Mobile phones, tablets and other smart devices have become increasingly ubiquitous in the past several years. And the app market has boomed accordingly. How do you make sure that yours is the one they download and use? Well, you make sure you have a great idea.
And then you make sure your app looks amazing.
And for that, you want an experienced, professional app designer to help bring it to life. Let us help you f2ind one!
The 10 best freelance app designers to hire in 2021
How did we choose these as the top app designers?
We want you to feel confident when you hire a designer. That’s why we have a team of design experts review every portfolio on creative concepting, technical skills and execution. All of our designers are then rated as either Top, Mid or Entry level. This information is readily available so you can feel confident in who you’re working with.
Experience with App Design
App design really is a specialty within the industry of graphic design. Being effective means having empathy for an app’s final users and keeping that in mind throughout the design process. The designers on this list have earned their place as top freelance app designers by successfully completing dozens of projects on our platform, to each client’s satisfaction.
It’s one thing to have skill and quite another to have business acumen. Luckily, our top freelance app designers have both—we also rate our top app designers based on their level of professionalism with client communications.
What to think about when hiring an app designer
When hiring an app designer, you’ll want to be thinking about things like:
- Who to partner with at each stage of app development. Your app designer won’t necessarily have the same skillset as the person who codes your app—though it’s possible. It doesn’t hurt to ask your app designer if they have app development experience, too. Either way, make sure you understand what files your developer needs so you can communicate that with your designer.
- Exact elements you’re looking for as a deliverable: Think: login page, main page and navigation. Knowing this and being able to communicate this with a freelance app designer will help you to more clearly define the scope of the project (which will also help set pricing).
- Relevant experience with your intended audience. It will be especially useful if your chosen app designer has worked with audiences similar to those targeted by your business in the past. A lot of skill with app design relates back to getting in the right mindset as the user, so you can be empathetic as to how they’ll interact with the user interface.
- Stylistic fit. A great designer may not be a good fit for you if you’re after a certain look and feel that they are unable to execute. In order to determine fit, look through app designer portfolios to see if their past work aligns with your intended style.
Are you ready to hire a top freelance app designer?
A great app designer can lay the foundation for your app’s success. If the options on our list aren’t the ideal stylistic fit, don’t sweat it—we’ve got plenty more app designers for you to consider!