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

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Mike Slone

Innovation DesignerSketchWebsitesUser Experience (UX)AgileiPhoneCreative DirectionPitch DecksUX DirectionWebsite RedesignsApp UXInformation Architecture (IA)Mobile UI + 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. Mike has also provided his design leadership and experience to startups in healthcare, higher education, and SaaS companies.

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Diana Müller

Innovation DesignerAdobe PhotoshopUser Experience (UX)UXAdobe IllustratorUser Interface (UI)SketchWeb DesignUser FlowsExperience MapsDigital Product DesignUsability TestingHigh-fidelity Prototypes + 0 more

GermanyToptal Member Since July 2, 2017

Diana is a UI/UX designer and strategist who's driven the design experiences at companies such as Accenture, Istituto Europeo di Design, and AKQA. She enjoys using design as a tool to enhance businesses and to bring ideas to life with the help of multidisciplinary teams.

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Eric Müller Moreno

Innovation DesignerBrandingMobile UI DesignUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)Creative DirectionProduct DesignSketch 3Innovative UXDashboard DesignInternet of Things (IoT) + 0 more

GermanyToptal Member Since November 23, 2015

Eric is an award-winning designer with a strategic approach focused on products with more than ten years of experience. With in-depth experience working with top companies like IBM, Deloitte, Universal Music, and Inbev, Eric's created many B2B/B2C platforms and data visualization but also has a strategic view that contributes to startup projects that need a holistic approach.

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Alejandro Velasco

Innovation DesignerPrototypingVisual ArtUI BrandingResponsive UISketchUser ResearchProduct DesignDigital DesignWeb DesignUX DesignDigital Product DesignAdobe Illustrator + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since March 29, 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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Jorge Juan Perales

Innovation DesignerSketchUser Experience (UX)Adobe PhotoshopUser Interface (UI)Adobe IllustratorUIBrandingUXUI DesignWeb App UXUX DesignUser Personas + 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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Becky Martin

Innovation DesignerVisual DesignPresentation DesignUI DesignWeb DesignSketchUI PrototypingAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignAdobe PhotoshopBrand GuidelinesUser Task FlowsUser Interviews + 0 more

NetherlandsToptal Member Since August 2, 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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Mario Stipetic

Innovation DesignerUser Experience (UX)eCommerceUser Interface (UI)iOS UI DesignAndroid UI DesignUI DesignFlinto PrototypingUX DesignMarvel AppSaaS DesignAdobe IllustratoriOS Guides + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since October 8, 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 "Website of the Day" award at Awwwards. He has a master's degree in design of visual communication.

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Matthew Rogers

Innovation DesignerSketch 3Sketch 4Adobe CCAfter Effects CCAdobe Experience Design (XD)iOSProtoPieWeb UXApp UXLean UXAgile UXUX Flows + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since February 4, 2019

Matthew is a UX/UI professional who focuses on pragmatic customer-centric, data-driven solutions. Matthew is a CXO but started his career as a designer, then a front-end developer, and ultimately as a UX specialist, giving him a holistic and realistic understanding of project delivery. He's skilled in leadership and has built and managed both small teams and large departments.

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Diego Perez

Innovation DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesignProject ManagementUI DesignUser Experience (UX)BrandingLogo DesigniOS UI DesignAndroid UI DesignWeb DesignSketch + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since December 17, 2015

Diego is a passionate web and mobile designer who is currently working full-time as a freelancer from his studio. He's passionate about creating clean and modern designs that are based on the highest standards. Diego knows how clearly outline the problems of the task, and define and explain clearly his ideas and the design process.

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Abe Serrano

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

United StatesToptal Member Since March 30, 2016

As a lead UX strategist and designer, Abe operates at the convergence of business, design, and technology to partner with enterprise, B2B, and B2C companies to align business objectives to user needs and define a clear pathway to desired outcomes. He is a creative leader with a human-centered, lean UX methodology that results in thoughtful design systems that scale across user archetypes and devices.

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Sean Michael

Innovation DesignerAdobe CCFigmaAdobe PhotoshopAdobe Premiere ProSketchiOSBrandingBrand ManagementVisual ArtUser Experience (UX)UX AuditsInnovative UX + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since October 21, 2019

Sean is an award-winning product designer and creative director with over 15 years of experience in technology, advertising, and entertainment. His focus on creating purposeful, human-centered designs for Toyota, Sony, Microsoft, ABC, National Geographic, and more has led to accolades from industry leaders like Clio, Webby, and AdAge. He holds certificates in data science from MIT and global health from Harvard.

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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 Innovation Consultants through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of design will work with 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 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.

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 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 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. Start now.

  • 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. 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.

Top Innovation Consultants are in High Demand.

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