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 2021.

The 10 best freelance label designers for hire in 2021

  1. 1
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • T-shirt
    • Banner ad
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other business or advertising
    • 3D
    • Book cover
    • Sticker
    • Stationery
    • Social media page
    • Logo & social media pack
    • PowerPoint template
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Business card
  2. 2
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • Sticker
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Stationery
    • Infographic
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Business card
    • Brochure
    • Web page design
    • App design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Cup or mug
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Banner ad
    • T-shirt
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other web or app design
    • Merchandise
    • Landing page design
    • Icon or button
  3. 3
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • 3D
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other design
    • Card or invitation
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo design
    • Web page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Sticker
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other art or illustration
    • Business card
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
  4. 4
    • 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
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • T-shirt
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brand guide
    • 3D
  5. 5
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Banner ad
    • Other web or app design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Poster
    • Infographic
    • Signage
    • Brochure
    • Character or mascot
    • Business card
    • T-shirt
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Stationery
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Book cover
    • Web page design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Icon or button
    • Sticker
    • Menu
    • Facebook cover
    • Social media page
    • PowerPoint template
    • Flash banner
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Card or invitation
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo & business card
    • Email
  6. 6
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Illustration or graphics
    • 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
    • Brochure
    • Brand guide
    • 3D
  7. 7
    • 3D
    • Product label
    • T-shirt
    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Infographic
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other art or illustration
    • Business card
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Icon or button
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  8. 8
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Banner ad
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Other packaging or label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other art or illustration
    • Signage
    • Logo & business card
    • Stationery
    • Business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Sticker
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Flash banner
    • Card or invitation
  9. 9
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other business or advertising
    • Illustration or graphics
    • 3D
    • Banner ad
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Business card
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Infographic
    • Web page design
    • Stationery
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Brochure
    • Brand guide
    • Sticker
    • Signage
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo & business card
    • Icon or button
    • Facebook cover
    • Email
  10. 10
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Poster
    • Banner ad
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Menu
    • Brochure
    • Other book or magazine
    • Infographic
    • Facebook cover
    • Business card
    • Sticker
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
    • Social media page
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo & 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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