As a designer, you spend most of your time doing actual design work. But there are so many other aspects that go into running a business you need to handle. And that includes invoicing. Though you can certainly just fire off an email stating an amount owed, that’s not the most efficient method.
You can use automation software to handle invoicing as well. However, that’s not in the budget for every designer. Sometimes, all you need is a simple invoice template to get the job done. And that’s precisely what we’ve got for you here.
This collection of free invoice templates for designers are easy to edit and use on a regular basis for all of your clients. While they are all clearly marked as free, be sure to double-check licensing before adding one of these templates to your workflow. The templates also come in various formats, including InDesign, Word, Excel, Photoshop, Sketch, and even Illustrator.
Now, without further delay, here’s a collection of invoice templates that look great and function well, too.
Design & Web Design Invoice Templates (Word & Excel)
The Design & Web Design Invoice Templates can be used in either Word or Excel and can be customized for use in your business. You can add your name, logo, and contact information, customize the number of lines and include an invoice number for easier record keeping.
You can also add job codes, include a due date, and change the color scheme to match your company’s branding.
Freebie Invoice Bundle (Illustrator AI)
The Freebie Invoice Bundle is editable in Illustrator and is organized into layers, which makes it easy to edit and customize. It uses free fonts, so you can easily replicate the look of the sample template, and it’s fully print-ready in CMYK and at 300 dpi.
You can add a custom logo and contact information, and modify the line items to reflect the project you’re working on.
Minimal Invoice Template (Photoshop PSD, Envato Elements)
Another great choice is the Minimal Invoice Template. Its understated black and white design makes a statement and can do a great job of keeping in line with a company’s branding. You can edit the logo, contact information, and the color scheme, all within Photoshop.
It uses a free font, and everything is organized into layers within the file, so you should have no trouble customizing it and using the template over and over for all of your clients.
Modern Invoice Template (Sketch)
The Modern Invoice Template features a bold color header that makes it stand out. To get started using this Sketch invoice template, just change up the logo and contact information.
From there, add in your line items, the client’s info, export the file, and next month repeat. Easy as that!
Minimal Invoice (Illustrator AI & InDesign INDD, Envato Elements)
This minimal invoice template can be easily edited within Illustrator and can be sized at US Letter or A4. It includes free fonts and is print-ready, though you can easily export to PDF and submit your invoices that way, too. Add a logo, company name, line items, reference numbers, and more.
Free Invoice Templates for Contractors (Word & Excel)
The Free Invoice Templates for Contractors is a template for Word and Excel that features a colorful stripe across the center of the invoice to add some style and visual appeal without taking away from the general form and function of an invoice.
You can customize the logo, company info, client info, and anything else you need to convey to get paid in a timely manner.
Freelance Invoice Template (Illustrator AI)
The Freelance Invoice Template is made for Illustrator and is super easy to edit, customize, and use each month to facilitate a smooth payment process for your clients.
Change the logo and color scheme, determine your rate of pay, include your company information, and more. You can also include information about how you’d prefer to be paid.
Modern, Simple and Unique Invoice (InDesign INDD, Envato Elements)
Now, this invoice template is super understated, but I take that as a good thing. It’s only in black and white, but it includes lines and bolded areas that draw the eye and help to create a more seamless and professional finished product.
Basically, the invoice you end up exporting from Adobe InDesign is suitable for any industry and will serve the needs of designers well.
Two Free Invoice Templates (InDesign INDD)
Can you get any better than these two free invoice templates? Not only are they stunning, but they also present your information in a super logical manner and manage to look good while doing it.
The bold color choices and solid color blocks give the invoice character, which could be easily adapted to suit anyone’s branding or style. You can even add your signature at the bottom.
Modern Invoice Template (InDesign INDD)
The Modern Invoice Template is simple but does the job of presenting your billable hours in a really lovely way. My favorite part is how there’s an arrow pointing from your information to the clients. It’s a great visual cue.
This InDesign template can be customized to feature your logo and company info, of course, but you could also opt to keep it logo-free if you’re really going for a minimalist look.
Invoice Template (AI, EPS, INDD & PSD, Envato Elements)
This invoice template is another all black-and-white selection that keeps its design minimal. I think this works well because the design stays out of the way of the important information you’re trying to convey to your client.
You can add your logo, company info, and a signature to this cross-platform invoice template. It’s also grid-based, has free fonts and paragraph styles, and is print-ready.
Simple & Basic Invoice Templates (Word & Excel)
The Simple and Basic Invoice Templates are designed for Word and Excel and are super easy to use. The thinking behind these is that you spend all your time designing things for clients — there’s no need to have to pour hours into creating an invoice for your business when you don’t have to.
To get started, all you have to do is add your logo, company info, and fill in the details of your latest project and its payment terms. Then, just export it and send it to your client. It offers an easy solution to an issue that can be time-consuming, especially if you have a lot of clients.
Clean Invoice Template (Photoshop PSD)
This clean invoice template is available for both Word and Excel and is easy to configure and prepare for use. Add your logo and contact info, and change the color scheme. That’s really all there is to it.
Beyond that, you can enjoy the colorful lines and background colors that work to set off the textual info. Finally, add your line items and export the file. This makes it easy to compile invoices at the end of the month for all of your clients.
The Design Invoice (InDesign INDD, Envato Elements)
The Design Invoice really says everything you need to know right in its name, right? This template works in Adobe InDesign and can be exported to PDF to submit to your clients at any time.
You can customize the logo, company info, and images. Paragraph and character styles also make for a consistent design that works for your business. It also comes with free fonts. The overall look is muted but quite professional.
Free Invoice Template (Sketch & InDesign INDD)
Last in our collection is the Free Invoice Template. This selection is available for Sketch and InDesign and is easy to edit and export. You won’t have to spend a bunch of extra time configuring this one.
Just select the colors you want to use, input your invoice, and you’re good to go. Because honestly, you should be spending more time doing the work that makes you money than handling the administrative elements of your business.
It is our hope this collection of free invoice templates for designers will make it easier for you to manage getting paid by your clients without having to spend a bunch of extra time facilitating it.
As always, be sure to double-check the licenses on these free templates before using them for your business, just to be on the safe side. Otherwise, enjoy not having to spend so much time on invoicing anymore!