Hire the top 3% of freelance experience designers

Toptal is a marketplace for clients to find top experience design experts from around the world. Each Toptal freelance experience design consultant is thoroughly vetted and trusted by top companies for their most critical experience design projects.

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Jenna Law

Experience DesignerSketchiOSWireframingUser ResearchVisual DesignUI DesignUX DesignOmniGraffleAdobe CCProduct DesignBrand DesignUser Experience (UX) + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since April 20, 2017

Jenna is an award-winning director of design. She has partnered with clients such as Microsoft, Jaguar, UK Government, GSK, Jack Daniels, and more for over 13 years. Her unique hybrid of skills—of UI, UX, brand, and product design—has seen her exceed business and user expectations time and again. Jenna's process for success is to be always user-focused, experience-driven, and design-led.

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Luis Machado Vaz

Experience DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe FireworksiOSWebApp UIWeb UIWeb App UIiOS UI Design + 0 more

PortugalToptal Member Since August 25, 2017

Luis fulfills many roles in his life: father, surfer, founder and designer of Canvaz Design Studio, and also as a judge for the CSS Design Awards. He loves to dedicate his time, creativity, and expertise to projects that represent real value and experiences for users—apps that provide and solve real needs. He has a special connection with anything sports-related, but he can't say no to a real challenge.

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Adam Perlis

Experience DesignerSketchAdobe Creative Suite + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since July 27, 2018

Adam is the former head of design/UX for TIME Magazine, where he oversaw the redesign of TIME, Fortune, and Money.com. His work has been featured on Awwwards, The FWA, and TechCrunch and he has spoken at SXSW and Web Summit. He is a designer/developer with a diverse skillset in UX/UI design, front-end and back-end development, and 2D/3D motion graphics. He is a user experience expert with a passion for human-centered design and design thinking.

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Angel J. Perez

Experience DesignerUX DesignUser ResearchPrototypingInformation Architecture (IA)Product DesignInterface DesignUsability TestingiOSAndroidAdobe SuiteSketchAdobe Photoshop + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since July 13, 2016

Using an educational foundation with a doctorate in technology design, a master's in computational sciences, and bachelor's in physics, Angel has made significant impact at companies such as Nest, Microsoft, AKQA, and Bank of America throughout his professional career. He is a talented UX/UI designer with his finger on the pulse of the latest technology and communicates extremely well.

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David Holifield

Experience DesignerSketchAdobe IllustratorUX DesignWeb UX DesignWeb UXWeb App UXUser Experience (UX)Web UIUX FlowsUX DirectioniOS App DesignPrototyping + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since January 11, 2018

David is an award-winning user experience and product designer with over 15 years of experience creating the best-in-class user-centric products for a wide range of end users. He's worked with world-class companies in a variety of industries such as the Walt Disney Company, CBS, Ticketmaster, and the Orlando Magic.

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Vince Kodikal

Experience DesignerAdobe PhotoshopDashboard DesignAdobe IllustratorProtoypingSaaS DesignSketch 4Product DesignAdobe After EffectsUI DesignWireframingAgile UXInformation Architecture (IA) + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since October 26, 2016

Vince is a designer, architect, and user advocate focused on delivering strategic and meaningful user experiences. He draws from over a decade of experience across a spectrum of design, research, and strategy skills to solve tough problems with smart solutions for the ever-changing digital landscape.

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Anne Clark

Experience DesignerSketchiOSUser Experience (UX)WireframingWeb UISaaS DesignArt DirectionIllustrator CCUX DesignPowerPoint Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since March 2, 2018

Anne is a creative director with 20 years' experience and skills in visual design and UX. She's built digital products, design systems, marketing campaigns, and mobile apps. Her work with 30+ agencies includes TandemSeven, McCann, Publicis, Havas, Digitas, JWT, Droga5, and Razorfish. Her clients have included JP Morgan, Birchbox, Sony Music, BMW, and A&E. As a co-founder of Sein Analytics, she built the company’s financial analytics SaaS product.

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Branden Ushijima

Experience DesignerAdobe PhotoshopSketchiOSUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Visual DesignUser ResearchMobile WebApp UIApp UXWireframingUser Flows + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since January 31, 2018

With over 15 years as a design professional (and the last decade focused on UI/UX design), Branden has developed a personal design ethic focused on simplicity and user-centered empathy in the products he designs. Although he specializes in user experience research and design, Branden also excels as a design strategist—assisting startups and established organizations alike.

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Martin Michaelsen

Experience DesignerPhotoshop CCSketchAdobe After EffectsAdobe Premiere ProAdobe IllustratorBalsamiq MockupsAdobe InDesignBrandingUser Experience (UX) + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since April 4, 2018

Martin thrives at the intersection of business and design. Always going the extra mile to satisfy not only design requirements, he also makes sure the business model and brand positioning work together to create one cohesive experience. Having supported over 56$ billion worth of business and crafted solutions for large multinational brands like IBM, eBay, and Jack & Jones, Martin knows how to drive a project to successful completion.

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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 Experience Designers 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 Experience Designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Experience Designers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Experience Designers 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 Experience Designers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with an Experience Designer within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Experience Designers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Experience Designer 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.

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