20 Places To Go For Professional Web Design


The Internet is full of places to go for professional web design, but sometimes people are spoiled for choice, and can find it hard to make a decision on where to look for professional web design. Well we have weeded out all the bad choices, and narrowed it down into a nice tidy list. I am recommending all 20 of these online websites to go to for professional web design. Click on each one and it will take you to the desired website.

Freelance Switch

This allows you to post job adverts for free, so that thousands of talented freelancers can see it, and apply for your job.

Freelance Switch


At elance, there are around 1,000+ new jobs posted each day. There is over 92,000 expert designers willing to do your work, so you will never be short of a design expert.

Elance best freelance website


With 99Designs, you can setup a contest, so you get loads of different designs, pick the best one and pay for it. So simple!



With Guru, you can search over 100,000 freelancers, get a free quote, and then get your project done.



Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing, outsourcing, and crowdsourcing marketplace for small business. You’ll surely find professional web design services here.



Project 4 Hire

Project4Hire has so many different categories to post your project in, you are sure to find a freelancer for your project.

Project 4 Hire

Smashing Jobs

Thousands of talented web designers read the smashing magazine blog, and I’m sure lots of them will look at the job board, so you are bound to get a top notch designer for your project. It’s easy to use, and low cost.

Smashing Jobs

Digital Point Design Marketplace

The best thing about this, is that it’s a free forum. Anyone can post and reply. There is a lot of talent over at Digital Point.

Digital Point Design Marketplace

Talk Freelance

Talk Freelance is yet again another free forum, so it won’t cost you a penny to find a great designer.

Talk Freelance

Crowd Spring

Crown Spring has an amazing concept. You post your project, watch everyone contribute their creative ideas, and then choose the one you like best.

Crowd Spring

Design Firms

Design Firms is a simple way to hire design firms to complete your web design project.

Design Firms

Freak Lance

Freak Lance is a web and graphic design marketplace. It has a nice and easy to use system.

Freak Lance

Lime Exchange

Lime Exchange is the world’s most diverse on-line services marketplace. It has a very user friendly interface, and you will find some great designers.

Lime Exchange

Krop Jobs

Krop Jobs is one of the best job boards on the internet. You can post your project, and have someone working on it in less than 24 hours. You can browse through freelancers portfolios, see their work, and hire them, all on Krop!

Krop Jobs


Coroflot has over 140,000 designers portfolios. You can post a job, or contact each designer through their portfolio. 



SitePoint is floating with raw design talent. Just have a small browse around, and you will find the perfect designer.


Authentic Jobs

Authentic Jobs is a place where you can place an ad, part time, full time, or a freelance project, and designers with outstanding talent will contact you.

Authentic Jobs

37 Signals Job Board

37 Signals is a great place to pick up designers. It is very simple to use, and you pay for quality.

37 Signals Job Board

Design Mag

With Design Mag you can post your freelance project, and it will be seen by many great designers who often browse the website.

Design Mag


oDesk has jobs for beginners to professionals, with clients and employees from all around the world. You’ll see plenty of professionals here!

odesk freelancer

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Comments 21

  1. Wiltabone


  2. Aneslin

    thx for the list brov, i just knw only 4 sites. i can try other sites.

  3. Mariusz

    If I was to go for professional web design, I wouldn’t even bother checking 99Designs or Crowdspring – crowdsourcing never works well and people mostly steal each other’s ideas.

    1. Joshua Davis

      I agree that crowdsourcing sites don’t belong in a list of professional job boards. I suggest they be removed or have the post title changed.

    2. Alberto


      Crowdsourcing -as established in the business models of those sites- doesn’t work. They’re more like design sweatshops, if you ask me.

      Also, both CrowdSpring and 99Designs condone plagiarism in their sites. Follow @LogomotiveMike for a view into how these sites deal with rips.

      So no, no way I can think of these being in a ‘professional’ design sites compilation.

  4. shareunlimited.net

    Thanks I’ll see.

    nice Guru´s logotype.

  5. Martin Leblanc

    Very handy list! Thanks.

  6. Bruno Camargos

    Very usefull list!!!! Thanks.

  7. Dainis Graveris

    very explained list, I am sure you’ve got the most popular websites featured! Several new for me too – thanks for that!

  8. Dec

    You missed ODesk :)

  9. Dan B. Lee

    Uh oh. Promoting some spec work here. Surprised the comments haven’t turned to battle grounds.

  10. Alex

    Wanted to know something, from what I figured about crowdsourcing was that it a fast way to reuse your massive store of creatives kept in the drawer and earning from the same.
    Am sure all designers have loads of creatives, which never got used commercially, so why not use them now. Some of the sites mentioned do follow strict guidelines as per DMCA and on intimation by anyone, take strict action against the plagiarism

  11. Mary Waugh

    Thanks Andy for such a good list of freelance job websites. I have even tried two of them, Elance & LimeExchange and I’m glad to share that I got access to some good projects on one of them.


  12. beli

    I think this list is very good. I will try it first and then leave a more detail comment. Thanks anyway.


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  14. len

    NOTHING good comes from pimpin’ creative talent to the lowest bidder… Nothing at all.

  15. Hire Web Developer

    Nice list, really helpful to web designers, web designing is much more important for getting brand visibility for websites, thanks for your sharing.

  16. Márcio

    Very nice list!

  17. Alex

    great list, i’d also add HTML Jobs Finder

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