When it comes to advertising, there are few things more versatile (and effective!) than signage. Whether you’re trying to drum up interest in your new consulting business, drive people to an event or get people excited about your new restaurant concept, signs are a great way to get your message out and grab people’s attention.

But not all signs are created equal, and if you want a sign that’s really going to drive results, you need to bring in the professionals. Working with a top designer to bring your sign concept to life will not only ensure your sign looks great—but that it also gets you the results you’re looking for. Here are our picks for the top freelance sign designers to hire in right now:

The 10 best freelance sign designers to hire in 2022

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

How did we choose these as the top sign designers?

We know that getting the right sign design is critical for your advertising efforts—and we take our job of finding you the right designer very, very seriously. Here are the factors we took into consideration when choosing the featured designers on this list:

1. Design quality

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When a new designer joins the 99designs platform, an expert from our team goes through their samples and considers the conceptual thought, technical execution and knowledge of design principles evident in their designs. Based on the review, they then assign the designer one of three levels:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

These levels are displayed on designer portfolios—that way, so you can easily see if the designer you’re working with is someone with tons of experience or someone who’s more on the up-and-coming side of the design spectrum.

2. Sign design experience

Just because someone can write an amazing horror movie doesn’t mean they can pump out 400 pages of historical fiction—and it’s the same thing with design. While all designers need a certain level of talent, training, and skill, most have an area where they specialize—and if you need a sign designed, you want to work with a designer that specializes in sign design. So, in addition to looking at overall quality, we specifically vetted each designer on this list to make sure they had experience with print and signage.

3. Professionalism

It goes without saying that your designer needs design skills. But you also want a designer with a certain level of professionalism—someone who communicates with you throughout the design process, hits deadlines, and is generally good to work with. When choosing designers, we took past customer experiences into account—that way, we can make sure all of our recommended designers are professionals in service as well as design.

Are you ready to hire an awesome freelance sign designer?

Signs are one of the best ways to bridge the gap between you and your ideal customers—and when you have a professional sign designer in your corner, you can create the kind of signs that drive results for your business.

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