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Gabriel Maldonado

Visual DesignerAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopSketchiOSWireframingPrototypingUX DesignUI DesignUser Experience (UX)Product DesignDigital Product DesignMobile UI + 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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Shammer Diaz

Visual DesignerAdobe PhotoshopBrand DesignAdobe InDesignAdobe IllustratorSketchWeb Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since June 1, 2017

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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John Barrier Wilson

Visual DesignerSketchFigmaiOSResponsiveResponsive UIResponsive LayoutUX DesignUI DesignUX FlowsIllustrator CCPhotoshop CCWireframing + 0 more

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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Brian Whitfield

Visual DesignerFigmaUI DesignAdobe Experience Design (XD)Logo DesignProduct DesignWireframingBrandingProtoypingPowerPoint DesignWeb DesignIcon DesignUser Interface (UI) + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since September 24, 2017

Brian Whitfield is a multidisciplinary designer specializing in brand strategy, identity, product design, and art direction. Brian's design ethos can be defined as efficient, adaptable, and sparked with enlightenment. For over ten years Brian's designed complete brand systems, cross-platform mobile/web applications, and creative campaigns for hundreds of brands and organizations including Dell, IBM, Boys & Girls Clubs, Cylance, and Ford.

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Josh Nittle

Visual DesignerSketchUI DesignUX DesignData VisualizationMobile DesignWireframingWeb DesignPrototypingProduct DesignAdobe CCDashboard DesignUser Experience (UX) + 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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Erin Stewart

Visual DesignerBalsamiq MockupsUX AuditsSketchWeb UXWireframingWeb UIUser RequirementsSaaSResponsiveSaaS DesignMobile WebSoftware as a Service (SaaS) + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since November 20, 2015

Erin has over ten years of experience in product design and agile product management, leading various responsive web and native app projects for eCommerce, B2C, and B2B organizations. She works with the US and global organizations ranging from startups to large Fortune 500 companies to create inspired and innovative products. She also enjoys helping build out new, agile product teams and is well versed in Agile, Scrum, and Kanban.

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Ricardo Leon Jimenez

Visual DesignerAdobe IllustratorAdobe Experience Design (XD)SketchiOSProduct DesignUI DesignUX DesignInformation Architecture (IA)Agile + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since February 27, 2018

For over 15 years, Ricardo has been part of exciting ventures from designing missions to the moon to founding tech startups. Design for him is about solving real people’s problems and creating meaningful and relevant experiences for them. Originally from Mexico, Ricardo enjoys illustrating as much as designing new products.

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Kasey Randall

Visual DesignerIcon DesignUI DesignRapid Interactive PrototypingMobile DesignUsability TestingUX StrategySitemapsSketchAdobe Experience Design (XD)Android UI DesignData VisualizationWireframing + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since August 18, 2018

Kasey is an adventurer, storyteller, and design entrepreneur, helping shape how people experience the digital world around them. He's intuitive eye for core experience and passion for design result in truly engaging interactions. As a successful UX and Interaction Designer, clients and teams have come to rely on Kasey to deliver highly impactful, end-to-end digital solutions across web, mobile, and software.

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Zack Baumel

Visual DesignerAdobe CCAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopSketchFigmaWeb UXWeb UIWeb DesignUX SketchingMobile UIMobile App DesignMobile App UI + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since May 6, 2019

Zack is a senior UX/UI designer and Webflow developer with more than a decade of experience in the field. He has designed applications and developed websites for companies like Marriott, Caterpillar, and hundreds of startup/small business clients through platforms like Toptal. A life-long artist and musician, Zack seeks opportunities to shape the world by providing thorough, intelligent design solutions for companies that create a positive impact in their communities.

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Michelle M Petrie

Visual DesignerSketch 4Adobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignAdobe Creative SuiteiOSUser Experience (UX)IllustrationUI BrandingWeb UIBrand DesignBrand Guidelines + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since October 15, 2018

From the beginnings of the internet, Michelle has launched campaigns, companies, products, and gone through more evolutions in technology than she can remember. Whether print or emerging technologies, her biggest strength lies in streamlining large amounts of information into driving ideas, above the bar visual solutions and brand advocacy.

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Felipe Villarreal

Visual DesignerBrandingeCommerceLogo DesignUser Experience (UX)Mobile App DesignArt DirectionUI DesignSketchAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorIconographyPowerPoint Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since May 3, 2018

Felipe is a multidisciplinary designer who is a maker at heart. Felipe has managed the creative process for over fourteen years as a professional creative within the advertising, digital, graphic, and service design industries. Specializing in UI/UX, visual design, branding, and art direction, Felipe is driven by a passion for clean and functional design.

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Guide to Hiring a Great Visual Designer

Visual designers are foremost interdisciplinary experts; their expertise covers both digital and print. Their work focuses on details and their final goal is impeccable visual communication. Function and form are achieved through carefully understanding and dissecting briefs and goals from their clients, copywriters, strategists and creative directors.

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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 Visual 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 visual designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new visual 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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