Hire the top 3% of freelance human-centered designers.

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.

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

Brad Rozran, Optimizely

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Our Exclusive Network of Human-Centered Designers

Tanya Junell

Human-Centered Designer

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 Designer

Míra is a UX and digital product designer. His approach combines psychology, research, and technical background. He follows the human-centered design approa...ch, 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 Designer

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 Designer

Mike is a highly experienced and successful product, UX, UI, visual, and branding designer with many years of experience creating large- and small-scale des...igns. 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 Designer

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 rang...e 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 Designer

Abe has spent the past 12 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 Designer

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

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Paul Somerville

Human-Centered Designer

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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Judit Casacuberta

Human-Centered Designer

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

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Hire Human-Centered Designers Seamlessly with Toptal

1
Talk to One of Our Industry Experts
A Toptal director of design will work 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 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 supply experts of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, we accept fewer than 3%. You'll work with design experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expertly-matched talent from our network, hand-selected to fit your business needs.

  • 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.

  • How fast can I hire human-centered designers through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start your no-risk trial with a human-centered designer within 48 hours of signing up. Most of our engagements start within 2 weeks of discussing your project with us.

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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