When a sign just isn’t enough, say it with a banner! Whether for advertising, campaigning or personal celebrations, banners are a great way to send a big message 24/7, and they’re far more cost-effective than large-scale advertisements.

Because the point of a banner is to be seen, you want them to look their best. The good news is you can still hire a top designer while keeping costs minimal. Here are the top 10 freelancer banner designers currently available for hire to help spread your message loud and clear.

The 10 best freelance banner designers to hire in 2018

Top Level
5.0
( 311 )
  • Brochure
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Other design
  • Infographic
  • Print or packaging design
  • Signage
  • PowerPoint template
  • Logo design
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Poster
  • App design
  • Other web or app design
  • Banner ad
  • Stationery
  • Product label
  • Business card
  • Book cover
  • Web page design
  • Typesetting with imagery
  • Email
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Other book or magazine
  • Brand guide
  • Product packaging
  • Logo & business card
  • Flash banner
  • Sticker
  • Other packaging or label
  • Other art or illustration
  • Icon or button
  • Card or invitation
Top Level
5.0
( 52 )
  • Other design
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Signage
  • Print or packaging design
  • Banner ad
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Poster
  • Facebook cover
  • Brochure
  • Car, truck or van wrap
  • Email
  • Illustration or graphics
  • T-shirt
  • Other web or app design
  • Logo & business card
  • Infographic
  • Flash banner
  • Business card
  • Stationery
  • Social media page
  • Product packaging
  • Other packaging or label
  • Logo design
  • Landing page design
  • Icon or button
  • Clothing or apparel
  • Book cover
Top Level
5.0
( 68 )
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Web page design
  • Banner ad
  • Email
  • Landing page design
  • Other business or advertising
  • Poster
  • Stationery
  • Facebook cover
  • Signage
  • Logo & business card
  • Other web or app design
  • Infographic
  • Flash banner
  • Business card
  • Product label
  • PowerPoint template
  • Other art or illustration
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Icon or button
  • Brochure
Top Level
5.0
( 86 )
  • Other business or advertising
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Brochure
  • Banner ad
  • Other design
  • Signage
  • Logo design
  • Poster
  • Email
  • PowerPoint template
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Card or invitation
  • Business card
  • Product label
  • Other web or app design
  • Infographic
  • Web page design
  • Social media page
  • Other art or illustration
  • App design
  • Landing page design
Top Level
5.0
( 165 )
  • Signage
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Logo design
  • Other design
  • Brochure
  • Banner ad
  • Web page design
  • Poster
  • Business card
  • PowerPoint template
  • Email
  • Other web or app design
  • Infographic
  • Facebook cover
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Magazine cover
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Book cover
  • Stationery
  • Product label
  • Icon or button
  • Card or invitation
  • Car, truck or van wrap
Top Level
4.9
( 67 )
  • Brochure
  • Other design
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Other book or magazine
  • PowerPoint template
  • Menu
  • Signage
  • Stationery
  • Infographic
  • Typesetting with imagery
  • Poster
  • Web page design
  • Icon or button
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Book cover
  • Other web or app design
  • Logo design
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Car, truck or van wrap
  • Banner ad
  • 3D
Top Level
5.0
( 122 )
  • Poster
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Banner ad
  • Signage
  • Infographic
  • Other design
  • Brochure
  • Product label
  • Logo design
  • Social media page
  • Book cover
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Facebook cover
  • Email
  • Business card
  • T-shirt
  • Stationery
  • Product packaging
  • PowerPoint template
  • Other art or illustration
Top Level
4.9
( 42 )
  • Signage
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Poster
  • Other business or advertising
  • Facebook cover
  • Banner ad
  • Social media page
  • Landing page design
  • Email
  • Other art or illustration
  • Card or invitation
  • WordPress theme design
  • Stationery
  • Brochure
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Flash banner
  • Car, truck or van wrap
  • Business card
  • Brand guide
  • Book cover
Top Level
5.0
( 98 )
  • Signage
  • Other business or advertising
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other design
  • Poster
  • Book cover
  • Other web or app design
  • Brochure
  • Banner ad
  • Product label
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Other art or illustration
  • Business card
  • 3D
  • Web page design
  • PowerPoint template
  • Logo & hosted website
  • Logo design
  • Infographic
  • Car, truck or van wrap
Top Level
4.9
( 75 )
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Brochure
  • Signage
  • Other business or advertising
  • Poster
  • Other design
  • Menu
  • Logo design
  • Other art or illustration
  • Landing page design
  • Infographic
  • Banner ad
  • Web page design
  • Product label
  • Other web or app design
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Book cover

How did we choose these as the top banner designers?

Banners may seem simple, but that doesn’t mean designers skimp on the effort. Communicating your message as effectively as possible requires a skill set that includes advertising, branding and traditional graphic design. If you want to make the most out of your banner, you need to hire a top designer, so we carefully hand-picked each one on our list based on the following criteria:

1. Design quality

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We subject all of our designers to a preliminary evaluation when they first join 99designs. An expert from our team assesses their portfolio and gauges each designer’s proficiency in conceptual thought, technical execution and knowledge of design principles. The results determine which of our three levels the designer falls into:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

You can see these levels clearly displayed on each of our designer’s portfolios, so you know whether you’re dealing with a verified expert, or an expert-to-be.

2. Banner design experience

You don’t want just any designer to make your banner, you want one who has done banner design before—and often. Aside from just having experience in banner design, every freelance designer on the list above has received exceptional feedback from their clients on the final product.

3. Professionalism

A good designer is more than just their design skills. We also looked into whether they communicate with clients throughout the process, meet deadlines and foster a satisfactory work relationship. We reviewed feedback from their previous employers to ensure everyone on our banner designer list is, first and foremost, a professional.

Are you ready to hire an stellar freelance banner designer?

Sometimes banners carry a crucial message, and sometimes they just create atmosphere. But unless your banner is designed well, it won’t do anything except hang there. Take a look at our list above and choose the freelance banner designer that fits your project best.

Want more banner designer choices?
99designs has plenty more talented banner designers if the top ten don’t match your style.