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Toptal is a marketplace for meeting and hiring a top freelance illustrator. Top companies and start-ups trust Toptal when they need illustrators for hire on their mission critical design projects.

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Clients Rate Toptal Illustrators4.4 / 5.0on average across 49 reviews as of May 2020

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Korana Jelovac

Illustrators DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignSketch 3Axure RP ProBrandingPrototypingUX DesignUI DesignUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)Wireframing + 0 more

CroatiaToptal Member Since February 16, 2016

With 15 years of experience in design, Korana's work spans over a varied number of UX/UI and graphic design projects. She's designed for Adidas, Pacific Disaster Centre, and Noteworth and is a co-founder of Zingword.com, a startup translation marketplace. She enjoys UX challenges and uses custom illustrations to give character to her designs. In her spare time, she does stop-motion animation.

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Alexandru Pitea

Illustrators DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe After EffectsAdobe Experience Design (XD)AndroidMobileWebWireframingIconographyInformation Architecture (IA)User Interface (UI)User Experience (UX) + 0 more

GermanyToptal Member Since October 17, 2015

Alex is a passionate digital product designer with over 10 years of UI/UX experience. He has worked together with both boutique design studios and large IT companies and feels most comfortable in a creative environment where visual design is second only to usability.

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Ivana Miličić

Illustrators DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe SuiteAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignBrandingLogo DesignAdobe CC + 0 more

CroatiaToptal Member Since September 23, 2015

Ivana has more then fifteen years of experience in visual design, working on various kinds of projects ranging from branding, corporate, and promotional materials to books, magazines, packaging, and web design, with clients and teams of all sizes and from different backgrounds. She enjoys solving problems and giving creative solutions. She also works as an Adobe Certified Instructor and Assistant Lecturer at Algebra University College in Zagreb.

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Oscar Antino

Illustrators DesignerPhotoshop CCIllustrator CCAdobe DreamweaverUser Interface (UI)Logo DesignBrand IdentityBrandingPitch DecksCreative DirectionWeb DesignUX FlowsWeb UI + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since March 7, 2017

Oscar is a visual/UX designer with 18+ years of experience in building digital products/brands and managing international creative teams. He specializes in user interface design and online branding for both B2B and B2C industries. His process is multidisciplinary and user-centered.

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Angela Ji

Illustrators DesigneriOSWireframingBrandingUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)Web App UIWeb App UXAdobe IllustratorProduct DesignDashboard DesignData VisualizationWeb Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since January 29, 2016

Angela is a full-stack UI/UX product designer, multidisciplinary designer, and creative director with over 15 years of experience She's an expert in UI, UX, mobile design, web design, responsive design, marketing design, advertising, branding, presentation design as well as experience in designing for integrated marketing strategy, social media campaigns, sales/business initiatives, and more.

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Ana Marija Lach

Illustrators DesignerSketch 4User Interface (UI)Photoshop CCIllustrator CCInDesign CCAndroidInterface DesignUX DesignUI DesignApp UIApp UXAndroid App Design + 0 more

CroatiaToptal Member Since December 5, 2017

Ana is a UX/UI designer with several years of design experience and a career specializing in digital interfaces and design systems, primarily for dashboards and mobile apps. Ana loves working with content, analyzing, and making strategic design and user-centered decisions. Ana then transforms these into concepts then wireframes, mockups, and prototypes that all lead to the development of intuitive digital products with seamless user experiences.

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Tom Kendrick

Illustrators DesignerIllustrator CCeCommerceUX DesignWeb Design + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since January 27, 2018

Tom is a UX designer based in Newcastle with a background in industrial design. He specializes in creating tangible, user-centered design solutions and has a wealth of experience developing websites, web apps, and apps. He loves building brands from the ground up while also being comfortable working within tight specifications for blue-chip clients. His minimalist approach to design allows him to create elegant and intuitive digital experiences.

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Dainius Valiunas

Illustrators DesignerDigital Product DesignWeb DesignMobile UI DesignUX DesignUI DesignMobile App UXSketchPhotoshop CCeCommerce DesignMobile App DesignWebsite RedesignsResponsive Web Design (RWD) + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since March 11, 2016

Dainius is a digital product designer with more than 11 years of experience. His work was used more than 500 million times totally. Dainius enjoys creating minimal, clean interfaces with a strong focus on good user experience and usability. Dainius has a good knowledge of front-end code and experience of leading a development team, so collaboration is always easy and smooth.

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Juliano Fredriksson Dill

Illustrators DesignerSketchAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignVisual DesignLogo DesignUX DesignUI DesignAdobe Experience Design (XD)Product DesignWeb Design + 0 more

BrazilToptal Member Since July 6, 2018

Juliano guides solutions to make design memorable, with sexy interfaces, and meaningful experiences for mobile and web. He was a co-founder of a design studio focused on digital products and branding. He has been working on multiples projects around Europe and North America developing concepts, creative and interaction assets from the beginning to the end. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Design Thinking with practice as a researcher and professor.

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Jan Roose

Illustrators DesignerSketchAxure RP ProAdobe PhotoshopiOSiOS UI DesignUser Experience (UX)User Interface (UI)PrototypingUX TestingUX ResearchFigma + 0 more

Czech RepublicToptal Member Since January 5, 2017

In the past, Jan has led design teams to create the first AI-powered satellite imagery analysis platform in a space startup based in SF, SpaceKnow. Being accepted to Toptal, the top 3% of the world's designers, at 21 made him one of their youngest members ever. His clients include Coca-Cola, Foxconn, Beng & Olufsen, and the projects he's worked on were featured in TechCrunch, CNN, the Washington Post, and Bloomberg among others.

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Omer Ercan

Illustrators DesignerBrand IdentityVisual DesignBranding + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since August 4, 2017

Omer is an art director with 12 years of design experience, building bridges between brands and people. In order to deliver the highest standard of service and provide excellence, he strives for the best and always incorporates the client's digital strategies in his designs.

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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 Illustrators 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 illustrator for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

FAQs

  • How are Toptal illustrators different?

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

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

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

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

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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 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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