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
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Character or mascot
    • Web page design
    • Icon or button
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • Social media page
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • App design
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Brochure
    • Brand guide
    • 3D
  2. 2
    • Product label
    • Logo design
    • Product packaging
    • Web page design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • WordPress theme design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Poster
    • Other business or advertising
    • App design
    • Icon or button
    • Flash banner
    • Cup or mug
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  3. 3
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • 3D
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Infographic
    • Facebook cover
    • Web page design
    • Social media page
    • Poster
    • Logo & business card
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
  4. 4
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • T-shirt
    • Logo design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other packaging or label
    • Stationery
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • 3D
    • Sticker
    • Signage
    • Other web or app design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & product packaging
    • Logo & business card
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Brochure
  5. 5
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Infographic
    • Brochure
    • Web page design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Brand guide
    • 3D
  6. 6
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Facebook ad
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Banner ad
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Poster
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • 3D
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Brand guide
    • Business card
    • Menu
    • Brochure
    • Podcast
    • Other book or magazine
    • Infographic
    • Facebook cover
    • Sticker
    • Other web or app design
    • Icon or button
    • T-shirt
    • Social media page
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo & business card
  7. 7
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other book or magazine
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Web page design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Stationery
    • Other web or app design
    • Infographic
    • Book cover
  8. 8
    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
    • Character or mascot
    • Poster
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Sticker
    • Other design
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Infographic
  9. 9
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other packaging or label
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Logo design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Brochure
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • T-shirt
    • Signage
    • Other art or illustration
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Book cover
    • 3D
  10. 10
    • Book cover
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Banner ad
    • Other book or magazine
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Infographic
    • Menu
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo design
    • Brochure
    • Web page design
    • Typesetting
    • Other web or app design
    • App design
    • Landing page design
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • T-shirt
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo & brand identity pack

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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