Your app icon may be a small square, but it has a huge impact on the success of your app. A great icon communicates your app’s purpose and entices the right people to download. In order to stand out from the crowd, you want your icon designer to be an expert. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to sacrifice your first born child in order to hire a Jony Ive protege. Luckily, we have a great freelance icon designer online ready to work with you, no matter what your budget is!

The best app icon designers of 2021

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

How did we choose these as the top app icon designers?

Your app icon can be the difference from a download and a scroll-by, so you want to make sure yours is designed by the best. In order to ensure you work with our top designers, we took the following into consideration when putting together this list:

1. Design quality

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When a designer signs up for 99designs, an expert from our team goes through their portfolio and considers the conceptual thought, technical execution and knowledge of design principles evident in their work. They then give the designer one of three levels:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

These levels are displayed on designer portfolios, 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. Icon design experience

Just because you’re an amazing illustrator doesn’t mean you know how to create an icon. In addition to looking at overall quality, we vetted each designer on this list to make sure they had experience with digital design and specialized in app icons.

3. Professionalism

Of course you want someone with design skills, but you also want an icon designer who listens to your needs and gets work done in a timely manner. So we took past customer experiences into account to make sure all of our recommended app icon designers will make all aspects of the design experience seemless.

Are you ready to hire an awesome freelance app icon designer?

Your icon is the face of your app. These icon designers can help your app stand out in a crowded marketplace. And they’re just the tip of the iceburg!

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