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Stefan Dufgran

API DesignerSketchAdobe CS6Product DesignUser Interface (UI)Innovative UXWireframingMobile UIPhotoshop CCUI DesignUX DesignMobile UI DesignResponsive UI + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since February 14, 2020

Stefan has over fifteen years of experience shipping digital websites and products at companies like Kickstarter and Stink Studios in New York. He is passionate about solving interaction challenges with elegant interfaces and well-crafted user experiences. Stefan has delivered award-winning work for clients large and small, including Spotify, Google, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft, and Sony.

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Ahmed Yasser

API DesignerSketchWeb App DesignFigmaUI DesignMarvel AppUX DesignWebSaaS DesignUser Interface (UI)Product DesignUser Experience (UX)Web UX + 0 more

EgyptToptal Member Since July 31, 2019

Ahmed is a product designer with more than six years of experience working with startups and SMBs helping them improve their product experiences and launch new ideas from scratch. Armed with his front-end development skills, his work is mostly focused on designing consistent web experiences and design systems.

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Lance Holmes

API DesignerFigmaSketchAdobe Experience Design (XD)User Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Web UX DesignDigital DesignVisual DesignMobile UIDigital Product DesignProduct DesignPrototyping + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since February 1, 2020

Lance is a UX and UI designer with experience in simplifying complex problems, understanding user behavior, and creating real, innovative products. Since 2013, he’s been crafting and delivering unique digital experiences for global companies and startups. In his career, he’s worked across the entire project lifecycle from user research and user testing to creating user flows, wireframes, UIs, and prototypes.

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Debora Edelberg

API DesignerUX MentoringSketchUsability TestingUser FlowsUser InterviewsWireframingUX WireflowsSketch 4WebMobile WebMobile DesignUser Experience (UX) + 0 more

ArgentinaToptal Member Since August 24, 2018

Debora is a passionate product designer, curious about how people think, feel, behave, and interact with the world. She led the multidisciplinary agile UX team in designing apps for the world's most advanced private jet production company. She has worked with the aerospace, health, banking, scheduling, non-profit, and eCommerce industries, and has over ten years of expertise in multi-platform products. Debora enjoys projects with purpose, where she can build accessible and enjoyable experiences.

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Michelle Casanova

API DesignerFigmaSketchAdobe CCAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe Creative SuiteUI DesignUXWeb DesignPrototyping + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since August 14, 2020

Michelle is a UI/UX design lead with 20+ years of experience. She brings hands-on leadership to design and engineering teams in developing custom mobile, web, and native applications. She consistently derives and iterates delightful and functional product designs from customer feedback, best practice principles, and data analytics. As an effective communicator and collaborator, Michelle leads and mentors teams toward solving business problems and providing engaging experiences to the users.

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Raule Napier

API DesignerSquarespaceArt DirectionBrandingPublication DesignLogo DesignPhotoshop Elements + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since December 3, 2020

Raule is an entrepreneurial art director and designer specializing in branding, packaging, publication, product development, and content creation for lifestyle brands. Raule also has a seven-year background in mixology, specializing in craft cocktails and saké.

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Florence Dairo

API DesignerMobile App UXFigmaMobile App DesignDigital Product DesignAndroid Material DesigniOS App DesignMobile App UIWeb DesignUI DesignUX DesignPrototypingeCommerce + 0 more

NigeriaToptal Member Since July 23, 2019

Florence is passionate about helping companies enhance their design experiences, refine their ideas and launch impactful solutions. In the past, she has helped companies with millions of customers grow their businesses, improve and create products by identifying product and user experience problems and opportunities, conceptualizing, prototyping, and working with developers (handoff).

