Hire the Top 3% of Freelance Design Project Managers

Toptal is a marketplace for top Design Project Managers, experts, specialists, and talent. Each Design Project Manager is thoroughly vetted and trusted by top companies for their most critical design projects.

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Linsey Peterson

United States
Toptal Member Since June 20, 2017

Linsey has been designing websites, apps, and digital products for over 7+ years for various agencies, startups, and freelance clients. She specializes in branding, UI, and visual design and also has expertise in UX and brand strategy. Linsey has a lot of experience managing and completing projects remotely and is eager to partner with new clients helping them achieve their goals through digital strategy and design.

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Robert Mayer

Indonesia
Toptal Member Since March 21, 2019

Robert is a designer with an engineering background, specialized in UI design since 2013. He has worked with brands including Adobe, InVision, Cuberto, Electrolux, and Skoda. He served as a design lead at Wrike, where he directly contributed to multiple high-impact projects, during which Wrike’s design team doubled in size, and its user base grew from one to 2.3 million users. His work has been published on Muzli, UX Collective, Lifehacker, UX Booth, and Graphic Design Junction.

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Alex Engzell

Sweden
Toptal Member Since March 3, 2017

Alex has worked with some of the biggest brands on the planet, including Nike, Converse, Heineken, Vogue, and CoStar Group. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, and Communications Arts. With a hefty number of awards, 15 years of experience, and the philosophy of practicing what he preaches, Alex is known for his minimal and timeless designs. He thrives when working with bold brands and has a deep appreciation and understanding of the impact that great design can have.

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Mike Slone

United States
Toptal Member Since March 16, 2017

Mike is a highly experienced and successful product, UX, UI, visual, and branding designer with many years of experience creating large and small-scale designs. He has worked for global clients in many industries, including ExxonMobil, Reebok, Taco Bell, Nike, and many others. Mike has also provided his design and leadership experience to startups in healthcare, higher education, and SaaS companies.

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Oliver Passon Huxter

United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since October 11, 2018

With nearly 20 years of creative experience, Oliver builds brands, creates digital identities, and translates your messaging into beautiful, effective communications. For Oliver, no project is too large or too small, as he has in-depth experience working across multiple regions and languages. He graduated in graphic design from the acclaimed Central Saint Martins School of Art and holds an MBA from Herriot-Watt University. He's an easy team player and communicator.

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Our clients
Creating an app for the game
Conor Kenney
Creating an app for the game
Leading a digital transformation
Elmar Platzer
Leading a digital transformation
Building a cross-platform app to be used worldwide
Building a cross-platform app to be used worldwide
Drilling into real-time data creates an industry game changer
Drilling into real-time data creates an industry game changer
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

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

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

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

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

How to Hire Design Project Managers Through Toptal

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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 Design Project Manager for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new Design Project Manager for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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FAQs

  • How are Toptal Design Project Managers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Design Project Managers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You’ll work with design experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs.

  • Can I hire Design Project Managers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Design Project Manager within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Design Project Managers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Design Project Manager begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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  • Trusted Experts Only

    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

    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

    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

    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

    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

    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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