Your words aren’t the only thing your blog readers are looking at. The design of your site—the layout, the format, the style—has an enormous impact on the reading experience and how you come across to first-time visitors. Your blog’s visuals are the initial cue on whether or not a new visitor will like your posts, or even bother reading them, so hire one of the top blog designers to convince them.

How to get the best blog design

The traditional route for hiring a freelance designer works well enough, but there are also other avenues to explore. If you’re interested in getting a blog designed or redesigned, but you haven’t quite settled on your new look, you should consider a blog design contest.

Blog design contests are pretty easy. First, you write a brief that describes what kind of blog you want and what kind of personality you want to exhibit. Next, freelance blog designers from all over the world submit concepts based on your brief. Then, you select the finalists and give them feedback to hone their designs. Last, you simply choose your favorite.

If you’d like to see a few different ideas before commiting to one, a blog contest is the best choice for you.

Learn more about blog design contests –>

On the other hand, if you already know what you want your blog to look like, you can go straight to hiring a freelancer that suits your style.

The 10 best freelance blog designers to hire in 2019

  1. 1
    Top Level
    5.0
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    • Web page design
    • Landing page design
    • Other design
    • WordPress theme design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other web or app design
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Logo design
    • Banner ad
    • App design
    • Infographic
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Poster
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Email
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Button or icon
  2. 2
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 123 )
    • Web page design
    • Logo design
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Brochure
    • WordPress theme design
    • Icon or button
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Social media page
    • Business card
    • Poster
    • Landing page design
    • Signage
    • Logo & business card
    • Banner ad
    • App design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • Infographic
    • Stationery
    • PowerPoint template
    • Magazine cover
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Email
    • Clothing or apparel
    • Brand guide
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 29 )
    • Web page design
    • Custom Wordpress Themes
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Email
  4. 4
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 47 )
    • App design
    • Web page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
    • Icon or button
    • Button or icon
  5. 5
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 127 )
    • Web page design
    • Landing page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • App design
    • Logo design
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Other web or app design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • T-shirt
    • Signage
    • Product packaging
    • PowerPoint template
    • Menu
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
    • Email
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Stationery
    • Book cover
    • Flash banner
  6. 6
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 94 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Landing page design
    • Other web or app design
    • App design
    • Business card
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo design
    • Icon or button
    • Stationery
    • Banner ad
  7. 7
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 51 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • App design
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
  8. 8
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 118 )
    • Banner ad
    • Facebook cover
    • Social media page
    • Web page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • Logo design
    • Landing page design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Web Page Design (Coded)
    • App design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Signage
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other book or magazine
    • Other art or illustration
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Icon or button
    • Email
    • Brochure
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Brand guide
  9. 9
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 62 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Landing page design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Banner ad
    • Social media page
    • Other design
    • PowerPoint template
    • App design
    • Icon or button
    • Flash banner
    • Facebook cover
    • Email
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  10. 10
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 68 )
    • Web page design
    • Landing page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other art or illustration
    • Banner ad
    • Social media page
    • Other business or advertising
    • Email
    • Book cover
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Facebook cover
    • Logo & social media pack
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo design
    • Brochure

How did we choose these as the top blog designers?

Blog design encompasses web design, graphic design and a working familiarity with blogs. In other words, not just any designer is a good blog designer. Here’s the criteria we used to narrow down the top freelance blog designers in our list above.

1. Design quality

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Whenever a new freelancer joins the 99designs community, we have an expert go through their portfolio and rate their abilities for conceptual thought, technical execution and how well they appy design principles in their work. These experts then assign the designer one of three levels:

  • Top Level
  • Mid Level
  • Entry Level

When browsing our designer database, you can easily see these levels displayed on each portfolio. This lets you know how experienced the designer is, whether they’re a seasoned expert or a new upstart with potential.

2. Blog design experience

We don’t just look at a designer’s overall skill. We also consider their skill in designing blogs specifically. How many blogs have they designed in the past? How well were their designs received? We hand-picked each freelancer in our list based on their experiences and successes exclusively in the field of blog design.

3. Professionalism

More than just someone with design skills, a good blog designer also communicates with you throughout the process, delivers on time and fosters a friendly business relationship. Going beyond their portfolio, we also looked into each designer’s past customer experiences to make sure their professionalism matches their design level.

Are you ready to hire an stunning freelance blog designer?

To create that immersive blog-reading experience for your visitors, you have to create the right atmosphere. Hire a blog designer that understands the mood and style you’re going for — and has the skill to deliver it. Take a look at our list above and see who stands out at you most.

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