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Sara Mengual Aragones

Spain
Toptal Member Since August 1, 2022

Sara is an illustrator, artist, and 2D animator from Barcelona. For the past six years, she has focused on illustration as a freelancer, working with many international clients and applying her art for digital, print, and commercial purposes. Sara loves bringing her character designs to life through different personalities and expressions. Nature serves as a comprehensive source of inspiration for her work, where she is constantly developing new compositions with strong and vibrant colors.

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Miha Rinne

Finland
Toptal Member Since June 30, 2023

Miha is a senior game developer, art director, 3D modeler, 2D/3D animator, and game designer with three decades of experience in creating game art, 3D and traditional animations, and managing teams with clients such as Housemarque, Rovio, and Maze Theory. His broad skill sets and extensive experience give Miha the perspective to analyze the project's needs and implement them with solutions that best fit the available schedules, tools, and resources.

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Eleana Georgousi

United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since March 1, 2022

Eleana is an experienced 3D artist, visualizer, and licensed architect highly skilled in developing, modeling, rendering, and delivering high-quality photorealistic 3D visualizations. She has experience in interior and exterior renderings, 3D floor plans, and architectural walkthroughs. Eleana can create and modify 3D designs and interpret 2D concept art, references, CAD, and Revit technical drawings into accurate 3D models and visualizations.

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Malcolm Overend

Canada
Toptal Member Since December 8, 2022

Malcolm is a motion designer and 3D generalist with over 15 years of production experience across various digital mediums. He utilizes design, animation, and creative technologies to enhance marketing material, communications, product features, and interface elements.

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Carlos Fernando Cabrera

Guatemala
Toptal Member Since September 2, 2022

Carlos, an accomplished 3D artist and graphic designer, brings a wealth of experience crafting compelling visuals for global brands and corporations. Praised for his meticulous attention to detail and top-tier brand visuals, he is recognized as a resourceful, self-motivated, and efficient leader. Carlos excels in managing demanding workloads and delivering exceptional results on time, fostering close client collaboration throughout the process.

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Marco Uccellini

United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since April 1, 2022

Marco is an experienced visual and UI/UX designer who uses his expertise to create user interfaces that are both visually appealing and functional. His eye for detail and commitment to quality ensure that his work meets the highest design standards. With years of experience in the industry, Marco understands clients' needs and has a proven track record of delivering results. He is passionate about creating beautiful and intuitive user experiences.

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Gabriel Smetzer

Canada
Toptal Member Since November 28, 2022

Gabriel is a freelance designer and creative director with over a decade of experience working for great studios and clients, including Apple, Google, and Meta. Gabriel combines his expertise in design theory, story design, and emerging technologies with the ability to rapidly build and test product ideas for the market or exemplify already great products.

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Bill Hoffman

United States
Toptal Member Since January 11, 2022

Bill is a two-time NATAS Emmy® Award-winning editor, producer, and motion graphic designer. He is a seasoned post-production veteran with managerial and mentoring experience. The scope of his career encompasses short and long-form broadcast television, commercial and promo spot work, corporate video, sports, streaming, and live events. Clients include Warner Bros., Discovery, National Football and Hockey Leagues, Microsoft, Starbucks, Vanguard, Hyundai Capital, and all major television networks.

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Gökcen Keskin

Finland
Toptal Member Since October 17, 2022

Gökçen is a product designer with ten years of experience. She had the chance to work on a wide range of products and experiences for VR, mobile, and web. She has worked with great teams like Gravity Sketch, Varjo, Ink & Switch, and Futurice. She also led projects, a design team and mentored her peers. Gökçen formulates and adapts her process based on the needs of the mission, but usually it is a holistic approach that involves product discovery, designing the artifacts, and conducting research.

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Tarek Elfatairy

Egypt
Toptal Member Since January 18, 2022

Tarek is a product designer drawn to the idea of blending disciplines. He spends all his time making creations and contemplating ways to present them to people. Tarek's work includes UX design, 3D designs, illustration, and motion. He also enjoys drawing glyphs. In Tarek, you will find a creator who likes to make an impact with his designs.

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Rafaela Sinopoli

France
Toptal Member Since May 9, 2016

Raf is a highly skilled UI/UX designer and Illustrator with 13+ years of experience working with diverse companies, including renowned industry leaders such as MIT, Deloitte, and Schneider Electric. With a proven track record of solving intricate design challenges, Raf has collaborated with numerous startups across the US and Europe to develop cutting-edge digital products that have garnered significant attention from venture capitalists and achieved widespread user adoption on a global scale.

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Testimonials
Michael is an incredible designer, and has been a great fit for our project. He just gets it in a way that can’t be taught. My goal was to pay Toptal to find me a high quality designer for my project, and that is exactly what happened. It was easy. Being able to see the portfolio work on Toptal’s platform is what gave me the infomation I needed to choose Michael. I have nothing but good things to say about Toptal and am looking forward to using Toptal for other projects in the future.

Edward Daniel

Co-Founder

I've worked very closely with Martina for over a year and have to say she is one of the best people I have ever worked with. Instead of simply following instructions blindly, she thinks through the task at hand, becoming a thought partner to help with whatever the project may be. Besides being super talented at design, she possesses specific qualities that make her exceptional to work with given the fast paced nature of being a startup. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a talented, professional designer who doesn't need much direction to hit the ground running.

Sahil Khanna

Sr. Manager, Marketing

Darko did a great job figuring out the user architecture for our concept, which led him to produce terrific wireframes. His knowledge of usability and design was a perfect match for the outside voice we needed to help jumpstart our project. We would certainly recommend him and work with him again in the future.

Rich Danker

Founder

Carlos has the unique talent of blending both quantitative and qualitative research to keenly identify UX challenges and opportunities. He thinks methodically, emphatically, and holistically to produce data-driven strategies and well-executed designs. Over the past 8 years of working with fully or partially distributed teams, Carlos manages working remotely far better than anyone I've encountered because of his strong communication and presentation skills. He is the first on my list the next time I need a UX designer.

Michelle Krogmeier

Project Manager

Rafael is an amazing designer. His aesthetic sense is spot on, and he seems to be able to anticipate our needs before we even know what they are. He's taken the time to understand both our company and our clientele, and his solutions are consistently in-line with our values, interests, and our customers' needs. He delivers on time (if not earlier), works quickly, is well organized, and very effective. He's a pleasure to work with, and we're very happy to have found him through Toptal.

Ethan Brooks

CTO

How to Hire 2D Designers Through Toptal

1

Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of design will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
2

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right 2D designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new 2D designer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal 2D designers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our 2D designers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You’ll work with design experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs.

  • Can I hire 2D designers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a 2D designer within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal 2D designers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your 2D designer begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • Trusted Experts Only

    Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

  • The Right Fit

    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

    Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

  • Expert Talent Matching

    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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