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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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Toptalauthors are vetted experts in their fields and write on topics in which they have demonstrated experience. All of our content is peer reviewed and validated by Toptal experts in the same field.

Create Engaging UI Components: A Figma Animation Tutorial

Figma’s intuitive animation features enhance usability by adding subtle motion effects to UI components like icons, buttons, and product cards.

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Anna Muratova

Anna Muratova

Anna is a UI/UX designer experienced in creating UI animations and improving the usability of digital products. She has collaborated with a range of clients, from small startups to larger companies, to create intuitive mobile apps, redesign websites with improved visual aesthetics, and establish branding that represents company values.

Building a Mental Health App for Families: A UI Design Case Study

The global mental health app market is booming, and research suggests that using thoughtful UI design can give newcomers to the space a competitive edge. Here’s how.

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Fellype Silva

Fellype Silva

Fellype is a digital product designer who specializes in crafting exceptional user interfaces. He has worked with a wide range of businesses, including a pediatric mental health app developer, a venture capital studio, an AI image recognition company, and LabHacker, a research initiative led by the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies.

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Immersive Experience Design: Expert Insights and Techniques

How can designers draw people into your product’s virtual, digital, or physical world? Take UX to a new level with these expert perspectives on immersive experience design.

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Dwayne Grech

Dwayne Grech

Dwayne is a designer with expertise across mediums including AR/VR, touch walls, public activations, and projection mapping. He has worked with top brands, including Nike, Bank of America, and Citigroup.

Better UX Writing: 3 Effective Strategies for a Seamless User Experience

UX writing should strike the right tone and be empathetic and persuasive. Create a frictionless user experience with these three best practices.

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Kate Margolis

Kate Margolis

Kate is a digital product designer and UI/UX consultant who specializes in user-centered design, UX writing, and user research. She has partnered with companies such as Hertz, Jaguar Land Rover, and the dating app Thursday.

3 Best Practices for Successful SaaS Design

Poor SaaS design can cause customers to get frustrated and flee. Follow these best practices to create a seamless software experience that users will love.

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Ahsan Jalil

Ahsan Jalil

Ahsan is a lead product and UX designer who creates user-centered solutions for SaaS, enterprise software, web, and mobile applications. He has worked with companies of all sizes, from startups to enterprise multinationals like Cisco, GSK, and Western Union.

Design High-converting Websites With These Webflow Best Practices

Webflow can cut website design time in half—enabling designers to devote more attention to driving traffic and boosting conversions.

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Pavle Lucic

Pavle Lucic

Pavle is a designer specializing in UI/UX design for websites and mobile apps. His clients include large international companies such as Societe Generale and TomTom, as well as successful startups in fintech, healthcare, travel, and other industries.

Design Dilemma: Balancing Aesthetics and Functionality

Ideally, aesthetics and functionality would merge seamlessly in digital design, but that isn’t always the case. Here, we discuss when to prioritize one or the other for the optimal user experience.

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Merehan Elamrosy

Merehan Elamrosy

Merehan is a product designer who crafts functional and visually appealing user interfaces for education, management, health, transportation, SaaS, and e-commerce companies. She has led design workshops for multiple EU-funded projects and has given design thinking lectures at leading European universities.

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Paula Barcante

Paula is an award-winning UX/UI designer, advisor, and illustrator with more than six years of hands-on experience in making complex interfaces delightful and user friendly. She has made a significant impact in large corporations, such as Amazon, Zillow, Google, as well as startups. Her mission is to create efficient, beautiful, innovative, and high-quality experiences for the greater good of society.
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