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
    • Logo design
    • Other Graphic 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
    ( 47 )
    • App design
    • Web page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
    • Icon or button
    • Button or icon
  3. 3
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 131 )
    • Web page design
    • Landing page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • App design
    • Logo design
    • Other web or app design
    • Banner ad
    • Other design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Email
    • Typesetting with imagery
    • T-shirt
    • Product packaging
    • PowerPoint template
    • Menu
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Stationery
    • Book cover
    • Flash banner
  4. 4
    Top Level
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    ( 51 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • App design
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
  5. 5
    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
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    ( 28 )
    • App design
    • Web page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo design
    • Icon or button
    • Landing page design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • WordPress theme design
  7. 7
    Top Level
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    • Logo design
    • Web page design
    • Banner ad
    • Landing page design
    • Product label
    • WordPress theme design
    • Product packaging
    • Brochure
    • Logo & business card
    • Other design
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Menu
    • Icon or button
    • T-shirt
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other business or advertising
    • Email
    • Business card
    • Book cover
    • Tattoo
    • Poster
    • Infographic
    • Facebook cover
  8. 8
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 119 )
    • 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
    4.9
    ( 70 )
    • 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
    • Icon or button
    • Brochure
  10. 10
    Top Level
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    ( 96 )
    • 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
  11. 11
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 89 )
    • Banner ad
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • PowerPoint template
    • Facebook cover
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other design
    • Brochure
    • Social media page
    • Other web or app design
    • Card or invitation
    • Business card
    • Signage
    • Product label
    • Other book or magazine
    • Landing page design
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • Other packaging or label
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & business card
    • Infographic
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Email
    • Web page design
  12. 12
    Top Level
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    ( 82 )
    • Icon or button
    • Logo design
    • Button or icon
    • Other design
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • Banner ad
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other Graphic Design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Other art or illustration
    • Business card
    • WordPress theme design
    • Stationery
    • Poster
    • App design
    • App
  13. 13
    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
  14. 14
    Top Level
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    ( 132 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Landing page design
    • Logo design
    • Other web or app design
    • App design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Banner ad
    • Other book or magazine
    • Facebook cover
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Infographic
    • Brochure
  15. 15
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 64 )
    • Web page design
    • Other web or app design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Banner ad
    • Social media page
    • Landing page design
    • Logo design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Facebook cover
    • Custom Wordpress Themes
    • Brochure
    • Other design
    • Logo & business card
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Email
    • App design
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
    • Stationery
    • Signage
    • Product label
    • Print or packaging design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other book or magazine
    • Menu
    • Book cover
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  16. 16
    Top Level
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    ( 41 )
    • Web page design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • PowerPoint template
    • Stationery
    • Other business or advertising
    • Brochure
    • Social media page
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Signage
    • Other art or illustration
    • Logo & business card
    • Landing page design
    • Infographic
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
    • Brand guide
  17. 17
    Top Level
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    ( 137 )
    • Web page design
    • Logo design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Landing page design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • Brochure
    • Signage
    • App design
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other business or advertising
    • Product packaging
    • Banner ad
    • PowerPoint template
    • Poster
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Facebook cover
    • Book cover
  18. 18
    Top Level
    5.0
    ( 74 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other web or app design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Landing page design
    • Other design
    • Illustration or graphics
    • Facebook cover
    • Other business or advertising
    • App design
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Logo design
    • Business card
    • Banner ad
  19. 19
    Top Level
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    ( 13 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Landing page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Infographic
    • Banner ad
    • App design
    • Logo design
    • Icon or button
  20. 20
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    ( 27 )
    • Web page design
    • Landing page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other web or app design
    • App design
    • Logo design
    • Icon or button
    • Banner ad
    • Business card
  21. 21
    Top Level
    4.9
    ( 41 )
    • Logo design
    • Web page design
    • Logo & brand identity pack
    • WordPress theme design
    • Logo & business card
    • Logo & social media pack
    • Landing page design
    • Business card
    • Stationery
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Facebook cover
    • Brand guide
  22. 22
    Top Level
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    ( 23 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Other design
    • Social media page
  23. 23
    • Web page design
    • Landing page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Other design
    • App design
    • Icon or button
    • WordPress theme design
    • Illustration or graphics
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    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other web or app design
    • Landing page design
    • App design
    • Logo design
    • Other design
  25. 25
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    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Web page design
    • App design
    • Business card
    • Landing page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other web or app design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Stationery
    • Product label
    • Other design
    • Other book or magazine
    • Flash banner
    • Banner ad
  26. 26
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    ( 31 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Landing page design
    • Other web or app design
    • Infographic
    • App design
    • Poster
    • PowerPoint template
    • Postcard, flyer or print
    • Banner ad
  27. 27
    Top Level
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    ( 47 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Landing page design
    • Facebook cover
    • Other web or app design
    • Banner ad
    • Social media page
    • Other design
    • Stationery
    • Signage
    • PowerPoint template
    • Logo design
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    ( 29 )
    • Web page design
    • App design
    • Other web or app design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Landing page design
    • PowerPoint template
    • Other design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Icon or button
    • Business card
    • Brochure
  29. 29
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    ( 9 )
    • Web page design
    • Logo design
    • App design
    • Other web or app design
    • Logo & business card
    • WordPress theme design
    • Other business or advertising
    • Landing page design
    • Social media page
    • Logo & hosted website
    • Book cover
    • Logo & brand identity pack
  30. 30
    Top Level
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    ( 22 )
    • Web page design
    • WordPress theme design
    • Landing page design
    • Social media page
    • Logo design

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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