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

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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