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Gabriel Maldonado

Brand DesignerAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopSketchiOSWireframingPrototypingUX DesignUI DesignUser Experience (UX)Visual DesignProduct DesignDigital Product Design + 0 more

Gabriel has an MBA in digital media management and spent a year overseeing the planning and execution of the first native mobile app for Sears Corporation. He specializes in UX/UI human-centered design solutions on internal and external platforms, offering maximum visibility and efficiency for clients. He also enhanced the CareerBuilder's client platform based on extensive design research and UX/UI best practices.

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Ana Carina Gallo

Brand DesignerPhotoshop CCAdobe InDesigniOSArt DirectionCreative DirectionMoodboardUI DesignPitch DecksVector Logos + 0 more

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.

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Alen Parlov

Brand DesignerAdobe CCAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe InDesignSketchFigmaUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Web DesignMobile DesignMobile App Design + 0 more

Alen is an independent multidisciplinary digital designer and associate creative director with more than a decade of agency experience. His passion lies in creating highly conceptual and stunning brand experiences that users enjoy interacting with. Before delving into the digital world, his background was in print which makes him an extremely versatile problem solver and visual communicator.

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Seth Rexilius

Brand DesignerAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopAdobe InDesignAdobe SuiteUI BrandingVisual DesignUI DesignCorporate DesignCorporate IdentityIdentity DesignWeb DesignWeb Banner Design + 0 more

Seth is a versatile designer with 15 years of experience in a wide range of industries, mediums, and design styles. He believes starting from an understanding of and a focus on brand strategy and brand identity leads to a more purposeful, engaging brand expression. He hopes you'll find him happy, humble, easy to work with, and committed to exceeding expectations in every project.

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Ericka Carazo

Brand DesignerSketchProtoypingAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopAdobe After EffectsUser Interface (UI)WireframingWeb Design + 0 more

Ericka is a UI/UX designer with more than six years of experience working for companies and clients locally and internationally. As a designer, she loves to be up to date with the latest tools and trends. Ericka enjoys working on challenging projects and being involved in all stages of the design process. She has worked on important projects such as successful startups and big clients like PayPal, Deloitte, Morneau Shapell, EQ Bank, and Nissan.

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Julia Presgraves

Brand DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignSketch 3Visual DesignPowerPoint Design + 0 more

Julia is an award-winning creative with 15 years of experience in design and art direction. Her passion lies in problem-solving and creating unique and simple visual solutions. She believes that to be inspired, you must be willing to look outside the ordinary and appreciate the beauty in everything.

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Christina Barsan

Brand DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesigniOSAndroidWireframingMobile App DesignWeb DesignArt DirectionCreative DirectionUsability TestingDigital Design + 0 more

Christina is a digital designer and creative director with over 15 years of experience as a visual thinker, problem solver, manager, collaborator, and lover of technology. She constantly seeks to help her clients create the ideal brand for their business that’s aligned with their big vision.

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Christine Esoldo

Brand DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe InDesignAdobe IllustratorSketchUser Experience (UX)WireframingAgileUser Interface (UI)SquarespaceInformation Architecture (IA)Web DesignUsability Testing + 0 more

Christine is a UX designer with an MFA in product design. She has 15 years of experience in a range of companies, including CrowdStrike, Lowe’s Home Improvement, and Dell. She specializes in health/wellness and data management products, and uses design thinking processes to discover user needs, define value and fit with proofs-of-concept and MVPs, and iteratively improve/redesign products through testing and experiments.

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Ena Bacanovic

Brand DesignerSketchWeb DesignAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorUser Interface (UI)Logo DesignProduct DesignDigital DesignIdentity DesignCorporate IdentityCreative DirectionMobile UI Design + 0 more

Specializing in simple, meaningful, and user-driven experiences for screen and print, Ena is a detail-oriented designer with several years of experience working with teams and companies of all sizes—Elevate Labs, Five, PowerToFly, Fiktiv—across diverse platforms and disciplines. Some of her notable clients include Magnolia, Marco Polo, Choice Hotels, Stephen Hawking, TechCrunch, among others. She’s also the founder of the Design Blog and ONNO.

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Diego Aguilar

Brand DesignerAdobe CCSketchUser Interface (UI)Adobe PhotoshopArt DirectionCreative DirectionInteractive PrototypesUI BrandingWeb UIVisual DesignUX DesignDigital Design + 0 more

Born in Bolivia. Made in New York. Diego is a veteran of all things digital. He's a builder of brand experiences and products, a DJ, and an avid sneaker collector. He has worked and partnered with an amazing list of clients and agencies including Google, Nike, Spotify, Motorola, Mars, Ford, AT&T, Verizon, R/GA, BBDO, Razorfish, and more.

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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 Designers Near Chicago

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A Toptal director of design will work you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right brand designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new brand designer 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.

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    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.

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

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

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

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

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