Hire the top 3% of freelance Digital Strategists

Toptal is a marketplace for top Digital Strategists, experts, specialists, and talent. Each Digital Strategist is thoroughly vetted and trusted by top companies for their most critical design projects.

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Karo Liang

Digital Strategy DesignerSketchFigmaInformation Architecture (IA)Mobile BankingUser Interface (UI)UX DesignInterface DesignUI Design + 0 more

New ZealandToptal Member Since September 3, 2018

Currently, Karo is mainly working as a consultant in banking environments and helping financial institutions in their digital transformation; this includes new initiatives—starting from ideas to research and prototyping to production. Karo has spent over a decade in an agency environment generating human-centered product designs for products and ideas.

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Adam Connelly

Digital Strategy DesignerWebCreative DirectionArt DirectionInteractive DesignAdobe InDesignAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorDigitalAdobe CC + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since June 16, 2018

Adam has deep experience in interaction design, graphic design, digital marketing, social media, influencer marketing, and advertising. His past clients include Apple, eBay, Microsoft, Pixar, Levi's, Barbie, Kraft, Coors, Williams-Sonoma, PayPal, Nike, and Lululemon. He's visually voracious, obsessed with aesthetics, and just wants to make everything more beautiful.

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Lara Chikhani

Digital Strategy DesignerUX DesignWireframingUX ResearchAdobe Experience Design (XD)PersonasIdeation WorkshopsUsability TestingUser PersonasAndroidWordPress UX + 0 more

LebanonToptal Member Since January 10, 2017

Along with having 12 years of experience in UX design, Lara is an independent consultant who works with startups, agencies, and established businesses—helping them build better products that are customer-centric. She also mentors and trains university students and professionals how to apply proper UX techniques to the products they are making.

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Olha Bahaieva

Digital Strategy DesignerSketchCryptocurrencyAdobe PhotoshopPersonasAxure RP ProAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignAdobe After EffectseCommerceiOSAndroidVisual Design + 0 more

UkraineToptal Member Since February 2, 2018

A 6-time winner in international corporate web and print design contests, Olha has more than seven years of experience in web and UI/UX design. She is a 7X TOP Medium design writer and public speaker. Olha has produced a range of solutions for clients such as Zazmic (San Francisco), Human Agency (NYC), Growth Channel (Germany), and Gronda (Austria). She is also a design course author with 800,000+ views. Her mentoring and leadership experience allows her to build quality user-friendly products.

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Greta Corke

Digital Strategy DesignerUX ResearchMobile DesignUI DesigneCommerceUX DesignProduct DesignWeb Design + 0 more

SingaporeToptal Member Since March 19, 2019

Greta is a product service experience design lead with 15+ years' experience. With a high success rate in product development, startups, and large scale website deployments, Greta has a unique approach in getting innovations to the market with strong leadership skills. In Singapore, she launched the first entirely cashless retail experience. Over the last five years in Asia, Greta has run teams in multiple locations for various MNCs to startups.

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Matteo Grand

Digital Strategy DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe InDesignSketchUX DesignApp UXWeb UXUsability TestingProduct DesignDigital DesignPrototyping + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since September 10, 2017

For over a decade, Matteo has worked hard to build intuitive and engaging experiences—both online and offline—and has helped positively impact the bottom-line of some of the world's most respected companies. Matteo is a creative systems thinker, with strengths in strategy and user experience.

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Manu Vallyon

Digital Strategy DesigneriOSUX DesignUser Interface (UI)UI DesignWireframingBrandingVisual DesignSketchAdobe InDesignUX Strategy + 0 more

New ZealandToptal Member Since August 6, 2015

Manu has over twenty years of experience in mobile and web platforms. His skills include UI/UX, interactive hi-fidelity mockups, wireframing, functional specifications, branding, digital strategy, and project management. He has been involved extensively in many successful remote projects in Europe, America, and Australasia.

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Cristiane Lindner

Digital Strategy DesignerAxure RP ProAdobe InDesignAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorSketchBrandingUser Experience (UX)WireframingMobile DesigniOS UI DesignArt DirectionProduct Design + 0 more

BrazilToptal Member Since February 9, 2016

Christiane is a highly skilled industrial designer, entrepreneur, and researcher with over 20 years of experience working with the visual arts, information design strategies, and branding. She prides herself on her ability to understand client needs and provide a stellar product, working with Complex Systems Design for TOP Brands like CitiBank, Coca-Cola, HSBC, AMBEV, Ayrton Senna Institute, Endeavour Br and more.

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Burcu Arsoy

Digital Strategy DesignerSketchMarvel AppIllustrator CCWireframingPrototypingIdeation WorkshopsWeb UXLean UX + 0 more

SwedenToptal Member Since July 3, 2018

Burcu has over a decade of experience designing the user experiences for products and services for various global companies in different industries. She is hands-on in all stages of the design process and has worked within a multidisciplinary team. Burcu loves connecting the dots between insights, strategy, and conceptual direction—enabling her to keep a view of the big picture while precisely crafting detailed designs for innovative projects.

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Andy Scott

Digital Strategy DesignerOmniGraffleUsability TestingiOSUser PersonasAndroidExperience MapsWebUse CasesUser Experience (UX)Ideation WorkshopsInformation Architecture (IA)Web Usability + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since February 26, 2018

Andy has over a decade of experience in and around user research, customer and user experience, and managing teams of designers—working with clients such as BUPA, Audi, Barclays Bank, CO-OP Bank, amongst others. A genuine interest in how users interact with everyday digital products, fuels his desire to make the complex, intuitive. Andy does this by fusing the latest technologies with the latest in UX learnings and industry standards.

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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

improvemygun.com

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

WorkRamp

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 Digital Strategists 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.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Digital Strategist for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Digital Strategists different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Digital Strategists to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 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. Start now.

  • Can I hire Digital Strategists in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Digital Strategist within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Digital Strategists?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Digital Strategist 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. Start now.

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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 in under 2 weeks 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.

Top Digital Strategists are in High Demand.

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