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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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Shammer Diaz

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Shammer has close to a decade of experience working as a brand and digital designer. His experience with visual design, web design, print design, and animation have established him as a useful force wherever he is able to serve. His work ranges from for-profit to nonprofit sectors—designing identities and websites for startups as well as various religious organizations.

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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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Karen Remsen

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Karen has more than nine years of experience in visual problem-solving. She spent five of those years in a small agency environment, learning how to brainstorm with abandon and refine with thoughtful style. For the past 2.5 years, she has been leading product design for an edtech SaaS product and marketplace. Karen thrives at the intersection of analytical thinking and creative exploration.

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Doug Gainous

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Doug is a leader in digital and creative design with over 15 years of experience building teams, processes, and methodologies. He focuses on creating scalable and inclusive design solutions, envisioning engaging brand identities, and delivering delightful product experiences.

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Seth Rexilius

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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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Julia Presgraves

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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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Christine Esoldo

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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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Abe Serrano

Visual DesignerSketchUser Experience (UX)Digital Product DesignWeb DesignAdobe PhotoshopPrototypingInternet of Things (IoT)User Research + 0 more

Abe has spent the past 14 years designing digital solutions for clients such as TED, XPRIZE, Samsung, and ExxonMobil. As a versatile UX/UI designer, Abe has a keen sense of understanding business objectives and defining a clear pathway to achieve desired outcomes. Clients hire him for his lean UX methodology, human-centric approach to design, creative leadership in teams of all sizes, and his ability to get things done.

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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

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