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

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Charlie Bitton

Ideation DesignerSketch 4iOSPhotoshop 2017SketchProduct DesignPhotoshop CCBrandingMobile UX DesignVirtual AssistantMobile UI DesignUI DesignWeb Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since January 15, 2018

A renowned designer and creative thinker, with a long track record as a market innovator in industries ranging from hospitality to fashion, enterprise to consumer apps. Charlie's worked for Salesforce and IBM in San Francisco where he led a team as the Global Head of Design.

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Marco Angeles

Ideation DesignerSketchAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesigniOSMobile App DesignUser Interface (UI)User FlowsUser Experience (UX)Lean UXAdobe Creative SuiteWireframingDigital Design + 0 more

PhilippinesToptal Member Since November 22, 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, the 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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Leo Foureaux

Ideation DesignerAdobe PhotoshopUI DesignUser Interface (UI)UX DesignUser Experience (UX)ResponsiveProduct DesignWireframingProtoPieAdobe Creative SuiteFigmaArt Direction + 0 more

BrazilToptal Member Since March 6, 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. His 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

Ideation DesignerSketch 4FigmaInterface DesignUser ResearchUX FlowsWeb UIWireframingUX DesignUI DesignResponsiveUX ResearchAxure RP Pro + 0 more

New ZealandToptal Member Since June 20, 2018

Esperanza is an experienced UX/UI designer who has worked on a variety of projects spanning web and mobile applications for a variety of 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

Ideation DesignerFigmaAtomic.ioBalsamiq MockupsiOSUX DesignUI DesignDigital Product DesignWebAppLow-fidelity MockupsProtoypingHigh-fidelity MockupsData Visualization + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since October 3, 2019

Along with co-founding six mobile apps, Mac is a product/UX designer with 12 years of design experience and a 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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Aida Rezaei

Ideation DesignerUser Interface (UI)PrototypingAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe InDesignUser Experience (UX)Mobile DesignWeb DesignUser ResearchAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorSketch + 0 more

CanadaToptal Member Since July 20, 2018

Aida is a UX/UI designer with experience designing for Fortune 500 companies like Nike, Levi’s, Activision, and more. Her experience spans across digital agency to co-founding a startup and leading the redesign of major web software. Aida's passion lies in crafting the full product life cycle revolving around human-centered design, business goals, and market trends.

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Olha Bahaieva

Ideation DesignerSketchAdobe PhotoshopAxure RP ProAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignAdobe After EffectseCommerceiOSAndroidVisual DesignUX DesignUser Experience (UX) + 0 more

UkraineToptal Member Since February 2, 2018

A six-time winner in international design contests, Olha comes to Toptal with more than seven years of experience in web and UI/UX design. She has created 50+ eCommerce, 20 B2B, and 10 B2C designs as well as directed 5+ startup products, specializing in UX/UI, branding, and ideation. Olha always puts the user at the center of the design and strives to create innovative units focused on interactivity.

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Igor Dinuzzi

Ideation 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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Jorge Juan Perales

Ideation DesignerSketchAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorBrandingUI DesignUX DesignProduct DesignDigital Product DesignDigital DesignInteractive Design + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since March 18, 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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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 Ideation 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 Ideation designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Ideation designers different?

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

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

  • 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. Start now.

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 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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