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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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Clients Rate Toptal Digital Strategists4.9 / 5.0on average across 280 reviews as of Jun 12, 2024

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Adam Connelly

United States
Toptal Member Since June 18, 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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Olha Bahaieva

Ukraine
Toptal Member Since February 6, 2018

Olha is an award-winning Ukraine-based designer with over 10 years of experience in UX/UI design. She has received many prestigious awards, including the Indigo Design Awards and CSSDesign Awards. Her clients include Fortune 500 company Dish Network and startups such as Human Agency, Gronda, and Growth Channel. Olha is a founder of the UX Designers Club, a design course and book author with 1+ million views, and a top ADPList mentor.

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Karo Liang

New Zealand
Toptal Member Since November 5, 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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Cristiane Lindner

Brazil
Toptal 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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Lara Chikhani

Lebanon
Toptal Member Since July 17, 2019

In addition to 12 years of experience in UX design, Lara is an independent consultant who works with startups, agencies, and established businesses—helping them build better customer-centric products. 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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Greta Corke

Côte D'Ivoire
Toptal Member Since July 10, 2019

Greta is a visionary design leader with over 25 years of experience and a global perspective from extensive stays in Asia and Africa. Her designs empower individuals and communities, with a keen focus on enhancing lives through digital solutions. Greta's work spans diverse areas, from accessible services for seniors to safe platforms for girls in sports. She continually seeks excellence in utilitarian design.

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Matteo Grand

United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since September 11, 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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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 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.

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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 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 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.

  • 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.

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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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