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Iñaki Soria

Spain
Toptal Member Since February 12, 2018

For the past decade, Iñaki has been designing and building digital products (UX/UI)—helping agencies and brands like Google, Volvo, Dove, Jaguar, and others to bring their concepts to life. His passion is to help clients to achieve their business goals through design.

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Daniel Sigvardsson

United States
Toptal Member Since November 16, 2018

As an award-winning multi-disciplinary designer, Daniel is passionate about helping startups create a strong brand identity and visualize solutions to complex problems. He collaborates closely with clients to identify and develop the assets needed to launch and grow their businesses. With a focus on making your business succeed, Daniel brings expertise in brand strategy, identity, content strategy, user experience, visual design, product design, communication, and service design to the table.

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Liz Young

United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since March 29, 2018

Elizabeth is a highly experienced creative director who has defined experiences for global brands like Universal Records and PUMA while transforming many more. With expertise in branding, social media content, digital design, and UI/UX, she has helped launch startups in Silicon Valley and create integrated brand and website designs for well-established DTC, new tech, and premium sportswear brands. Elizabeth takes a holistic and reductive approach, balancing design strategy with functionality.

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Simon Moolman

Netherlands
Toptal Member Since January 24, 2017

Simon has more than 15 years of experience in the creative industry. He became an integral part of agencies, such as MC Saatchi, VML, and Ogilvy—where he led various creative teams. He has worked with the world's largest brands and transformed emerging brands into competitive entities. His focus is interactive and experience design. Simon constantly pursues meaningful storytelling through design that makes a difference in people's lives.

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Marti Bruno

United States
Toptal Member Since August 7, 2019

Marti is a senior UI/UX designer based in New York. For the past several years, he's been designing digital products for the banking, hospitality, fashion, healthcare, pharmaceutical, automotive, and software industries. Marti's past clients include Citibank, HP, Galaxkey, Meta, Deutsche Bank, Volkswagen Group, Riyad Bank, Vorwerk Thermomix, Asics, The Ritz-Carlton Group, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Al Rajhi Bank, and First Abu Dhabi Bank.

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Priscila Dias

Portugal
Toptal Member Since July 4, 2017

Priscila is a product designer with 10+ years of experience helping organizations establish their brand, build digital products, and step up their game through strategic design. She has led design efforts to improve product usability in the AI, education, healthcare, and transportation industries. Priscila's dedication to creating elegant and practical design solutions is evident in her Maki Design System project, a personal centralized design resource, so she never has to start from scratch.

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Christina Barsan

United States
Toptal Member Since August 23, 2016

Christina is a digital designer and creative director with over 15 years of experience as a visual thinker, problem solver, manager, collaborator, and technology lover. She constantly seeks to help her clients create the ideal brand for their business aligned with their big vision.

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David Fotherby

United States
Toptal Member Since February 8, 2017

David has created exceptional, user-centered products for some of the top Fortune, healthcare, retail, and entertainment businesses worldwide. His approach of putting the user at the center of product design ensures that clients have a clear insight into their market potential and the technical requirements needed.

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Pierre E. Poulin

Mexico
Toptal Member Since August 20, 2019

With an early career woven into the rise of the internet, Pierre's experience in digital is vast. Over the last 20 years, he founded one of the first award-winning web shops in Montreal, crafting work for major accounts, such as Burger King. Pierre designed an event app used by Airbnb, Salesforce, and Cisco. He continues to serve on a jury at the prestigious FWA. Typography, smooth interactions, and a glimmer of sassy irony are the driving forces behind his elegant yet highly functional style.

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Sam Flaherty

United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since February 4, 2016

A veteran Toptal designer with nearly 2,000 completed hours under his belt, Sam collaborates globally with like-minded clients such as Google, Citibank, Hugo Boss, YouTube, and Levi's to ensure clear and effective communication with their audiences. He has over 15 years of experience in the fields of graphic design, brand creation, digital design, and creative thinking.

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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.

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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.

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FAQs

  • How are Toptal art direction experts different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our art direction experts 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 art direction experts in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with an art direction expert within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal art direction experts?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your art direction expert 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.

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