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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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How to Conduct a Remote Design Sprint

by Raz Burciu

It’s difficult enough to run a multi-day Design Sprint with everyone in the same room. Doing it remotely is even trickier. These tips help designers overcome the challenges of running a remote Sprint.

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How to Work Remotely When It Matters Most

by Micah Bowers

Remote work isn’t a novelty, it’s the natural progression of our tech-driven world. We’re sharing nine timely tips for working remotely. Done right, there’s no better way to design.

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Sophisticated Prototypes – Why Use Axure

by Mayank Sharma

In a world of abundant choice, choosing a prototyping tool isn’t easy, and new isn’t always better. When designers want to create feature-rich prototypes, there are many good reasons why to use Axure.

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A Guide to Effective User Onboarding Best Practices

by Cameron Chapman

User onboarding best practices help designers create an onboarding experience that works well from the start. Knowing which onboarding pattern works best for each type of app puts designers ahead.

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30 Toptal Designer Tips on Working Remotely and Design

by Wojciech Dobry

While presenting unique opportunities, working as a remote freelance designer also poses special challenges. Some of Toptal’s top designers share their expertise on the remote working designer lifestyle and managing the design process.

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Brands Still Matter – Brandless Boom to Bust

by Micah Bowers

The future of branding was no brand at all, and Brandless represented the best the movement had to offer. Until it didn’t. What happened? We share takeaways that no designer or business should ignore.

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Pixels of Influence – Breaking Down Persuasive Design Principles

by Michael Craig

There’s a lot for people to consider when making decisions. Used properly, persuasive design principles are a powerful tool for building meaningful products that help people make better decisions.

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Solutions, Not Art – The True Business Value of Design

by Andres Esquivel

Designers who focus on the business value of design will make themselves more indispensable to companies because businesses aren’t buying design; they are buying outcomes.

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