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Top 11 sites to find and hire Layout Designers

Based on facts publicly available as of 01.01.2024

1. Toptal

Toptal has elevated what a freelancer platform can be. Their team vigorously vets potential freelancers and accepts fewer than 3% of those who apply. This rigorous screening process ensures that only the best layout designers make it onto the site.

This allows your team to spend less time interviewing candidates. Instead, you can find on-demand talent and promptly get back to work. In fact, most users find a Toptaler in less than 48 hours. That includes both large and small companies that need to find freelance layout designers with hard-to-find or niche skill sets.

“We are a small startup bootstrapping our way to a new software product. I talked to several companies that provide flexible resources similar to Toptal, but none had a more obviously well-thought-out business model and great tools to aid customers in achieving their goals. The best part is they were willing and able to find great resources that fit within our rate restrictions and requirements. Not once but 3 times! I've been in the IT world for many years and dealt with lots of staffing companies with different models. These guys are not a staffing company. Toptal is a solution company that invests heavily in the success of their customers.” — Russell Wilson, from Trustpilot review

Pricing :

  • No recruiting fee; work with Toptalers for a fixed, negotiated weekly price with no hidden charges; requires an initial deposit that goes toward your first invoice

Key points:

  • Enjoy a risk-free trial for up to 5 days when you want to hire freelance layout designers.
  • Freelancers have completed over 60,000 projects for 25K+ satisfied clients.
  • The site holds a Trustpilot rating of 4.8 out of 5.
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2. 99designs

An advantage of working with 99Designs by Vista to find layout designers is its platform focuses squarely on design. The resource offers access to a global selection of freelancers.

Another interesting feature is that the site allows you to start a contest for members and select which designs you wish to use. You can also select from designers across the spectrum of experience and ability, including entry-level novices. However, all creators have to meet specific quality standards.

Pricing :

  • Hiring a designer ranges from $629 to $2,999 and starting contests with fixed pricing comes in packages from $599 to $2,499.

Key points:

  • Sort among freelancers by industry experience, languages, and certifications.
  • The site has an easy-to-use platform that focuses on design.
  • You can choose from different specialties, although it does not yet have a category for hiring layout designers in particular.

“You can set a rate that's within budget, and willing designers who can meet that budget will create some work that you choose from and pick the one you like the most.” — John Garrity, from G2 review

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3. Behance

As one of the top providers of design software, Adobe also offers the Behance platform as a convenient place for designers using its products to display their portfolios. These freelancers will naturally be more Adobe-centric, so keep that in mind if you would rather work with someone who specializes in different programs.

Access the site with a free site membership or a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. Behance now boasts over 40 million members, with contractors of all skill levels.

Pricing :

  • Scaled platform fees of 10% plus $2 for payments under $500; 5.5% for payments of $501-$2,500; 3% for payments $2,501 and above

Key points:

  • Get easy access to designers with experience in Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Find someone who fits your budget since the site accepts all experience levels.
The site does not yet have a section for finding layout designers, but you can search by graphic and web designers.
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4. Raxo

Raxo brings together a collective of creatives to handle all aspects of the design process, including layout, particularly for marketing. Their motto is “design that moves.” You can discern that from their unique website with its unconventional and animated format.

The team has worked with clients of notable entertainment, SaaS, and finance companies, including Disney, Salesforce, and Citi. They have won numerous awards, including Emmys and CSS Design Awards.


  • Must contact the team for project-specific pricing; third-party sources list as $150-$199 per hour

Key points:

  • The agency has a unique style that focuses on motion design.
  • They have over a decade of experience.
  • The price may be high for some, but their track record is stellar.
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5. Penji

Find another option for a vetted collective of graphic and layout design experts at Penji. Their focus is to provide high-powered marketing to businesses of all sizes.

Over 25,000 brands and agencies have worked with Penji, including Uber, CVS, and Nascar. Their main selling point is the ability to subscribe to plans with unlimited marketing. They allow you to hire certified layout designers from their platform or let AI select a team for you.

