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
    ( 142 )
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Brochure
    • Other design
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Book cover
    • Banner ad
    • Product label
    • Other art or illustration
    • Illustration or graphics
    • 3D
    • Business card
    • Logo design
    • Web page design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Infographic
    • Car, truck or van wrap
  2. 2
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 239 )
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Logo design
    • Brochure
    • Other design
    • Poster
    • Web page design
    • 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
    • Social media page
    • Other art or illustration
    • Card or invitation
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Book cover
    • T-shirt
    • Product label
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Icon or button
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Brand guide
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 323 )
    • 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
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  4. 4
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 71 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Poster
    • Brochure
    • Infographic
    • Book cover
    • Merchandise
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Card or invitation
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Business card
    • Menu
  5. 5
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 67 )
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Poster
    • Banner ad
    • Facebook cover
    • Social media page
    • Email
    • Other art or illustration
    • Landing page design
    • Card or invitation
    • WordPress theme design
    • Web page design
    • Stationery
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Brochure
    • Other design
    • Menu
    • Infographic
    • Flash banner
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
    • Book cover
  6. 6
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 281 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Infographic
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Poster
    • PowerPoint template
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Stationery
    • Business card
    • Facebook cover
    • Social media page
    • Other art or illustration
    • Web page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
    • Product packaging
    • Icon or button
    • Other packaging or label
    • Menu
    • Card or invitation
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • Product label
    • Other book or magazine
    • Magazine cover
    • Email
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & business card
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Brand guide
    • Book cover
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 105 )
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Infographic
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Poster
    • Logo design
    • Print or packaging design
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Banner ad
    • Brochure
    • Other design
    • Web page design
    • Logo & business card
    • Stationery
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • Icon or button
    • Facebook cover
    • Business card
    • Book cover
  8. 8
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 170 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo design
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Poster
    • Web page design
    • Email
    • Brochure
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Social media page
    • Product packaging
    • Book cover
    • Illustration or graphics
    • T-shirt
    • Other web or app design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Infographic
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • PowerPoint template
    • Sticker
    • Product label
    • App design
    • Icon or button
    • Flash banner
    • Business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Landing page design
    • Card or invitation
  9. 9
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 122 )
    • Banner ad
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Poster
    • Brochure
    • Social media page
    • Other design
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo design
    • Other web or app design
    • Flash banner
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Landing page design
    • Infographic
    • Book cover
  10. 10
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 122 )
    • 3D
    • Signage
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other art or illustration
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Brochure
    • Web page design
    • Product packaging
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Merchandise
    • Logo design
    • Infographic

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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