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Isaac Kadosh

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Isaac is a UX strategist who helps startups and enterprises gain value and competitive advantage via product strategy and design. He's worked with a wide range of startups and brands like Wix, Dynamic Team Sports, Shop Your Way, Doogma, and the two of the largest companies based in Chicago, IL: Sears, and Walgreens. Isaac's also defined product/UX strategies and designs user-centric experiences for eCommerce, healthcare, automotive, and SaaS.

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Gabriel Maldonado

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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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Rachael Posnak

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Rachael is a product designer with a focus on UI with over ten years of experience. She specializes in user-centric design that makes products feel alive and personable. Her skills cover areas from wireframes and prototypes to pixel-perfect visual designs. Her client list includes Mint.com, Survey Monkey, Paysa, AFAR Media, Francis Coppola Winery, Hallmark Cards, Google, and Glassbreakers.

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Matthew Koon

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Matthew is a user experience consultant focusing on creating and improving his client's digital products. He started his career as a developer and quickly became more involved in user experience as it evolved. Matthew now works to design technically sound products that excite users.

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Ruta Shastri

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Ruta is a creative and human-centered designer with two decades of experience working for agencies, startups, NGOs, and corporations. Creating thoughtful, meaningful experiences that help solve complex problems is her passion. She aims to find a balance between business goals, user needs, and technical feasibility in all her projects and enjoys working on both the macro and micro level of the customer journey.

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Patrick DiMichele

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Patrick is a Chicago-based designer focused on impact. He’s lead successful digital projects for big corporations, tiny startups, and many healthcare, education, and nonprofit organizations. For most of his projects, he mainly works on research, UX design, workshop facilitation, and project strategy; and typically, he partners with a visual designer or a developer for projects that require pixel-perfect aesthetics or functional code.

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Quintin Carlson

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Quintin is an experienced product designer and researcher who has worked in a diverse set of industries. He has years of experience shipping consumer apps to millions of daily users at companies like Quizlet and Evernote. Quintin also excels in building complex enterprise platforms for everything from logistics to finance to publishing. He's skilled at owning all aspects of the process from research to visual design.

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Jeff Bryant

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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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Chris Ciesielski

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Chris is a UI/UX designer with a wide breadth of experience in designing, researching, and testing enterprise-level applications. With ten years of freelance experience delivering projects for customers big and small, he is perfectly comfortable with all aspects of design from speaking with customers to designing wireframes and tweaking code.

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Alen Parlov

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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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A Hiring Guide

Guide to Hiring a Great UX Designer

A user experience (UX) design expert is a multi-talented jack-of-all-trades who possess knowledge in the areas of psychology, design and technology. As with any area of design, there is a high level of subjectiveness. This guide will help remove some of the subjectivity by allowing you to discover what makes a great UX designer and help you make the right hiring decisions.

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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

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

Hire UX Designers Seamlessly with Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of design will work 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 UX designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new UX 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.

  • 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.

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    Scale as Needed

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

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    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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