Pricing :

  • Three tiers: starter ($499/month), marketer ($995/month), agency ($1,497/month)

Key points:

  • The platform provides a discounted plan for nonprofits.
  • An AI process can simplify selecting freelancers if you are comfortable with that.
  • Companies can get unlimited revisions and 24/7 support.
“I've been working with Penji for a while now, and honestly, their design work is pretty solid. The trick to getting the most out of their services? Just make sure your briefs are clear and straight to the point. Their designers are super approachable and easygoing, which makes collaborating with them a breeze.” — Kesha P., from Penji review
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AIGA is the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design. They now have over 15,000 members in 70 chapters.

Posting a job with AIGA ensures that you will find a format and layout designer with a level of dedication to the craft. You can post for professional jobs, internships, and pro bono work.


  • Non-members can post a single job for $250, three for $650, and internships and pro bono work for $75. Members get job posting discounts (for dues from $50-$200 a year).

Key points:

  • Postings stay online for 45 days.
  • You must wait for designers to contact you instead of selecting from available profiles.
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7. Orizon

Orizon is a subscription service that offers clients access to a team of talented design professionals for less than hiring a single full-time designer. They focus on speedy follow-up and respond to project requests within 24 hours. They have worked with over 150 clients and have a remote team that works remotely out of Dubai and Canada to serve people anywhere.

Pricing :

  • $5,290 per month for quarterly billing or $5,990 for monthly billing; custom pricing for individual design sprints

Key points:

  • They focus on design project return on investment.
  • You can activate and pause your subscription as necessary.
  • Orizon offers unlimited projects and allows you to cancel with a two-week notice but offers no refunds.
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8. Chillibreeze

Chillibreeze is a unique service that concentrates exclusively on PowerPoint design. Companies that consistently require slide decks for presentations can benefit from their overnight services. To hire their layout designers, you keep a prepaid account with the firm and can request up to 30 slides per day at their highest service level.

Pricing :

  • Start a prepaid account with $8,000 down

Key points:

  • The team only designs PowerPoint projects and does not handle one-off assignments.
  • They hold North American business hours.
  • Your unused balance expires after six months.
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9. Dribbble

Dribbble allows designers to communicate and collaborate in their own online community platform. Designers can post their portfolios and projects for others to vote on, and there is a lot of focus on creativity. Unlike many other freelancer platforms, Dribbble does have a dedicated page for hiring layout specialists.

Pricing :

  • $5/day to post to the job board; $10/day to access the hiring suite (both through monthly billing)

Key points:

  • The site has no placement fees and a global reach.
  • Designers use the site to get feedback, so you will likely find creators who are collaborative and open to constructive criticism.
  • The price may be high for some.

“I think that the Dribbble website is a great open platform for finding creatives who are already taking the initiative to put their best work out there. I find so much inspiration from the Designers on Dribbble and think that it is the best platform out there!” — Anonymous verified user, from G2 review

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10. Superside

Superside provides services through a subscription model that it refers to as Creative-as-a-Service (CaaS). You can get branding, ad creative, video production, presentation, packaging, and marketing design, as well as hire experienced designers. They boast hundreds of clients and projects, including Salesforce’s animated Net Zero Cloud campaign.

Pricing :

  • $9,000/month for End-to-End Creative full-service plan; $5,000 for basic Design Essentials plan

Key points:

  • Their team has over 650 creatives from over 60 countries.
  • The focus is on assisting marketing and creative teams.
  • While it saves you from vetting, you do not necessarily get to choose the freelancer or team you will work with.
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honorable mention


Designhill allows you to connect with designers of various abilities and skill sets. You can choose from available designs, hire a specific freelance layout designer, or pick your favorite option from a contest. Monthly packages allow you to make multiple requests for projects.

Pricing :

  • One-to-one projects have a flat 5% commission; contests have four plans at $249, $399, $699, and $999.

Key points:

  • The platform has over 3 million satisfied customers and simplifies organizing your approved projects.
  • Learning resources and events can advance your own design and business leadership skills.
  • There are fewer designers on this platform than others, so response time might be somewhat longer.
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