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 2019.

The 10 best freelance label designers for hire in 2019

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    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 323 )
    • Product label
    • Logo design
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • T-shirt
    • Brochure
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Signage
    • Other business or advertising
    • Social media page
    • PowerPoint template
    • Infographic
    • Card or invitation
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
  2. 2
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    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Poster
    • Menu
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Signage
    • Facebook cover
    • Brand guide
    • Book cover
    • Banner ad
    • Card or invitation
  3. 3
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    ( 127 )
    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Product packaging
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other packaging or label
    • Menu
    • Business card
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Brochure
    • Sticker
    • Stationery
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brand guide
    • Web page design
    • T-shirt
    • Social media page
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other business or advertising
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Car, truck or van wrap
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    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • 3D
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Poster
    • Other art or illustration
    • Business card
    • Signage
    • Other book or magazine
    • Logo & business card
    • Brochure
    • T-shirt
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Banner ad
  5. 5
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    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • 3D
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • Infographic
    • Brochure
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Business card
    • Web page design
    • T-shirt
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
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    • Product label
    • Logo design
    • Product packaging
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other packaging or label
    • T-shirt
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Merchandise
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Banner ad
    • 3D
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    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Product packaging
    • Business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & hosted website
    • T-shirt
    • Stationery
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Icon or button
    • Brochure
    • Brand guide
    • Web page design
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other book or magazine
    • Merchandise
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Card or invitation
    • Book cover
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    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Business card
    • Other packaging or label
    • T-shirt
    • Poster
    • Other business or advertising
    • Web page design
    • Stationery
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Infographic
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Banner ad
  9. 9
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    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • Email
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Business card
    • Infographic
    • Web page design
    • T-shirt
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • Menu
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Banner ad
    • 3D
  10. 10
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    ( 196 )
    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Other art or illustration
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & business card
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
    • Poster
    • Logo & social media pack
    • PowerPoint template
    • Signage
    • Email
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
    • 3D
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Business card
    • Stationery
    • Character or mascot
    • Web page design
    • Typesetting
    • Merchandise
    • Facebook cover
    • Car, truck or van wrap
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    ( 94 )
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Book cover
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Web page design
    • T-shirt
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • App design
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Banner ad
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & business card
    • Infographic
    • Card or invitation
    • Business card
    • 3D
  12. 12
    Top Level
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    ( 123 )
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • 3D
    • Sticker
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Landing page design
    • Signage
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brand guide
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    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Poster
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  14. 14
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    • Product label
    • 3D
    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • Other art or illustration
    • Magazine cover
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Banner ad
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    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • 3D
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other design
    • Infographic
    • Web page design
    • Sticker
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
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    Top Level
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    • 3D
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Product packaging
    • Other web or app design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Infographic
    • Banner ad
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Landing page design
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    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • 3D
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • Book cover
    • Other design
    • Web page design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other business or advertising
    • Infographic
    • Logo & brand identity pack
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    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Brochure
    • Logo & brand identity pack
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    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Web page design
    • Other design
    • Stationery
    • Social media page
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Banner ad
  20. 20
    Top Level
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    ( 68 )
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Print or packaging design
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Banner ad
    • T-shirt
    • Signage
    • Other web or app design
    • Merchandise
    • Logo design
  21. 21
    Top Level
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    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Brochure
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • 3D
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Web page design
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Tattoo
    • Infographic
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Business card
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    • Product label
    • 3D
    • Infographic
    • Product packaging
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Brand guide
    • Social media page
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • Brochure
  23. 23
    Top Level
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    ( 427 )
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • 3D
    • Brochure
    • Other business or advertising
    • Web page design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other art or illustration
    • Business card
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other book or magazine
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Brand guide
    • Banner ad
    • Stationery
    • Logo & business card
    • T-shirt
    • Merchandise
    • Menu
    • Infographic
    • Email
    • Card or invitation
    • Book cover
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    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 38 )
    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Product packaging
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other book or magazine
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Clothing or apparel
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    • Product label
    • Logo design
    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Signage
    • Business card
    • T-shirt
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Menu
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
  26. 26
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    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Print or packaging design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • Web page design
    • 3D
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Other design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other business or advertising
    • Landing page design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Banner ad
    • Stationery
    • Facebook cover
    • T-shirt
    • Infographic
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    Top Level
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    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Logo design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other design
    • Web page design
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Icon or button
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Banner ad
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    Top Level
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    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
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    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • T-shirt
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other design
    • Stationery
    • Book cover
    • Product packaging
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
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    Top Level
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    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • 3D
    • Signage
    • Web page design
    • Banner ad
    • Stationery
    • Other art or illustration
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Book cover
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • PowerPoint template
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other book or magazine
    • App design
    • Landing page design

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

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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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