Hire the Best Illustrators Near Calgary

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Melissa Morgan

CanadaToptal Member Since September 12, 2017

Melissa is an award-winning, multifaceted creative woman with 13+ years of experience specializing in digital technologies. She has worked with clients ranging from industry leaders to startups that have utilized her expertise in design, VR, AR, entrepreneurship, and art direction. Melissa's past clients include NBC Universal, Technicolor, Google, Harvard Business School, UEFA, Telus, Walmart, UPMC, Forbes, Giant Tiger, Rogers, Adidas, Ford, WealthSimple, and The Royal Conservatory.

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Chris Blanz

United StatesToptal Member Since March 8, 2021

Chris creates user-friendly digital experiences that inform, instruct, and inspire. He can serve multiple roles for a single project, including UX strategist, UX designer, UI designer, and copywriter, creating everything from concept sketches to high-fidelity, interactive prototypes. As a hands-on team leader, Chris has created award-winning campaigns for brands like Band-Aid, Cracker Barrel, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, MIT, The Washington Post, LEGO, and National Geographic.

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Carlos Fernando Cabrera

GuatemalaToptal Member Since September 2, 2022

Carlos, an accomplished 3D artist and graphic designer, brings a wealth of experience crafting compelling visuals for global brands and corporations. Praised for his meticulous attention to detail and top-tier brand visuals, he is recognized as a resourceful, self-motivated, and efficient leader. Carlos excels in managing demanding workloads and delivering exceptional results on time, fostering close client collaboration throughout the process.

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Eyuel Berhanu

United StatesToptal Member Since September 16, 2022

As a digital marketer, Eyuel approaches business challenges with a curious mind and a fresh perspective. Over the years, he has honed his skills in leveraging data-driven insights and creative thinking to help businesses grow and thrive. Having worked with numerous startups and small companies, Eyuel has come to appreciate the energy and passion entrepreneurs bring to the table. He is always excited to collaborate with visionary founders driven to create something meaningful.

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Steven Miller

CanadaToptal Member Since February 22, 2016

With years of experience in design and advertising, Steve is an art director and designer at Rethink, the world's second-largest independent advertising agency. He freelances for companies worldwide as a branding, visual, and UI/UX designer for clients of all sizes. Steve has had the pleasure of working for other advertising agencies such as DDB, Tribal Worldwide, Grand Creative, Colenso BBDO, and more. He communicates exceptionally well with his clients and has worked in teams of all sizes.

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Matt Schroeter

CanadaToptal Member Since February 24, 2016

Matt is an expert in product design, front-end development, illustration, and branding. He often works with global brands and organizations, including the World Health Organization, IDEO, and Uber. His first job was being a photojournalist, working for newspapers to tell stories about people in their communities. He learned to listen intently, welcome other perspectives, be patient, and let ideas grow. Those values still lead him to make quality things today.

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Pushkar Patange

CanadaToptal Member Since May 9, 2019

Pushkar is a senior product designer with a rich background in design, spanning game studios, design studios, and ad agencies. His expertise is crafting standout products, seamlessly blending robust UX principles with visually captivating UI designs, finely tuned through user research insights. Pushkar leverages his skills in product design, drawing from experiences in games, product development, teaching, and advertising, to create compelling and user-centric experiences.

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Jake Sinclair

CanadaToptal Member Since May 30, 2022

Building brands has been a part of Jake's DNA since the age of 16 when he started his own snowboard apparel company. Now with a closet full of sample t-shirts, Jake's grown into a designer who prioritizes empathy and entrepreneurship in every creative opportunity he faces. With over 10 years of professional experience, Jake has mastered the skills and become a seasoned designer equipped with the creative direction, strategic eye, expert design, and technical skills top brands are looking for.

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Yiqin Dai

CanadaToptal Member Since October 17, 2016

Yiqin is a UI/UX designer with eight years of experience in UI/UX design. She excels at understanding complicated systems, designing elegant solutions for tricky UX problems, crafting clean UI, and building design systems. Yiqin is a creative and communicative team player who's fun to work with.

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Busayo Odesanya

CanadaToptal Member Since October 14, 2021

Busayo is a design lead with 6+ years of experience in end-to-end design strategy and execution of SaaS and developer tools at scaleup companies. Busayo has strategically positioned Unity Version Control as the cloud-based storage solution for 1.5 million creators using Unity Editor, Asset Manager, Muse AI (closed beta), and Build Automation for real-time 3D application development and cloud-based versioning. Unity VCS has been featured at Unite 2022 and GDC 2023.

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Ritika Sharma

CanadaToptal Member Since January 13, 2022

Ritika is a UX designer at Amazon and a senior product designer at Toptal with over eight years of experience in the design field. She has worked in diverse teams of designers, developers, and managers for Big Tech and startups. With a master's in UX design, she's an expert in creating user-centric products. A detail-oriented UX professional, Ritika enjoys solving complex problems while meeting user and business needs through her interdisciplinary design, research, and management skills.

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Guide to Hiring a Great Illustrator

Illustrators are experts at creating images that support written content. This guide to hiring illustrators features an overview of relevant skills, job description tips, and interview questions and answers that will help you identify the best candidates for your company.

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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

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

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

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

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

How to Hire Illustrators Near Calgary

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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.
2

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

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

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

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    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 talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

    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.

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