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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.

We’ve been blown away by the level of talent we've been able to hire through Toptal.

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Meet our
Freelance Designers
Belinda De Bruyn, Senior Designer.
Belinda De Bruyn
Senior Designer
Previously at
Techstars
Diego Aguilar, Expert Designer Freelance.
Diego Aguilar
Design Lead
Previously at
Google
Kat Windley, Design Freelancer.
Kat Windley
Digital Product Designer
Previously at
Uber
Haiyuan Jiang, Expert Designer for Hire.
Haiyuan Jiang
Digital Product Designer
Previously at
Apple
Jake Frey, Toptal Designer.
Jake Frey
Design Lead
Previously at
Apple
Fabio Muniz, Top Designer.
Fabio Muniz
Design Lead
Previously at
Google
Jeff Shaw, Design Freelancer.
Jeff Shaw
Digital Product Designer
Previously at
Mercedes Benz
Ruaridh Currie, Senior Designer for Hire.
Ruaridh Currie
Digital Product Designer
Previously at
Procter & Gamble
Bill Tribble, Design Freelancer.
Bill Tribble
Design Lead
Previously at
General Assembly
Natalia Cackowska, Accomplished Designer.
Natalia Cackowska
Digital Product Designer
Previously at
Roche
Tamara Olson, Accomplished Designer.
Tamara Olson
Senior Designer
Previously at
Google
Angel J. Perez, Toptal Designer.
Angel J. Perez
Senior Designer
Previously at
Microsoft

Our Exclusive Network of Freelance Designers

Benjamin Tse

Freelance Designer
Ben is an award-winning designer with over 18 years of experience in UI/UX, product design, and startups. He has a meticulous understanding of both the d... Read More
Ben is an award-winning designer with over 18 years of experience in UI/UX, product design, and startups. He has a meticulous understanding of both the design and development process. He started his own design agency at the age of 15 and has since designed apps and websites for over 100 clients including Starwood, the UN, and the Shanghai Film Festival. Beyond design, he is detail-oriented and a strong communicator.  Read Less
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Alex Gilev

Freelance Designer
Alex is a certified digital psychology specialist and UX consultant with a background in behavioral psychology, neuromarketing, and persuasion. Experienc... Read More
Alex is a certified digital psychology specialist and UX consultant with a background in behavioral psychology, neuromarketing, and persuasion. Experience includes partnering with dispersed teams for organizations ranging from pre-funding SaaS startups to large Fortune 500 organizations. Clients include PayPal, Johnson & Johnson, Compeed, and Fantasy. His work has been featured in OpenView, HackerNoon, and Prototypr. Read Less
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Ruaridh Currie

Freelance Designer
Ruaridh is an award-winning UI/UX digital designer and creative director originally from Edinburgh, Scotland with 14 years of experience designing for br... Read More
Ruaridh is an award-winning UI/UX digital designer and creative director originally from Edinburgh, Scotland with 14 years of experience designing for brands like Channel 4, Procter & Gamble, Danone, Tottenham Hotspur and Standard Life. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and writing design articles and tutorials for Designmodo and Digital Arts Online. Read Less
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Marko Hrastovec

Freelance Designer
Marko has over six years of experience in branding, art direction and visual identity design. His main focus is providing clients with fitting solutions,... Read More
Marko has over six years of experience in branding, art direction and visual identity design. His main focus is providing clients with fitting solutions, be it digital or printed. Marko is expert in typography, custom logotypes, and typefaces. Some of his clients include the Louvre Museum, Typotheque, and Indian Type Foundry. He works for big and small clients, is willing to share knowledge, and is always curious and open-minded. Read Less
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Yuan Chen

Freelance Designer
Yuan is a Google alum and a product designer focused on interactive experiences, meaningful products, and distinguished brands. He enjoys finding thought... Read More
Yuan is a Google alum and a product designer focused on interactive experiences, meaningful products, and distinguished brands. He enjoys finding thoughtful solutions to complex challenges between humans and the technology that surrounds them. He has worked with cross-disciplinary teams at global corporations, such as Google, Barclays, Vodafone, Farfetch and award-winning digital advertising agencies. Read Less
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Mike Montgomery

Freelance Designer
Michael is a senior product designer with 15+ years of experience. He specializes in planning, conceptualizing, and designing clean, functional interface... Read More
Michael is a senior product designer with 15+ years of experience. He specializes in planning, conceptualizing, and designing clean, functional interfaces and experiences. He's also passionate about building and shipping digital products. Michael enjoys working with innovative brands and helping early-stage startups plan, design, build, and ship their MVP. Read Less
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Jake Frey

Freelance Designer
Jake built Fancy which was deemed one of the best apps of the year from Apple and Google. Other clients include Apple, Twitter, Snapchat, Shopify, Hermès... Read More
Jake built Fancy which was deemed one of the best apps of the year from Apple and Google. Other clients include Apple, Twitter, Snapchat, Shopify, Hermès, and Kanye West. He's privileged to work on amazing projects with brilliant people. Read Less
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How Toptal Works

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 freelance designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3
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.

Toptal Lets You Hire Fast,
With Unparalleled Success

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.
Your New Team Member
We are so sure you will love your new team member, than you can try working with them for a few days. Pay only if satisfied.
Scale as Needed
Hire talent within 48 hours. Scale your team up or down exactly when you need it, no strings attached.
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
Choose the engagement type that suits your needs – hourly, part-time, or full-time – with the ability to change anytime.
Expert Talent Matcher
Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

Our Designer Screening Process

26.4%pass rate

Excellent technical communication

Toptal designers must possess strong written and verbal communication skills. They work effectively across multiple collaboration tools and convey complex design concepts with ease.

7.4%pass rate

Portfolio review

Each designer must have an extremely strong portfolio and extensive history of completing successful projects with clients. They are required to demonstrate their design knowledge, problem-solving ability, and technical aptitude to a panel of leading experts.

3.6%pass rate

Proactive problem-solving

Toptal designers are experts in tackling roadblocks creatively and independently. Each candidate is live-screened by an expert designer where they have to offer multiple paths to the solution and make decisions on the spot.

3.2%pass rate

End-to-End project execution

Designers deliver a test project to completion, demonstrating their skills across ideating, scoping, prototyping, and problem-solving.

3%pass rate

Continued excellence

Toptal designers are expected to maintain a perfect track record while working with clients. We assess our talent after every engagement to ensure our standards for excellence were met.

Toptal offers a new arsenal for the war for talent.
... allows corporations to quickly assemble teams that have the right skills for specific projects.
Despite accelerating demand for coders, Toptal prides itself on almost Ivy League-level vetting.
Why Organizations Choose Toptal®
Toptal gave us access to the best designers out there, saving us a lot of time and allowing us to build the best possible product.
Thierry Jakicevic
General Manager, Digital Solutions
Bridgestone
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Toptal’s talent is really excellent. They are able to work through large business problems and code incredibly efficiently.
Emily Lemon
Senior Director
Cleveland Cavaliers
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The kind of people we looked for were hard to find. Toptal helped us achieve our goals by bringing high quality resources to bear on very short notice.
Elmar Platzer
Digital Transformation Leader
CSR
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