The internet is a crowded place. And if you want to break through the clutter and grab the attention of your ideal audience, you need something that’s really going to stand out—and that “something?” It’s the right banner ad.

An impactful banner ad can help you increase brand recognition, connect with your ideal audience, and drive traffic and sales to your business. But a not-so-impactful banner ad? Let’s just say it can be a serious waste of budget.

Working with a top banner ad designer is key if you want to create the kind of banner ads that really make an impact on your audience. Here are our picks for the best freelance banner ad designers you can hire right now:

The 10 best freelance banner ad designers to hire in 2018

Top Level
5.0
( 104 )
  • Banner ad
  • Flash banner
  • Other design
  • Other web or app design
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Sticker
  • Stationery
  • Social media page
  • Infographic
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Facebook cover
Top Level
5.0
( 194 )
  • Banner ad
  • Facebook cover
  • Social media page
  • Other design
  • Web page design
  • Other business or advertising
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Poster
  • Other web or app design
  • Logo design
  • WordPress theme design
  • Flash banner
  • Email
  • Signage
  • PowerPoint template
  • Infographic
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Business card
  • Brochure
  • 3D
  • T-shirt
  • Stationery
  • Other packaging or label
  • Landing page design
  • Icon or button
  • Car, truck or van wrap
Top Level
5.0
( 109 )
  • Banner ad
  • Email
  • Landing page design
  • Web page design
  • WordPress theme design
  • Other business or advertising
  • Facebook cover
  • Other web or app design
  • Signage
  • Social media page
  • Other design
  • Illustration or graphics
  • App design
  • Icon or button
  • Brochure
Top Level
5.0
( 115 )
  • Banner ad
  • Signage
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Other design
  • Stationery
  • Product label
  • Other web or app design
  • Logo design
  • Flash banner
  • Brochure
  • Book cover
  • Product packaging
  • PowerPoint template
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Facebook cover
  • Business card
  • Typesetting with imagery
  • Poster
  • Other art or illustration
  • Landing page design
  • Icon or button
  • Email
Top Level
5.0
( 58 )
  • Banner ad
  • Landing page design
  • Other web or app design
  • Web page design
  • Other design
  • Other business or advertising
  • Social media page
  • Product label
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Email
  • Book cover
Top Level
5.0
( 196 )
  • Banner ad
  • Flash banner
  • Other design
  • Other web or app design
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Logo design
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Signage
  • Other business or advertising
  • Landing page design
  • Infographic
  • Poster
  • Icon or button
  • Facebook cover
  • Business card
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Web page design
  • Typesetting with imagery
  • Social media page
  • App design
  • Banner ad
  • Other design
  • Other web or app design
  • Flash banner
  • Social media page
  • Other business or advertising
  • Signage
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Facebook cover
  • Logo design
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Brochure
  • Book cover
  • Web page design
  • Product label
  • Icon or button
Top Level
5.0
( 95 )
  • Banner ad
  • Flash banner
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Web page design
  • Other business or advertising
  • Other design
  • Stationery
  • Logo design
  • Sticker
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Facebook cover
  • Social media page
  • Signage
  • Product packaging
  • Poster
  • Other web or app design
  • Other art or illustration
  • Infographic
  • Email
  • Brochure
Top Level
5.0
( 100 )
  • Banner ad
  • Facebook cover
  • Social media page
  • Web page design
  • Other web or app design
  • Landing page design
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Other business or advertising
  • Web Page Design (Coded)
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Signage
  • PowerPoint template
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other book or magazine
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Icon or button
  • Email
  • Brochure
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Brand guide
Top Level
5.0
( 37 )
  • Banner ad
  • Print or packaging design
  • Product label
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other business or advertising
  • Magazine cover
  • Signage
  • Product packaging
  • Brochure
  • Book cover
  • Other packaging or label
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Other design
  • Other book or magazine
  • Logo design
  • Email
  • Card or invitation
  • Other clothing or merchandise

How did we choose these as the top banner ad designers?

We know your banner ad design has a direct impact on the success of your marketing campaigns—and because we know how important it is, we take our job of helping you find the right designer seriously. Here’s what we looked for when choosing the designers to feature on this list:

1. Design quality

Banner ad design for ShapiroMD
by Kuz:Design

When a new designer joins the 99designs platform, one of the design experts on our team goes through their portfolio and considers the technical execution, conceptual thought, and knowledge of design principles evident in their work. After the review, they then assign the designer one of three levels:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

You’ll find these levels displayed on each designer’s portfolio so you can easily see if the designer you’re considering is someone with a ton of experience or someone who’s more up-and-coming.

2. Banner ad design experience

Choreographing a tap number for a Broadway show and breakdancing in a hip-hop video both require some serious training and skill (not to mention coordination!), but most dancers specialize in one or the other—not both.

It’s the same thing with design. So, in addition to looking at the overall quality of their work, we specifically vetted every designer on this list to make sure they specialized in banner ad design.

3. Professionalism

It goes without saying that you want to hire someone with design skills (that’s why you’re here!), but you also want to hire a designer who communicates with you throughout the process, who delivers their designs on time, and who is all-around easy to work with. In order to make sure that happens—and that all of our recommended designers are professionals in service as well as design—we took past customer experiences into account when choosing the talent on this list.

Are you ready to hire a great freelance banner ad designer?

Your banner ads are one of the most effective way for grabbing your audience’s attention and making a real impact on your business—which is why you need a great designer to bring your banner ads to life.

Didn’t find what you were looking for on this list? No worries! We’ve got plenty of other banner ad designers to choose from.

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