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Phil Wall

API DesignerSketchSaaSRapid PrototypingAndroidSaaS DesignUI DesigniOSUX DesigniOS App DesignUser FlowsApp UXProduct Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since January 17, 2018

Phil is a UX designer, researcher, and product owner with ten years of experience. His work has led to an acquisition, an IPO, and a top app in the Play Store (2+ million users). Phil's specialty is solving complex product-market fit problems for enterprises—building business products people actually use. From ideation to user testing, prototyping, and the iterative development process, Phil loves the craft and working on teams. Phil brings a detail-oriented approach and an open mind.

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LaiYee Ho

API DesignerSketchPresentation DesignAdobe IllustratorProduct DesigniOSWireframingWebUX DesignUser ResearchUser Experience (UX)Web App UX + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since December 19, 2019

LaiYee is a sophisticated designer who studied information science and DEA (Design and Environmental Analysis) at Cornell University, where she co-founded Cornell UX Design. She is the co-founder of Delve, a tool for qualitative researchers and writes articles for UXPA Magazine and the Delve blog. LaiYee led teams in creating smart homes at Wink and helped launch Amazon's first version of the Amazon Fire TV.

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Daniela Ferrai

API DesignerAdobe PhotoshopSketchAdobe InDesignAdobe IllustratorAxure RP ProAndroidiOSPaper PrototypingUX PrototypingUX DesignMobile App UXResponsive Web Design (RWD) + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since February 8, 2017

Daniela has worked as a UX/Product designer for ten years, covering many areas of digital media including mobile, tablet, responsive web, and smartTV. She adopts a user-centered approach to design and incorporates creative and strategic thinking to produce innovative, elegant, and simple design solutions grounded in real user needs. She loves the challenge of mixing technology and creativity to create next-generation experiences.

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Idan Nesher

API DesignerFigmaUX DesignUI DesignLean UXProtoypingWireframingPersonasProduct DesigneCommerceUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)User Journey Maps + 0 more

GermanyToptal Member Since January 2, 2018

Idan is an experienced product designer, specializing in user experience, strategy, and human-centered design since 2015. With an entrepreneurial mindset, he has designed groundbreaking products across domains such as eCommerce, recruiting, real estate, and image search, and he brings inclusivity, new technology, and fresh ideas to his work. In his spare time, Idan co-founded Politicindex, a nonprofit civtech that aims to increase transparency in politics, and he participates in hackathons.

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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

improvemygun.com

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

LeanTaaS, Inc.

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

Prose Market

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

Union Station

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

Langlotz Patent & Trademark Works, Inc.

Toptal gave us access to the best designers out there. They’re not easy to find. Those designers integrated very quickly with our existing teams. They very quickly understood our business case and the value of our solution. Toptal really allowed us to focus on building the best possible product and save a lot of time on the typical administrative pains that goes with it -- specifically, finding the best talent. Toptal designers were very responsive, always online -- and that made life very easy for us. We have ambitious goals on how to grow the application and already Toptal has been a key contributor to that success.

Thierry Jakircevic, General Manager, Digital Solutions, Bridgestone Head Office, Tokyo

Bridgestone Corporation

We had an amazing experience working with our Toptal designer. In only two weeks, we accomplished what would've taken most companies 3 months to complete. We also enjoyed working with the Toptal team to make sure we were paired up with the right designer that would fit both our company culture and working style.

Ted Blosser, Head of Sales and Customer Success

WorkRamp

Dean blew us away. He ranks right up there as one of the top five designers of the hundreds I have worked with in the past. He listened, was totally professional, and came up with a 3D rotating cube design completely on his own. We didn't even ask for it, and yet it has become the centerpiece of our app and how users engage with it right off the bat. What he produced inspired all of us at Votify, and put us on track for launch and investor funding.

Michael Lawrence, Founder & CEO

Votify LLC

How to Hire API Designers through Toptal

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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.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right API Designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

FAQs

  • How are Toptal API Designers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our API Designers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 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. Start now.

  • Can I hire API Designers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with an API Designer within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal API Designers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your API 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. Start now.

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  • 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

    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

    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    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

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

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

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