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 2019.

The 10 best freelance label designers for hire in 2019

  1. 1
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 311 )
    • Product label
    • Logo design
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • T-shirt
    • Brochure
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Social media page
    • PowerPoint template
    • Infographic
    • Card or invitation
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
  2. 2
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 116 )
    • Product label
    • Logo design
    • Product packaging
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other packaging or label
    • T-shirt
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Merchandise
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Banner ad
    • 3D
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 165 )
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Poster
    • Menu
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Signage
    • Facebook cover
    • Brand guide
    • Book cover
    • Banner ad
    • Card or invitation
  4. 4
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 67 )
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Web page design
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Icon or button
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Banner ad
  5. 5
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 166 )
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • 3D
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Poster
    • Other art or illustration
    • Business card
    • Signage
    • Other book or magazine
    • Logo & business card
    • Brochure
    • T-shirt
    • Banner ad
  6. 6
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 124 )
    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Product packaging
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Menu
    • Business card
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Brochure
    • Sticker
    • Stationery
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brand guide
    • Web page design
    • T-shirt
    • Social media page
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other business or advertising
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Car, truck or van wrap
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 260 )
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • 3D
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • Infographic
    • Brochure
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Business card
    • Web page design
    • T-shirt
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
  8. 8
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 131 )
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Book cover
    • Other packaging or label
    • Print or packaging design
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Stationery
    • Other business or advertising
    • Web page design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Typesetting
    • T-shirt
    • Signage
    • Logo & business card
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Menu
    • Landing page design
    • Facebook cover
    • Business card
    • Banner ad
    • Other art or illustration
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 118 )
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • 3D
    • Sticker
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Landing page design
    • Signage
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brand guide
  10. 10
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 111 )
    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Product packaging
    • Business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & hosted website
    • T-shirt
    • Stationery
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Icon or button
    • Brochure
    • Brand guide
    • Web page design
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other book or magazine
    • Merchandise
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Card or invitation
    • 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

gin bottle label
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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