The human brain looks for patterns in everything it sees. We love patterns. Patterns help us find order and create understanding in our chaotic world. So when we see a pattern that’s aesthetically pleasing, we’re drawn to whatever it’s on, whether that’s a website, a billboard or a t-shirt.

Our top freelance pattern designers know how to create patterns that connect with people. When you’re looking to hire a freelance pattern designer, take a look at our list of the best designers on 99designs.

The 10 best freelance pattern designers to hire in 2020

  1. 1
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 97 )
    • Logo design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Clothing or apparel
    • T-shirt
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Product packaging
    • Merchandise
    • Card or invitation
    • Banner ad
    • Sticker
    • Character or mascot
    • Web page design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Cup or mug
  2. 2
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 26 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Product label
    • Book cover
    • Merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • T-shirt
    • Other design
    • Sticker
    • Product packaging
    • Logo design
    • Cup or mug
    • Banner ad
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 64 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Card or invitation
    • Book cover
    • Cup or mug
    • Product packaging
    • Other art or illustration
    • T-shirt
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Merchandise
    • Sticker
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo design
    • Business card
  4. 4
    Top Level
    4.8
    ( 42 )
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Merchandise
    • Other design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo design
    • Cup or mug
    • Product label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & business card
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • T-shirt
  5. 5
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 39 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • T-shirt
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Card or invitation
    • Tattoo
    • Sticker
    • Social media page
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other packaging or label
    • Logo design
    • Icon or button
    • Character or mascot
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Product packaging
  6. 6
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 52 )
    • Book cover
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Cup or mug
    • Product packaging
    • T-shirt
    • Character or mascot
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Merchandise
    • Logo design
    • Facebook cover
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Sticker
    • Product label
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo & hosted website
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 66 )
    • T-shirt
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Logo design
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Character or mascot
    • Sticker
    • Other art or illustration
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Product packaging
    • Merchandise
    • Icon or button
    • Book cover
  8. 8
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 44 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • T-shirt
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
    • Cup or mug
    • Sticker
    • Other design
    • Card or invitation
    • Product packaging
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 70 )
    • T-shirt
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Card or invitation
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Poster
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Stationery
    • Product packaging
    • Cup or mug
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other web or app design
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other design
    • Merchandise
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Book cover
    • Banner ad
    • Email
    • Character or mascot
    • Product label
  10. 10
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 24 )
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Product packaging
    • T-shirt
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Merchandise
    • Tattoo
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Cup or mug
    • Card or invitation

How did we choose these as the top pattern designers?

We know pattern design is important to get right because when a pattern’s even slightly off, it just looks bad. Here is what we looked for when we chose our top 10 freelance pattern designers for 2020:

1. Design quality

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When a designer joins 99designs, an expert from our team goes through their portfolio to consider the conceptual thought, technical execution and knowledge of design principles evident in their work. Then, they assign the designer one of three levels:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

Each 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 that is up-and-coming.

2. Pattern design experience

A pattern’s not like other kinds of design. It has to “work” mathematically. An illustrator or graphic designer might be a great artist, but if they’re not experienced in building patterns, they’re not a good choice for your pattern designer.

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 pattern design.

3. Professionalism

Our job is to make working with a designer easier for you. So we took responsiveness rates, delivery times and past customer experiences into account to make sure all of our recommended pattern designers are professionals in service as well as design.

Are you ready to hire a skilled freelance pattern designer?

Creating an effective pattern is as much a science as it is an art. When you need a pattern that speaks to its viewers, work with a designer with a proven portfolio of eye-catching, mind-meshing designs. If you don’t think one of our top picks can deliver the pattern you’re looking for, search our site for one who can.

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