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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Life in Motion: A Guide to Animating Mobile Data Visualizations

by Daniel Nisttahuz

Animation can make data more comprehensible, engaging, and useful, especially on mobile. When animating data visualizations, designers should use motion design principles—and avoid common pitfalls.

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How to Choose the Best Colors for Industry Events

by Charlotte Miller

Color in industry event design informs, inspires, and builds lasting brand awareness. Discover color strategies that delight attendees and set your event apart.

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NFTs for Designers: An Introduction

by Gabor Molnar

The global NFT market relies on designers to support artists, Web3 platforms and marketplaces, and major global brands. Toptal designer Gabor Molnar offers insights from his experience breaking into this emerging field.

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Designing GitHub’s Octoverse: A Data Visualization Case Study

by Gemma Busquets

Designer Gemma Busquets shares how she created a responsive website and 20+ engaging charts and graphs for the software development platform’s annual report.

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Crucial Considerations for Aspiring Fintech UX Designers

by Gints Ziverts

Designing fintech products requires more than great UX/UI skills—you need to understand finance too. Here’s what designers need to know to get started.

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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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