Packaging Designer

20 Best Packaging Designer

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in 2024

Looking to hire Packaging Designer freelancers with the perfect set of skills for your next project? Work with the world's best freelancing talent on Contra.

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Studio Nika

Barcelona, Spain

We design brands that bring joy to the world.

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Amber Koski

Ohio, USA

Graphic Designer focused on not-so-ordinary brands

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Barbiana Liu

New York, NY, USA

Transforming Fresh Ideas into Timeless Brands

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Gargi Kanade


Crafting Powerful Brandings & Visual Experiences.

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Artyom Aghinyan

Yerevan, Armenia

Crafting visuals that make an impact.

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Maxlyn Jimenez

New York, NY, USA

Crafting vibrant and strategic brand designs

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Nate Bruzdzinski

New York, NY, USA

Keep it simple

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Matt Losapio

United States

Custom Brand Design, Graphic Art & Illustration.

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Khushbakht Hashim


Making Brands Fun and Bold🌈👀🍉

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Bella Brillantes

Orange County, CA, USA

Eat shapes for breakfast & drink colors 'til dawn

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Sabrina Polanco

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Branding for heart-led wellness and skincare brand

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Sevd Atas


Elegant brand & web design for the dreamers.

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Julia Sit

Toronto, ON, Canada

Graphic Designer for DTC brands

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Cameron Maher

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Building unique brands for passionate people.

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Kelly Jiang

United States

Designing Meaningful Human Experiences

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Johanna Valdez


Crafting captivating visual stories

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Dilara Duman


Branding, UI & Poster Design 🎨

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Chad Sherman

Traverse City, MI, USA

Crafting Digital Experiences That Convert

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Belén Alonso

Buenos Aires, Argentina

unique branding for unique brands 🔥

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Aparajita Bhattacharya


Bold Color, Clever Design

Common projects for Packaging Designers

Designing packaging for a new product launch.

Redesigning existing product packaging to refresh the brand image.

Creating packaging designs for a line of products for consistency.

Designing custom packaging for special editions or holiday promotions.

Creating packaging prototypes for testing and market research.

Designing eco-friendly and sustainable packaging options.

Tips for working with and hiring Packaging Designers

Define your project

Before you begin your search for a packaging designer, have a clear idea of what you want. Whether it's a simple package design or an elaborate one, knowing what you want will help you find the right freelancer for your project.

Review their portfolio

Look at the portfolio of each Packaging Designer freelancer you consider. This will give you an idea of their style, creativity, and ability to meet your project's requirements.

Understand their skills

Ensure that the freelancer you hire has the necessary skills for your project. This may include proficiency in design software like Adobe Creative Suite, ArtiosCAD, and SolidWorks.

Maintain clear communication

Make sure to communicate your project's requirements clearly and regularly check in on the project's progress. Remember, all communication and work reviews should be done through Contra to maintain a smooth working experience.

How to hire Packaging Designers

Define your needs

Clearly outline your project requirements and goals. This could include the type of packaging, the target audience, brand guidelines, and the project timeline.

Post a detailed job

Include as much detail as possible in your job post. This can help attract freelancers who are a good fit for your project and deter those who are not.

Review applications and portfolios

Review each application and portfolio carefully. Look for a freelancer whose style and experience matches your project needs.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with your top candidates. This can help you get a better understanding of their skills, experience, and working style.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right freelancer, make an offer through Contra. This includes outlining the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Packaging Designers

1. Can you describe a similar project where you designed packaging? What was your process and how did you ensure the design aligned with the brand's image?

2. What design software are you most proficient in and how have you utilized it in your previous projects?

3. Can you describe a time when you received feedback on your design? How did you handle it and what changes did you make?

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Frequently asked

A freelance packaging designer is a professional who creates attractive and functional packaging for products. They take into account the brand's image, marketing objectives, and product specifications to ensure the packaging design is both effective and visually appealing.

A freelance packaging designer is a professional who creates attractive and functional packaging for products. They take into account the brand's image, marketing objectives, and product specifications to ensure the packaging design is both effective and visually appealing.

Hiring a packaging designer on Contra gives you access to a wide pool of talented and vetted freelancers. You can easily review their portfolios, negotiate payment terms, and manage contracts all in one place. Plus, all payments on Contra are commission-free.

Packaging design is the process of creating the exterior of a product that includes choices in material and form as well as graphics, colors and fonts that are used on wrapping, a box, a can, a bottle or any kind of container.

To hire a packaging designer on Contra, you can post a job detailing your project requirements. Designers who match your needs can then apply for the job. Alternatively, you can browse through profiles of packaging designers and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Packaging designers utilize a variety of software tools in their process. These include Adobe Creative Suite for graphic design, SolidWorks for 3D product design, ArtiosCAD for packaging design, and Esko for packaging management.

The cost of hiring a packaging designer on Contra typically ranges from $26 to $32 per hour. However, the final cost can vary based on the complexity of the project, the designer's experience, and the project duration.

Freelance packaging designers on Contra are paid commission-free. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Payments are held in escrow and released either after the client approves the deliverables for each milestone, or automatically within three days. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post a job on Contra.

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