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

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Clients Rate Toptal Innovation Consultants4.9 / 5.0on average across 327 reviews as of Jun 14, 2024

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Becky Martin

Netherlands
Toptal Member Since October 22, 2018

Dedicated to meaningful design and improving lives, Becky is an experienced designer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and service industry. She's skilled in UX, UI, product design, graphic design, conceptual thinking, marketing, identity, and branding. Becky has degrees in psychology and design and has worked with international clients such as Nike, Uber, Coca-Cola, Mars, Reebok, and Disney.

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Mike Slone

United States
Toptal Member Since March 16, 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. Mike has also provided his design and leadership experience to startups in healthcare, higher education, and SaaS companies.

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Alejandro Velasco

Spain
Toptal Member Since March 30, 2017

Alejandro is a passionate designer—a former industrial designer turned digital over the years—taking advantage of his skills in user-centered designs and interests in technology and digital image rendering. He's been working in the user interface field for more than eight years—specializing in working with teams to create visual and interaction languages. Nowadays, he's helping startups build their identities through their interfaces.

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Diana Müller

Spain
Toptal Member Since July 7, 2017

Diana is a senior UI/UX designer who has driven the design experience of digital products and services for companies such as MINI, GORE-TEX, Swatch, Douglas, and Bosch, among others. Diana has worked at Accenture, IED, AQKA, and is currently at Taxfix. She enjoys using design as a tool to enhance businesses and bring ideas to life with multidisciplinary teams.

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Eric Müller Moreno

Spain
Toptal Member Since November 30, 2015

Eric is an award-winning designer with more than ten years of industry experience and a focus on products. With expertise gained working with top companies like Forbes and Universal Music Group, he has created many B2B and B2C platforms and data visualizations. Eric's strategic way of working contributes to startup projects that need a holistic approach.

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Diego Perez

Spain
Toptal Member Since December 22, 2015

Diego has been working as UI/UX remote designer for over 14 years with an excellent success record with designs that helped startups like GuideSmiths, Advantio, CoFoundersLab, and Blink get over $20 million in funding and have multimillion exits. Diego has also worked on complex projects for well-established companies with over $22 billion in annual revenue, such as Marsh McLennan, Utility Warehouse, OneSky & PrivateFly, Butlins, CPP, and many others.

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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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Mario Stipetic

Switzerland
Toptal Member Since November 3, 2015

Mario is a UI and UX designer with a passion for great-quality design and over a decade of experience. He has worked for San Francisco/NYC-based startups and large enterprises such as ZTE. He is an expert in designing for iOS, SaaS products, eCommerce sites, and AR/AI apps. Recognition of note includes a nomination for the "Website of the Day" award at Awwwards. He has a master's degree in design of visual communication.

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Matthew Rogers

United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since March 15, 2019

Matthew is an accomplished lead UI/UX specialist and digital project manager with a background in design and development. He manages teams, guiding complex projects from concept to completion using Agile methodologies. Skilled in user-centered design and adept with tools like Figma and WordPress, Matthew ensures all solutions are intuitive and effective, maintaining a focus on customer satisfaction and data-driven results.

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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

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 Innovation Consultants 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 Innovation consultant for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

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

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FAQs

  • How are Toptal Innovation consultants different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Innovation consultants to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 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.

  • Can I hire Innovation consultants in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

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

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

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Innovation consultant 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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