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

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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