Your logo is the face of your company. When people see it, you want them to understand the quality of your products or services, and the values of your organization. And you want them to remember you. But how do you go about getting something as emblematic as the Starbucks mermaid or the Target bullseye? You have your logo created by a top-notch logo designer.

To help you find someone who can take your big ideas and condense them into the perfect mark for your brand, we’ve compiled a list of the top logo designers for hire.

How to get the best logo design

Most people are familiar with the concept of hiring a freelance logo designer. But this isn’t the only way of getting graphic design done. Anyone thinking of creating a logo should consider a logo design contest.

A Logo Design Contest gives you options. By killpixel::24/7.

In a design contest, you write a brief describing what you are looking for, and designers from all over the world submit concepts unique to your brief. You then choose finalists, give feedback to hone the designs and ultimately pick your favorite logo. If ideation and seeing a variety of different design styles is important to you, we’d recommend a design contest.

Learn more about logo design contests ->

On the other hand, if you already have a clear idea of the style and direction you’d like to take your logo, hiring a freelancer is a great choice!

The 10 best freelance logo designers to hire in 2022

  1. 1
    • Logo design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Character or mascot
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Icon or button
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Signage
    • Podcast
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo & business card
    • Brand guide
    • Poster
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Logo & brand guide
  2. 2
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Web page design
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Other design
    • Infographic
    • Illustration or graphics
    • T-shirt
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Character or mascot
    • Business card
  3. 3
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • T-shirt
    • Other design
    • Sticker
    • Icon or button
    • Illustration or graphics
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other packaging or label
    • Signage
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Infographic
    • Clothing or apparel
  4. 4
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & hosted website
  5. 5
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Infographic
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other art or illustration
    • Magazine cover
    • Logo & business card
    • Book cover
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Podcast
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Cup or mug
    • Album Cover
  6. 6
    • Logo design
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Business card
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • Brand guide
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Menu
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Web page design
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Social media page
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & hosted website
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • App design
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Car, truck or van wrap
  7. 7
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Business card
    • Other design
    • T-shirt
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Stationery
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Brand guide
    • Banner ad
  8. 8
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Logo & business card
  9. 9
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • Other web or app design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • App design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Web page design
    • Other design
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Business card
    • Social media page
    • Poster
    • Other business or advertising
    • Landing page design
    • Banner ad
  10. 10
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Other web or app design
    • Business card
    • Brochure
  11. 11
    • Logo design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • T-shirt
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Product label
    • Character or mascot
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Sticker
    • Stationery
    • Landing page design
    • Brand guide
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Merchandise
    • Email
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Business card
    • Banner ad
  12. 12
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • Button or icon
    • Other design
    • Other web or app design
    • Banner ad
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • App design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Business card
    • WordPress theme design
    • Web page design
    • Stationery
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Poster
    • Brand guide
    • App
  13. 13
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Web page design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Product label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Merchandise
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Character or mascot
  14. 14
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Web page design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other design
    • Icon or button
    • Brochure
    • Social media page
    • Product packaging
    • Other packaging or label
    • Landing page design
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
  15. 15
    • Book cover
    • Logo design
    • Magazine cover
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand guide
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other book or magazine
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Podcast
    • Logo & business card
    • Email
    • Web page design
    • Merchandise
    • T-shirt
    • Signage
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Landing page design
    • Brochure
    • Album Cover
    • Typesetting
    • Sticker
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other art or illustration
    • Facebook cover
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Business card
    • Brand guide

How did we choose these as the top logo designers?

A logo is a small symbol with big importance. We know how important it is to get it right, and we want to make sure you feel good about who you’re working with. Here are the things we looked for when selecting designers to go on this list:

1. Overall design quality

trophy logo design
by onripus

When a designer joins 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 assign 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. Logo design experience

Writing a poem and writing an academic dissertation both require training and skill, but many writers specialize in one or the other, not both. It’s the same thing with design. 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 logo design.

3. Professionalism

Of course you want someone with design skills, but you also want a logo designer who communicates with you throughout the 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 logo designers are professionals in service as well as design.

What to think about when hiring a logo designer

Your logo will be the cornerstone piece of your brand identity. As you’re reviewing portfolios here are a few things you want to consider:

hummingbird logo
by ultrastjarna

Does the portfolio have the right design style and aesthetic for your brand?

This can be so impactful on how potential customers identify your brand. Designers often specialize in different types of styles, so if you want a modern line art logo, make sure you hire someone who has examples of modern line art in their portfolio.

Does their portfolio have samples of work that are logo designs?

When you find a designer’s style you like, you should always check if they have any logo design experience or examples. A designer who is good at illustration or website design doesn’t mean they are also good a logo design.

Does the portfolio have industry experience?

Some designers have experience designing logos for more than one industry, while others might specialize in specific industries. That’s not to say you can’t hire a designer who doesn’t have any industry experience, but it’s definitely something to keep in mind. It could be a benefit that they don’t have any industry experience because they will have fresh and new ideas. Or it might be better to hire a designer who knows what’s out there and how to create the best logo.

What else is in their portfolio?

While being a logo design specialist is important, you might have ongoing design needs. If you do, consider if the designer also does websites or brochures. Most logo designers can also help you build out your entire brand style guide.

Are you ready to hire an amazing freelance logo designer?

Whether you want a sweet watercolor logo for your kid’s clothing store, or an edgy, modern mark for your tech startup, the best logo designers can be the difference between something that’s fine, and something that makes potential customers say “wow.”

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