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Toptal helps you hire the world’s best freelance designers. Top companies and start-ups choose Toptal UX and UI designers when quality digital design for apps and websites is critical.

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Clients Rate Toptal Freelance Designers4.5 / 5.0on average across 39 reviews as of Jul 12, 2020

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Adrien Castelain

Freelance DesignerSketchUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)BrandingMobile UIWeb UX DesignAdobe PhotoshopWireframingDigital Product DesignDigital DesignProduct Design + 0 more

New ZealandToptal Member Since January 10, 2019

Adrien is an award-winning designer and digital art director specialized in strategy, user experience (UX), user interface (UI), brand identity and interaction design. For the last 13 years, he's been crafting and delivering unique digital experiences for global companies and startups. His clients hire him for his UX and UI expertise, user-centered approach, strategic mindset, collaborative leadership, creativity, and effectiveness.

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Jay Oldaker

Freelance DesignerSketchProduct DesignResponsive UIUser InterviewsiOSUser ResearchUX DesignSaaSInformation Architecture (IA)User Experience (UX)WireframingUser Interface (UI) + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since September 1, 2016

Jay is a user experience and product design veteran. For the past 14 years, he's worked on web and mobile applications spanning healthcare, social media, entertainment, and the environment for venture-backed startups and Fortune 500 companies. With an extensive background in Agile UX and design thinking, Jay's work has been featured in books and publications across the web.

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Eric Müller Moreno

Freelance DesignerBrandingUser Interface (UI)Creative DirectionProduct DesignSketch 3Innovative UXDashboard DesignInternet of Things (IoT)iPad + 0 more

GermanyToptal Member Since November 23, 2015

Eric is an award-winning designer with a strategic approach focused on products with more than ten years of experience. With in-depth experience working with top companies like IBM, Deloitte, Universal Music, and Inbev, Eric's created many B2B/B2C platforms and data visualization but also has a strategic view that contributes to startup projects that need a holistic approach.

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Mathieu Barre

Freelance DesigneriOSMobileUser Interface (UI)UI DesignProduct DesignMobile DesignAdobe PhotoshopMobile App DesigniPhonePortal DesignFigma + 0 more

FranceToptal Member Since November 3, 2015

Mathieu is a passionate visual designer who meticulously crafts UX/UI designs, product designs, web designs, and motion animations. He keeps up to date with industry trends via his research on substantial apps. He and his partner run a Paris-based mobile agency where he also works as an art director while his partner handles the visuals and branding. Mathieu expresses himself well and has worked for large companies and startups.

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Jake Kahana

Freelance DesignerPhotoshop CCUX DesignIllustrator CCUI DesignInDesign CCDigital Product DesignArt DirectionWeb DesignVirtual Reality (VR)BrandingResponsive Web Design (RWD)Web UX + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since June 9, 2017

Jake is an award-winning designer who uses storytelling, art, and technology to instigate positive social change and build stronger businesses. He's worked with a range of Fortune500 companies, major nonprofits, government agencies, and startups. Over the last ten years, Jake's work has helped these companies change their public image, reach broader audiences, and impact more lives. He'd love to collaborate with you on your next big challenge.

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Myles Holman

Freelance DesignerAxure RP ProWordPressAndroidWireframingMobile DesignResponsiveUI DesignAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorRapid Prototyping + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since October 9, 2015

Myles is a skilled designer who works in a number of platforms, including desktop, web, mobile responsive, and native mobile apps. He currently focuses on UI/UX with a particular interest in solving complex data by design. With a pixel-precise eye to detail, Myles centers his work around usability and information organization and uses his development experience to blend modern design with upcoming technology standards.

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Mike Slone

Freelance DesignerSketchWebsitesUser Experience (UX)AgileiPhoneCreative DirectionPitch DecksUX DirectionWebsite RedesignsApp UXInformation Architecture (IA)Mobile UI + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since March 14, 2017

Mike is a highly experienced and successful product, UX, UI, visual, and branding designer with many years of experience creating large- and small-scale designs. He has worked for global clients in many industries including ExxonMobil, Reebok, Taco Bell, Nike, and many others. Mike has also provided his design leadership and experience to startups in healthcare, higher education, and SaaS companies.

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Igor Dinuzzi

Freelance DesignerSketchArt DirectionAdobe PhotoshopAdobe InDesignAdobe IllustratorShopifyProduct DesignBrandingShopify DesignWeb DesignLogotypeBrand Books + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since March 19, 2018

Igor's expertise lies in producing solid projects to help brands deliver integrated digital, print, B2B, and B2C experiences across all channels. It's an iterative process where he seeks to understand the user, challenge assumptions, and redefine the problems in order to identify optimal solutions. His past clients include Facebook, Procter & Gamble Europe, L’Oréal, BP, Johnson & Johnson, 20th Century Fox, PwC, and Samsung, among others.

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Jenna Law

Freelance 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 skills—of UI, UX, brand and product design—has seen her exceed business and user expectations time and again. Her process for success: user-focused, experience-driven, design-led.

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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 Freelance Designers through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of design will work 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 freelance designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

FAQs

  • How are Toptal freelance designers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our freelance 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 freelance designers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

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

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal freelance designers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your freelance 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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    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

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    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.

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    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

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    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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