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Toptal is a marketplace for top Brand Strategists. Top companies and start-ups choose Toptal Brand Strategy freelancers for their mission-critical design projects.

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Micah Bowers

Brand Strategy DesignerAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopIllustrationBrandingLogotypeLogo DesignUX DesignCorporate IdentityUI DesignUser Experience (UX)Digital Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since January 3, 2016

Micah uses brand design and illustration to tell stories on behalf of his clients. He believes that design must identify a need, stir a desire for change, and shed light on a path that is uniquely helpful, hopeful, and human.

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Muwuso Mkochi

Brand Strategy DesignerArt DirectionWeb DesignUI DesignUser Interface (UI)BrandingMobile App DesignAdobe Creative SuiteProduct DesignCreative DirectionVisual DesignUser Experience (UX)Corporate Identity + 0 more

CanadaToptal Member Since January 25, 2016

Muwuso is a multidisciplinary designer with a focus in digital product, brand and strategy. Over the past decade, he has led design in-house and remotely for some of the world's leading agencies and brands. He is constantly inspired by the evolution of technology, its influence on human behavior, and the resulting impact on environments and micro-cultures: societal and business.

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Alex Engzell

Brand Strategy DesignerAdobe PhotoshopUI DesignAdobe IllustratorWeb UX DesignAdobe InDesignResponsive Web Design (RWD)iOSBrandingAndroidResponsivePitch DecksWebsites + 0 more

EstoniaToptal Member Since March 2, 2017

Alex has been a designer-of-the-year nominee for four years in a row, and he's won Breakthrough Designer of the Year in 2014, Swedish Designer of the Year in 2015, and Visual Designer of the Year in 2016. Words like powerful, stimulating, and daring come to mind—also beauty and magic. Engzell is a designer with a hefty number of awards, an impressive client list, and a philosophy. He practices what he preaches.

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Frederic Savioz

Brand Strategy DesignerInDesign 2017BrandingBrand BuildingBrand IdentityBrand GuidelinesWeb UIWeb DesignWeb App DesignLogo DesignLogotypeSketchWeb App UI + 0 more

GermanyToptal Member Since March 23, 2017

Frederic is a senior art director with more than 12 years of experience. He's also worked eight years for a big name in the advertising industry on FMCG, banks, insurances, pet food, B2B, startups, and more. After gaining a master's in interactive art direction in Stockholm, he founded the Kids—a digital and communication studio.

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Andres Esquivel

Brand Strategy DesigneriOSPhotoshop CCUser Experience (UX)SketchResponsive Web Design (RWD)User Interface (UI)FigmaBrandingAdobe IllustratorWeb DesignAdobe InDesignUser Research + 0 more

El SalvadorToptal Member Since May 24, 2019

Andrés is a lead product and web designer who specializes in brand positioning through design strategy. Judicious use of design can help companies to reach their next milestone, and achieving business goals is the essence of his design process. Consider working with Andrés on your next project—he's a sure asset to any team.

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Victor Teran

Brand Strategy DesignerSketchIdeation WorkshopsBrandingWireframingUser Interface (UI)User FlowsUser Experience (UX)Information Architecture (IA)SaaS DesignWeb UIWeb UXUX Research + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since March 12, 2018

Victor is an award-winning designer and brand strategist with a decade of experience that has worked with various organizations from pre-funding startups to organizations such as Siemens, Santander Bank, and Save the Children. He focuses on data-driven design products and brand strategies that delight customers. He has changed the way organizations solve problems as well as produced world-class B2B and B2C interfaces.

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Alexandru Pitea

Brand Strategy DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe After EffectsAdobe Experience Design (XD)AndroidMobileWebWireframingIconographyIllustrationInformation Architecture (IA)User Interface (UI) + 0 more

GermanyToptal Member Since October 17, 2015

Alex is a passionate digital product designer with over 10 years of UI/UX experience. He has worked together with both boutique design studios and large IT companies and feels most comfortable in a creative environment where visual design is second only to usability.

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Evgeny Vasenev

Brand Strategy DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesigniOSAndroidUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)WebBrandingWireframingPowerPoint DesignMobile App Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since February 7, 2016

Evgeny is a self-described hybrid designer which means that he's very experienced and successful in both UX/UI and visual design. He has over 15 years of experience in designing the UX/UI for web and mobile applications across a broad range of industries including the internet of things (IoT), retail, computer games, design, real estate, and entertainment. His specialties are UX design, UI interaction design, and mobile/web application design.

