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 2018.

The 10 best freelance label designers for hire in 2018

Top Level
5.0
( 202 )
  • Product label
  • Logo design
  • Product packaging
  • Other design
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Poster
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other packaging or label
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • T-shirt
  • Brochure
  • Signage
  • Other business or advertising
  • Logo & social media pack
  • PowerPoint template
  • Infographic
  • Business card
  • Brand guide
Top Level
5.0
( 144 )
  • Product label
  • Product packaging
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Other packaging or label
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Poster
  • Menu
  • Brochure
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Business card
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Icon or button
  • Facebook cover
  • Brand guide
  • Book cover
  • Banner ad
Top Level
5.0
( 117 )
  • Product label
  • Product packaging
  • Other packaging or label
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Other design
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Logo design
  • Banner ad
  • Other web or app design
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Business card
  • T-shirt
  • Infographic
  • Facebook cover
  • Brand guide
Top Level
5.0
( 308 )
  • Product label
  • 3D
  • Product packaging
  • Other packaging or label
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • T-shirt
  • Sticker
  • Magazine cover
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Icon or button
  • Banner ad
Top Level
5.0
( 85 )
  • Product label
  • Product packaging
  • Logo design
  • Other packaging or label
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other design
  • 3D
  • Sticker
  • Landing page design
  • Signage
  • Other art or illustration
  • Logo & business card
  • Illustration or graphics
Top Level
5.0
( 91 )
  • Logo design
  • Product label
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Product packaging
  • Logo & business card
  • Logo & social media pack
  • Menu
  • Other design
  • Business card
  • T-shirt
  • Stationery
  • Social media page
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • WordPress theme design
  • Web page design
  • Sticker
  • Other packaging or label
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Icon or button
  • Car, truck or van wrap
Top Level
5.0
( 129 )
  • Product label
  • Product packaging
  • 3D
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Other packaging or label
  • Other business or advertising
  • Other art or illustration
  • Business card
  • Signage
  • Poster
  • Other book or magazine
  • Logo & business card
  • T-shirt
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Brochure
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Banner ad
Top Level
5.0
( 21 )
  • Product label
  • Logo design
  • Product packaging
  • Other packaging or label
  • Signage
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Poster
  • Other design
  • Logo & brand identity pack
Top Level
5.0
( 252 )
  • Product label
  • Product packaging
  • Other design
  • 3D
  • Other packaging or label
  • Logo design
  • Infographic
  • Brochure
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Banner ad
  • Business card
  • Web page design
  • T-shirt
  • Stationery
  • Poster
  • Other web or app design
  • Other art or illustration
  • Merchandise
Top Level
5.0
( 95 )
  • Product label
  • Product packaging
  • Other packaging or label
  • Other web or app design
  • Other design
  • Banner ad
  • 3D
  • Merchandise
  • Brochure
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Signage
  • Facebook cover
  • Web page design
  • Other business or advertising
  • Logo design
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Social media page
  • Poster
  • Other art or illustration
  • Infographic
  • Icon or button

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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