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Gabriel Maldonado

Mobile App DesignerSketchiOSWireframingPrototypingUX DesignPhotoshop CCUI DesignIllustrator CCUser Experience (UX)UXVisual DesignProduct Designer + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since January 14, 2019

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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Alen Parlov

Mobile App DesignerAdobe CCBrandingAdobe IllustratorUX DesignAdobe PhotoshopUI DesignAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe InDesignSketchFigmaUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI) + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since August 21, 2018

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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Chris Blanz

Mobile App DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Creative DirectionProduct DesignUXUIUX StrategyMobile App UXArt DirectionSaaS + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since February 2, 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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Jeff Bryant

Mobile App DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteUser InterviewsAxure RP ProUser ResearchUser PersonasUX FlowsInformation Architecture (IA)UX PrototypingUX DocumentationPersonasAdobe Experience Design (XD)Rapid Prototyping + 0 more

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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Stephen Callender

Mobile App DesignerAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignAdobe Experience Design (XD)AndroidWebWeb DesigniOS UI DesignAndroid UI DesignAndroid App DesignPitch DecksBrand DesignSquarespace + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since December 6, 2018

Stephen designs brands, software applications, and IoT hardware solutions in Austin. His variety of experience comes from founding and running a design and PR agency and also launching two tech startups – one a consumer interactive video app and the other data-driven solutions for airports and airlines. Stephen is a team player, eagerly takes on responsibility, and is always up for doing things differently and breaking the mold.

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Luke Peake

Mobile App DesignerAdobe DreamweaverAdobe PhotoshopFront-endUX DesignUI DesignUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)Web DesignAdobe Experience Design (XD)Sketch + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since November 16, 2016

Luke is an award-winning digital designer with 20 years of experience designing for globally recognized brands. He has worked for world-renowned agencies and also has managed and directed his team of technical experts. UX is the core of everything he does.

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Sara Gonzalez

Mobile App DesignerAdobe IllustratorPhotoshop CCFigmaAdobe InDesignSketchWireframingPitch DecksInformation Architecture (IA)WebsitesUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Project Management + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since October 24, 2016

As a co-founder and chief creative officer at Create the Bridge, Sara brings eight years of expertise in creating immersive brand experiences, digital innovation, and large-scale design systems. Passionate about integrating user experience, design, and technology to create engaging and intuitive experiences across diverse platforms, Sara is leading CTB’s digital experience practice with a focus on beautiful and functional design solutions.

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Melissa Patenaude

Mobile App DesignerAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopWebWebsitesUI DesignUX DesignVisual DesignBrandingIdentity DesignLean UXUX Research + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since May 9, 2017

Melissa has over 15 years of experience in design (UI/UX, visual, product, and identity) as well as art direction and strategy. She's worked for Fortune 500 companies and startups in various fields, including B2B, developer tools, retail, food, education, and finance. Melissa's passionate about the relationship between people, technology, and culture and is dedicated to creating experiences that charm people from the digital world to daily life.

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Jay Oldaker

Mobile App DesignerSketchProduct DesignResponsive UIUser InterviewsiOSUser ResearchUX DesignSaaSInformation Architecture (IA)User Experience (UX)WireframingUser Interface (UI) + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since September 1, 2016

Jay is a user experience and product design veteran. For the past 14 years, he's worked on web and mobile applications spanning healthcare, social media, entertainment, and environment for venture-backed startups and Fortune 500 companies. With an extensive background in agile UX and design thinking, Jay's work has been featured in books and publications across the web.

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Josh Nittle

Mobile App DesignerSketchUI DesignUX DesignData VisualizationVisual DesignWireframingWeb DesignPrototypingProduct DesignDashboard DesignUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI) + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since August 19, 2019

Josh an award-winning product design expert with 20 years of experience. He specializes in designing and modernizing enterprise-level, B2B applications for large organizations that have complex architecture, data, and visualization needs. His long list of clients includes global brands such as Carrier, The US Army, Universal Studios, Morgan Stanley, ADP, Comcast, Nike, Bank of America, Fannie Mae, and AmerisourceBergen. Josh delivers outstanding customer experiences for today and tomorrow.

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Ben Kopf

Mobile App DesignerSketch 4FigmaAdobe CCBalsamiq MockupsAxure RP ProUser Experience (UX)WireframingUser Journey MapsAgile UXiOS UI DesignAgileTablet UI + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since March 15, 2018

Ben has 28 years of experience helping people interact with software in user experience (UX), interaction (IxD), user research (UXR), and user interface (UI) design. He is personable, team-oriented, a process improver, a passionate design tool explorer, and a design system fanatic. He is a champion for the people confused by the web and the software they have to use every day. Ben is a forward thinker, thinking about what can be, not what is.

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Guide to Hiring a Great Mobile App Designer

This guide deals with mobile application design and its goal is to provide clients with information on mobile design, and help them recognize a top notch mobile designer. It touches on multiple aspects of mobile application development, some or all of which will be relevant to the specific context in which you are looking to hire.

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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 Mobile App 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.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

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

Work with your new mobile app 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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