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Igor Dinuzzi

Brand Strategy DesignerSketchArt DirectionAdobe PhotoshopAdobe InDesignAdobe IllustratorShopifyProduct DesignBrandingShopify DesignWeb DesignLogotypeBrand Books + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since March 19, 2018

Igor's expertise lies in producing solid projects to help brands deliver integrated digital, print, B2B, and B2C experiences across all channels. It's an iterative process where he seeks to understand the user, challenge assumptions, and redefine the problems in order to identify optimal solutions. His past clients include Facebook, Procter & Gamble Europe, L’Oréal, BP, Johnson & Johnson, 20th Century Fox, PwC, and Samsung, among others.

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Leah Shea

Brand Strategy DesignerSketchAdobe Creative SuiteiOSUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)WireframingWeb DesignDigital Product DesignProduct Designer + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since September 7, 2019

Leah has over 15 years of professional design experience, producing digital products in healthcare, sports, entertainment, fintech, and distributed technologies. She has worked for companies such as Google, American Express, Comcast, Bloomberg, ESPN, NBC Universal, and HBO. Leah specializes in user research, product strategy, UX and UI design, prototyping, testing, brand experience, and team facilitation.

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Testimonials

Michael is an incredible designer, and has been a great fit for our project. He just gets it in a way that can’t be taught. My goal was to pay Toptal to find me a high quality designer for my project, and that is exactly what happened. It was easy. Being able to see the portfolio work on Toptal’s platform is what gave me the infomation I needed to choose Michael. I have nothing but good things to say about Toptal and am looking forward to using Toptal for other projects in the future.

Edward Daniel, Co-Founder

improvemygun.com

I've worked very closely with Martina for over a year and have to say she is one of the best people I have ever worked with. Instead of simply following instructions blindly, she thinks through the task at hand, becoming a thought partner to help with whatever the project may be. Besides being super talented at design, she possesses specific qualities that make her exceptional to work with given the fast paced nature of being a startup. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a talented, professional designer who doesn't need much direction to hit the ground running.

Sahil Khanna, Sr. Manager, Marketing

LeanTaaS, Inc.

Darko did a great job figuring out the user architecture for our concept, which led him to produce terrific wireframes. His knowledge of usability and design was a perfect match for the outside voice we needed to help jumpstart our project. We would certainly recommend him and work with him again in the future.

Rich Danker, Founder

Prose Market

Carlos has the unique talent of blending both quantitative and qualitative research to keenly identify UX challenges and opportunities. He thinks methodically, emphatically, and holistically to produce data-driven strategies and well-executed designs. Over the past 8 years of working with fully or partially distributed teams, Carlos manages working remotely far better than anyone I've encountered because of his strong communication and presentation skills. He is the first on my list the next time I need a UX designer.

Michelle Krogmeier, Project Manager

Union Station

Rafael is an amazing designer. His aesthetic sense is spot on, and he seems to be able to anticipate our needs before we even know what they are. He's taken the time to understand both our company and our clientele, and his solutions are consistently in-line with our values, interests, and our customers' needs. He delivers on time (if not earlier), works quickly, is well organized, and very effective. He's a pleasure to work with, and we're very happy to have found him through Toptal.

Ethan Brooks, CTO

Langlotz Patent & Trademark Works, Inc.

Toptal gave us access to the best designers out there. They’re not easy to find. Those designers integrated very quickly with our existing teams. They very quickly understood our business case and the value of our solution. Toptal really allowed us to focus on building the best possible product and save a lot of time on the typical administrative pains that goes with it -- specifically, finding the best talent. Toptal designers were very responsive, always online -- and that made life very easy for us. We have ambitious goals on how to grow the application and already Toptal has been a key contributor to that success.

Thierry Jakircevic, General Manager, Digital Solutions, Bridgestone Head Office, Tokyo

Bridgestone Corporation

We had an amazing experience working with our Toptal designer. In only two weeks, we accomplished what would've taken most companies 3 months to complete. We also enjoyed working with the Toptal team to make sure we were paired up with the right designer that would fit both our company culture and working style.

Ted Blosser, Head of Sales and Customer Success

WorkRamp

Dean blew us away. He ranks right up there as one of the top five designers of the hundreds I have worked with in the past. He listened, was totally professional, and came up with a 3D rotating cube design completely on his own. We didn't even ask for it, and yet it has become the centerpiece of our app and how users engage with it right off the bat. What he produced inspired all of us at Votify, and put us on track for launch and investor funding.

Michael Lawrence, Founder & CEO

Votify LLC

How to Hire Brand Strategists through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of design will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Brand Strategist for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new Brand Strategist for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Brand Strategists different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Brand Strategists to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You'll work with design experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs. Start now.

  • Can I hire Brand Strategists in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Brand Strategist within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Brand Strategists?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Brand Strategist begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you're completely satisfied with the results, we'll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you'd like. If you're not completely satisfied, you won't be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial. Start now.

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  • Trusted Experts Only

    Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

  • The Right Fit

    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

  • Expert Talent Matching

    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

Top Brand Strategists are in High Demand.

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