Toptal Design Blog

The Toptal Design Blog is a hub for advanced design studies by professional designers in the Toptal network on all facets of digital design, ranging from detailed design tutorials to in-depth coverage of new design trends, techniques, and technologies.

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Own Your Health: The State of Connected Medical Devices

by Lauren Song

At-home medical monitoring is on the rise, thanks to the growing ranks of IoT devices and the promise of fewer doctor visits. How can designers ensure that at-home products meet patients’ needs?

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Craft an Outstanding UX Portfolio With These Recruiter Tips

by Ignasi Boza Palacín

Many UX portfolios are poorly formatted and lack crucial information. Leverage these portfolio design tips from a UX recruiter to stand out and get hired.

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What’s Below the Surface: A Look at UX in the Beauty Industry

by Abigail Beshkin

Innovations in tech and shifts in consumer behavior are changing the cosmetics and skin care business. Here’s how designers in beauty UI and UX are adapting to the new trends.

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Rebrand Case Study: More Than Just a New Logo

by Rehan Saiyed

When a simple logo refresh turned into a full-scale rebrand process, Toptal designer Rehan Saiyed took inspiration from ancient concepts of the number three—and a colorful parrot.

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4 Steps to Mastering the MVP Development Process

by Calin Balea

In the world of startup products, design resources are scarce. This four-step MVP process helps designers build and launch user-friendly products on time without blowing their budgets.

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Don’t Always Champion the User: How to Balance Business Priorities and UX

by Damir Kotorić

Designers who advocate for the user without showing an awareness of business objectives are at risk of being ignored. These strategies will help you communicate the value of UX to stakeholders.

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Medical Billing Reimagined: A UI/UX Case Study

by Beatriz Garcia de Prado

Toptal designer Beatriz Garcia de Prado explains how she built a digital product to replace the outdated paper forms doctors were sending to insurance companies.

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How to Conduct User Research as a Team of One

by Anna Vasyukova

User research is essential to product design, but it can be challenging to do alone. Explore how a solo designer can optimize time and resources to uncover important user insights.

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