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Toptal is a marketplace for top Ideation Designers. Top companies and startups choose Toptal Ideation freelancers for their mission-critical design projects.

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Clients Rate Toptal Ideation Designers4.9 / 5.0on average across 1,420 reviews as of Jul 15, 2024

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Marco Angeles

Philippines
Toptal Member Since November 29, 2016

Marco is in the business of solving problems by asking the right questions and prototyping. He gets fired up by getting stuff done, and he is innately curious about technology, human potential, and social impact. Marco is looking for venture-backed startups that would benefit from his expertise in product design and UX.

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Charlie Bitton

United States
Toptal Member Since January 17, 2018

A renowned designer and creative thinker, Charlie has a long track record as a market innovator in industries ranging from hospitality to fashion and enterprise to consumer apps. Charlie has worked for Salesforce and IBM in San Francisco, where he led a team as the global head of design.

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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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Leo Foureaux

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Toptal Member Since March 8, 2018

Coming from a transdisciplinary background, Leo believes empathy and data are the yin and yang of good design. He brings a balanced yet fresh approach to teams by inspiring creative problem-solving and applying modern documentation techniques. Leo's goal is to make an inevitably digital, efficiency-driven world work in favor of a mindful, people-centered whole. If your product calls for fun, health, or mindfulness, count him in.

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Esperanza Garcia

New Zealand
Toptal Member Since June 28, 2018

Esperanza is an experienced UX/UI designer who has worked on a variety of projects spanning web and mobile applications for different clients and industries, including real estate and health care. She enjoys working with organizations of all sizes, from startups to enterprises and everything in between.

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Mac Kozal

Spain
Toptal Member Since December 23, 2019

Along with co-founding six mobile apps, Mac is a product/UX designer with 14 years of design experience and broad architectural background. He combines the processes of those two specialties in a daily routine to create inspired and innovative products. Mac specializes in planning, conceptualizing, and designing clean, scalable, functional products, and experiences that leave a positive impact on people and solve business problems.

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Abdul Haq

Singapore
Toptal Member Since May 13, 2020

Haq is a UX designer with 8+ years of experience in branding. He believes that having empathy and advocating for users at every step of the UX process is the most important thing for businesses and organizations to succeed. He focuses on creating useful, usable, and desirable products for users and loves designing for a living. He also enjoys learning new languages, meeting new people, and making genuine connections. We are stronger together.

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Aida Rezaei

United States
Toptal Member Since March 2, 2019

Aida has eight years of experience designing end-to-end experiences for complex applications. She has expertise in research, UX/UI design, design systems, working with engineering and product managers, user testing, creating user journeys, information architecture, etc. Aida honed her skills by working with Fortune 500 companies and startups in fintech, utility systems, biotech, and hi-fi audio. Recently, she led the 0-1 design and growth of two fintech software products at Figure.

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Ben M Broughton

United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since March 13, 2020

Ben is a senior UX/product designer from the UK with 8+ years of experience designing digital products and services for clients, including Heineken, Barclays, Fidelity, AIB Bank, and Nokia. He takes a user-centered, iterative approach to design, leveraging research, rapid prototyping, and usability testing. Ben thrives on collaborating cross-functionally in agile environments to continuously improve user experiences and drive business results.

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Jorge Juan Perales

Spain
Toptal Member Since April 5, 2016

Jorge Juan has more than a decade of experience designing successful products used by millions of users worldwide. He designs throughout the whole product lifecycle, from concept and MVP definition to prototypes and high-fidelity visuals. A creative, detail-oriented, and strategic thinker, he loves to work in fast-moving teams and create products that deliver great value to users while incorporating technical capabilities and business goals.

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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 Ideation Designers Through Toptal

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A Toptal director of design will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Ideation designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new Ideation designer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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FAQs

  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire an Ideation designer with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your Ideation designer, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire an Ideation designer?

    To hire the right Ideation designer, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect Ideation designers for your project.

  • How are Toptal Ideation designers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Ideation designers to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire an Ideation designer with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched Ideation designers ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire Ideation designers on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire an Ideation designer on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our Ideation designers can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

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

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Ideation 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.

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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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