What is the best place to find freelance designers?

I'm looking for designers to work for some projects. What websites do you recommend where I can find high quality designers to work with me per project? I found websites like upwork and Elance but apparently the quality of designers over there is not excellent except a very few ones.


You'll find that to be the case on any outsourcing site. Focus on the reviews and comments left on a designer's profile. This will give you an idea of the quality of their work before contacting them.

Further, check out LinkedIn and search for "freelance designer" or "freelance graphic design" and sift through the results.

Good luck! They're out there!

Answered 9 years ago

Answered 9 years ago

I find that sites like Elance, Upwork, 99designs, etc. don't offer high quality designers.

IMO, the best place to find high quality designers are Dribbble:

You can also consider using a service like Crew: They hand-select designers and work with you throughout the process, and I've heard good things.

Answered 9 years ago

I have hired multiple times from Fiverr, Freelancer and Guru.

NOTHING CAN GUARANTEE A GOOD RESOURCE ! You have to vett couple resources and find the right person who
- Can understand your thought process
- Can communicate with you easily
- Have done similar work before
- Have some reviews against him..

What I generally do
- I give a small gig to see how much we good is the communication and understanding
- Ask questions to the reviewers (both positive an negative) to share some more insight into the engagement
- Create milestones and check rough cuts frequently in the process of development
- Creative writing and design works is very different. You need a person whom you can connect with..

Answered 9 years ago

I think you need to think about the things to look for in a good designer first.

Different marketplaces are for different people. You need to know at which level you are, what are your goals.

Hunting the right designer/company for your UI/UX design project needs, itself is a big task as there are too many to select from. You need the check their proven track records for delivering really high quality services to a wide range of industries and organizations.

WebClues Infotech is leading user experience design company that serves global clients and can be your perfect partner in setting up a distinct KPI for you as per as UI designing, user research and UX process goes.

Website link:

Answered 7 years ago

The best places to find freelance designers apart from Upwork and Elance are as follows:
1. People Per Hour: People Per Hour promises to help its users “start small, move fast and build up” through its profile and proposal search. The Workstream function enables all Job History to be kept in one place – from message threads to briefs and quotes – client communication is seamless. A rating system allows users to be reviewed, which helps encourage repeat business.

2. OnSite describes itself as a platform for quality, curated freelancers, with no middleman and no percentage. Offering a marketplace of freelance opportunities, users are matched with jobs relevant to their skills, and only “top quality talent” with proven client and agency experience are approved – acting as a safeguard between both designer and client.

3. YunoJuno: Pitched as “the future of work”, YunoJuno is an all-in-one platform that connects clients to the “best freelancers in town”. Primarily aimed at attracting “elite” designers, the website’s hassle-free approach, includes its contract freelancers having their invoices paid within 14 days of issue, which means no more late payments and no more chasing.

4. Toptal: Toptal is a US-based company, offering the work of designers to companies in need of freelance talent. Stating a sole acceptance of “great freelancers” only, the site boasts an array of internationally renowned companies with which to build on-going working relationships.

5. Freelancer: Seeking to pair small businesses with freelance designers, Freelancer is currently one of the largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplaces on the web. Connecting over 21million employers and freelancers globally, from over 240 countries, regions, and territories, it’s a solid place to pick up projects and to connect with potential clients.

6. Behance
A creation of Adobe, Behance is the leading online platform for designers to showcase their creative work. It offers companies the opportunity to explore talent on a global scale, with social elements such as the ability for commenting and ‘liking’ posts, as well as a jobs board. Best of all, it’s completely free, and acts as an online, visual CV.

7. We Work Remotely
We Work Remotely offers a jobs site that is not restricted by geographic area, which makes it particularly useful to freelance designers looking for their next gig.

8. iFreelance
Described as "the premier place for independent professionals looking for freelance work", iFreelance is a hub in which to meet small and large business owners and sell your graphic design skills.

9. Project4hire
Project4Hire is a freelance marketplace that connects hiring clients to professionals and contractors all over the world. Clients post their project requirements and freelancers send quotations or bids for the amount they would charge to do the job or service. Clients can select the freelancers of their choice at any time and begin working with them.

10. SimplyHired
Simply Hired is a website and mobile app for online recruitment. Although mainly targeted towards full-time employment, it also presents an opportunity to discover businesses that are seeking design support, helping you to get that all-important first foot in the door.

11. DesignCrowd
DesignCrowd is a community-based site that allows businesses to post briefs out to its pool of creative freelancers. Designers are invited to submit their ideas for consideration, and then once selected can liaise directly with the client on edits and feedback. Once work is finalised, it can be downloaded straight from the site.

12. Skills for Change
Not for money, but to boost creativity and design for a good cause, Skills for Change is an online volunteering and crowdsourcing platform that will leave you feeling warm and gooey inside. Ok, so you will not necessarily get paid but this feel-good community will give you the chance to add new projects to your portfolio while giving something back.

Besides if you do have any questions give me a call:

Answered 4 years ago

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