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Bruno Santiago

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

Young Kim

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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. He 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. Click to continue

Tidjane Tall

Toronto, ON, Canada
Tidjane has led UX/UI, product, and design vision on small to large projects for companies like Adobe, Google, Yellow Pages, and more. With over ten years of experience in mobile/web craft, he aims to connect users’ needs and business goals to deliver creative and strategic design solutions. Click to continue

Alexander Engzell

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alexander has a designer-of-the-year nominee for four years in a row and won Breakthrough Designer of the Year in 2014, Swedish Designer of the Year in 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. Click to continue

Tom Koszyk

Warsaw, Poland
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. Click to continue

Tetiana Donska

Tallinn, Estonia
Tetiana has more than six years of experience in web and UI/UX design projects where her talent was vital to the product's success. She has generated ideas, planned, researched, acted as a liaison between teams and clients, and have been involved in all stages of design. Her strength lies in designing problem-solving solutions to help clients grow their businesses. Click to continue

Sergey Krasotin

Berlin, Germany
Sergey spends his time converting coffee into pixels, developing websites, mobile applications, augmented reality apps, and automotive interfaces. To date, he's had the privilege of collaborating with Skoda, CA Technologies, O2, Canon, Volkswagen, Honeywell, Alliance, Unica, and other industry giants. Click to continue

Rafael Castello

New York, NY, United States
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 touch 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. Click to continue

Thomas McKay

London, United Kingdom
Tom is a British web and mobile designer, specializing in crafting clean user interfaces and engaging user experiences. His background lies in product design, giving him a solid foundation in turning user and business requirements into elegant functional solutions. Click to continue

Simon Moolman

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Simon has more than 10 years experience in the creative industry. He became an integral part of agencies such as MC Saatchi, VML, and Ogilvy—where he led various 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. Click to continue
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“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.”
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Mike Branch
President & CTO @ Harbor System Integrators, Inc
“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.”
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President @ New Texas Investments
“Always incredibly responsive, prompt, and flexible, Anna has done an outstanding job -- her work is exactly what we needed. Toptal has been a great experience for us due to the ease of getting a project going with quality talent at a cost that fits our budget. The automated online system for managing everything during onboarding was also impressive.”
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Product Manager @ Crucial Life Sciences Data Solutions
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Co-Founder & CTO @ maxmantra
“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.”
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Head of Sales and Customer Success @ WorkRamp
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Owner @ EvoBits Information Technology SRL
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CEO & Creative Director @ Tuatara Corp
“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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General Manager, Digital Solutions, Bridgestone Head Office, Tokyo @ Bridgestone Corporation
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