Whether you’re a huge corporation or a small mom-and-pop operation, in a creative or corporate industry, just starting out or been in business for years, there’s one piece of design you just can’t do without—and that’s a business card.

Business cards are a staple in the world of business. Think of it as a symbol of your business that you leave behind with potential clients, colleagues and customers—and if you want that symbol to make the best impression, you’re definitely going to want to hire a professional. Let’s take a look at our picks for the top freelance business card designers:

The 10 best freelance business card designers to hire in 2018

Top Level
4.9
( 44 )
  • Stationery
  • Business card
  • Logo & business card
  • Logo design
  • Signage
  • Print or packaging design
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Card or invitation
  • T-shirt
  • Social media page
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Other design
  • Icon or button
Top Level
5.0
( 29 )
  • Stationery
  • Business card
  • Other business or advertising
  • Sticker
  • Signage
  • Other design
  • Poster
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Logo & business card
  • T-shirt
  • Print or packaging design
  • Logo design
Top Level
5.0
( 264 )
  • Logo design
  • Other design
  • Logo & business card
  • Business card
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Logo & hosted website
  • Product label
  • Web page design
  • Product packaging
  • Stationery
  • Banner ad
  • Illustration or graphics
  • T-shirt
  • Brand guide
  • Other business or advertising
  • Flash banner
  • Brochure
  • Book cover
  • Signage
  • Poster
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Icon or button
  • Facebook cover
  • Social media page
  • Other web or app design
  • Other packaging or label
  • Infographic
  • Email
  • PowerPoint template
  • Card or invitation
Top Level
5.0
( 167 )
  • Logo design
  • Logo & business card
  • Stationery
  • Business card
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Other design
  • Brochure
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Signage
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Other business or advertising
  • Facebook cover
  • Product label
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Banner ad
  • Other packaging or label
  • Card or invitation
  • Brand guide
  • Web page design
  • Social media page
  • Product packaging
  • Poster
  • Other web or app design
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Other book or magazine
  • Other art or illustration
  • Menu
  • Email
Top Level
5.0
( 65 )
  • Stationery
  • Business card
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Logo & business card
  • Other business or advertising
  • Logo design
  • Other design
  • Poster
  • Infographic
  • Brochure
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Email
Top Level
4.9
( 14 )
  • Business card
  • Stationery
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Logo design
  • Signage
  • Poster
  • Logo & business card
  • Banner ad
Top Level
5.0
( 14 )
  • Logo design
  • Stationery
  • Other design
  • Business card
  • Logo & business card
  • T-shirt
  • Social media page
  • Print or packaging design
  • Icon or button
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Card or invitation
Top Level
4.9
( 15 )
  • Stationery
  • Business card
  • Logo design
  • Logo & business card
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Other business or advertising
  • Logo & social media pack
  • PowerPoint template
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Facebook cover
  • Brochure
  • Banner ad
Top Level
4.9
( 16 )
  • Business card
  • Stationery
  • Logo & business card
  • Logo design
  • Card or invitation
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Social media page
  • Product label
  • PowerPoint template
  • Email
  • Brochure
Top Level
5.0
( 12 )
  • Business card
  • Logo & social media pack
  • Logo design
  • Icon or button
  • Stationery
  • Signage
  • Banner ad
  • PowerPoint template
  • Email

How did we choose these as the top business card designers?

Here at 99designs, it’s our job to connect you with the best designers for your business cards—and we take that job seriously. We use a strict set of criteria for evaluating every designer on our site to ensure you find the best freelance design talent for your project:

Skill

Creative Business Card
By Daria V.

One of the most important criteria for judging a designer is, of course, their level of skill. At 99designs, every designer goes through a portfolio review. During the review, our team of in-house design experts carefully evaluate their work and depth of skill. Our design experts evaluate each portfolio for:

  • Creativity and conceptual thought
  • Technical execution
  • Knowledge and application of design principles

Once a designer’s portfolio has been reviewed by our team, they’re assigned to one of three levels:

  • Top Level: designers with the highest level of skill, expertise, and creativity
  • Mid Level: designers with a strong portfolio who are on their way to establishing themselves as design experts
  • Entry Level: up-and-coming design talent who might lack experience but exhibit a high level of potential

Before you settle on a designer, consider their level and choose the best design talent based on your project, needs and budget.

Experience

Just because a designer is awesome at creating illustrations doesn’t mean they’re the right person to design your business card.

When we’re putting together our recommended list of designers, we evaluate each designer’s experience within each category to make sure we’re delivering talent with a wealth of experience in exactly the type of design you’re looking for—in this case, business cards.

Professionalism

One attribute that often gets overlooked in evaluating designers? Professionalism—but the way we look at it, working with a designer who’s professional is just as important as working with a designer with talent.

We look at a variety of professional characteristics—including adherence to deadlines, communication skills, and responsiveness—when we’re evaluating designers. That way, you have a positive experience with your designer—and are just as happy about the process of working with them as you are with the final design.

What to think about when hiring a business card designer

Hiring the right designer to create your business cards—which will end up in the hands of tons of potential clients, colleagues and customers—is an important choice to make. You want to make sure you choose the designer that’s going to be the best fit for you and your needs. Here are a few things to keep in mind when hiring a designer to make sure that happens:

Victorine Design business card
By Prozmajevski
  • Look for relevant samples and the right style match. For the best results, consider hiring someone with direct experience designing business cards in your industry. A designer with experience in your niche will know the ins-and-outs of design for your industry—which can save a lot of time and energy during the design process. Also, make sure to find a designer with a similar style aesthetic. Is your brand dark and edgy? If so, you probably don’t want to hire a designer who primarily designs for more traditional corporate businesses. On the flip side, if you’re looking for a traditional business card design, you’re going to want to stay away from designers with more avant- garde samples in their portfolio.
  • Don’t wait until after the design to think about printing. You don’t want to wait until after you’ve designed your business card to think about printing. Knowing what print options you’re going to use—like die-cuts for bulk prints or foil stamping—can help inform the design process.
  • Don’t forget about your timeline and budget! If you’re working with a specific timeline or budget, make sure to keep that front of mind when you’re looking for designers. The last thing you want is to fall in love with a designer who’s outside of your budget or can’t turn around your design as quickly as you’d like.

Are you ready to hire a kick-kaboose freelance business card designer?

Hiring the right designer is key if you want your business card to make an impression on every person you hand it to. And let’s be real—who doesn’t want that?

Want more business card designer choices?
It’s all good—we’ve literally got thousands of other designers to choose from.