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 2019

  1. 1
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 82 )
    • Business card
    • Stationery
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Signage
    • Print or packaging design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Card or invitation
    • T-shirt
    • Social media page
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Icon or button
    • Brochure
  2. 2
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 352 )
    • 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
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Product packaging
    • Brand guide
    • Stationery
    • Brochure
    • T-shirt
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Signage
    • Flash banner
    • Other web or app design
    • Card or invitation
    • Book cover
    • Poster
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Icon or button
    • Facebook cover
    • Social media page
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other art or illustration
    • Infographic
    • Email
    • Sticker
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo & social media pack
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 57 )
    • Stationery
    • Business card
    • Other business or advertising
    • T-shirt
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Sticker
    • Signage
    • Product label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Poster
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Logo & business card
    • Product packaging
    • Print or packaging design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Merchandise
    • Email
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  4. 4
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 70 )
    • Business card
    • Stationery
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo design
    • Signage
    • Product packaging
    • Card or invitation
    • Poster
    • Other art or illustration
    • Landing page design
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  5. 5
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 108 )
    • Business card
    • Stationery
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Logo design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & business card
    • Brochure
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Infographic
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Product packaging
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Email
    • Card or invitation
  6. 6
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 347 )
    • Logo design
    • Brand guide
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other design
    • Business card
    • PowerPoint template
    • Brochure
    • Stationery
    • Web page design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Product label
    • Product packaging
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Landing page design
    • Banner ad
    • Other packaging or label
    • Icon or button
    • T-shirt
    • Social media page
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • Infographic
    • Facebook cover
    • Email
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Clothing or apparel
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 234 )
    • 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
    • Brand guide
    • Facebook cover
    • Card or invitation
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • Other packaging or label
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Banner ad
    • Other web or app design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Menu
    • Web page design
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • Social media page
    • Poster
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other book or magazine
    • Infographic
    • Email
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Logo & social media pack
  8. 8
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 27 )
    • Business card
    • Stationery
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo design
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Logo & business card
    • Banner ad
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 336 )
    • Brochure
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Business card
    • Other business or advertising
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Signage
    • Other book or magazine
    • Menu
    • Logo design
    • Stationery
    • Magazine cover
    • Card or invitation
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Banner ad
    • 3D
    • Email
    • Logo & business card
    • Icon or button
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other art or illustration
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Book cover
    • Web page design
    • Sticker
    • Social media page
    • Other web or app design
    • Facebook cover
    • WordPress theme design
    • Product packaging
    • Product label
    • T-shirt
    • Merchandise
    • Infographic
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  10. 10
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 31 )
    • Business card
    • Stationery
    • Logo design
    • Logo & business card
    • Email
    • Card or invitation
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Social media page
    • Product label
    • PowerPoint template
    • Brochure
  11. 11
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 79 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Poster
    • Business card
    • Logo & business card
    • Product packaging
    • Book cover
    • Web page design
    • Signage
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Infographic
    • WordPress theme design
    • T-shirt
    • Social media page
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Product label
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brochure
    • Brand guide
  12. 12
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 129 )
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Business card
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Brochure
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Web page design
    • Stationery
    • Product label
    • Other web or app design
    • Email
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Brand guide
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Product packaging
    • PowerPoint template
    • Facebook cover
    • Banner ad
    • WordPress theme design
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • Merchandise
    • Infographic
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Card or invitation
  13. 13
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 17 )
    • Stationery
    • Business card
    • Logo design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other business or advertising
    • PowerPoint template
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Facebook cover
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
  14. 14
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 29 )
    • Logo design
    • Business card
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Stationery
    • Email
    • Other business or advertising
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • T-shirt
    • Social media page
    • Product label
    • PowerPoint template
    • Merchandise
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Brand guide
  15. 15
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 75 )
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other business or advertising
    • Business card
    • Other design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Brochure
    • Stationery
    • Signage
    • Landing page design
    • Infographic
    • Poster
    • Other web or app design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Facebook cover
    • Card or invitation
    • Book cover
  16. 16
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 34 )
    • Stationery
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Business card
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Print or packaging design
    • Signage
    • Product label
    • Poster
    • Logo & business card
    • Icon or button
  17. 17
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 54 )
    • Stationery
    • Logo design
    • Business card
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other design
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other clothing or merchandise
    • Brochure
    • Product packaging
  18. 18
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 213 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Brand guide
    • Business card
    • Web page design
    • Other design
    • Product packaging
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Stationery
    • Product label
    • 3D
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other web or app design
    • Facebook cover
    • Other packaging or label
    • WordPress theme design
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • T-shirt
    • Signage
    • Other book or magazine
    • Landing page design
    • Banner ad
    • Other art or illustration
    • Icon or button
    • Brochure
  19. 19
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 12 )
    • Business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Logo design
    • Icon or button
    • Stationery
    • Signage
    • Banner ad
    • PowerPoint template
    • Email
  20. 20
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 79 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Poster
    • Banner ad
    • Business card
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Other design
    • Menu
    • Stationery
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo design
    • Other web or app design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Book cover
    • Logo & business card
    • Facebook cover
    • Card or invitation
    • Car, truck or van wrap
    • Infographic
    • Web page design
    • Social media page
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other packaging or label
    • Email
    • 3D
  21. 21
    Top Level
    0.0
    ( 0 )
    • Stationery
    • Business card
    • Logo & business card
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Print or packaging design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other book or magazine
    • Infographic
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  22. 22
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 69 )
    • Logo design
    • Stationery
    • Logo & business card
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Product packaging
    • Brochure
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Signage
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Email
    • Brand guide
    • Banner ad
  23. 23
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 51 )
    • Logo design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Logo & business card
    • T-shirt
    • Business card
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Product packaging
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other design
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Book cover
    • Banner ad
    • Sticker
    • Product label
    • Icon or button
    • Character or mascot
    • Card or invitation
    • Other art or illustration
  24. 24
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 4 )
    • Business card
    • Web page design
    • Stationery
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Landing page design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  25. 25
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 28 )
    • Stationery
    • Brochure
    • Business card
    • Signage
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Logo & business card
    • Brand guide
    • Other design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Poster
    • Menu
    • Logo design
  26. 26
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 78 )
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Stationery
    • Business card
    • Web page design
    • T-shirt
    • Poster
    • Infographic
  27. 27
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 45 )
    • Logo design
    • App design
    • Stationery
    • Business card
    • Card or invitation
    • Social media page
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • Email
    • Brochure
    • Web page design
    • T-shirt
    • Sticker
    • Logo & social media pack
    • PowerPoint template
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other art or illustration
    • Icon or button
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Signage
    • Magazine cover
    • Landing page design
    • Infographic
    • Facebook cover
    • Book cover
    • Poster
  28. 28
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 13 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Business card
    • Landing page design
    • Web page design
    • Logo design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • Logo & business card
    • Facebook cover
    • Book cover
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • App design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Email
  29. 29
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 10 )
    • Icon or button
    • Button or icon
    • App design
    • Logo design
    • Other design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Email
    • Business card
    • Landing page design
    • Banner ad
  30. 30
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 47 )
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Brochure
    • Print or packaging design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Stationery
    • Product label
    • Poster
    • Business card
    • Menu
    • Infographic
    • Brand guide
    • Signage
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Banner ad
    • Web page design
    • Product packaging
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other web or app design
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Other design
    • Other art or illustration
    • Magazine cover
    • Logo design

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.