The human brain looks for patterns in everything it sees. We love patterns. Patterns help us find order and create understanding in our chaotic world. So when we see a pattern that’s aesthetically pleasing, we’re drawn to whatever it’s on, whether that’s a website, a billboard or a t-shirt.

Our top freelance pattern designers know how to create patterns that connect with people. When you’re looking to hire a freelance pattern designer, take a look at our list of the best designers on 99designs.

The 10 best freelance pattern designers to hire in 2020

  1. 1
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 103 )
    • Logo design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Clothing or apparel
    • T-shirt
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Product packaging
    • Merchandise
    • Card or invitation
    • Banner ad
    • Sticker
    • Character or mascot
    • Web page design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Cup or mug
  2. 2
    Top Level
    4.8
    ( 57 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Merchandise
    • Other design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo design
    • Cup or mug
    • T-shirt
    • Character or mascot
    • Product label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & business card
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 30 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Product label
    • Book cover
    • Merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • T-shirt
    • Other design
    • Sticker
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Cup or mug
    • Banner ad
  4. 4
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 67 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Card or invitation
    • Book cover
    • Cup or mug
    • Product packaging
    • Other art or illustration
    • T-shirt
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Merchandise
    • Other business or advertising
    • Sticker
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo design
    • Business card
  5. 5
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 136 )
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Social media page
    • Merchandise
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Product label
    • Other web or app design
    • Card or invitation
    • Product packaging
    • Other business or advertising
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • T-shirt
    • App design
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
    • 3D
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Poster
    • Other packaging or label
    • Business card
    • Book cover
    • App
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Web page design
  6. 6
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 43 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • T-shirt
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
    • Tattoo
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Card or invitation
    • Sticker
    • Social media page
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • Icon or button
    • Character or mascot
    • Postcard, flyer or print
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 73 )
    • T-shirt
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo design
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Character or mascot
    • Other art or illustration
    • Sticker
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Product packaging
    • Merchandise
    • Icon or button
    • Book cover
    • Banner ad
  8. 8
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 62 )
    • T-shirt
    • Logo design
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Merchandise
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Cup or mug
    • Sticker
    • Character or mascot
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Product label
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • Book cover
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Card or invitation
    • Tattoo
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 51 )
    • T-shirt
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo design
    • Merchandise
    • Sticker
    • Character or mascot
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Product label
    • Poster
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Infographic
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  10. 10
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 54 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • T-shirt
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Merchandise
    • Cup or mug
    • Other art or illustration
    • Sticker
    • Other design
    • Card or invitation
    • Product packaging
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print

How did we choose these as the top pattern designers?

We know pattern design is important to get right because when a pattern’s even slightly off, it just looks bad. Here is what we looked for when we chose our top 10 freelance pattern designers for 2020:

1. Design quality

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When a designer joins 99designs, an expert from our team goes through their portfolio to consider the conceptual thought, technical execution and knowledge of design principles evident in their work. Then, they assign the designer one of three levels:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

Each 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 that is up-and-coming.

2. Pattern design experience

A pattern’s not like other kinds of design. It has to “work” mathematically. An illustrator or graphic designer might be a great artist, but if they’re not experienced in building patterns, they’re not a good choice for your pattern designer.

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 pattern design.

3. Professionalism

Our job is to make working with a designer easier for you. So we took responsiveness rates, delivery times and past customer experiences into account to make sure all of our recommended pattern designers are professionals in service as well as design.

Are you ready to hire a skilled freelance pattern designer?

Creating an effective pattern is as much a science as it is an art. When you need a pattern that speaks to its viewers, work with a designer with a proven portfolio of eye-catching, mind-meshing designs. If you don’t think one of our top picks can deliver the pattern you’re looking for, search our site for one who can.

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