Whether you’re trying to get people to your upcoming nuptials, a launch event for your new business, or your little munchkin’s first birthday party, you need to deliver the necessary information—like date, time and location—to your potential guests. And if you really want people to get excited? You need to do it in style.

A well-designed invitation is the perfect way to deliver necessary event details in a way that feels cohesive with the event (think a clean, professional design for a networking event vs. a soft, romantic design for a wedding). And the best way to get a well-designed invitation is to hire an experienced designer.

Here are our picks for the top freelance invitation designers that you can hire right now to bring your invitation to life, no matter what the event.

How to get the best invitation design

You’re probably already hip to the idea of hiring a freelance designer to create your invitation. But what you might not be hip to? The idea of an invitation design contest.

Here’s how a design contest works: you write a brief describing what you want in your invitation design, and then designers from all over the world submit invitation concepts tailored to your vision. You choose the top finalists, give them feedback to hone in their designs, then choose your favorite invitation. If you’re not totally clear on what you want for your invitation design and want to see lots of different ideas, styles, and concepts, we’d definitely recommend a design contest.

Learn more about invitation design contests ->

Now, if you’re crystal clear on the style and direction you’d like to take your invitation design, hiring a freelancer is a great option!

The 10 best freelance invitation designers to hire in 2019

Top Level
5.0
( 24 )
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Card or invitation
  • Signage
  • Print or packaging design
  • Other business or advertising
  • Merchandise
  • Other book or magazine
  • Infographic
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Poster
  • Book cover
  • Other art or illustration
  • Brochure
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Icon or button
  • Product packaging
Top Level
5.0
( 13 )
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Logo design
  • Product packaging
  • Other business or advertising
  • Icon or button
  • Card or invitation
  • Poster
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Product label
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Other book or magazine
  • Signage
  • Other packaging or label
  • Other design
  • Brochure
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Book cover
  • Logo & social media pack
  • Infographic
  • T-shirt
Top Level
5.0
( 8 )
  • Web page design
  • Card or invitation
  • Print or packaging design
  • Logo design
  • Poster
  • Stationery
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Brochure
Top Level
5.0
( 38 )
  • T-shirt
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Clothing or apparel
  • Card or invitation
  • Logo design
  • Stationery
  • Product packaging
  • Poster
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Cup or mug
  • Logo & social media pack
  • Other packaging or label
  • Other design
  • Other art or illustration
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Banner ad
  • Email
  • Product label
Top Level
5.0
( 83 )
  • Other design
  • Logo design
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Other art or illustration
  • Clothing or apparel
  • Other Graphic Design
  • Merchandise
  • Product label
  • Card or invitation
  • Icon or button
  • T-shirt
  • Other business or advertising
  • App design
  • 3D
  • Social media page
  • Product packaging
  • Other web or app design
  • Logo & business card
  • Infographic
  • Brochure
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Banner ad
  • Poster
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other packaging or label
  • App
  • Logo & social media pack
  • Web page design
  • Facebook cover
Top Level
5.0
( 64 )
  • Logo design
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Logo & business card
  • Logo & social media pack
  • Card or invitation
  • Business card
  • Product label
  • Illustration or graphics
  • WordPress theme design
  • Poster
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Merchandise
  • Other packaging or label
Top Level
  • Product label
  • Logo design
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Card or invitation
  • T-shirt
  • Other design
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Logo & social media pack
  • Product packaging
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Other book or magazine
  • Other art or illustration
  • Logo & business card
  • Clothing or apparel
  • Book cover
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Merchandise
Top Level
5.0
( 10 )
  • Product label
  • Product packaging
  • Card or invitation
  • Other design
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Other packaging or label
  • Logo design
  • T-shirt
  • Logo & brand identity pack
Top Level
4.9
( 10 )
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Logo design
  • Card or invitation
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Other art or illustration
  • Logo & business card
  • Product packaging
  • Character or mascot
Top Level
5.0
( 56 )
  • Illustration or graphics
  • Merchandise
  • Logo design
  • Clothing or apparel
  • Product label
  • Other art or illustration
  • Character or mascot
  • T-shirt
  • Product packaging
  • Other clothing or merchandise
  • Other business or advertising
  • Poster
  • Card or invitation
  • Tattoo
  • Sticker
  • Other packaging or label
  • Other design
  • Logo & brand identity pack
  • Postcard, flyer or print
  • Logo & business card
  • Infographic

How did we choose these as the top invitation designers?

We know your event is important to you—and that it’s important to find a designer who can do your event invitation justice. In order to make sure the designers we deliver are cut out for the job, here’s what we looked for when choosing the talent to feature on this list:

1. Design quality

Wedding Invitation
by La Chicana

When a designer joins 99designs, one of the design experts from our team goes through the samples in their portfolio and considers the conceptual thought, technical execution, and knowledge of design principles that went into their work. Once they’ve finished their review, they assign one of three levels to the designer:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

These levels are clearly displayed on designer portfolios—that way, you can easily see if you’re working with someone with tons of experience or someone that’s more new and up-and-coming.

2. Invitation design experience

Grilling up a perfectly seasoned filet mignon and baking a wedding cake from scratch both require some serious culinary training and skills—but most chefs specialize in one or the other, not both. It’s the same thing with designers.

In addition to looking at their overall quality and skill, we specifically vetted every designer on this list to make sure they had plenty of experience with—and specialized in—invitation design.

3. Professionalism

You definitely want to work with an invitation designer with design chops. But you also want to work with a designer who communicates with you throughout the entire process, delivers your invitation on time (what good is an invitation design if you don’t get it until after the event?!), and is generally easy and pleasant to work with. That’s why we took past customer experiences into account when choosing the designers on this list—that way, you get to work with a designer who’s just as committed to delivering a positive experience as they are a killer design.

Are you ready to hire an inviting freelance invitation designer?

Your invitation is like the face of your event; it gives people a glimpse into what they can expect and what it’s going to be like to attend. And if you want to show them just how awesome your event is going to be? You need the right invitation design—and the right designer.

Didn’t find quite the right fit on this list? It’s all good. We’ve got plenty of other invitation designers to choose from.

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