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Toptal is a marketplace for top Design Systems Specialists. Top companies and start-ups choose Toptal Design Systems freelancers for their mission-critical design projects.

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Clients Rate Toptal Design Systems Specialists4.3 / 5.0on average across 134 reviews as of May 12, 2023

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Esperanza Garcia

Design Systems DesignerInformation Architecture (IA)WebSketch 4Agile UXPrototypingIllustrator CS6FigmaPrincipleInterface DesignUser ResearchUX FlowsWeb UI

New ZealandToptal Member Since June 28, 2018

Esperanza is an experienced UX/UI designer who has worked on a variety of projects spanning web and mobile applications for different clients and industries, including real estate and health care. She enjoys working with organizations of all sizes, from startups to enterprises and everything in between.

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David Oberholtzer

Design Systems DesignerUX DesignUXProduct DesignUser Experience (UX)Visual DesignVisual Design Language

United StatesToptal Member Since January 19, 2019

David is an award-winning designer with over 20 years of experience. He's had the luxury of being mentored by some of the best in the business, worked alongside talented teams, and have led small, nimble teams. David has worked on a wide variety of consumer, business, and enterprise products that are well crafted at each touch point within the user's experience.

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Danny Masalkovski

Design Systems DesignerSketchAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopUI DesignPrincipleUser Interface (UI)GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP)Web Design

AustraliaToptal Member Since December 6, 2018

Danny is a UI and motion designer, with love for all things digital. During his 12-year career, he's had the pleasure of working on consumer-facing digital experiences for some of Australia's largest banks (NAB and ANZ). In addition to animation and design, Danny also possesses development skills–which help him make informed design decisions and create his own apps.

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Sohail Mohammad

Design Systems DesignerAdobe Experience Design (XD)SketchFigmaAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe Creative SuiteMobileHome AutomationApp UXAgile UXInternet of Things (IoT)Forms

IndiaToptal Member Since March 31, 2020

Sohail is a seasoned digital designer specializing in product user experience and interface design. He also loves to craft brand identities and illustrations. He's passionate about helping startups grow and streamline their processes—he finds the challenges within these environments to be exciting. Consistently striving for progress, he's always seeking learning opportunities to grow and further his clients' objectives.

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Alex Carvalho

Design Systems DesignerMobile Web DesignFigmaAdobe PhotoshopiOS App DesignIdeationiOS UI DesignArt DirectionPrototypingSketchMobile UIWeb DesignVisual Design

United KingdomToptal Member Since March 5, 2020

Alex is a design director with a background in visual design and collaborative experience in product, UI, UX, and interaction design. He's passionate about his craft, and he is pixel-perfect and detail-oriented without compromising deadlines or project objectives. Alex has worked on mobile apps, web builds, branding projects, and design systems. He's also client-facing and has conducted presentations, stakeholder interviews, and joint workshops.

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Greta Harrison

Design Systems DesignerSketchResponsive UIBrandingLean UXUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)User ResearchiOSProduct DesignWeb DesignWireframingMobile Design

United StatesToptal Member Since September 27, 2019

Greta is a product designer and consumer psychology expert who has spent the past decade designing innovative and intuitive consumer-facing interfaces, product platforms, and brand experiences. She specializes in eCommerce, future shopping, and social commerce. She is a data-driven designer with business and product strategy acumen.

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Florence Dairo

Design Systems DesignerMobile App UIMobile App DesignAndroid Material DesigniOS App DesignUser Experience (UX)iOSWeb App DesignWeb UXWeb UIMobile UXMobile UIAgile UX

NigeriaToptal Member Since January 22, 2020

Florence is a senior digital product designer with over seven years of experience in UI/UX design, building design systems, and crafting design strategies. Specializing in innovative companies, she's an excellent collaborator who can work independently. Currently helping Shop-Ware streamline shop operations, Florence is passionate about delivering exceptional work and helping businesses achieve their goals through user-centric design.

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Warren Lebovics

Design Systems DesignerSketchFigmaAdobe Creative SuiteAdobe PhotoshopiOSWebUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)Visual DesignMobile App DesignWeb App DesignWeb App UX

United StatesToptal Member Since September 28, 2019

Warren is a product designer with a decade of design leadership and consulting experience. Warren has led design in-person and remote teams and projects at companies large and small, including LinkedIn, Sony, Blackberry, Jumpstart, and more. Warren also has experience co-founding companies and taking companies through funding and acquisitions. He communicates extremely well and can lead and execute with teams of all sizes.

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Imre Guaglianone

Design Systems DesignerFigmaAdobe Experience Design (XD)UX StrategyUX DesignProject ManagementUI DesignUsability TestingUser FlowsUser PersonasUser InterviewsSitemapsUser Research

MaltaToptal Member Since February 24, 2021

Imre is a professional experience designer with extensive experience managing all stages of a product. He proved to be instrumental in the development of new ideas and technologies with delivering practical solutions to real-world problems. He has good research capabilities, together with outstanding competence in synthesizing user needs. His goal is to create elegant and intuitive experiences by incorporating user insights, business requirements, and technical constraints.

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Segun Adebayo

Design Systems DesignerFigmaUser ResearchUX DesignUI DesignSketch to HTMLSketch

NigeriaToptal Member Since April 19, 2019

Segun is a UX/UI designer with 5+ years of experience designing digital products. He specializes in translating user needs, business goals into simple, intuitive digital products. He is well versed in several aspects of user experience design from strategy, to planning, research, design, metric tracking and iteration. He also has strong skills in creating UI components and design systems to help teams create products with speed and consistency.

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Nazar Nastin

Design Systems DesignerUser ResearchWeb UXUser Experience (UX)Product DesignRapid Interactive PrototypingUI DesignUX DesigniOSPrototypingUser FlowsUsability TestingUX Strategy

UkraineToptal Member Since July 2, 2020

Nazar is a product designer with five years of experience who has solved problems for a wide range of markets and businesses, from fast-growing startups to large B2B products and enterprises for specific segments. He designs complex web and mobile products and values data-driven and human-centric design approaches. He believes that good design starts with understanding the problem, users, and business and improves through continuous testing and iterating design solutions.

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Thierry Jakicevic
Building a cross-platform app to be used worldwide

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

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


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 Design Systems Specialists through Toptal


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.

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Design Systems Specialist for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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


  • How are Toptal Design Systems Specialists different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Design Systems Specialists 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 Systems Specialists in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

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

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Design Systems Specialists?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Design Systems Specialist 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.

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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