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Toptal is a marketplace for top remote graphic designers. Top companies and start-ups in Chicago choose Toptal Graphic design freelancers for their mission-critical initiatives.

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Ana Carina Gallo

Graphic DesignerPhotoshop CCAdobe InDesigniOSArt DirectionBrandingCreative DirectionUI DesignBrand GuidelinesBrand IdentityPitch DecksVector Logos

United StatesToptal Member Since September 18, 2016

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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Sylwia Kusiak

Graphic DesignerSketchAdobe Experience Design (XD)WireframingUser FlowsInformation Architecture (IA)

United StatesToptal Member Since October 6, 2020

Sylwia is a UX strategist and creative problem solver keen on helping enterprise and startup companies improve their digital experiences. With a background in UX design and intercultural communications, she combines a diverse range of expertise to enhance digital experiences and cultivate clients' business goals. Sylwia uses a human-centered design process rooted in solid user research and innovative visual principles that boost engagement between customer and product to create a lasting impact.

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Alen Parlov

Graphic DesignerAdobe CCBrandingAdobe IllustratorUX DesignAdobe PhotoshopUI DesignAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe InDesignSketchUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Web Design

United StatesToptal Member Since August 21, 2018

Alen is an independent, multidisciplinary digital designer and associate creative director with over 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, making him an extremely versatile problem solver and visual communicator.

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Nick Bennett

Graphic DesignerSketch 4UI DesignUX DesignRapid PrototypingProduct DesignInformation Architecture (IA)Wireframing

United StatesToptal Member Since August 9, 2019

Now providing consulting in product design and UX, Nick has over 16 years of experience conceptualizing and crafting digital products. He has worked in a variety of different industries including eCommerce, SaaS, DaaS, consumer banking, direct sales, and B2B. Competent in designing enterprise software, he is also proficient in desktop, mobile, and native application product design.

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Aaron Neumann

Graphic DesignerSketchInDesign CCUser Experience (UX)Usability TestingPresentation DesignProduct DesignDigital Product Design

United StatesToptal Member Since October 24, 2017

Aaron is a user experience designer who has designed for large enterprises, small local digital agencies, startups, marketing agencies, and nonprofit organizations including IBM, WordPress, Samsung, Comcast Business, Merkle, and the American Institute of Architects. Versed in solving complex challenges for enterprise software, he also designs consumer mobile, tablet, and website experiences.

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Jeff Bryant

Graphic DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteUser InterviewsAxure RP ProUser ResearchUser PersonasUX FlowsInformation Architecture (IA)UX PrototypingUX DocumentationPersonasAdobe Experience Design (XD)Mobile

United StatesToptal Member Since October 28, 2018

Jeff's time in the army designing battle scenarios for soldiers training for Iraq was the unlikely beginning to a UX career that has produced award-winning mobile applications, multilingual enterprise applications, and user-centric products owned by millions around the world. However, his most significant contribution belongs to the hundreds of students and UX professionals he had the honor to mentor throughout his 15+ year design career.

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Ludvik Herrera

Graphic DesignerWeb DesignAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe PhotoshopAdobe InDesignArt DirectionCreative DirectionUX DesignSVGUI DesignWordPressData VisualizationResponsive UI

United StatesToptal Member Since September 3, 2021

Ludvik is a creative catalyst, hands-on strategist, and experience designer. Through research and user-centric design principles, he applies the design thinking methodology. Ludvik crafts intuitive user experiences, creates and enhances branding, makes engaging digital products and visual presentations, and architects atomic design systems. He is insatiably curious, loves to learn, and often finds improvement and innovation on any challenge. Ludvik enjoys sharing knowledge and helping others.

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Kelli Lucas

Graphic DesignerPrototypingWireframingUser Journey MapsUIAxure RP ProUser Experience (UX)

United StatesToptal Member Since June 30, 2018

Kelli is an experienced design leader who spans many industries, including fintech, education, logistics, IoT, nonprofits, social media, and more. She loves empowering teams through collaborative design techniques. She has a wide range of UX skills, including wireframing, content design, high fidelity mockups, prototyping, research, and facilitating. Kelli enjoys all parts of the design process, but the role she enjoys most is facilitating design workshops.

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John Barrier Wilson

Graphic DesignerSketchiOSResponsiveResponsive UIResponsive LayoutUX DesignUI DesignVisual DesignUX FlowsIllustrator CCPhotoshop CCWireframing

United StatesToptal Member Since July 29, 2018

Over the past nine years, John has had experience consulting with dozens of small businesses and startups and large enterprise organizations like Cisco and Booz Allen Hamilton. Consistent workflows drive his passion for design, thus providing consistent, high quality, and precise results.

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Josiah Platt

Graphic DesignerSketchUser Experience (UX)UI DesignUX DesignProduct DesignWeb DesignUser Interface (UI)

United StatesToptal Member Since April 14, 2020

Josiah is an entrepreneur, product strategist, and UX/UI designer. He likes to solve complicated problems with thoughtful design, thinks about the user first, and has experience ranging from small personal websites to massive enterprise cyber-security platforms. In addition to design, Josiah is a front-end developer with more than 20 years of experience, equipped with a deep understanding of the development process, and the needs of modern, scalable architecture.

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Casey Weeks

Graphic DesignerAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopMarvel AppSketchAdobe InDesignAdobe Experience Design (XD)Art DirectionUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Creative DirectionProduct DesignGame Design

United StatesToptal Member Since March 12, 2018

Casey is a software UX/UI and marketing website interaction designer with 10 years of professional experience and 20 years of overall experience. He is skilled in creating productive, user-friendly interfaces for complex back-end data structures as well as front-end customer-facing interfaces and websites. He's adept in gathering qualitative feedback through ethnographic interview methodologies to build user-centric mental models.

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Guide to Hiring a Great Graphic Designer

Working with a graphic designer is a great way to ensure that your business promotes itself with high-end visuals that will resonate with your target market. But hiring a graphic designer requires some basic knowledge about the profession, and it’s a good idea to learn how finding the right designer relates to the success of your project.

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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 Graphic Designers Near Chicago

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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 graphic designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • 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

    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

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

  • 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

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

  • Expert Talent Matching

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

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