Hire the top 3% of freelance design directors.

Toptal is a marketplace for top design directors. Each Toptal design director is thoroughly vetted and trusted by top companies for their most critical design projects.

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Our Exclusive Network of Design Directors

Simon Moolman

Design Director

Simon has more than 11 years experience in the creative industry. He became an integral part of agencies such as MC Saatchi, VML, and Ogilvy—where he led va...rious creative teams. He has worked with the world's largest brands and transformed emerging brands into competitive entities. His focus is interactive and experience design. He is constantly pursuing meaningful storytelling through design that makes a difference in people's lives. 

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Rafael Castello

Design Director

Rafael received his undergraduate degree in Barcelona, Spain and his graduate degree in New York. He is currently based in New York and enjoys staying in to...uch with the latest and most relevant innovations in media, technology, art, and design. His aesthetic is influenced by notions of playfulness. Ultimately, Rafael’s goal is to create experiences that will help users see and connect with each other in real life.
 

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Sergey Krasotin

Design Director

Sergey designs interfaces for websites, cars, and mobile and augmented reality apps. He has had the opportunity to work for clients such as UBS, Raiffeisen,... Home Credit, Barclay's startup accelerator, Honeywell, Volkswagen Group, and more. 

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Alex Engzell

Design Director

Alex has been a designer-of-the-year nominee for four years in a row, and he's won Breakthrough Designer of the Year in 2014, Swedish Designer of the Year i...n 2015, and Visual Designer of the Year in 2016. Words like powerful, stimulating, and daring come to mind—also beauty and magic. Engzell is a designer with a hefty number of awards, an impressive client list, and a philosophy. He practices what he preaches. 

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Bruno Santiago

Design Director

Bruno is an award-winning design-oriented product strategist, with a passion for digital transformation challenges. Over the past 20 years, he has gained ex...perience in the following industries: Fintech, Travel, Automotive, FMCG, and Fashion. 

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Thomas McKay

Design Director

Tom is a British web and mobile designer, specializing in crafting clean user interfaces and engaging user experiences.
His background lies in product desi
...gn, giving him a solid foundation in turning user and business requirements into elegant functional solutions. 

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Young Kim

Design Director

Young is a systematic thinker and a problem solver. He focuses on user-centric design, but is always looking to push the boundaries and try something new. H...e has experience working in both small digital agencies and top global digital advertising agencies like Razorfish Global, working with brands like Honda/Acura and Google. His work with PBS as art director recently won a 2016 Revere Award from the Association of American Publishers.  

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Tetiana Donska

Design Director

Since 2012, Tetiana has been working on web and UI/UX design projects and on a significant number of those, her talent was vital to the product's success. S...he has generated ideas, planned, researched, acted as a liaison between teams and clients, and has been involved in all stages of design. Her strength lies in designing problem-solving solutions to help clients grow their businesses. 

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Tom Koszyk

Design Director

Tom is a multidisciplinary designer focused on UX/UI. He communicates extremely well and is very passionate about his work. Before going independent he was... the Head of Design of th Digital Department at Mullen LOWE Warsaw. His work has been featured on Behance, Abduzeedo, and CreativeBloq among others. He also teach UI/UX design at Envato and had pleasure to give few lectures at the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology in Warsaw. 

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A Toptal director of design will work you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right design director for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed
Work with your new design director for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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    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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    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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