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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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Gemma Busquets

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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Gints Ziverts

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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Lauren Song

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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Ignasi Boza

Craft an Outstanding UX Portfolio With These Recruiter Tips

by Ignasi Boza
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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Abigail Beshkin

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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Rehan Saiyed

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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Calin Balea

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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Damir Kotorić

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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Stelian Subotin

Dashboard Design: Considerations and Best Practices

by Stelian Subotin
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