illustration
  • Merchandise
  • Icon or button
  • Character or mascot
  • Product packaging
  • Other business or advertising
  • Card or invitation
  • Sticker
  • Logo & social media pack
  • Other web or app design
  • Book cover
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Business card
  • Web page design
  • Other packaging or label
  • Brand guide
  • Banner ad
Top Level
5.0
( 123 )
  • Logo design
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Product packaging
  • T-shirt
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Product label
  • Other packaging or label
  • Logo & social media pack
  • Merchandise
  • Signage
  • Clothing or apparel
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other design
  • Other art or illustration
  • Logo & hosted website
  • Facebook cover
  • Character or mascot
  • Business card
  • Poster
  • Icon or button
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Book cover
  • Other web or app design
  • Landing page design
  • Cup or mug
  • Web page design
  • Sticker
  • Social media page
  • Logo & business card
Top Level
5.0
( 35 )
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Clothing or apparel
  • Book cover
  • Card or invitation
  • Product label
  • T-shirt
  • Product packaging
  • Other business or advertising
  • Other design
  • Other art or illustration
  • Cup or mug
  • Merchandise
  • Poster
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Logo & hosted website
  • Logo design
  • Business card
Top Level
5.0
( 21 )
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Clothing or apparel
  • Product label
  • Book cover
  • Other art or illustration
  • T-shirt
  • Other design
  • Merchandise
  • Sticker
  • Product packaging
  • Logo design
  • Cup or mug
  • Banner ad
Top Level
4.8
( 16 )
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Clothing or apparel
  • Other design
  • Merchandise
  • Logo design
  • Other art or illustration
  • Cup or mug
  • Product label
  • Logo & business card
  • Logo & brand identity pack
Top Level
5.0
( 65 )
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Other art or illustration
  • Clothing or apparel
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Merchandise
  • Product label
  • Icon or button
  • Card or invitation
  • T-shirt
  • Other business or advertising
  • 3D
  • Product packaging
  • Other web or app design
  • App design
  • Logo & business card
  • Brochure
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Social media page
  • Poster
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other packaging or label
  • App
Top Level
4.9
( 58 )
  • Logo design
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Clothing or apparel
  • T-shirt
  • Logo & business card
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Other design
  • Product packaging
  • Other art or illustration
  • Card or invitation
  • Sticker
  • Merchandise
  • Character or mascot
  • Web page design
  • Logo & social media pack
  • Other packaging or label
  • Cup or mug
Top Level
5.0
( 102 )
  • T-shirt
  • Clothing or apparel
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Poster
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Merchandise
  • Other web or app design
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Other packaging or label
  • Other art or illustration
Top Level
5.0
( 61 )
  • T-shirt
  • Clothing or apparel
  • Logo design
  • Cup or mug
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Icon or button
  • Other design
  • Merchandise
  • Sticker
  • PowerPoint template
  • Logo & hosted website
  • Logo & business card
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Brand guide
  • Banner ad
Top Level
5.0
( 46 )
  • T-shirt
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Logo design
  • Clothing or apparel
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Other art or illustration
  • Character or mascot
  • Product label
  • Other design
  • Sticker
  • Icon or button

How did we choose these as the top pattern designers?

We know pattern design is important to get right because when a pattern’s even slightly off, it just looks bad. Here is what we looked for when we chose our top 10 freelance pattern designers for 2018:

1. Design quality

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When a designer joins 99designs, an expert from our team goes through their portfolio to consider the conceptual thought, technical execution and knowledge of design principles evident in their work. Then, they assign the designer one of three levels:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

Each 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 that is up-and-coming.

2. Pattern design experience

A pattern’s not like other kinds of design. It has to “work” mathematically. An illustrator or graphic designer might be a great artist, but if they’re not experienced in building patterns, they’re not a good choice for your pattern designer.

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 pattern design.

3. Professionalism

Our job is to make working with a designer easier for you. So we took responsiveness rates, delivery times and past customer experiences into account to make sure all of our recommended pattern designers are professionals in service as well as design.

Are you ready to hire a skilled freelance pattern designer?

Creating an effective pattern is as much a science as it is an art. When you need a pattern that speaks to its viewers, work with a designer with a proven portfolio of eye-catching, mind-meshing designs. If you don’t think one of our top picks can deliver the pattern you’re looking for, search our site for one who can.

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