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

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Gabriel Maldonado

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United StatesToptal Member Since March 28, 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 UI/UX human-centered design solutions on internal and external platforms, offering maximum visibility and efficiency for clients. Gabriel also enhanced CareerBuilder's client platform based on extensive design research and UI/UX best practices.

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Ludvik Herrera

WordPress DesignerWeb DesignFigmaAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorArt DirectionCreative DirectionUX DesignSVGUI DesignDesign SystemsData Visualization

United StatesToptal Member Since January 19, 2022

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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Ryan Arnell

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United StatesToptal Member Since November 11, 2022

Ryan is a user experience engineer with a master's degree in multimedia, a bachelor's degree in computer science, and 15 years of well-rounded experience. He is skilled in user-centric design with a background in front-end development. Ryan has conducted many workshops as a design thinking advocate and is passionate about photography, videography, and animation.

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Damola Taiwo

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United StatesToptal Member Since October 19, 2020

Damola is a senior UI/UX designer with over a decade of experience designing products that solve business problems and create delightful user experiences. As head of a creative agency, he has delivered projects for clients across multiple verticals, including governments, airlines, financial institutions, entertainment, tech companies, and startups. Damola is passionate about user-centered design and likes to explore new opportunities.

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Melissa Patenaude

WordPress DesignerPrototypingInformation Architecture (IA)Art DirectioneCommerceeCommerce UXeCommerce UIResponsive Web Design (RWD)Responsive UIMarketingCreative DirectionUsability TestingPresentation Design

United StatesToptal Member Since May 17, 2017

Melissa has over 17 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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Amélie Lamont

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United StatesToptal Member Since June 3, 2019

Amélie is a design and product strategist with over two decades of experience in product design, helping startups audit and repair their underperforming products. Prior to consulting full-time, Amélie has led and collaborated on design initiatives at companies like The New York Times, Google, Facebook, Apple, eBay, Adobe, Travelers Insurance, Booz Allen Hamilton, VenueBook, and Lola.

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Brett Combs

WordPress DesignerAdobe CCInformation Architecture (IA)UI DesignVisual Design LanguagePrototypingUser Interface (UI)UI PrototypingVisual DesignUX DesignWeb DesignResponsive Web Design (RWD)Web UI

United StatesToptal Member Since November 18, 2021

During the last 10+ years as a design professional, Brett worked with dozens of companies from various industries, helping them build new interactive experiences and improve existing ones. In his current role as a senior product designer with CVS, he leads initiatives from discovery through user testing, analysis, and handoff, as a member of a cross-functional scrum team practicing in a fast-paced Agile SAFe environment.

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Judith B Toretti

WordPress DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteSketchInVisionWeb DesignUX DesignUI DesignUser ResearchVisual DesignAdobe IllustratorPhotoshop CCResponsive Web Design (RWD)

United StatesToptal Member Since October 11, 2022

Judy is a highly skilled web and graphic designer with 12+ years of design experience and six years of leading design and strategy efforts for top-tier clients. She's worked for large institutions, government agencies, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs; she taught and mentored arts college students and provided numerous services to clients across the US. Judy has a master of fine arts degree from ArtCenter College of Design and a strong understanding of the industry standards for design.

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Cameron Campbell

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United StatesToptal Member Since November 9, 2016

Cameron is a UI/UX designer with over seven years of experience helping brands like Microsoft, Skype, MTV, and the NBA create engaging web and mobile experiences. He specializes in web and product design for enterprise with a focus on conversion, usability, and accessibility. Cameron also has over 8 years of Front End Development experience and works with modern tools such as JavaScript and WordPress.

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Artur Maklyarevsky

WordPress DesignerAdobe PhotoshopResponsiveMobileWeb UXWeb UIeCommerceeCommerce UIUser FlowsIdeationUX ResearchDashboard DesignMobile Design

United StatesToptal Member Since May 30, 2017

Over the last 10 years, Artur has built a few startups and has helped others create their designs via his studio, Design2Dev. He has an extensive background in iterative UI/UX, IxD, and solving problems creatively. Since 2000, he's also worked with a plethora of Silicon Valley agencies as a lead designer and art director. Artur has a master's degree in interactive telecommunications from ITP-NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

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Imran Ahmed Shaikh

WordPress DesignerSketchFigmaFlintoInVisionMarvel AppAdobe SuiteUser ResearchUser Journey MapsUser InterviewsUser PersonasUser Interface (UI)Usability Testing

United StatesToptal Member Since December 29, 2021

As a designer, Imran believes that a highly effective product definition requires insight into the intersection of design, business, technology, and the user. His strengths encompass defining the product vision, crafting compelling stories, and designing seamless, human-centered experiences across complex ecosystems. Imran enjoys interfacing with clients, internal executives, and product teams to bring innovative ideas to life.

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Guide to Hiring a Great WordPress Designer

WordPress is one of the most powerful open-source content management platforms out there. It’s popular due to its easy setup, has a variety of plugins to extend its functionality, and it’s user-friendly. However, if a business wants to build a custom WordPress website that goes beyond templates, hiring a WordPress expert designer is crucial. By doing this, their website, blog, or online store will align more closely with their brand. This hiring guide looks at understanding the role of a WordPress designer and the skill sets required to build a WordPress website or any other custom WordPress job successfully. Included is what to look for when hiring a WordPress designer and some examples of interview questions that can be used to evaluate them.

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

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new WordPress 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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