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Christina Barsan

New York City, United States
As a creative professional, Christina has over fifteen years of experience as a visual thinker, problem solver, manager, collaborator, and lover of technology. She constantly seeks to help her clients create the ideal brand for their business that’s aligned with their big vision. Click to continue

Javier Amate

Helsinki, Finland
Javier has more than 10 years of experience designing cross-platform services for the web, mobile, and wearables. He's worked for companies with international presence like Nokia, Konecranes, Pfizer, Finnair, Nokia Technologies, and Microsoft. His specialties are user experience design, service design, information architecture, interaction design, research, wireframes, interactive prototyping, and user testing. Click to continue

Jorge Juan Perales

Madrid, Spain
Jorge Juan has more than 10 years of experience in user-centered design throughout the whole product life cycle. With a strong background in illustration, graphic design, creative direction, and branding, Jorge Juan strives to deliver meaningful user experiences through strategic thinking, great attention to detail, and aesthetic sensibility. Click to continue

Patryk Adaś

Katowice, Poland
Patryk designs digital products, from initial idea to working prototype. He really likes working in small, fast moving teams. He is a go-getter and a great communicator, and he loves to see ideas blossom to life in his designs. Click to continue

Muwuso Mkochi

Cape Town, South Africa
Muwuso is a senior interactive art director and multidisciplinary designer with key focuses in digital, brand, and experience design. Over the past nine years, he’s led UI and integrated experience design in-house and remotely for some of the world's biggest—and smallest—brands and agencies. He is constantly inspired by the evolution of technology, its influence on human behavior, and the resulting impact on environments and micro-cultures. Click to continue

Tomass Sola

Riga, Latvia
Tomass specializes in functional and beautiful user experiences for the web and mobile applications. He strives to bridge user needs and business goals to deliver the most creative and strategic UX and design solutions. Tomass communicates extremely well with his clients and has worked in teams of all sizes. Click to continue

Goran Bajazetov

Novi Sad, Serbia
Goran is a user experience and user interface designer based in Serbia. He is a cofounder of an interactive agency called Saturized www.saturized.com, where he leads design teams and works as a product manager and design director. He is a man of many talents. Click to continue

Rafaela Sinopoli

Biarritz, France
Raf is a UI designer with 6+ years of experience in mobile design. She has worked for various startups and was the lead designer at an app development company based in NYC. Raf specializes in iOS, but has ample knowledge of Android’s Material Design as well as web design and branding. She has excellent communication skills and enjoys working both on her own and as part of a team. Click to continue

Harry Tsivopoulos

London, United Kingdom
Harry is a designer with a solid IT background who makes websites that are as unique and special as the clients who need them. He has the ability to maintain full control over the final outcome of a project without letting it get sloppy or compromise on form or function. He chooses depth over first impressions, values sense above beauty, and redefines the status quo. Click to continue
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“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.”
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Director of Professional Services @ Cleveland Cavaliers
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Mac Smith
President @ New Texas Investments
“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
“Toptal has been extremely helpful to us in finding top remote talent. The ratio from interview to hire with Toptal candidates is the highest I've ever experienced in my professional career.”
Philipp Berner
Co-founder and CTO @ KeepSafe
“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
“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
“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.
“One of our most time consuming problems is finding qualified staff. We need to find the correct platform to advertise on, create a proper ad, filter through tons of applications, interview and test the applicants' capabilities, and finally take a risk by hiring. This was the old way of doing things. The new way: describe the job position to our Toptal account manager, interview a few qualified applicants, and hire with a risk-free trial -- much faster, a lot easier, and with incredible results.”
Catalin S. Balaci
Owner @ EvoBits Information Technology SRL
“I can't say enough about how happy and confident I am in working with Enrique. He brings an enthusiasm to his profession that is very refreshing, constantly surprising us with his depth of knowledge and his capability to not only complete the task, but to surpass our expectations. He presents us with solutions that we would not have thought about ourselves, and sees the problem better than we can explain it.”
Chad Berryman
Senior Technical Lead @ Zoomedia
“What attracted us to Toptal was that Toptal is sourcing its talent from a global pool. The selection process is very stringent. They’re sourcing the talent not only based on capabilities -- sourcing the best 3% -- but also based on cultural fit, which is really important to us. We had an amazing experience working with Toptal. Toptal helped us achieve our goals by bringing us very high-quality resources, on very short notice.”
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Digital Transformation Leader, CSR Australia @ CSR Limited
“We had a wonderful experience with our Toptal consultant. He was very reliable and punctual, delivering excellent work on a budget—we will certainly be using him again!”
Barbara Karpf
President @ DecoratorsBest
“Getting set up with Toptal and finding a new team member was so easy, I don't know why anyone wouldn't give it a try. Best of all, we no longer have to worry about finding great people to help with our projects!”
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President & CTO @ Harbor System Integrators, Inc
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