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Freelance designers bring diverse skills and perspectives to projects that help clients achieve business goals without exceeding their budgets.
Daniel de Paola
Daniel is a UI/UX designer with more than 15 years of experience specializing in mobile apps for fintech, real estate, and SaaS companies. He has partnered with clients such as Royal Bank of Canada, Xello, and Rocket Homes Real Estate as a lead designer, senior product designer, and UI mentor.
Medical products with poor usability could harm patients and increase healthcare company costs. Prioritize usability, accessibility, and the patient experience to design effective devices.
Yegor is a product designer with expertise in building practical, user-centered solutions. He has worked as a product manager and UX director on innovative projects such as the phone repair service iCracked (acquired by Allstate) and a pill management device later acquired by Stanley Black & Decker. Other clients have included Polaroid, DuPont Tate & Lyle, and multiple medtech startups.
In this wide-ranging Q&A, two Toptal designers delve into the influence of generative AI on design and its implications for creative thinking, user research, and entry-level designers.
Darrell is a UX designer with more than 25 years of experience designing highly complex apps for companies such as IBM, CSX, and CarMax. His redesign for the IBM Maximo mobile app won the 2021 Gold Spark Design Award for product design.
Designers can create safer dating app UX through robust ID verification methods, reporting tools, and design features that clarify consent.
Kate is a digital product designer and UX/UI consultant who specializes in user-centered design and user research. She has partnered with companies such as Hertz, Jaguar Land Rover, and the dating app Thursday.
Seasoned design experts offer insights into the latest UI trends—and provide tips for overcoming design challenges for emerging interfaces like augmented and virtual reality, voice and gesture control, and haptic feedback.
Christopher is a Senior Writer at Toptal with 13 years of experience researching and writing about how technology transforms sectors like banking, business, manufacturing, and healthcare. He was previously the business and technology editor at AméricaEconomíca and has developed content for Sony Pictures, Johnson & Johnson, Mini, and LATAM Airlines.
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This comprehensive UX guide provides helpful tips, insights, and resources for aspiring creatives, seasoned designers, and business leaders who want to understand how user experience design can strengthen their organization.
Stewart is a UX designer who specializes in prototyping and web-app design. He has worked with clients such as The Clorox Company, CBRE, and Altium, and developed an award-winning design and prototyping workflow for industries including healthcare, education, and e-commerce.
User personas help companies increase UX maturity and establish more effective design practices—improvements that may grow revenue and create positive ripple effects across organizations.
Florence is a senior product designer with experience in building and scaling design systems, crafting design strategies, and developing user personas. She specializes in working with innovative startups, including Polywork, Carbon, Amplified Payments, and Shop-Ware. She is the Toptal Community Leader for Nigeria and a Toptal Design Mentor.
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