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Toptal is a marketplace for top Editorial Illustrators. Top companies and startups choose Toptal Editorial Illustration freelancers for their mission critical design projects.

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Julien Tricheux

United StatesToptal Member Since May 2, 2019

Julien is a US-based senior designer and creative director with over eight years of experience who has worked across 13 sectors and on five continents for major companies like Apple, Sony, Volkswagen, Fosun, Prudential, etc., and startups alike. Julien's expertise lies in providing a multidisciplinary approach to projects delivering holistic creative solutions from strategy to implementation.

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Peter Kocur

SlovakiaToptal Member Since June 13, 2017

Peter Kocur is a brand and product designer specializing in visualizing concepts and ideas which mostly end up in the areas of branding, product design, interactive design, illustration, or anywhere in between. His work is used by worldwide corporations as well as small businesses. He has a theoretical fine arts background and has studied marketing along with six years of experience from agencies, studios, and freelance work.

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Ciro MacCord

BrazilToptal Member Since September 15, 2022

Ciro is an experienced Brazilian designer focused on UI and UX. He has more than 15 years of experience in the visual field across a broad range of industries—from illustration to graphic design. Over the last few years, Ciro has been crafting digital experience solutions for companies and startups, placing users at the center of his design process.

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Clara Zorzoli

GermanyToptal Member Since February 16, 2022

Clara, a Berlin-based freelance digital product designer, brings over a decade of diverse experience. From crafting design systems to immersive experiences, her portfolio extends across digital and physical realms, including services, publications, animations, typefaces, and more. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for innovation, Clara is dedicated to crafting solutions that sit at the core of the product experience.

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Zheng Alicia Li

New ZealandToptal Member Since December 28, 2021

Alicia is a Chinese-born, New Zealand-raised, and New York-honed senior designer and art director with seven years of international experience. She works at the intersection of brand and product design and has partnered with Puma, Michael Kors, Condé Nast, Delta-Virgin, and other big brands. Alicia enjoys working on everything from designing a pitch deck to fleshing out a UI kit. She meets or beats deadlines when working autonomously or collaborating with clients and colleagues along the way.

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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

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.

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CTO

How to Hire Editorial Illustrators Through Toptal

1

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 Editorial illustrator for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Editorial illustrators different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Editorial illustrators 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 Editorial illustrators in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with an Editorial illustrator within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Editorial illustrators?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Editorial illustrator 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

    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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