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 2021

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

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 2021:

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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