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Ben Faubion

Austin, TX, United States
Ben’s skill set intersects in the areas of creativity, technology, and entrepreneurship. He is currently working with companies as a contract UX/UI designer and Creative Director to help launch new apps, websites, and interactive experiences. Click to continue

Brandon R Johnson

Minneapolis, MN, United States
Brandon is a Digital Designer that has always had a passion for technology. He thrives on taking raw ideas and turning them into business solutions. Brandon has nearly 13 years of experience in interactive design. From marketing departments to top agencies, he has developed a broad skill set that is sure to suit any client. Click to continue

Austin Li

Nashville, TN, United States
Austin has worked in the digital design industry for the last five years, creating digital products and promotional material for local and global clients such as Mars, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Formica. He currently works as the Chief Creative Officer for Curu, and in the past has provided creative support to Ford Motor Company. Austin brings a passionate attitude and a willingness to learn to every project he works on. Click to continue

Abe Serrano

Los Angeles, CA, United States
As a designer, Abe is an advocate for the user and considers himself a partner in building your brand experience. Clients hire him for his human-centric approach to design, his creative leadership, and his ability to get things done. Click to continue

Mat MacQuarrie

Montreal, QC, Canada
Mat is a freelance designer who's passionate about working with great people and teams to create honest, impactful brands and products. He has more than a decade of experience working in senior roles at various startups for both marketing and product teams. Mat loves telling the story of a company—writing the copy, choosing the visual directions, etc.—but he also loves UI design because it feels like one giant puzzle you get to solve visually. Click to continue

Ana Carina Gallo

Miami, FL, United States
Ana has almost fifteen years of design and art direction experience under her belt working with global and domestic brands like Coca Cola, sbe, Nationwide, Ikea, Sears, and Bud Light. As a former developer, she understands the importance of function in every detail of design. Her top influences are Scandinavian/Dutch design, vagabonding, paper engineering, minimalism, Visionaire, Kidrobot, and Wes Anderson. Click to continue

Marcelo Scharlau Coelho

San Francisco, CA, United States
Marcelo is a designer with broad experience in digital projects, from apps and e-learning platforms to games and ad campaigns. As the former Head of Digital at Protarget, he successfully managed teams to develop prized projects and satisfy clients. As a multilingual professional, he is experienced with international markets. Marcelo is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in UX design at L’École de Design Nantes Atlantique. Click to continue

Lucy Inman

Atlanta, GA, United States
Lucy is a UX/UI end-to-end designer. This means that she starts with discovery and research of the client's processes and creative systems and then executes prototypes and experimental integrations. In addition, Lucy often builds digital ecosystems and mobile solutions. Click to continue

Kevin Broome

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Kevin has 15 years of experience working at both the boutique and the global levels of the communications industry. His goal is to offer collaborative and engaging solutions that are driven by strategy and story, and crafted to a business's or organization’s specific needs. Click to continue

Jake Kahana

New York, NY, United States
Jake is an award-winning designer who uses storytelling, art, and technology to instigate positive social change and build stronger businesses. He's worked with a range of Fortune500 companies, major nonprofits, government agencies, and startups. Over the last ten years, Jake's work has helped these companies change their public image, reach broader audiences, and impact more lives. He'd love to collaborate with you on your next big challenge. Click to continue
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Technical Team Lead, CSR Connect, Australia @ CSR Limited
“I can't say enough about how happy and confident I am in working with Enrique. He brings an enthusiasm to his profession that is very refreshing, constantly surprising us with his depth of knowledge and his capability to not only complete the task, but to surpass our expectations. He presents us with solutions that we would not have thought about ourselves, and sees the problem better than we can explain it.”
Chad Berryman
Senior Technical Lead @ Zoomedia
“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.”
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Project Manager @ Union Station
“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 @ CLARA analytics
“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.”
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Founder & CEO @ Votify LLC
“One of our most time consuming problems is finding qualified staff. We need to find the correct platform to advertise on, create a proper ad, filter through tons of applications, interview and test the applicants' capabilities, and finally take a risk by hiring. This was the old way of doing things. The new way: describe the job position to our Toptal account manager, interview a few qualified applicants, and hire with a risk-free trial -- much faster, a lot easier, and with incredible results.”
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Owner @ EvoBits Information Technology SRL
“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
“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.”
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CTO @ Langlotz Patent & Trademark Works, Inc.
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Digital Transformation Leader, CSR Australia @ CSR Limited
“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