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

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Tanya Junell

Human-Centered DesignerSketchCreative DirectionAgile UXLean UXUX DesignVisual DesignUI DesignPowerPoint Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since October 9, 2015

Tanya is a human-centered director of product management with over 12 years of product strategy, team management, and UX leadership experience. From process improvement to design sprint facilitation, she will help take a product team to the next level of efficiency, empowerment, and efficacy.

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Míra Podorský

Human-Centered DesignerSketchInformation Architecture (IA)Digital Product DesignProduct DesignUser Experience (UX)User InterviewsSketch 3User ResearchUX ScenariosUX DesignUX ResearchLean UX + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since January 21, 2016

Míra is a UX and digital product designer. His approach combines psychology, research, and technical background. He follows the human-centered design approach, deconstructs users mindsets, and maps peoples expectations to align the product with actual human needs and expectations. He not only can validate products, but can also work hand-in-hand with development teams.

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Kaylin Kudla

Human-Centered DesignerAdobe Creative SuiteAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorUX DesignUI DesignUX ResearchProduct Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since February 29, 2016

Kaylin is a senior design professional who specializes in crafting award-winning solutions for global brands and the people who matter to them. She brings a hands-on approach to managing cross-functional teams, collaborating with clients, and bringing creative concepts to life.

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Mike Slone

Human-Centered DesignerSketchUser Experience (UX)AgileCreative DirectionUX DirectionApp UXMobile UIResponsive UIResponsive Web Design (RWD)ResponsiveProject ManagementUX Research + 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. He has also provided his design leadership and experience to startups in healthcare, higher education, and SaaS companies.

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Jordan DeVos

Human-Centered DesignerPhotoshop CCIllustrator CCInDesign CCLogo DesignBrandingUser Experience (UX) + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since May 16, 2017

Jordan is an expert designer whose focus is on visual communications and whose work integrates strategy, service design, and UX/UI. She has worked in a range of companies, from corporate in-house to boutique design studios. A self-starter who wears many hats, Jordan is in her element leading a project or managing a team.

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Abe Serrano

Human-Centered DesignerSketchUser Experience (UX)Digital Product DesignVisual DesignWeb DesignAdobe PhotoshopPrototypingInternet of Things (IoT)User Research + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since March 30, 2016

Abe has spent the past 14 years designing digital solutions for clients such as TED, XPRIZE, Samsung, and ExxonMobil. As a versatile UX/UI designer, Abe has a keen sense of understanding business objectives and defining a clear pathway to achieve desired outcomes. Clients hire him for his lean UX methodology, human-centric approach to design, creative leadership in teams of all sizes, and his ability to get things done.

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Tiago Varandas

Human-Centered DesignerSketchAdobe Creative SuiteUser Interface (UI)Responsive Web Design (RWD)Visual DesignFigmaWebiOSProduct DesignDigital Product DesignApp UXApp UI + 0 more

NetherlandsToptal Member Since June 29, 2016

Tiago is an Amsterdam-based digital product designer with over ten years of experience. He creates and designs delightful and meaningful digital products and services with a human-centered approach, a global perspective, and an innovative touch.

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Paul Somerville

Human-Centered DesignerUser InterviewsComplex Application User Interfaces (UI)UI DesignArt DirectionCreative DirectionPersonasUse CasesUser Journey MapsUser Task FlowsWireframingMoodboardsBrand Guidelines + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since July 14, 2017

Paul has over 18 years of experience in digital design, optimization, and humanizing technology based on user research. He combines UX, UI, and brand design disciplines to create user experiences that satisfy both sides of the human brain to deliver functional and emotional satisfaction. Paul is extremely passionate about people, and channels this passion both when creating products for his customers and when working with his colleagues.

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Victor Teran Rodriguez

Human-Centered DesignerSketchBrandingUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)Innovative UX + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since March 12, 2018

With several years of freelance experience as a UX designer and brand strategist, Victor helps individuals, leaders, teams, and organizations produce solutions with a human-centered design approach to create positive experiences for people, services, and businesses. He specializes in Adobe Creative Suite and has proven expertise in financial services, social impact, and healthcare sectors, among others.

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Judit Casacuberta

Human-Centered DesignerUX ResearchUX AnalysisAgile UXUX SketchingProtoypingUser Experience (UX)User ResearchProduct Design + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since July 23, 2017

Judit is a UX designer and researcher with a master’s degree in human-computer interaction. Her professional experience and past projects provide unique, proven expertise in several product definitions and ambitious projects.

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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

Hire Human-Centered Designers Seamlessly with 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 Human-Centered designer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Human-Centered Designers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Human-Centered 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.

  • How fast can I hire Human-Centered Designers through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Human-Centered Designer within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Human-Centered Designers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Human-Centered 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.

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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